LONDON - Jonathan Trott and Joe Root shared a patient unbroken third-wicket partnership of 55 to lift England to 91 for two at tea on the third day of the first test against New Zealand at Lord's on Saturday.
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BARDONECCHIA, Italy - Italy's Mauro Santambrogio won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a mountain top finish after a 163-kms ride on Saturday.
DUBLIN - Ireland's most capped player Ronan O'Gara has retired to take up a role coaching his former international rival Jonathan Sexton at Racing Metro, his province Munster said on Saturday.
PARIS - Heavy rain forced the postponement of the Ligue 1 match between Nice and Olympique Lyon, due to kick off on Saturday at 1900 GMT, until Sunday.
STOCKHOLM - A Swedish ticket agency accused of profiting from a charity football match for a deceased player has said it will make a donation to a fund set up in his memory.
MADRID - Atletico Madrid stunned city rivals Real to win their 10th King's Cup when Miranda's extra-time header secured a 2-1 comeback win in an action-packed and ill-tempered clash at the Bernabeu on Friday in which Real coach Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off.