LONDON. J ohn Terry appeared to have won his battle to be fit for England's Wembley clash with Slovenia today after coming through a ful...
LONDON. J ohn Terry appeared to have won his battle to be fit for England's Wembley clash with Slovenia today after coming through a full training session on the eve of the friendly. The Chelsea and England skipper had been struggling with a knock he received earlier in the week but now looks set to lead Fabio Capello's team out in what is a warm-up match for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Croatia, in which a win could book England's place in next year's finals.
CARDIFF. Craig Bellamy has been recalled to the Wales squad for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Russia. The Manchester City striker missed Wales's 2-1 defeat in Montenegro last month in circumstances which caused controversy because of his club's failure to inform the Football Association of Wales of his non-availability.
CHARLOTTE. Carl Edwards will race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway despite breaking his right foot playing frisbee. Edwards is on crutches but was cleared to race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series by doctors from the University of Missouri.
MADRID. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering the creation of a Disneyland-style theme park dedicated to the Spanish giants, according to press reports here on Friday. The park, which Perez hopes will attract up to three million visitors a year, would be situated near the club's training grounds at Valdebebas, north-east of the capital. The cost of undertaking such a project is estimated at $214 million dollars.
NORTON. Tiger Woods has been wearing a Nike logo on the crest of his golf shirt ever since he turned professional 13 years ago. That will change Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship when the swoosh gives way to an "S." Nike is celebrating the start of college football season by having its players wear the logo of their alma mater. Woods will be wearing a white shirt with Stanford's cardinal logo.
TORONTO. Injured New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said his sore left groin felt fine after a light workout Thursday. He leads the majors with 38 saves.