LONDON - Robin van Persie will play no part in Manchester United's busy holiday programme after being ruled out for a month with a thigh injury, manager David Moyes said on Friday.
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WELLINGTON - Brendon McCullum basked in a glow of satisfaction on Friday after his side claimed their first test win under his captaincy and soothed the jangled nerves of New Zealand cricket fans who were beginning to ask: 'When is it going to come?'
- Scottish champions Celtic have been fined 50,000 euros ($68,700) after "illicit" banners were displayed by fans during a Champions League match against AC Milan in Glasgow last month, the club said on Friday.
LONDON - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he made a mistake by not realising his team were one goal away from topping their Champions League group, but does not feel guilty about his mathematical blunder.
PARIS - Monaco were exempted from a super tax on salaries exceeding one million euros on Friday just hours after being told they would have to make the payment.
LONDON - German Adrian Sutil will drive for Sauber next season, the Formula One team said on Friday, replacing Nico Hulkenberg who moved in the opposite direction to Force India last week.
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.