ADELAIDE - A ruthless Australia rattled through England's final four wickets on Monday to complete an emphatic 218-run victory in the second Ashes test and push the tourists to the brink of a humiliating series defeat.
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SAO PAULO - Dozens of fans fought a savage battle on the terraces at a Brazilian championship match on Sunday, interrupting play for more than one hour and leaving at least three people reportedly hospitalised in serious condition.
LONDON - England are heading for a 5-0 Ashes series drubbing in Australia unless they can recover mentally from two crushing defeats, former captain Michael Vaughan said on Monday.
FRANKFURT - Sky Deutschland said on Monday it had won the live broadcast rights in Germany for the UEFA Champions League football games until 2018, sending its shares to a five-year high.
CAPE TOWN - Weekend matches in the top three tiers of South African football have been postponed, while a European Tour golf event in Durban will start a day earlier as the country prepares for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela.
DHAKA - West Indies have withdrawn their under-19 cricket team from a tour of Bangladesh after a bomb went off near the hotel they were staying at in Chittagong.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.