Argentina have called winger Lucas Borges into their World Cup squad to replace injured centre Gonzalo Tiesi, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) have said.
Aurelien Rougerie and Francois Trinh-Duc were two of the few survivors from France's stuttering opening victory over Japan as coach Marc Lievremont made wholesale changes for Sunday's rugby World Cup Pool A clash with Canada.
England batsman Jonathan Trott was named International Cricket Council (ICC) cricketer of the year on Monday for his achievements during 2011 when he compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12 in 12 tests.
British comedian David Walliams has crossed the finish line after a marathon swim down the river Thames, fighting illness and strong currents to raise more than a million pounds for charity.
Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January, will give her first television interview since the shooting to ABC journalist Diane Sawyer in November, ABC News said.
Serena Williams has been fined $2000 for verbally abusing the chair umpire during her loss to Sam Stosur in yesterday's US Open final, the tournament referee Brian Earley said.
Rugby sensation Sonny Bill Williams will do whatever it takes to help the All Blacks secure a second World Cup crown - even if it has to be from the sidelines.
Argentina centre Gonzalo Tiesi and Japan No 8 Ryukoliniasi Holani have both been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with knee injuries, officials said.
It was short odds that England would have to fight to the wire to get past a fired-up Argentina in their World Cup opener but you could have named your price for predicting that Jonny Wilkinson would miss five successive kicks at goal.
Children yearned for lost parents and grown men and women sobbed in raw grief on the hard stone bearing the names of nearly 3000 dead as America commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Destructive flanker Mamuka Gorgodze will seek to emulate Romania's forwards when his Georgia team take on Scotland on Wednesday hoping to spring a massive World Cup upset.
The wait was almost over for Samoa today after they announced the team for their World Cup opener against Namibia in Rotorua.
A 2010 Israeli raid on a Turkish boat carrying aid for Gaza in which nine Turkish activists were killed was a "cause for war," Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said, according to a transcript from an interview given to Al Jazeera broadcast last week.
Pakistan's cash-strapped government, still struggling to help victims of last year's floods, could face another major test as monsoon rains sweep across Sindh province in the south.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan meets Egypt's new military rulers during a visit to Cairo that is likely to be scrutinised by Israel whose once cosy ties with both Muslim states have been shaken.
In a world of booming smartphones and tablets, social game providers will take the spotlight at the Tokyo Game Show this week, while champion Nintendo, criticised for being too centred on hardware, struggles to win back fans.
Right-wing retired general Otto Perez took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election, promising a crackdown on rampant crime in the Central American nation.
Leandro Damiao, seen as possibly Brazil's next regular centre forward, continued his prolific season with a hat-trick which gave Internacional a 3-0 win at Palmeiras in the Brazilian championship.
Francois Hougaard's late try to give South Africa a tight 17-16 victory over Wales yesterday sent a message to the rest of the teams at the rugby World Cup that the holders are not going to relinquish their grip on the Webb Ellis trophy easily.
Libya's new rulers said they were holding back an assault on one of the last bastions loyal to Muammar Gaddafi but were edging towards the ousted ruler's birthplace of Sirte.