German boxer Charr shot in a kebab shop attack

Berlin (AFP) - German heavyweight boxer Manuel Charr was on Wednesday recovering in hospital after being shot in a late-night attack at a kebab snack-bar in Essen.

Midfielder Shelvey denies ever turning down England

LONDON (Reuters) - England's Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, hoping to earn a first start for his country away to San Marino on Saturday, has denied ever refusing to play for the Under-21 …

McIlroy gets Final Series clearance

London (AFP) - Rory McIlroy will be able to play in the European Tour's Final Series tournaments after being given special exemption due to his ankle injury.

15 Days to go: Jonah Lomu's record 15 tries

Jonah Lomu holds the record for the most tries scored in Rugby World Cup history. Lomu scored 15 in his career, and here they are with RWC 15 days away.

Hamilton to pick up speed at super-fast Monza

By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - New father Nico Rosberg has plenty to be happy about right now but Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton intends to be smiling just as much …

Court hears race case to bar Springboks from World Cup

Pretoria (AFP) - A South African judge on Wednesday criticised the country's slow pace of racial reform as he heard an application to block the Springboks from going to the Rugby World Cup in a row …

I don't need to rest, says Starc

Having been burnt before after being forced to rest by Cricket Australia, Mitchell Starc insists he won't be putting his hand up for a break anytime soon.

West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

LONDON (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion's England under-21 striker Saido Berahino will be given time off until next Monday to consider his position after suggesting he would not play for the club …

Ibrahimovic happy in Paris despite Milan interest

By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was pursued by former club AC Milan but decided to remain with French champions Paris Saint Germain amid …

Argentina's Leguizamon signs up for Super Rugby

LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina back row Juan Manuel Leguizamon, set to play at his third World Cup, has signed up for the new Argentine Super Rugby franchise for two years. …