LONDON - Hosts England sauntered into the Champions Trophy final after South Africa 'choked' in yet another semi-final when they were bowled out for 175 in fairly benign conditions at The Oval on Wednesday.
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LONDON - Scraping around the fringes of professional tennis, at tournaments in unglamorous locations, without umpires and ball boys and against players not old enough to remember his golden moment, George Bastl is determined for one last hurrah.
- England international striker Andy Carroll has completed a permanent switch from Liverpool to West Ham on a six-year deal and for a club record fee, the Premier League side announced on Wednesday.
DUBAI - Thousands celebrated the return of Iran's national football team on Wednesday after they secured a place in next year's World Cup finals, cheering wildly in the streets and making the most of new-found apparent freedoms since an election last week.
ROME - Former Italy and AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed Palermo manager with the task of steering the relegated team straight back to Serie A, the club said on Wednesday.
- Former Dutch international Peter Bosz was named the new coach of Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday, returning to the club where he started his playing career.
The first all German final of the world's most prestigious club soccer competition comes to Wembley in London as some of Europe's finest look to put on a show.