Kaka honoured

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kaka was immortalised in Maracana’s sidewalk of fame on Tuesday. The Brazil midfielder left his footprints in a section dedicated to the memory of the country’s top players. The AC Milan player’s name is next to former all-star Zico. Other stars who left their footprints in the sidewalk of fame include Pele, Romario, Zagallo, Dunga and Franz Beckenbauer. Maracana once was the world’s largest stadium and accommodated more than 180,000 fans, but reforms have shrunk its capacity to about 70,000. — AP

Hammers sign Tristan

LONDON: Former Spain international striker Diego Tristan signed for West Ham on Tuesday, the English club said. The 32-year-old former Deportivo La Coruna and Real Mallorca player, who has won 15 caps for his country, had been out-of-contract after leaving Livorno. Tristan put pen to paper with Scott Duxbury after the Hammers’ chief executive had flown to Rome to finalise negotiations with his representatives. — AFP