ADELAIDE - A belligerent Australia ended a rare display of defiance by England's middle order batsmen to push to the brink of victory in the second Ashes test in Adelaide at the close of day four on Sunday.
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LONDON - A defiant David Moyes remained hopeful of keeping champions Manchester United in the Premier League title race despite seeing his team lose 1-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday, their second home defeat in four days.
SAO PAULO - Brazilian football players on Saturday warned that a strike is "imminent" and criticised the game's domestic ruling body for refusing to negotiate to avert action that would disrupt league matches next year.
THOUSAND OAKS, California - Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a two-shot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday.
- The Chilean championship title race will go to a playoff after O'Higgins converted a 90th minute penalty to beat nine-man Rangers 4-3 and finish level on points at the top with Universidad Catolica.
LIVERPOOL, England - Red-hot striker Luis Suarez followed a swashbuckling four-goal midweek show with another outstanding display to inspire Liverpool to a 4-1 drubbing of lowly West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
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.