Usain Bolt is sacrificing fast food in a bid to extend his sprinting career. In an interview with the IAAF Inside Athletics programme, the 28-year-old said he had cut back “on a lot of things”. “I’ve started eating healthy. That’s the hardest thing for me right now is the sacrifices, eating vegetables all the time,” said Bolt, who had a reputation in his younger years for liking the nightlife and eating chicken nuggets. “Everything else is easy to give up, but eating healthy is really hard.” Bolt who has been struggling with a pelvic injury is due to compete at the Diamond League meet in London on Friday.
The funeral of Jules Bianchi holds in his hometown of Nice, France. Large posters of Bianchi were draped outside the entrance of the city’s Sainte Reparate Cathedral as fans gathered outside saw drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and Olivier Panis arrive to pay their respects. Bianchi, 25, died on Saturday as a result of severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. His car number, 17, is being retired from F1 in his honour. Bianchi is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a grand prix since Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola in 1994.
Tottenham midfielder Benjamin Stambouli has joined French champions Paris St-Germain on a five-year deal for a fee reported to be about £6m. The former France Under-21 player made just 12 appearances for Spurs after joining from Montpellier in September. Stambouli, 24, was in the Montpellier squad that won the 2012 Ligue 1 title. “France is going to rediscover a player that was full of promise when he was playing in Ligue 1,” said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic for a reported fee of £13m. Mitrovic, 20, joins from Belgian side Anderlecht and is a key part of manager Steve McClaren’s summer rebuilding plans.
New Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling scored three minutes into his debut in a friendly against Roma at the MCG in Melbourne on Tuesday. The 20-year-old, who joined City for £49m from Liverpool on 14 July, ran through on goal before finishing. Sterling started on the left side of a front three that included David Silva and teenage forward Kelechi Iheanacho before being substituted at half-time. Iheanacho also scored in a game City won 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. The game was City’s first in the International Champions Cup tournament in which they face Real Madrid on Friday. Sterling, who became the most expensive English player ever when he made the move from Liverpool to City, slipped on the ball after 49 seconds of the game and later had a strong call for a penalty turned down. He appeared to be fouled inside the area by Alessandro Florenzi, but the referee waved play on. Miralem Pjanic equalised for Roma with a stunning long-range strike before Iheanacho pounced on a poor Ashley Cole back pass to regain the lead for City early in the second half. Roma’s Adem Ljajic curled home a free-kick with three minutes remaining to take the game to penalties, where Joe Hart made two saves and also scored to give City the win.