LONDON The League Manager's Association (LMA) says it is "deeply concerned" with allegations of corruption involving some of its members and has urged the Daily Telegraph to forward evidence to England's football authorities.
The newspaper, whose investigation led to England manager Sam Allardyce leaving after 67 days in charge, made claims against Barnsley assistant manager Tommy Wright and Queens Park Rangers' manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on Wednesday.
Wright has been suspended by the second tier club while QPR said an internal investigation would be carried out.
CAIRO African soccer leaders elected Guinea's Almamy Kabele Camara and Ghana's Kwesi Nyantakyi on Thursday to represent the continent on the expanded 36-member FIFA Council.
Camara, the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) second vice president, and Ghana Football Association president Nyantakyi will complete a seven-member African delegation at an Oct. 13-14 gathering of the FIFA Council in Zurich, chaired by President Gianni Infantino.
The meeting will include discussions to expand the 2026 World Cup to 40 teams.
MILAN Napoli's free-scoring, unbeaten start to the season has suggested that the departure of prolific forward Gonzalo Higuain, viewed as a crushing blow at the time, could have been a blessing in disguise.
Maurizio Sarri's team have blasted 20 goals in their first eight games this season and turned on the style again on Wednesday as they thumped Portuguese champions Benfica, also previously unbeaten, 4-2 in the Champions League.
PRETORIA Sean McMahon is to start at number eight in place of the injured David Pocock in the only change to Australia's starting lineup for the Rugby Championship tussle against South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.
The 22-year-old McMahon, who has 11 caps, has been tipped as long-term replacement in the position for Pocock, who suffered a hand injury against Argentina earlier this month and intends to take a sabbatical from the game next year.
KOLKATA India test captain Virat Kohli remains sceptical on the accuracy of ball-tracking technology but hinted India might be ready to finally embrace the Decision Review System (DRS).
The influential Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been a staunch opponent of the DRS system, which aims at reducing umpiring howlers by detecting edges and predicting ball trajectory to get correct catch and leg-before decisions.
The BCCI does not allow DRS in bilateral series involving its team but Kohli said they had been discussing the issue for a while.
MANILA Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.
Pacquiao, now a senator and a close ally of the president, also said Duterte was anointed by God to discipline the Filipino people and his authority must be respected.
BERLIN Bayern Munich must brush aside their first loss of the season, a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, and immediately bounce back with victory over Cologne, said club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The German champions, who had won all eight matches in all competitions this season before their loss in Spain, take on third-placed Cologne on Saturday as they look to protect their three-point lead in the German league.