Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barcelona president
BARCELONA Barcelona's prolific striker Luis Suarez will be offered a new contract with the Spanish champions until 2022, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Thursday.
FRANKFURT Luxury carmaker Porsche, a division of Volkswagen, said on Tuesday it would suspend tennis player Maria Sharapova as its brand ambassador in light of her admission that she failed a doping test.
The Russian tennis star on Monday admitted she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she was taking for health issues.
"We regret the current news about Maria Sharapova. Until further details emerge and we are able to analyse the situation, we have decided to suspend planned activities," Porsche said in a statement.
(Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach; writing by Edward Taylor; editing by Jason Neely)
SINGAPORE FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended his latest proposal for a 48-team World Cup, saying it would not extend the tournament beyond the existing length nor require any more venues.
European soccer's governing body has charged Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas with disciplinary offences after their Champions League encounter in Kiev was marred by fan violence.