Wenger for TV replay

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes video technology must be introduced into football to help referees get controversial decisions right. Wenger reckons the technology is available to eradicate costly mistakes by match officials. The French coach wants a system where referees can refer to a fourth official, who would have access to video evidence, if they are unsure of the correct decision. Wenger’s call was prompted after a Thierry Henry goal was wrongly ruled out for handball in Arsenal’s Champions League defeat against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday. — AFP

Dog attacks Hayden

BRISBANE: Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden has suffered a gashed ankle after being attacked by a dog ahead of next month’s Ashes cricket series opener against England, reports said on Sunday. Hayden, who broke a finger while playing in his first match of the season here this month, was set upon while jogging on Friday, the reports said. Tests have revealed there was no ankle tendon or ligament damage. Hayden said the wound, about five centimetres long, would remain open for several days to minimise the risk of infection before being stitched. — AFP