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  • Contador ruled out of next month's Vuelta

    Spanish rider Alberto Contador, who crashed out of the Tour de France last week, on Wednesday ruled out competing in next month's Vuelta a Espana.Contador quit the Tour de France, which he had been bidding to win for a third time, after suffering a ..

  • Two youths charged over machete attack on France rugby players

    Two men have been charged over a violent machete attack on three French rugby union internationals after a spat outside a bar, prosecutors said Wednesday.The attack on Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser occurred overnight Saturday ..

  • Tour leader Nibali says rumours of his demise much exaggerated

    Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali played down suggestions he had finally cracked ahead of Wednesday's fearsome 17th stage in the Pyrenees.The day before Nibali had been slightly distanced by young French climber Thibaut Pinot as the leaders ..

  • McKenzie sticks with familiar squad for Rugby Championship

    Ewen McKenzie Wednesday named a 32-man Australian squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship with few surprises, sticking with the group that is enjoying a seven-match winning streak. It includes 25 players who earned at least one Test cap during the ..

  • Rogers gains redemption in belated Tour success

    Michael Rogers finally won a Tour de France stage after 10 years of trying and with it came redemption for the Australian.In his 10th Tour, the wily veteran stole a march on his four escape companions to solo to victory after a monumental 237.5km ..

  • Ribery, Martinez back training with Bayern

    France winger Franck Ribery and Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez rejoined their Bayern Munich teammates on Tuesday as they returned for pre-season training, the German champions announced.Ribery missed the World Cup in Brazil with a back injury ..

  • Advocaat agrees to take Serbia job

    The Dutchman has revealed that he is set to sign a four-year contract following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s resignation, rejecting South Africa's approachDick Advocaat has revealed he is set to take charge of theSerbia national team.The experienced ..

  • Michael Rogers wins Tour de France 16th stage

    Australian Michael Rogers won the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday.The wily veteran, who won two stages at the Giro d'Italia in May after coming back from a temporary doping suspension, outfoxed four escape companions to take the win ..

  • Taele signs for Bayonne rugby club

    New-Zealand born Samoan international Pelu Taele has signed for two seasons with Top 14 outfit Bayonne from relegated Biarritz, his new club confirmed on Tuesday.Taele passed his medical on Monday evening and will join his new teammates at a ..

  • World champion withdraws from Tour de France

    World champion Rui Costa of Portugal withdrew from the Tour de France on Tuesday due to pneumonia, his Lampre-Merida team said in a statement.Costa had been 13th in the standings at almost 13 minutes behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali.His team said ..