BARCELONA - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is confident his side's strike force can make the difference against Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.
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PARIS - Laurent Blanc will rest key midfielders Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi as Paris St Germain have nothing to fear going into their Champions League last-16 return leg at home against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO - Soccer fans will get their last chance to buy tickets for the 2014 World Cup when the final sales phase begins on Wednesday, FIFA has announced.
MOSCOW - Two Russian politicians are demanding the United States be kicked out of this year's World Cup and has its membership of world football's governing body FIFA terminated.
KOBLENZ, Germany - Germany's Nuerburgring has been sold to motor sport industry supplier Capricorn Group for more than 100 million euros (83.6 million pounds), ending a months-long search to find new owners for the world's longest racetrack, which became insolvent in 2012.
LONDON - Struggling Charlton Athletic have sacked manager Chris Powell and replaced him with Jose Riga following their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Sheffield United at the weekend, the London club said on Tuesday.
First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.