Prague and Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland on Wednesday withdrew from the race to stage matches at Euro 2020 ahead of Friday's deadline for candidates' bids.
Uruguay star Diego Forlan struck a precious winner to take his new club Cerezo Osaka into the AFC Champions League last 16 at the expense of China's Shandong Luneng Wednesday.
David Moyes declared on Wednesday that he was "proud" to have managed Manchester United, but said that he understood the "frustration" that had led to his dismissal.
FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban.
Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime.
Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper.
Oman Racing Team drivers Ahmad al Harthy and Michael Caine made a perfect start to their 2014 British GT Championship title bid with victory in the first round of the season at the Oulton Park International Circuit, UK, on Monday.
Oman Sail’s M34 international team, led by French skipper Sidney Gavignet, sailed into a creditable overall third place and showed steady progress throughout the April 17-21 competition as the 36th Spi Ouest France Intermarché concluded on Monday following some intense races involving 408 crews in La Trinite-sur-Mer, France.