Kramer dies

LOS ANGELES: Jack Kramer, a tennis champion in the 1940s and 1950s and a promoter of the sport for more than 60 years, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. Bob Kramer says his father died Saturday night of a soft tissue cancer that was diagnosed in July. Kramer won the Wimbledon singles title in 1947 and the US Championships, the forerunner of the US Open, in 1946 and 1947. He was the No 1 player in the world for much of the late 1940s. Kramer was among the founders of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Since the 1970s, he and his family have run a pro tennis tournament in Los Angeles. — AP

Park extends contract

SEOUL: Manchester United have agreed a contract extension with Park Ji-Sung to keep the South Korean midfielder with the English giants for another three years, his agent said on Monday. "Park and Manchester United have reached an agreement on a three-year deal. The contract will be effective through June 2012," Kim Jung-Soo told Yonhap news agency. The agent refused to disclose details of the contract, but Yonhap said Park would earn £3.6 million a year, some 30 per cent up from £2.8 million in each of the past two seasons. — AFP