WELLINGTON - New Zealand's media were muted in their reaction to their side being bundled out for just 68 runs to give England a 170-run victory in the first test at Lord's on Sunday, instead turning their focus towards the second match in Leeds.
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MADRID - Champions Barcelona moved a step closer to matching Real Madrid's La Liga record of 100 points with a 2-1 win over Real Valladolid, that was the prelude to a title party at the Nou Camp on Sunday.
- AC Milan scored twice in the last six minutes, the first a hugely controversial Mario Balotelli penalty, to beat relegated Siena 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday and snatch the Champions League playoff spot.
PARIS - Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Ligue 1's player of the season on Sunday.
LISBON - Porto clinched a 27th Portuguese Premier League title with a comfortable 2-0 away win against 10-man Pacos de Ferreira on Sunday that contrasted with the nerve-wracking title race that lasted until the final round.
ROME - Rafa Nadal made short work of his great rival Roger Federer to win the Italian Open, his sixth trophy of the year, 6-1 6-3 on Sunday.