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China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

BEIJING - China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, citing the effect of long-term injuries, especially her knees.

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Voigt sets new hour record

LONDON - German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling's governing body the UCI said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014

Red tape cleared for Saints' Senegalese striker

SOUTHAMPTON England - Southampton's Senegalese international striker Sadio Mane has finally received his work permit and will arrive in England on Friday, his English club said.

18 Sep 2014

UEFA rules doctors must decide in cases of concussion

NYON Switzerland - Referees will stop matches for up to three minutes and the team doctor will decide if a player can continue in cases of concussion under new procedures to be used in European competitions, UEFA said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014

Liverpool don't need to find magic formula, says Rodgers

LONDON - Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014

San Siro to host 2016 Champions League final

NYON Switzerland - Milan's San Siro stadium is to host the 2016 Champions League final, European football's governing body UEFA said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014
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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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Williams wins 18th grand slam title

World number one Serena Williams swept past Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final.

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