Pakistan spinner Yasir shakes up Sri Lanka in Test decider

Pallekele (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Pakistan's prolific leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed three wickets to slow Sri Lanka's progress on the opening day of the decisive third and final Test in Pallekele on Friday.

Nani set for Fenerbahce transfer

Istanbul (AFP) - Manchester United winger Nani is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce after spending the last year on loan at Sporting Lisbon, the Istanbul outfit said Friday on its Twitter site.

Sevilla poised to sign Ukraine winger Konoplyanka

MADRID (Reuters) - Europa League champions Sevilla are poised to sign Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk as they look to strengthen their forward line for next season's Champ...

Slumping Nadal set for first slam-less year since 2005

MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal is likely to end the year without a grand slam singles title for the first time since his debut French Open crown in 2005 following his shock Wimbledon exit on Thursday, ...

Andy Ellis prepares for an All Blacks Test return

Andy Ellis last played for the All Blacks in the 2011 World Cup final. Four years later, the 31-year-old player is likely to play for the All Blacks against Samoa next week. "There were a few moments there over the last four years [where it's] been pretty tough at times but I always believed there was always a goal to wear the black jersey again," says Ellis. “We had some quality young nines coming up in New Zealand rugby that needed to be given an opportunity and have played well". “I’m really nervous, outside my comfort zone again” he says.

Anelka returns to Mumbai as player-manager

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will return to Mumbai City FC as the team's marquee player-manager for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the cl...

Jerome Kaino hopeful of playing in Samoa Test

The All Blacks' historic test against Samoa next week will be played in-front of around 8000 people. Although Jerome Kaino hasn't played since breaking his finger against the Force in early May, the All Blacks loose forward wishes to be involved with the touring squad. “I think the whole country will be buzzing, they love rugby just as much as New Zealanders do, and they love the All Blacks," Kaino said.

Dragons face NRL back-row crisis

St George Illawarra say their string of injuries is beginning to affect the NRL side as they aim to stay in the top four.

Powell, Lavillenie and Dibaba hope to star in Bolt's absence

Paris (AFP) - Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, pole vault king Renaud Lavillenie and Ethiopian middle distance star Genzebe Dibaba are set to light up Paris' Diamond League meet on Saturday in the absence of injured Usain Bolt.