Sports Digest

Hoffenheim hire Hansi Flick

Hoffenheim have appointed former Germany assistant coach Hansi Flick as their managing director.

- AP, May 25 2017

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Turkey star Tufan released

Istanbul police on Tuesday detained Turkish international and Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan in a probe into the illegal import of luxury cars, releasing the football star after questioning.

AFP, May 25 2017

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Bastia lose forfeit appeal

Bastia’s appeal over their punishment following last month’s abandoned Ligue 1 game against Lyon, which included forfeiting the match, was rejected by the French Football Federation (FFF) on Tuesday.

AFP, May 25 2017

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Koke extends Atletico deal

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has extended his contract by five years in a deal that will keep him in the Spanish capital until 2024, the Spanish League club announced on Tuesday.

AFP, May 25 2017

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Spurs’ Alli looks for improvement

Tottenham Hotspur have enough quality players and do not need to spend big in the upcoming transfer window, midfielder Dele Alli said as he urged his teammates to “stick together” and improve for next season.

AFP, May 25 2017

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Boro cut losses, release Valdes

Three-time Champions League-winning goalkeeper Victor Valdes had his contract terminated by mutual consent by Middlesbrough as they cut costs after relegation from the Premier League.

AFP, May 25 2017

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