Daniel Vettori's hopes of making a return to Test cricket in New Zealand's series finale with England in Leeds ultimately came to nothing after he was ruled out on Thursday.
Heavy snow at altitude has forced the cancellation of the Giro d'Italia's 19th stage, organisers said Friday.
Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca, currently competing at the 96th Giro d'Italia, tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test before the race, a report said Friday.
Micah Richards scored in the 90th minute to complete a stunning comeback from a three-goal deficit and give Manchester City a 4-3 victory over Chelsea in an exhibition thriller.
South Africa's James Kingston posted a six-under par 66 to lead the first round of the European PGA Championship on Thursday on a day of frustration for Rory McIlroy.
European champions Toulon and beaten finalists Clermont face little rest after their hard-fought title battle, the two teams back in action this weekend in the fight for the Top 14 crown.
China's eighth seed Peng Shuai upset the rankings to defeat fourth-seeded American Sloane Stephens, 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Brussels Open quarter-finals.
German club Wolfsburg ended Lyon's two-year reign as women's Champions League holders with a shock 1-0 win over the French side in Thursday's final at Stamford Bridge.
Ryan Palmer fired a bogey-free eight-under par 62 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow American John Rollins after the first round of the US PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Li Na's momentous French Open title win of 2011 was expected to open the floodgates for Asian -- and in particular Chinese -- players in world tennis.
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