SINGAPORE - Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean remains on course to win his first trophy as a manager after his Brunei DPMM side edged past Geylang International on penalties to reach Friday's Singapore League Cup final.
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WELLINGTON - Cold southwesterly winds are bringing snow to Christchurch but stalwarts Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are gambolling around like spring lambs as the Canterbury Crusaders prepare for their Super Rugby semi-final against a ravenous Sharks side.
SYDNEY - Jacques Potgieter will start at lock for the New South Wales Waratahs in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against the ACT Brumbies but coach Michael Cheika thinks Will Skelton could be a matchwinner from the bench.
- Xabier Azkargorta, the last man to coach Bolivia at the World Cup finals 20 years ago, is this month seeking to add another extraordinary milestone to his remarkable career in the South American football backwater.
ZURICH - An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, FIFA said in a statement on Monday.
- French left back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said on Monday. Juve confirmed that they had agreed a 1.2 million-pound fee for the 33-year-old, who signed a two-year contract. Juventus will pay a further 300,000 pounds to United if they qualify for the 2015-16 Champions League.