MONTREAL - Roger Federer withdrew from next month's Rogers Cup ATP Masters event in Montreal on Wednesday as he builds toward the US Open.
PARIS - Scottish champions Celtic are in danger of failing to reach the lucrative group stage of the Champions League for a second successive season despite Dedryck Boyata's late goal giving them a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag in their third qualifying round first leg clash on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR - Kazakhstan will break into its $70 billion sovereign wealth fund to help pay the bills if it wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, Prime Minister Karim Massimov said Wednesday ahead of an IOC vote.
LONDON - Peter O'Sullevan whose dulcet tones and well chosen words earned him the monniker the 'Voice of Racing' died aged 97 on Wednesday.
TURNBERRY (UNITED KINGDOM) - Korea's World No.1 Park Inbee was playing down her chances on the eve of the Women's British Open.
MOSCOW - Russia on Wednesday said its national basketball teams have been banned from all competitions by the sports ruling body FIBA.
AKRON (UNITED STATES) - World number one Rory McIlroy's ankle injury which prevented him from playing at The British Open forced him to withdraw on Wednesday from next week's World Golf Championships event.
KAZAN (RUSSIA) - Tom Daley created a bit of history at the world swimming championships on Wednesday as he along with fellow Briton Rebecca Gallantree became the inaugural world champions in the diving mixed team event in Kazan.
STOCKHOLM - New Zealand's two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams was beaten again on Wednesday at the first day of the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.
GAINESVILLE (UNITED STATES) - After being a last-day British Open contender and the lowest-scoring runner-up in Masters history, Justin Rose is working toward another major title opportunity in two weeks at the PGA Championship.
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