Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali in 1973 and then lost a controversial decision to him in their third and final bout in Yankee Stadium three years later, has died.
Police in Singapore have arrested 14 people suspected of being members of an organised crime ring, in the latest match-fixing scandal to hit football.
The English Premier League said on Wednesday that it is happy for players to wear rainbow-coloured laces this weekend as part of a campaign against homophobia in football.
Egypt must eliminate 2010 quarter-finalists Ghana to make it to the World Cup for the first time in more than 20 years after the countries were drawn Monday to face each other in Africa's decisive playoffs.
MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the San Marino Grand Prix for Yamaha on Sunday but Honda's Marc Marquez extended his overall lead to 34 points after finishing second.
A ruthless Rafa Nadal made a seamless transition from hard court to clay when he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-0 6-0 6-4 to give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group playoff in Madrid on Friday.
Defending champion Jorge Lorenzo said he was back to full health going into this weekend's San Marino MotoGP, as the Spaniard prepares himself for another run at the title.
Winning the 2010 Davis Cup for Serbia proved the launch pad for Novak Djokovic to reach the top of the men's game and the 26-year-old hopes another epic run will have a similar effect.
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