MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch.
LAHORE (PAKISTAN) - Pakistan on Tuesday re-appointed Shahid Afridi as their Twenty20 captain until 2016, three years after he was removed following a fall out with coach Waqar Younis and the cricket board.
Liverpool's return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the battle for European football's elite club competition on Tuesday.
North Korea's reporters at the Asian Games will have to file stories using fax because their web access is restricted in South Korea, an official said Tuesday.
NEW DELHI - Indian veteran Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.
WELLINGTON - Four injured All Blacks headed by Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock are set to return for their last two Rugby Championship matches away to Argentina and South Africa.
DORTMUND (GERMANY) - Borussia Dortmund received a big boost just ahead of the kick-off of their Champions League season at home against Arsenal with Shinji Kagawa's return to Germany easing the injury loss of Marco Reus.
SYDNEY - Australia's world 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen Tuesday said he was splitting with long-time coach Brant Best to get a fresh start heading towards the 2016 Rio Olympics.
TOULOUSE (FRANCE) - Toulouse have kicked off their Top 14 season with two victories and three consecutive defeats, the latter something that last happened to the French heavyweights 36 seasons ago.
LIVERPOOL - Champions League football will return to Anfield for the first time in five years on Tuesday when Liverpool host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture.
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