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20 Dec 2013 : Germany will send its sports minister to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics, the government said Friday, after President Joachim Gauck said he would stay away from the event in Russia.
20 Dec 2013 : Tennis champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been named as sportsman and sportswoman of the year by French sports daily L'Equipe.
01 Nov 2013 : Asia's number one golfer Hideki Matsuyama was forced to withdraw from the $8.5 million World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai with a bad back.
01 Nov 2013 : When Australia fly-half Quade Cooper runs out as the Wallaby vice-captain against England at Twickenham on Saturday, the knowledge he is an example to his younger brothers will, he says, help him in his new rugby leadership role.
01 Nov 2013 : Marco Borriello headed his first goal of the season to secure a 1-0 win for Roma over Chievo and extend the leaders' new all-time Serie A record of opening season wins to 10 on Thursday.
01 Nov 2013 : A penalty in each half from Diego Costa and David Villa moved Atletico Madrid back to within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Granada on Thursday.
01 Nov 2013 : Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said he is not worried about Lionel Messi's month-long La Liga goal drought as Barca prepare to face Espanyol on in the Catalan derby on Friday.
01 Nov 2013 : An angry Fernando Alonso has hit out at persistent questioning about his relationship with Ferrari and declared that everything between them "is fantastic".
01 Nov 2013 : James Horwill was dramatically stripped of the Australia captaincy but retained in the starting side announced Thursday to play England in Saturday's Cook Cup clash at Twickenham.
01 Nov 2013 : Scrum-half Morgan Parra will be available to face New Zealand in France's opening November Test after his ban for violent play was reduced from four to two weeks on Thursday.
01 Nov 2013 : New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter -- one of rugby's all-time greats -- will find himself in the unusual position of fighting for his jersey when the world champion All Blacks face Japan on Saturday.
01 Nov 2013 : Paris Saint-Germain will be without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Friday's Ligue 1 clash with Lorient at the Parc des Princes, the French capital club announced on Thursday.