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Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM
David Boudia

Celtic fan disrupts Champions League game

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP):

A Celtic fan ran on to the field during his club's Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain yesterday.

The supporter was quickly apprehended by stewards and was booed off the pitch.

Pictures showed the fan coming close to PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, and British media reported that he aimed a kick at the France striker, but missed him.

Edison Cavani had just given a 3-0 lead to PSG when the incident occurred.

Diver Boudia preparing for 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (AP):

David Boudia is diving right back into another Olympic chase.

The 28-year-old Texan pulled a surprise yesterday by announcing that he's coming back in hopes of making his fourth US team.

Many thought Boudia called the news conference at Purdue, his alma mater, to say goodbye to the sport that turned him into an Olympic gold medallist and an international star. Instead, the three-time Olympian told reporters that he'd been training with synchro partner Steele Johnson and other Boilermakers divers since mid-June and was prepared to go all the way to Tokyo in 2020.

"Teammates would call me grandpa, so in my mind, I was thinking, 'maybe I should be done with this sport,'" Boudia said. "But when I look back on the last four years leading up to Rio, I saw a lot of missed opportunities where I could have been a better mentor for my teammates."

Intense work at Tokyo stadium site

TOKYO (AP) - The Olympic Stadium in Tokyo is taking shape with 22 cranes on site and the spectator stands being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.

With its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.

Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki, during a visit to the New National Stadium yesterday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. He said all possible technology must be mobilised to finish the stadium by the November 2019 deadline. Suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime.

"Working conditions must meet legal standards," Suzuki said.

Suzuki cited the suicide this year of a worker linked to overwork, or "karoshi," and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project. He reminded main construction company Taisei Corp. and the Japan Sport Council, the government-funded stadium operator, to keep close tabs on overwork. The operators have since taken measures and the working environment has improved.