Sports Briefs

Away games

England Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has managed to score an own goal at F.A. headquarters after revelations that he has had an affair with a 38-year-old secretary on the F.A. staff. The organisation’s image was left in tatters when it emerged that Chief Executive Mark Palios was also involved with the same woman. Palios has now resigned, while Sven faces an internal investigation.

Judge and executioner

Six years before South Africa is to stage the 2010 World Cup, a local league game in the town of Kenton-on-Sea ended with one person dead and two injured.Fed up with having his decisions constantly disputed, the referee proceeded to pull a gun out of his pocket, firing at the away team’s coach and players. Local police are confident of making a quick arrest.

Double winners

World No.2 Andy Roddick beat Nicholas Kiefer in straight sets to win the Indianapolis ATP Tour tennis event for the second time in as many years. At the same time a resurgent Lindsay Davenport beat former world No.1 Serena Williams 6 –1, 6 – 3 in Los Angeles, having already beaten Venus Williams two weeks earlier in Rhode Island.

If the Shu fits

Recently the most active player on the pitch at the ‘All Star’ game in the Algarve Stadium, Michael Schumacher will take part in the Race of Champions in Paris for the first time on December 4. The contest will see top drivers from all motor sport disciplines competing against each other.


Former world heavy-weight champion Mike Tyson’s career is almost certainly over after his latest comeback attempt against Britain’s Danny Williams ended on the canvas in round four. Tyson is said to be in debt to the tune of 20 million US dollars.