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30 Jan 2015 : LONDON - Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for three matches with immediate effect after being found guilty of a violent conduct charge, the Football Association announced Friday.
30 Jan 2015 : MELBOURNE — Novak Djokovic ended the grand slam reign of Stanislas Wawrinka as he eliminated the defending champion 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Friday to book into the final of the Australian Open.
13 Dec 2014 : PARIS - Ligue 1's leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette grabbed a brace as Lyon beat struggling Caen 3-0 on Friday to make it eight consecutive home wins.
13 Dec 2014 : PARIS - High-profile convert Sam Burgess made his full Bath debut on Friday as his side kept their European Champions Cup hopes alive with a bonus point 32-12 win over struggling Montpellier.
13 Dec 2014 : SHARJAH (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) - Skipper Kane Williamson hit a fighting half-century while paceman Matt Henry grabbed 4-45 to lead New Zealand to a disciplined four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-dayer in Sharjah on Friday.
13 Dec 2014 : MALELANE (SOUTH AFRICA) - South Africa's Branden Grace strengthened his lead going into the weekend at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club on Friday with a second-round 66 to move to 16 under.
13 Dec 2014 : Austria's Marcel Hirscher, the three-time defending overall World Cup champion, clinched his 25th career win with a floodlit giant slalom victory at Are in Sweden on Friday.
13 Dec 2014 : LONDON - ATP chiefs on Friday revealed overall prize money for the men's tennis tour will exceed $100 million (pound sterling63.6 million) for the first time in 2015.
12 Dec 2014 : DUBAI - China's Feng Shanshan shot a six-under par 66 in the penultimate round of the Dubai Ladies Masters on Friday to stay on course for a second title in three years at the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour.
12 Dec 2014 : Swiss deputies on Friday passed a law making it easier to bring corruption charges against the leaders of international sporting bodies such as FIFA which have faced years of sleaze allegations.
12 Dec 2014 : SHARJAH (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) - Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit a solid half-century as Pakistan made 252 all out in 48.3 overs in the second day-night international against New Zealand in Sharjah on Friday.
12 Dec 2014 : LONDON - Petr Cech will make his first Premier League start of the season this weekend after regular keeper Thibaut Courtois was ruled out of Chelsea’s meeting with Hull City.