Officials suspended: Three pampered officials of the Pakistan Olympic Association have been suspended by the Olympic Council of Asia for trying to destabilise the Olympic movement in Pakistan.
Bhullar confident: In Taipei, Gaganjeet Bhullar says he feels he has “matured” further since his title win last year. He claims he is really “pumped up” ahead of his title defence at the Yeangder Golf Championship.
Trapattoni sacked: Giovanni Trapattoni’s five-year tenure as Republic of Ireland boss has ended after the World Cup qualifier defeat to Austria. He had guided the team to Euro 2012 during his tenure.
Pak teams: Two teams from Pakistan are likely to participate in the Surjeet Hockey Tournament to be held in Jalandhar from 10 October to 19 October. The men’s and women’s teams of Pakistan’s Punjab XI are expected.
Early defeats: Somdev Devvarman made a first-round exit from a Challenger event in Istanbul, losing 2-6, 3-6 to Konstantin Kravchuk. In Luxembourg, Divij Sharan and Purab Raja also lost in different events.
ITF circuit: Sanam Singh, Vijayant Malik and N Sriram Balaji won their first-round singles matches in Futures events on the International Tennis Federation circuit, according to reports received in New Delhi.
Ministry panel: The Union sport ministry was on Wednesday said to have decided to form a steering committee to monitor and coordinate the work related to major international sports events till the Tokyo Olympics.
World Cup: England’s failure to qualify for the 2014 football World Cup could cost the British economy up to two billion pounds. The Football Association has been warned of a commercial "disaster" if the team fails.
Brazilian prodigy: Manchester United are preparing a bid to sign Brazilian prodigy Kenedy. The 17-year-old striker has had a impressive season with Fluminense. He is also on the radar of Real Madrid and Monaco.
Raikkonnen&’s move: Finnish Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen will rejoin the Ferrari stable on a two year contract for the 2014 season, the team announced on Wednesday.Raikkonen, 3 won the 2007 world championship.