Walker will support rival Clyne if he wins England spot

Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker says Nathaniel Clyne will receive his full support if the Liverpool right back is picked ahead of him for England's opening Euro 2016 Group B match against Russia in Marseille on Saturday.

Walker, who made 33 Premier League appearances as Spurs finished third this season, started ahead of Clyne in two of England's three warm-up games in the build-up to the Euros in France.

"You're always coming out trying to impress, you want that shirt come Russia," the 25-year-old told British media.

Spanish Prosecutor wants Neymar charged with fraud

MADRID - Spanish public prosecutors want Brazil captain Neymar to face charges of fraud and corruption over his transfer to Barcelona from Santos three years ago.

Both clubs have come under fire for the way the transfer was completed in 2013 with several investigations carried out in Spain and Brazil.

Ventura named as next Italy coach

ROME Giampiero Ventura, a 68-year-old who has never won a major title, was named on Tuesday as the next Italy coach to replace Antonio Conte after Euro 2016.

Ventura's appointment, which had been widely expected, was confirmed on the Italian national team's Twitter feed. Conte is leaving the job after the European Championship to take over at English Premier League club Chelsea.

Ventura has enjoyed a long, steady coaching career in Italy although, apart from one season at Napoli, he has never worked at any of the biggest clubs such as Inter Milan, AC Milan or Juventus.

UEFA keeps close eye on Russian team after doping scandal

CHATENAY-MALABRY, France, European football's governing body UEFA is paying "special attention" to the Russian team for potential drug violations during the month-long Euro 2016 tournament, the head of UEFA's anti-doping arm said on Tuesday.

Russia was suspended from world athletics in November after an international investigation uncovered damning evidence of widespread doping and corruption.

Everton agree deal for manager Koeman - report

LONDON Everton have agreed a deal with Dutchman Ronald Koeman to become the Premier League club's manager, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old Koeman, who has been Southampton manager for the last two years, will take over at Goodison Park from Roberto Martinez, who was sacked just before the end of last season.

Former Ajax Amsterdam coach Koeman joined Southampton in 2014 from Feyenoord and guided the south coast club to respectable seventh and sixth placed finishes in his two seasons.

Campaign group sees 'same old' FIFA under Infantino

LONDON FIFA president Gianni Infantino deserves to be shown a red card on the evidence of his first 100 days in office, campaigners seeking reform of the world football body said on Tuesday.

British parliamentarian Damian Collins, a co-founder of the 'New FIFA Now' group, said the Swiss had delivered "smoke and mirrors, but not a great deal of substance" since his election in February.

Brazil federal police raid Olympic site in corruption investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the offices of the consortium responsible for Olympic construction projects at the Deodoro site in northern Rio de Janeiro as part of a major corruption investigation.

Federal police said in a statement they carried out search warrants at the headquarters of the consortium, which is made up of the construction firms OAS SA [OAS.UL] and Queiroz Galvao [QGDI.UL].

Rugby - Ireland need to lay down marker in the south

Victory over a southern hemisphere powerhouse away from home is a breakthrough Ireland must achieve if they want to do better at World Cups, Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby said on Tuesday.

“It’s important we beat a southern hemisphere side away from home if we want to do better than getting to the quarter-final of the next World Cup. We have to beat them outside of Dublin," Easterby told a news conference after the Ireland squad arrived on South Africa.

Chelsea and Mourinho settle with former doctor

LONDON Chelsea and former manager Jose Mourinho have reached an undisclosed settlement with former team doctor Eva Carneiro at an employment tribunal in London, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Carneiro had claimed constructive dismissal by the Premier League club and sexual discrimination by Mourinho who appeared at the tribunal and sat in the front row.

Terms of the settlement remained confidential.

New coach must understand Indian culture, says Dhoni

MUMBAI India's next cricket coach should have a clear understanding of the country's diverse culture, limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday.

India have been without a full-time coach since Ravi Shastri's two-year tenure as team director ended with the hosts' defeat in the semi-finals of this year's World Twenty20.

In the advertisement for the coach's job, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said the ability to communicate in an Indian language was desirable but not mandatory.

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