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South Korea's Chung says to run for FIFA president

SEOUL - Chung Mong-joon, a South Korean and one of the most influential figures in Asian football, told Reuters on Thursday that he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, football's world governing body.

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English FA back Platini's FIFA presidency bid

LONDON - The English FA have thrown their weight behind Michel Platini's bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

29 Jul 2015

Mourinho targets Benitez over wife's messy remark

LONDON - Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard's wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese.

29 Jul 2015

Southampton sign Caulker on loan after Gardos blow

LONDON - Premier League Southampton signed central defender Steven Caulker on a season long loan from relegated Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday with an option to make the deal permanent.

29 Jul 2015

Norwich sign Brady from Hull, Liverpool's Wisdom on loan

LONDON - Newly-promoted Norwich City have signed Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady from relegated Hull City for an undisclosed fee and have completed a loan deal for Liverpool's Andre Wisdom, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2015

Activists aim to derail Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics

BEIJING - Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital.

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