International sports briefs

Pitch invader fined

SYDNEY: A spectator who ran onto a cricket pitch and wrestled Pakistan's Khalid Latif to the floor during a one-day international in Australia was on Tuesday fined $8,058. Perth resident David James Fraser, 37, pleaded guilty to one charge of trespassing onto the WACA ground and one of common assault. Latif slightly injured his neck when he was grabbed from behind in the January 31 incident, which prompted calls for stiffer penalties for field invaders. Perth Magistrates Court heard that Fraser was affected by alcohol at the time of the incident and had been dared to run onto the ground by a friend.

Gonzalez dies

MONTEVIDEO: Juan Carlos Gonzalez a member of the Uruguayan squad that won the 1950 World Cup, died on Monday aged 85, local media reported. Gonzalez, who also won the Uruguayan title with Penarol, played in two of the Uruguayan side's matches but did not play in the final where they beat Brazil 2-1. His remains will be transferred to the Olympic Pantheon here and he will be buried alongside other Uruguayan sporting heros.