Russia ice hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is leaving his job after the home team's disappointing quarterfinals exit at the Sochi Olympics.
The International Ice Hockey Federation said Russia is looking for a new coach before the world championship in May in Belarus.Full Story
FC Porto says coach Paulo Fonseca will leave his post after the club's worst string of results in almost 10 years.
The Portuguese champions said in a statement to the Lisbon stock exchange that it has reached an agreement with Fonseca, with "B'' team coach Luis Castro temporarily taking charge. The statement gave no further details.Full Story
Nemanja Vidic will complete his widely anticipated move to Inter Milan when his contract at Manchester United expires at the end of the season.
Inter said Wednesday in a statement that negotiations with United "have reached a successful conclusion" and that Vidic will "wear the black and blue of Inter next season."Full Story
The chief defense lawyer in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sought on Wednesday to undermine the prosecution testimony of a couple who say they heard screams and gunfire the night the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, saying similarities in their accounts indicated that they had aligned their versions at the expense of the truth.
Charl Johnson, a neighbor of the double-amputee runner, had resumed his testimony on the third day of the trial after telling the court in Pretoria, the South African capital, that he heard the cries of a terrified woman and shooting around the time that Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp in what the athlete said was an accident in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.Full Story
Houston brought LeBron James and his Miami teammates back to earth, a day after he scored a record 61 points, by beating the Heat 106-103 on Tuesday.
Miami had the consolation of knowing NBA Eastern Conference title rival Indiana also lost, beaten by a last-second Golden State basket; keeping the Pacers' advantage over the Heat at two games.Full Story
World Cup champion Spain welcomes Italy at Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday, as both teams try out new players.
Respective coaches Vicente del Bosque and Cesare Prandelli are sampling their options for the World Cup in three months. Here are five things to know about the match between the Mediterranean rivals:Full Story
The strains of “God Save The Queen” have died down by the time a local businessman, standing on a 10-foot-high plinth in the middle of a town-center car park, tosses a leather ball into a vast sea of bodies.
Hundreds of men of all ages and builds, wearing a combination of rugby jerseys, hoodies and fleeces, grapple and tussle — in fact, use any means necessary — in frenzied attempts to grab the ball.Full Story
A psychiatrist can't transform players into Johan Cruyff or Diego Maradona, but the England staff are confident Dr. Steve Peters will help the team be ready for the World Cup.
England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed on Tuesday he will use the sports psychiatrist in the lead-up to the tournament in Brazil.Full Story
A group representing Europe's football clubs presented a study Tuesday that defends football's current transfer system, which the international footballers' union wants to overhaul.
"We wanted to have a picture of the situation to explain it from inside the industry. We found out the actual transfer system is working," AC Milan director Umberto Gandini said.Full Story
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has decided to leave the club at the end of the season, preferring to take some time off after several injury-filled seasons and putting his football future in doubt.
The 35-year-old Puyol has spent his entire career with Barcelona, debuting in 1999. But he has made only 12 appearances this season after returning from a long-term knee injury in October.Full Story