ZURICH - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced that world football's governing body has adopted a new code of ethics in the wake of a series of damaging corruption scandals.
One of the central planks of the new code is that there will no longer be a time limitation for the prosecution of bribery and corruption cases.
The announcement comes after a rocky few days for world football's governing body, with Blatter having to defend his stance on bribery after a Swiss court revealed that his predecessor Joao Havelange had accepted enormous kick-backs.
ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has hailed the revival of cricketing ties with India, saying the resumption of one of the world's great rivalries is good for the sport.
India on Monday invited Pakistan for a short limited overs series in December-January, the first bilateral encounter between the neighbours in five years.
India stalled cricketing ties with Pakistan in the wake of terror attacks on its commercial hub Mumbai in November 2008, which were blamed on militants based across the border.
DUBAI - Al Wasl have replaced Diego Maradona with Bruno Metsu a week after firing the Argentine great, who had a year left with the Dubai club.
Metsu signed a two-year contract on Tuesday and is joining the team next week, the club's media office said. Financial terms of the contract were not revealed.
Maradona, who signed with Al Wasl in May 2010 for two years, was ousted from the club after it finished eighth in the 12-team league last season.
PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain have signed AC Milan's Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic subject to him passing a medical, the French club's sporting director Leonardo says.
The 30-year-old - who has previously played for among others Barcelona and Juventus - will be paid a reported 15 million euros ($F33m) a year, making him the highest-paid player in Ligue 1, should he pass a medical on yesterday morning.
Lin let go
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks planned to cut ties with Jeremy Lin on Tuesday, allowing the popular point guard who spawned "Lin-sanity" in New York to head to Houston, according to reports.
Lin's fate has been the subject of intense speculation since he became a restricted free agent this month. He inked a $US25million ($F45m) offer sheet with the Rockets, but the Knicks had the option of matching it until midnight on Tuesday night.
Battle for No.1
LONDON - England will defend their ranking as the top Test team in the world when they come up against a strong South African side in the first of three Test matches at the Oval tomorrow (Fiji time).
The pre-match build-up has concentrated on two outstanding fast bowling attacks — but, as England fast bowler James Anderson and South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis pointed out, the bowlers will have to get past some outstanding batsmen.