Boxing limelight:  Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan has signed up for Team USA in the World Series of Boxing, making them the first from the country to compete for a foreign outfit in the semi-professional event.
I-League: Churchill Brothers have signed Costa Rica striker Cristian Lagos Navarro to bolster their struggling forwardline and turn their fortunes in the ongoing I-League 2013-14 campaign.
Paul&’s view: Subrata Paul, who has been offered a six-month contract by Danish top tier club FC Vestsjaelland, feels players must try and play overseas to improve their skills and get a feel of big clubs.
Bedi defeated: Sneh Prakash Bansal and his panel on Monday swept the DDCA polls with a landslide victory over former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi’s faction by procuring more than 70 per cent of the votes.
Sporting, Porto play out draw : Sporting Lisbon were held to a goalless draw by Football Club Porto at the Alvalada Stadium in the first round of their eagerly awaited clash in the Portuguese League Cup.
Holiday horror: A dead body has washed up at an exclusive island resort in the Maldives where David Beckham is taking a hideaway Christmas holiday with his family, police said on Monday.
Forlan’s future:  Diego Forlan could be set for a January move to Brazilian club Botafogo, according to local media reports. The 34-year-old is currently contracted to Botafogo’s Brazilian rivals Internacional.