Alberto Contador's Tour de France hopes were badly dented when he crashed badly on the tough 10th stage.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee felt a staggering injury list hampered his team's Super Rugby efforts this season.
Manchester United announced a ten-year kit deal with German sportswear group Adidas worth £750 million.
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Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended to a chorus of boos as they slumped to defeat against the Netherlands.
Brazil and the Netherlands played their match for third place at the World Cup at the Brasilia national stadium.
Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview.
Third seed Lleyton Hewitt advanced to his third consecutive final at the Hall of Fame Championships by routing seventh seed Jack Sock.
Joachim Loew says Germany is ready to write history by winning today's final to become the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi declared that he and his team-mates were ready for the World Cup final against Germany.
The Sharks warmed up for next week's Super Rugby play-offs with victory over coastal rivals, the Stormers.
England's Justin Rose will need to overcome what promises to be a patriotic home crowd if he is to capture the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari makes six changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off against the Netherlands.
Tiger Woods was out practicing at Royal Liverpool, the venue for next week's 143rd British Open and the course where he won the 2006 title.
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