England World Cup winner Peters dies
Martin Peters, who scored England's second goal in the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany, has died aged 76 following a long battle against Alzheimer's disease. Peters, whose death was announced by former club West Ham, was part of the Hammers trio of captain Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory at Wembley, for England's only World Cup triumph. Peters, who won 67 England caps and scored 20 goals, is the fifth member of England's World Cup winning side to pass away after Alan Ball, Ray Wilson, Gordon Banks and Moore. At Spurs, he won two League Cups and the first UEFA Cup in 1972 before spells at Norwich and Sheffield United were followed by his retirement in 1981.
Bayern name Flick coach for now
Bayern Munich on Sunday confirmed interim boss Hansi Flick will remain head coach 'until at least' the end of the season after winning eight of his ten games in charge. "FC Bayern and Hansi Flick have agreed" that he "will remain head coach... at least until the end of the current season," the club said in a statement. "A continuation of Hansi Flick as head coach beyond that is a conceivable option for FC Bayern."
Swimming great Matthes passes away
Germany's Roland Matthes, a four-time Olympic backstroke champion considered one of the best swimmers of his generation, died on Friday at the age of 69, his family announced. Matthes won gold in the 100m and 200m backstroke while representing East Germany at both the 1968 Olympics in Mexico and the 1972 Games in Munich. He earned silver twice in the 4x100m medley relay in 1968 and 1972, collecting bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay in 1972 as well as in the 100m backstroke at Montreal in 1976. The former husband of East German swimmer Kornelia Ender, herself a four-time Olympic champion, also won three world titles.