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Football: Chelsea confirm Rooney offer

Chelsea Wednesday said they had made a written offer for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for an undisclosed sum, after reports said it had been rejected. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney," said a club statement sent to AFP. th/ami

Pistorius murder charge stuns UK training partner

British 400 metres runner Martyn Rooney has been left shocked by the news his friend and training partner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Rooney was with Pistorius at a training camp in South Africa last week, with reports in British newspapers saying he had also dined with the double amputee sprinter and Steenkamp in Pretoria on Saturday. Pistorius, a gold medal winner at the 2012 London Paralympics, wept in court in Pretoria on Friday as he was charged with murder.
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