Woods apologises for DUI arrest, blames medication
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods said an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications was to blame for his early-morning DUI arrest near his Jupiter Island home in Florida on Monday.
TOKYO A veteran sumo wrestler who attacked a junior grappler with a cooking instrument has been ordered to take a salary cut for his violent outburst.
Toyozakura, whose ladle-wielding assault left the victim bleeding and needing eight stitches, will take a 30 percent pay cut for three months, Japanese sumo officials said on Thursday.
The same punishment was meted out to gym chief Magaki for beating a junior wrestler with a bamboo sword in the latest in a series of incidents of bullying to tarnish sumo's image.
Sumo dates back some 2,000 years and retains many Shinto religious overtones but the roly-poly sport has been plagued by scandal in recent months.
The closeted sumo world is still reeling from the arrest earlier this year of a former gym chief on suspicion of assault following the death of a teenage wrestler.
Such was the impact of the incident, Japan's government weighed in on the issue, ordering sumo officials to clean up their act.
(Reporting by Alastair Himmer; Editing by Sonia Oxley)
PARIS The 2019 Tour de France will start from Brussels, 50 years after Belgian great Eddy Merckx won the race for the first time, organisers said on Tuesday.
England will learn from their early collapse in Monday's one-day international defeat to South Africa at Lord's, captain Eoin Morgan said ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh on Thursday.