Manchester City's tough week ended on a high note on Saturday when they won 4-0 at Blackburn Rovers to maintain their unbeaten start in the Premier League and stay level on points with Manchester United at the top of the table.
Nikolay Nerush has resigned as head coach of Russia, saying he had always planned to stand down after the team's debut appearance at the Rugby World Cup, where they lost all four matches.
All 18 people on board a small plane that crashed in Indonesia's mountainous northern Sumatra region were killed, a rescue agency official says.
The Geelong Cats claimed their ninth premiership title with a 38-point victory over the Collingwood Magpies in the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final today.
England set up a World Cup quarter-final against France with a 16-12 victory over old rivals Scotland in a nervy Pool B match at Eden Park.
New Zealand's Richie McCaw will miss their rugby World Cup game against Canada tomorrow because of an ongoing foot problem but the skipper is confident he will be available for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Its legacy spans 13 decades, and boasts many American firsts, but Eastman Kodak, best known for cameras and photography, may be running out of options and time.
South Africa's Frans Steyn is likely to miss the rest of the rugby World Cup after injuring his shoulder in the win over Samoa that secured the world champions' place in the last eight, coach Peter De Villiers said.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamist militant, has been killed in Yemen in a CIA drone strike described by President Barack Obama as "another significant milestone" in efforts to defeat al Qaeda.
Defending champions South Africa scraped past Samoa 13-5 in a bruising and highly-charged encounter to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as Pool D winners.
Scotland are confident they have the weapons to break down one of the meanest defences at the World Cup at Eden Park this weekend and snatch a place in the quarter-finals away from England.
Canada head coach Kieran Crowley has named the following team to face New Zealand in their rugby World Cup Pool A match in Wellington on Sunday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland named Rhys Priestland ahead of Stephen Jones at first-five today in one of seven changes to his team for their final World Cup Pool D match against Fiji.
Given the chance most university students would opt to schedule late classes so they can sleep longer but new research shows pupils who take early classes are more likely to get higher grades.
Two Afghan policewomen and a civilian were killed by a bomb blast in western Afghanistan today, the first female police casualties since the conservative Muslim country began recruiting women officers four years ago, officials said.
American student Amanda Knox was a naive young woman publicly "crucified" and "impaled" to justify wrongly imprisoning her for murder, her lawyer has told an Italian court.
Given his declared taste for beautiful women, Silvio Berlusconi would probably not mind a sultry starlet singing him "Happy Birthday, Mr. President".
Bryan Habana is convinced the Springboks have a team capable of retaining the World Cup but the winger is expecting a huge physical battle against Samoa as they seek to secure their place in the last eight tomorrow.
France coach Marc Lievremont bemoaned his side's basic errors as they were overrun by the All Blacks at Eden Park but the enigmatic coach remained confident his side were improving.
England have handed a one-match ban to coaches David Alred and Paul Stridgeon for switching balls used in Saturday's World Cup win over Romania without permission.