BERLIN - German President Joachim Gauck will not attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi in February, his office said on Sunday, with the government's human rights commissioner calling it a "wonderful gesture."
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PARIS - Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama's run of 11 successive clean sheets in Ligue 1 ended on Sunday when second-placed Lille were beaten 1-0 at Girondins Bordeaux.
BERLIN - Teenager Maximilian Arnold underlined his reputation as one of Germany's brightest young players when he scored his fifth goal of the season in VfL Wolfsburg's 3-0 Bundesliga win at Freiburg on Sunday.
- Openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla smashed centuries as South Africa walloped India by 134 runs in a rain-reduced one-day international at a subdued Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday.
BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund will be without injured midfielder Sven Bender in their final Champions League group game at Olympique Marseille on Wednesday, the club said on Sunday.
MADRID - Spain captain Iker Casillas has said he finds it strange that the format of the draw for the World Cup finals allowed the holders to be placed in the same group as Netherlands, the team they beat in the final in 2010.
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.