Diehard loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi unleashed barrages of rockets and mortars to beat back an assault by interim government forces on one of their last bastions in Libya's desert and also held off an advance into his home town.
Jamaican Yohan Blake blazed to the second fastest 200 metres of all time at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday, upstaging compatriot and training partner Usain Bolt who clocked the quickest 100m of the season.
All Blacks coach Graham Henry gave his team nothing more than a pass mark following their 83-7 rout of Japan in their rugby World Cup Pool A match.
Columns of anti-Gaddafi forces sped towards Bani Walid today after their position came under attack and one of their number said they were planning to take the town, one of the last bastions of support for the ousted Libyan leader.
Sri Lanka seamers held Australia to 63 for two at lunch after inviting them to bat on the opening day of the third and final test today.
Wales captain Sam Warburton is confident his team carries no emotional scars from two previous loses to Samoa in rugby World Cups as they prepare for their key Pool D clash in Hamilton on Sunday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland retained faith in the starting side that almost upset South Africa last week, naming an unchanged lineup for their crucial rugby World Cup Pool D clash against Samoa in Hamilton on Sunday.
Samoa and Wales have both named their teams to meet in a Rugby World Cup Pool D match in Hamilton on Sunday.
England have wanted for nothing on this World Cup trip, with luxurious hotels, bespoke nutrition and training, and even dwarf-racing laid on for them, but for no-nonsense flanker Tom Wood, rugby remains the most basic of games.
Flanker Lewis Moody will return to lead England in Sunday's World Cup game against Georgia in Dunedin after manager Martin Johnson made nine changes to the side that beat Argentina in their Pool B opener.
Ireland are planning to put as much pressure on Australia's inside half pairing of Will Genia and Quade Cooper as possible to turn the devastating duo into Wallaby weaknesses ahead of the teams' pivotal Pool C clash at Eden Park on Saturday.
United States captain Todd Clever has been cited following an incident in his side's 13-6 victory over Russia in their Rugby World Cup pool C match in New Plymouth on Thursday.
Lancashire won their first English championship title since 1934 when they defeated Somerset by eight wickets on the final day of the county season on Thursday.
WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz says Floyd Mayweather Jr's string of 41 fights without a defeat was over the moment their bout was announced.
Italy coach Nick Mallett has named the following side to face Russia in their Rugby World Cup Pool C match in Nelson on Tuesday.
Brad Pitt does not sing the praises of ex-wife Jennifer Aniston in a new magazine interview. In fact, he describes their former marriage as kind of a drag.
Swiss bank UBS said a trader who had lost it around $2 billion in unauthorised deals had been arrested in London, where police were holding 31-year-old Kweku Adoboli.
Fiji winger Napolioni Nalaga will go looking for work if the run of play eludes him against South Africa in their Rugby World Cup clash on Saturday, just to have a chance to eclipse the 24-year-old feats of his father.
Director Roman Polanski is to collect an award from the Zurich Film Festival intended for him in 2009, when he was arrested en route to the ceremony on charges related to a sex crime more than 30 years ago, organisers say.
Supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum has been named s the most dangerous celebrity in cyberspace, inviting malware and viruses to flourish on computers.