Alberto Contador probably won’t challenge an anti-doping rule that led to the loss of one of his three Tour de France titles because it would take several years, two people familiar with the situation said.
Juventus, AS Roma and Porto agreed to pay a combined 11.1 million euros ($14.6 million) to hire players from Club Deportivo Maldonado, a Uruguayan soccer team for which they never appeared, according to stock-market filings. England’s West Ham took a striker on loan.
Spaniards hit by the debt crisis can sideline their sorrows and watch the likes of Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez in their local soccer league. Broadcasters say they can’t finance that sort of therapy anymore.