The IOC are particularly embarrassed over Blatter's allegations that racism is behind criticism of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Inside Lines: Embarrassed IOC will keep close eye on slippery Sepp Blatter

The International Olympic Committee, terrified of being drawn into the current Fifa imbroglio after their own Games-changing votes-for-bungs corruption scandal over Salt Lake City in 2002, are keeping an anxious eye on the machinations surrounding the international football body's president Sepp Blatter.

The former England footballer ventured into the Amazon jungle for his programme, 'David Beckham into the Unknown'

Sport on TV: Life's a beach for the pundits even if it isn't for the locals

When he ventured into the Amazon jungle in David Beckham into the Unknown (BBC1, Monday), the former pride and joy of England's three lions looked a lot like Dennis Hopper's deranged groupie in Apocalypse Now with his tattoos and bristly chin and bandana. Sadly he would never be mistaken for Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz as he revealed that Victoria wouldn't let him back in the house before he had showered. But then Kurtz probably never had a woman like Posh Spice behind him, unless that was why he disappeared in the first place.

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers

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Spurs can win their first title since 2007 after 107-86 win

Behind the glamorous image of the Los Angeles Kings’ ice girls is a world of strict working conditions and humiliating tasks

National Hockey League’s ice girl cheerleaders ‘work in torture camps’

The apparently glamorous roles come with strict conditions and humiliating tasks

NBA: Kawhi Leonard scores 29 points to inspire the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-1 Finals lead over the Miami Heat

Leonard leads scorers in a 111-92 victory at the American Airlines Arena

Chris Eubank Jnr won his 16th fight last Saturday when he beat Stephan Horvath

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Chris Eubank Jnr brings back some of the theatrics – and skills – that made his father famous

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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals
Tom Daley secured silver in the Diving World Series event in Mexico
David Beckham is planning to build a stadium in Miami’s port for a new football team he will own

View from the sofa: We need a guide if we’re to be hurled into the unknown

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Up and running : Mayor wants to get Londoners more sports conscious

Inside Lines: Boris Johnson starts race for new supremo of London Sport

London Mayor Boris Johnson is to hire a new supremo tasked with getting the capital back on its feet – literally. He wants a high-profile figure to take charge of London Sport, a body which aims to co-ordinate a post-Olympics sporting strategy designed to make Londoners fitter and more community-sport conscious.

David Haye admits he made mistakes earlier in his heavyweight career

David Haye interview: 'I lied. I've let people down'

The boxer admits to Ian Stafford that he has messed up but he's now reined in the alter ego (and become a vegan) in an effort to make amends and become world heavyweight champion again

Don Zimmer dead: Legendary baseball player, coach and manager dies aged 83

Zimmer, also known as Popeye or the Gerbil, is remembered

Carl Froch will be 37 on 2 July and has still not confirmed his intentions about continuing in the ring

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch should follow the examples of Joe Calzaghe, Lennox Lewis, Barry McGuigan and Henry Cooper – and retire on his own terms, free of desperation

Henry Cooper was younger and possibly lighter than Carl Froch when he uttered the deathless final words of his career in the minutes after losing to Joe Bugner at Wembley in 1971: "That's it. That's me lot."

Carl Froch knocks out George Groves during the IBF & WBA World Super Middleweight Title Fight at Wembley

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch lands a devastating blow for age and dignity against George Groves

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England skipper Alastair Cook had another miserable day with the bat, scoring just five runs
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Manchester United Marouane Fellaini allegedly cut his hair
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Pablo Zabaleta celebrates Argentina's World Cup semi-final victory
WORLD CUP Argentinian right-back left bloodied and bruised after accidental clash with Dirk Kuyt
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A frosty Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg after the Monaco Grand Prix
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Richie Porte (right) has taken over as Sky leader from Chris Froome
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Germany's Andre Greipel crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France
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Murali Vijay raises his bat after reaching his century at Trent Bridge
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