Milan giants left to battle for 2nd
ROME: The race for second place in Serie A heats up when Inter Milan host Lazio and AC Milan play Udinese away on Sunday.
FIFA agrees on stiffer penalties to stamp out racism
ZURICH: Soccer's world governing body FIFA agreed on Thursday to punish acts of racism with severe penalties including the deduction of points and disqualification from competitions.
England face uphill task in third test
MUMBAI: England will fight against all the odds to prevent a second straight series defeat when they face India in the third and final test starting on Saturday.
Magath: No reason to be nervous
BERLIN: Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath says the German champions have a perfect opportunity to prove a point when they entertain third-placed Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Rovers in pack biting at Hotspurs' heels
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur face intense pressure in the fight for fourth place in the Premier League and must win at relegation-haunted Birmingham City on Saturday to keep their rivals for a Champions League berth at bay.
Tian strikes back against officials
China's star diver Tian Liang said he did not understand the country's swimming officials, who refused to let him return to the national team.
Football bosses deny Schweinsteiger betting report
BERLIN: German football chiefs on Thursday issued a vehement denial of a newspaper claim that Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger was the international footballer involved in a betting scandal.
Zhangs to lead Chinese team at the worlds
Figure skaters Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao, whose heroic silver was a high point of last month's Turin Winter Olympics, are poised to catapult China into pairs dominance at the world championships next week in Calgary
Woods, Els rate US Masters as toughest
MIAMI: Tiger Woods and Ernie Els believe the lengthening of Augusta National for this year's US Masters, combined with its traditionally fast greens, makes it the toughest of the four majors.
IN BRIEF (Page: 12, Date: 03/18/2006)