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Brazilian businessman details FIFA bribery at US trial

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New York, Dec 5 (AP) - A Brazilian businessman testified on Monday that he participated in a bribery scheme to buy the influence of FIFA soccer officials to win commercial rights to major tournaments, a decision he later regretted.

"I made a mistake," Jose "Jota" Hawilla said at the U.S. conspiracy trial of three former South American soccer officials. "I committed an error, and I regret it very much."

Hawilla, founder of the Traffic Group marketing firm, became the latest cooperator to...
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WC of Golf returning to Australia's Sandbelt in 2018

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Melbourne, Dec 5 (AP) - The World Cup of Golf will be played in Australia's Sandbelt for the third consecutive time, with the PGA Tour announcing The Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne will host the tournament next November.

"The World Cup of Golf has been a celebrated and valued tradition in...
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Alaves rallies late to beat Girona 3-2 in debut of new coach

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Madrid, Dec 5 (AP) - Forward Ibai Gomez scored a hat trick in the final 20 minutes to lead Alaves to a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind win at Girona in the Spanish league on Monday.

Girona appeared in command at Montilivi Stadium after Christian Stuani and Juan Pedro "Juanpe" Ramirez scored in a...
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