TORONTO (Reuters) - With or without the Olympics, the National Hockey League will join the sporting stampede into the coveted China market with the league expected to announce on Thursday preseason games in Beijing and Shanghai.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul has given the North Korean women's ice hockey team the green light to take part in an international competition in the South next week, a Unification Ministry official said on Wednesday.
Two of the biggest football countries were on display but it was Video Replay Technology that starred, disallowing one goal and overruling a linesman on another.
France captain Hugo Lloris and forward Antoine Griezmann bemoaned the delay in video assistant referee (VAR) decisions being made during Les Bleus' 2-0 defeat to Spain in Tuesday's friendly.
German referee Felix Zwayer called on the VAR, who was situated in a TV van outside the Stade de France, to check Griezmann's goal early in the second half, which was then ruled out for offside.
Zwayer then initially chalked off Gerard Deulofeu's 77th-minute strike for offside before eventually awarding a goal