BEIJING - Rafael Nadal was broken four times by one of his former ball boys before he struggled into the China Open second round in an unconvincing return to action on Tuesday.
LONDON - Depression and anxiety issues affect over a third of current professional footballers, according to a study published by world players' union FIFPro on Tuesday.
LONDON - Australian star Israel Folau is battling to be fit for their final Pool A clash the table-topping decider with Wales, according to offense coach Stephen Larkham.
LONDON - England's rugby, football and cricket teams have crashed out of World Cups in the first round in the past 16 months, but Prime Minister David Cameron denied Tuesday he is the "curse" behind the failures.
BEIJING - Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has called for the tennis season to be slashed to nine months as tired and injured players drop like flies during the end-of-year swing.
INCHEON (SOUTH KOREA) - Captain Nick Price paid tribute Tuesday to Anirban Lahiri -- the first Indian to play in the Presidents Cup and the joker in the pack of his International team.
INCHEON (SOUTH KOREA) - Jay Haas Tuesday backed his decision to give a Presidents Cup captain's pick to veteran Phil Mickelson, saying the five-time Major winner offered something "intangible" to his US team.
TOKYO - Top seed champion Stan Wawrinka muscled into the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday with a bludgeoning 7-5, 6-3 victory over Czech Radek Stepanek.
HONG KONG - FIFA has fined Hong Kong after fans jeered the Chinese national anthem and threw a drink at a rival player during a World Cup qualifier, the city's football authorities said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI - India great Sunil Gavaskar led calls on Tuesday for Cuttack to be banned as a cricket venue after crowd trouble twice brought a halt to play in a Twenty20 international against South Africa.
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