England's football team found a way to quickly dissipate the nation's summer of sporting success and bring back the gloom.
After the feel-good factor the Olympics and Paralympics provided in London, came a dreary performance against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, with England only just avoiding a first competitive home loss in five years.Full Story
Marco Reus scored his third international goal and Mesut Ozil added a penalty Tuesday to help Germany beat Austria 2-1 in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Germany looked vulnerable in defense and narrowly avoided a second Austrian goal several times.Full Story
Lebanon stunned Iran 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday to keep alive its hopes of reaching the tournament in Brazil.
Lebanon came out attacking early and went ahead when captain Roda Antar, returning from a knee injury that kept him out for three games, met a free kick from Mohammad Haidar and headed home from close range. That appeared to wake up the Iranians, who pressed forward for the rest of the half.Full Story
It took Andy Murray only six minutes shy of five hours to win the U.S. Open final on Monday night, yet that was only a blink of an eye compared with the 76 years Britain had waited to have a men's champion in a grand slam event.
The 25-year-old Scotsman beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 to end not only Britain's barren run but his own, having previously lost all four grand slam finals he had played.Full Story
U.S. Open men's doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan and 2011 women's champion Samantha Stosur are the first recipients of the Grand Slam tennis tournament's sportsmanship award.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced the honors Monday.Full Story
Neymar scored three goals as Brazil thrashed China 8-0 on Monday, rebounding from a lackluster win over South Africa and easing the pressure on coach Mano Menezes.
Neymar, who was among those jeered three days ago after the poor performance against South Africa, scored in the 26th, 54th and 60 minutes at the Arruda Stadium in the northeastern city of Recife.Full Story
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi will be sidelined for two weeks with a thigh injury but could be back for the match at Serie A champion Juventus.
De Rossi injured his right thigh toward the end of Italy's draw against Bulgaria in World Cup qualifying on Friday. He returned to his club and has already begun treatment.Full Story
After successfully overseeing the London Games, Sebastian Coe wants to take charge of Britain's quest to produce Olympic champions of the future.
The two-time Olympic middle-distance champion announced Monday that he will be a candidate to replace Colin Moynihan as chairman of the British Olympic Association.Full Story
Three doctors are being investigated for alleged manslaughter following the death of Italian footballer Piermario Morosini last season.
Morosini, who was on loan from Serie A side Udinese, collapsed and died during Livorno's Serie B match at Pescara on April 14 after a heart attack. Forensic tests later revealed he suffered from an inherited heart disease.Full Story
French midfielder Lassana Diarra insisted Monday that the lure of the Russian Premier League title and not money had not been the motivating factor for him joining big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala.
"I have no idea why people say that big money is the only reason to come to play in Russia," said the 27-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the club for an undisclosed fee, at his presentation ceremony in Moscow.Full Story