Argentine soccer idol Diego Maradona was hospitalized again yesterday, two days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for hepatitis and other effects of alcohol abuse, medical sources said.
Maradona, 46, was taken to the emergency ward of a central Buenos Aires hospital early in the morning, said the source, who gave no details of the retired star's ailment.
The former captain of Argentina's winning World Cup side and star for Barcelona and Napoli spent 13 days in the hospital in March where he was treated for excessive drinking which sparked a return of chronic hepatitis, which he has suffered for years.
He only checked out two days ago, with his doctor saying he may have to continue treatment for alcoholism for the rest of his life.
Macedonia's interior minister Gordana Jankulovska has promised that she would return a BMW that she drives to the soccer star David Beckham if it turned out to be the one stolen from him, the BBC reported on Thursday.
Macedonia took possession of the car, valued at US$145,000, after judicial procedures concluded it had been illegally imported and no one had claimed it.
Jankulovska said it was legal for her to drive the BMW X5 impounded by the Macedonian police after it was shipped from Greece.
"This car changed a number of owners before and some of the numbers were changed in an illegal way," Jankulovska was quoted as saying on the BBC Web site.
"If no owner claims the property, the car can be auctioned or kept for state use," Jankulovska said.
It is the same model but a different color from Beckham's vehicle, which disappeared last year in Madrid.
"It is impossible to have a final confirmation that this is the car," Jankulovska said.
The BBC said Macedonian press reports linked Beckham's car to the minister, despite the difference in color.
She told B92 radio in Belgrade that she was a fan of Beckham and would like to meet him if it turned out that the car belonged to him.
Beckham is leaving Real Madrid to the Los Angeles Galaxy for a package worth a total of US$250 million, but the former England captain will not join his new team until sometime after his contract with Real runs out in June.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he had called in the “third umpire” as he announced that recreational cricket would be allowed to resume next weekend. In a radio interview earlier on Friday, Johnson angered thousands of club cricketers by saying that the amateur game was still not safe to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic because of issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms. “It’s the teas, it’s the changing rooms and so on and so forth. There are other factors involved that generate proximity which you might not get in a game of tennis,” he said. Johnson had already
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