Halep awarded wildcard at Eastbourne
French Open runner-up Simona Halep was awarded a wildcard entry to feature at the Aegon International in Eastbourne next week, organisers said on Thursday.
Stoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is back to full fitness ahead of his team's Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday while defender Geoff Cameron is also back in contention after a long injury layoff, manager Mark Hughes has said.
Swiss international Shaqiri missed Stoke's last three games with a calf problem, while Cameron has not played since Oct. 22 due to a knee ligament injury.
"Xherdan Shaqiri is ok again now and available for selection and Geoff is very close too -- the game may come a little too soon for him but at the moment he is in my thoughts," Hughes told the club website. (www.stokecityfc.com)
Stoke, who are ninth in the table, face a third-placed Tottenham side that beat them 4-0 in the reverse fixture in September.
Midfielder Jon Walters was also back in training with the squad, while defender Phil Bardsley had shaken off the knock he picked up against Crystal Palace on Feb. 11, Hughes added.
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien)
HONG KONG Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar was handed an eight-match ban by Chinese football authorities on Thursday for his role in a brawl that broke out during Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F at the weekend.