SOCHI, Russia Valtteri Bottas says he will move aside for Lewis Hamilton if Formula One champions Mercedes ask him to, although there have been no talks about 'team orders' ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.
The Finnish driver has met the call once already in the first three races, letting team mate Hamilton chase Ferrari's eventual winner Sebastian Vettel on fresher tyres in Bahrain.
ZURICH Albania have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (78,427.17 pounds) after their fans let off firecrackers during the World Cup qualifier away to Italy last month, interrupting play for several minutes, FIFA said on Thursday.
Soccer's governing body added that Italy, who won the match 2-0, had been fined 15,000 Swiss francs over the same match played in Palermo.
FIFA said Iran had been fined 50,000 Swiss francs for incidents in a match against China which included the "use of pyrotechnics among supporters and an overcrowded stadium".
LONDON Wladimir Klitschko told IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeat was "nothing to be scared of" at a packed news conference ahead of their sell-out title fight at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Ukrainian Klitschko, 41, said he was obsessed with reclaiming the heavyweight titles he lost against Britain's Tyson Fury in November 2015 -- his first defeat in 11 years.
GENEVA She escaped the bombs of Syria, and almost drowned when her dinghy capsized off Greece, but Yusra Mardini then competed at the Olympics and has now been appointed a U.N. goodwill ambassador to be a voice for people seeking shelter from war.
Mardini had to swim for hours after capsizing in the Mediterranean with her sister. They saved 20 people who eventually reached the Greek island of Lesbos.
BERLIN Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix quarter-finals and continue her winning comeback from a 15-month doping ban.
The 30-year-old Russian, who has won five Grand Slams and is among the highest-paid athletes in the world, returned to action on Wednesday with a straight sets win over Roberta Vinci following her suspension for the use of banned substance meldonium.
ROME He has barely played this season and will almost certainly start on the substitutes bench, yet Francesco Totti will still be the centre of attention when his side AS Roma face off with neighbours Lazio for their fourth derby of the season.
Totti is in his 25th season at the only professional club he had ever played for - and, even now, there is a wave of excitement whenever it looks like the 40-year-old is about to come on for a late cameo.