Marouane Chamakh’s goal took Crystal Palace off the bottom of the Premier League table as they beat West Ham 1-0 in Tony Pulis’s first home game in charge at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.
Managerless Sheffield Wednesday produced one of the great upsets of the season to beat English Championship leaders Leicester City 2-1 at Hillsborough on Tuesday.
Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo said on Tuesday he is opening a museum dedicated to himself on the Portuguese island where he was born.
After months of speculation over Brazil’s ability to be ready for next year’s World Cup, Fifa agreed on Tuesday to extend a deadline for delivering three of the 12 host venues.
A goal two minutes into time added on by Nolan Roux gave Lille a priceless 1-0 win over Marseille in their Ligue 1 clash on Tuesday and consolidated their second spot in the table.
Borussia Dortmund advanced to the German Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win at minnows Saarbruecken on Tuesday, but Ruhr Valley neighbours Schalke 04 suffered a third-round exit.
England captain Alastair Cook said Wednesday it was important to give Jonathan Trott time and space to recover from the stress illness that forced him out of the Ashes series in Australia.
Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday told his Australian team not to gloat after their emphatic first Ashes Test victory over England, and focus on winning again in the second match in Adelaide.
Captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday urged both sides to avoid a repeat of the ugly clashes that marred Australia’s first-Test victory over England ahead of the second match of the series.
Ross Taylor smashed a maiden double century against the West Indies on Wednesday as New Zealand racked up an imposing 609/9 declared, taking a vice-like grip on the first Test in Dunedin.