Vincenzo Nibali is confident of controlling his own destiny after victory at stage 18 left him on the cusp of Tour de France glory.
Bangladesh have included Rubel Hossain and Imrul Kayes in a 15-man squad for their upcoming one-day international series with West Indies.
Cagliari have confirmed defender Davide Astori has been loaned to Serie A rivals Roma.
Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw admits losing to the Sharks in the regular season has added spice to their Super Rugby semi-final showdown.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are to open talks with Stephen Keshi over a possible return as coach of the national side.
Chievo have completed the signing of defender Alessandro Gamberini on a two-year deal from Serie A rivals Napoli.
Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic is set to complete a move to Everton, the club's manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed.
Marseille will play their first home game of the season away from the Stade Velodrome due to rent disagreements with the city's authorities.
England's David Horsey leads the way after the first round of the Russian Open following an impressive opening-day performance.
Harbin Yiteng head into their Chinese Super League (CSL) clash against Shandong Luneng buoyed by a shock win against Guizhou Renhe.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will give striker Robert Lewandowski sufficient time to adjust to life with the German champions.
Vincenzo Nibali moved ever closer to a seemingly inevitable Tour de France victory with a superb win at stage 18 on Thursday.
Afghanistan levelled their one-day series with Zimbabwe as they produced a stunning performance to earn a 100-run win in the final game.
England's Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games with victory in the triathlon.
Top seed Peng Shuai was in no mood to hang around as she raced into the quarter-finals of the International Women's Open on Thursday.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard's long-anticipated move to MLS side New York City has finally been confirmed.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has refused to comment on speculation linking Real Madrid's Angel di Maria to the club.
Siaka Traore is confident ASEC Mimosas can still reach the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup as they prepare to face Cotonsport.
Eintracht Frankfurt have secured the services of Lucas Piazon on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Top seed Sorana Cirstea crashed out of the Baku Cup in spectacular fashion as she was hammered by Stefanie Vogele in straight sets.