LONDON - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo set a Champions League group phase scoring record on Tuesday as Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiakos Piraeus reached the last 16 and snow forced Galatasaray's match with Juventus to be abandoned.
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SYDNEY - Already 2-0 up in the series and with Mitchell Johnson running riot, Australia could hardly be charged with more confidence as they look to rout a dispirited England in the third Ashes test and recapture the coveted urn.
MUNICH - Bayern Munich's air of invincibility was blown away as they squandered a 2-0 lead and bungled their way to a 3-2 Champions League defeat against Manchester City in front of their own incredulous fans on Tuesday.
ATHENS - Olympiakos forward Javier Saviola scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Anderlecht, who finished with eight men, as the hosts reached the Champions League last 16 at Benfica's expense in Group C despite missing two penalties.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Organisers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have no time to lose with the International Olympic Committee president flying into the country in the coming weeks to monitor progress, the IOC said on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL - Galatasaray's Champions League Group B match against Juventus will resume on Wednesday after it was abandoned due to heavy snowfall in Istanbul, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Tuesday.
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.