By Musong R. Castillo
Jason Castro, the unofficial MVP of Gilas Pilipinas in the Filipinos’ successful return to the World Cup, is in serious jeopardy of missing the event set in Spain in less than 10 days after suffering a feared Achilles tendon tear on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
By Bert Eljera
Wesley So will sit out another year after the Philippines’ top chess player failed to secure a release from the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), the country ruling chess body.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Luis Suarez’s four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him Thursday to train with Barcelona.
Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.
Fifa has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.”