Jaguar deal confirmed
London: Drinks firm Red Bull has bought the Jaguar team on Formula One's deadline day, ending months of uncertainty triggered by Ford's withdrawal from the sport. Jordan's participation in 2005 was also secured on Monday after Toyota agreed to supply the team with engines 'at an affordable price'.
Jordan had previously used engines made by Cosworth that Ford put up for sale along with Jaguar in September. Ford said they had sold Cosworth to Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerald Forsythe, the co-owners of the US based Champ Car Series.
Formula One teams have until Monday evening to enter the 2005 championship.
Morariu Romania boss
Bucharest: Former rugby international Octavian Morariu took over from fellow sports icon turned businessman Ion Tiriac as Romanian Olympic Committee president on Monday. 'My aims will be to assure financial support for Romanian Olympic sports and to put all sports under the COR orders,' Morariu said after landing the job with 171 votes from a total of 181. Morariu, strongly supported by former tennis player Tiriac who steps down after eight years in charge, had a clear run at the job without any opponents. Gymnastics coach Octavian Belu and Dinamo Bucharest sport club's head Marcel Popescu abandoned the race after initially announcing they would run for the post.
Players, fans clash
Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo players lashed out at their own supporters after being insulted, jeered and pushed as they arrived at Rio de Janeiro airport following a heavy defeat in the Brazilian championship on Sunday. Television pictures showed goalkeeper Julio Cesar push one man to the ground and then kick him. Defender Junior Baiano, sent off after two minutes of the game, was seen wrestling with another supporter while other players exchanged insults with fans.
DC United regain title
Carson (California): DC United completed their return to glory on Sunday, winning their fourth Major League Soccer (MLS) championship in nine seasons with 3-2 victory over Kansas City Wizards at the Home Depot Center here.
United's triumph in MLS Cup 2004 before 25,797 at the Home Depot Center was their first since 1999, when they capped a run of appearances in the first four MLS title games with a then-third championship.
London: Tottenham Hotspur defender Dean Richards faces an anxious wait to find out if he has a tumour after a scan showed an 'abnormality on the brain'. The 30-year-old, who has not played for six months, expects to hear the results of a second brain scan on Wednesday.
'I'm waiting for this week's results before jumping to any conclusions,' he said on Monday.
'I'm nervous but that is only human.'
Mumbai: A six-member boys and girls badminton team has been selected to take part in the Youth Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne in December.
THE SQUAD ' Boys: Anand Pawar, Jishnu Sanyal, Sagar Chopda (all Maharashtra). Girls: Saina Nehwal (AP), Aparna Balan (Kerala) and Sayali Gokhale (Maharashtra).
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