Nico Rosberg turned his controversial pole position on Saturday into a faultless victory on Sunday when his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton lost both his vision and his lead in the drivers’ championship.
As mounting attention on their rivalry created a tense atmosphere around the Mercedes team, Rosberg delivered a flawless demonstration of speed, race-craft and good manners to claim a second successive triumph in the Monaco Grand Prix.Full Story
Russia's ice hockey team avenged their defeat at the Sochi Olympics as watched by President Vladimir Putin they overpowered Finland 5-2 to take gold at the world championships in Minsk on Sunday.
As Western-friendly chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed victory in Sunday's presidential elections in Ukraine, Putin was focusing on an ice hockey game in which Russia claimed a fifth world title.Full Story
Defending champion Rafael Nadal begins his bid for a ninth French Open title on Monday out on the secondary Suzanne Lenglen Court after a controversial scheduling snub.
Nadal, who has a phenomenal record of 59 wins and just one loss in Paris, comes into the tournament suffering his worst claycourt sequence in a decade.Full Story
Ask George Weah about his ambitions to lead Liberia and he will deliver an impassioned speech about his nation's potential -- but turn the subject to football and his eyes really light up.
Possibly Africa's greatest-ever player, Weah, who parlayed outstanding spells at Monaco, Milan and Chelsea into a career in politics, has agreed to a rare media interview to discuss his west African homeland's fragile peace process.Full Story
Flamboyant Malaysian millionaire Tony Fernandes has put his Caterham Formula One team up for sale, seeking about £350 million ($589 million) for all assets of the Britain-based parent company, a report said.
Fernandes, who also owns budget airline AirAsia and the English football club Queens Park Rangers, had warned in January that he would stop funding the F1 team unless its performance improved.Full Story
Serge Ibaka returned from injury and sparked the Oklahoma City Thunder to a much-needed 106-97 NBA playoff victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
With the victory the Thunder climbed back into the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. They now trail two-games-to-one after the Spurs won the first two games by an average of 26 points.Full Story
Spain's press Sunday hailed Real Madrid's 10th European title but highlighted the cruel fate dealt to Atletico Madrid, whose lead was snatched away in a painful reminder of their last such final 40 years ago.
"The cruelest final, again, for Atletico Madrid," ran a headline in the top-selling Marca sports daily.Full Story
A sea of cheering Real Madrid fans swamped the streets of Spain's capital in a joyous victory party early Sunday after snatching their 10th Champions League title in a dramatic come-from-behind 4-1 victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid.
Tens of thousands of supporters roared with delight as Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the winning squad arrived at the central Cibeles Square, the traditional home for raucous Real Madrid victory celebrations, in an open-topped white bus just before 6 am (0400 GMT).Full Story
Two blistering world records in front of a raucous crowd seemingly ambivalent to the Champions League: the IAAF's inaugural World Relays could hardly have had a better launching pad than in a sultry Nassau on Saturday.
The almost sell-out crowd at the floodlit 15,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson stadium, buoyed by a military brass band and high-stepping carnival dancers, lent massively to an amazing atmosphere so often found lacking at major meets but one which the athletes seemed to lap up.Full Story
Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 10th time thanks to extra time goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo as they came from behind in dramatic circumstances to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in Lisbon on Saturday.
Atletico seemed set for their first ever European crown as they led deep into stoppage time thanks to Diego Godin's first-half header, but Sergio Ramos took the game into extra time with a towering header in the 93rd minute.Full Story