Liverpool says it has signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille and will loan him back to the French club for the whole of next season.
The 19-year-old forward, who impressed during Belgium's run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, completed his transfer in the United States — where Liverpool is on a pre-season tour.Full Story
Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title.
The 28-year-old Czech, seeking his 10th career ATP title as the top seed at this week's ATP and WTA Washington Open, said Monday that number one Djokovic, coming off a Wimbledon title, and second-ranked Nadal, who won the French Open last month, combine with 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer to make the going tough for challengers.Full Story
FIFA on Monday called for an investigation into alleged racist comments made by the front runner in the race for the top job in Italian football.
The racism row involves Italian FA vice-president Carlo Tavecchio, who last Friday provoked controversy when discussing Italy's overseas playersFull Story
A Spanish court on Monday rejected public prosecutors' request to drop charges of tax fraud against four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi and ordered the probe to go ahead.
The Barcelona forward and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were accused last year of not paying 4.16 million euros ($5.58 million) in tax on earnings from the player's image rights from 2007-2009 through the creation of a web of shell companies in Belize and Uruguay.Full Story
Germany's World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger apologized on Monday after footage emerged of the Bayern Munich star making derogatory comments about Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Schweinsteiger was filmed saying: "BVB, sons of bitches," a line from a well-known Bayern supporters song, several times at a private party.Full Story
Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign France international Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad, the Spanish champions announced on Monday.
"Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," read a statement on Atletico's website.Full Story
Vincenzo Nibali said he would never have been in with a chance of winning the Tour de France had it not been for recent improvements in tackling doping.Full Story
Jim Furyk closed in on a third Canadian Open crown on Saturday, firing a five-under 65 for a three-shot, third-round lead in the U.S. PGA Tour event.Full Story
Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 friendly victory over AS Roma on Saturday.Full Story