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Motor racing - Binotto replaces Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 boss

Tuesday, 2019-01-08 06:55:18
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Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 25, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the race. (Reuters)
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Ferrari appointed Mattia Binotto as their fourth Formula One principal in less than five years on Monday, with previous incumbent Maurizio Arrivabene paying the price for their continuing lack of titles.

* Manchester United will visit Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup at The Emirates Stadium after Monday's draw pitted the two Premier League giants together. Arsenal with 13 FA Cup wins and United with 12 are the most successful clubs in the world's oldest knockout competition.

* The loans of Turkish football clubs will not be transferred to a single bank during their restructuring and all banks will continue managing their loan risks, Turkey's TBB banking association said on Monday. TBB is in talks with the chairmen of the country's top football clubs to restructure mounting debts totalling more than 10 billion lira (£1.4 billion).

* New Real Madrid signing Brahim Diaz said he had no choice but to leave Manchester City and sign for the club of his dreams at his presentation in Spain on Monday (Jan 7). Madrid, fifth in La Liga, announced the signing of the Spanish midfielder for a reported EUR15 million euros from the Premier League club after a 2-0 defeat by Real Sociedad on Sunday.

* World number nine Kiki Bertens overcame a sluggish start to beat American lucky loser Bernarda Pera 7-5 6-4 and reach the second round of the Sydney International on Monday. Next up for Bertens will be a clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza, who eased past fellow Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 6-4.

* Paris Saint-Germain's 18-year-old United States forward Timothy Weah has joined Scottish champions Celtic on a six-month loan deal, the Glasgow club announced on Monday. Weah has scored twice in six games for PSG and netted once in eight internationals.

Reuters