Latvala edges further ahead in Finland

Jyväskylä (Finland) (AFP) - Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala marginally extended his overnight lead after the first four specials on Saturday at the Rally of Finland.

Sri Lanka make 172-7 in Pakistan T20 match

Colombo (AFP) - Aggressive batting by debutant Shehan Jayasuriya and Chamara Kapugedera lifted Sri Lanka to 172-7 in the second and final Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Colombo on …

Rio revs up for Olympic opener in one year

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympic Games a year from this week and the iconic, contradictory city of sweeping beaches, street crime and joyful music says it's …

Nadal sets up Fognini rematch in Hamburg final

Hamburg (AFP) - Top seed Rafael Nadal won through to the final of the claycourt tournament in Hamburg on Saturday with a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 semi-final win against Andreas Seppi of Italy.

Kenyans must improve to beat Farah, says ex-world champ

Nairobi (AFP) - Former 5000m world champion and 10,000m record holder Yobes Ondieki has warned Kenyan runners they must work harder to beat double world champion Mo Farah at this month's World …

England call up Plunkett, Footitt for fourth Ashes Test

Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England have added pace bowlers Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt to a 14-man squad announced Saturday for next week's fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent …

Brazil's Cunha claims 25km open water title

By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia, Aug 1 (Reuters) – - Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won the women’s 25 kilometre world championship open water title on Saturday, raising the …

Italy's Ruffini wins marathon open water gold

Kazan (Russia) (AFP) - Italy dominated the men's marathon 25km openwater podium on Saturday with Simone Ruffini taking gold and Matteo Furlan bronze at the world championships in Kazan.