BUENOS AIRES - Former Inter Milan and Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, the top scorer in the Argentine league this year, has turned down an offer from Chile to be part of their World Cup squad.
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MOSCOW - Two Russian politicians are demanding the United States be kicked out of this year's World Cup and has its membership of world football's governing body FIFA terminated.
KOBLENZ, Germany - Germany's Nuerburgring has been sold to motor sport industry supplier Capricorn Group for more than 100 million euros (83.6 million pounds), ending a months-long search to find new owners for the world's longest racetrack, which became insolvent in 2012.
LONDON - Struggling Charlton Athletic have sacked manager Chris Powell and replaced him with Jose Riga following their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Sheffield United at the weekend, the London club said on Tuesday.
MUNICH, Germany - The president of German football team Bayern Munich, who has admitted evading millions of euros of taxes, hid even more income than he said, a tax inspector told his trial on Tuesday.
LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul will be free to play against Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday after Spurs successfully appealed to the FA against his sending off in Saturday's defeat at Chelsea.
First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.