FIFA reform panel ends first meet

Bern (Switzerland) (AFP) - A committee charged with drawing up sweeping reforms at FIFA finished its first meeting on Thursday, pledging that "meaningful and lasting" change at world football's …

Wade leads Australia rally against England

Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Matthew Wade's quickfire 71 not out revived Australia as the World Cup-winners made 305 for six against England in the first day/night one-day international in …

Real set to retain status as world's richest club

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid look certain to retain their status as the world's richest club by income after the La Liga club's revenue for the 2014-15 season jumped 9.4 percent to 660.6 million …

Van Poppel takes Vuelta stage 12, Froome withdraws

Lleida (Spain) (AFP) - Dutch rider Danny van Poppel won stage 12 of Spain's Vuelta on Thursday as Tour de France winner Chris Froome became the latest big name to withdraw from the race.

Atapattu quits as Sri Lanka coach

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Marvan Atapattu has quit as Sri Lanka coach, the country's cricket board said on Thursday without giving a reason for his decision. The former test captain …

More penalties for McLaren men 

Monza (Italy) (AFP) - Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button face more grid position penalties at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix where Honda is expected to fit their McLaren cars with more new engines …

The final word: Springboks unite a nation

Francois Pienaar, Os du Randt, Andrew Mehrtens, Nelson Mandela, Jonah Lomu, Joel Stransky and Josh Kronfeld give their thoughts on the final at Ellis Park.

Loew relishing Germany's 'week of truth'

Berlin (AFP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew is relishing the world champions' "week of truth" in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign when they host Group D leaders Poland on Friday before playing …