- West Indies cruised to a five-wicket win over England in the second Twenty20 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
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MADRID - Diego Costa struck twice as Atletico Madrid thumped AC Milan 4-1 on Tuesday to send the seven-times winners crashing out 5-1 on aggregate and advance to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time this century.
BUENOS AIRES - Former Inter Milan and Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, the top scorer in the Argentine league this year, has turned down an offer from Chile to be part of their World Cup squad.
- Last year's race winners Lotus are braced for a tough start to the Formula One season in Australia on Sunday, with their immediate target being just reaching the finish after a difficult time in testing.
LONDON - England have named centre Manu Tuilagi in their squad for the Six Nations game against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
BUCHAREST - Former Romania coach Razvan Lucescu has been appointed Petrolul Ploiesti coach to replace Cosmin Contra who this week joined La Liga club Getafe, the Romanian Cup holders said.
First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.