Tokyo venue under fire for barring female members
TOKYO A Japanese nonprofit group has demanded the golf tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be shifted from the Kasumigaseki Country Club which does not accept women as full members.
AMSTERDAM, Tonny Vilhena has been called into the Netherlands squad for the key World Cup qualifier against France on Monday as cover for captain Wesley Sneijder who looks likely to miss the match in Amsterdam.
Sneijder, 32, hobbled off at halftime in the 4-1 win over Belarus in Rotterdam on Friday with a hamstring injury. “I think the chance that Sneijder will be with us on Monday is very small,” coach Danny Blind told reporters of his injury-prone skipper. “The time for him to heal is very short.”
Sneijder, however, said he was still hopeful of recovering in time. The 21-year-old Vilhena, who plays for Feyenoord, has one international cap. The Dutch are already without injured winger Arjen Robben for the Group A game.
(Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ed Osmond)
BARCELONA Sevilla have serious aspirations to win La Liga for the first time since 1946 after gate-crashing the usual two-horse race between Real Madrid and Barcelona, their coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE Britain's Johanna Konta has learned much from matches against grand slam champions and former world number ones over the last 18 months but on Wednesday her education will be complete when she faces Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarter-finals.