With four days left for the conclusion of the 37th Tour de France a la Voile (TDV) in Nice, France, Team Oman Sail is locked in a close battle with Bretagne- Credit Mutuel Elite for the third place after 26 races in Hyeres, France on Wednesday.
Oman's campaign at the sixth Men's and Women's World Beach Handball Championship began on an unimpressive note when it succumbed to two defeats on the opening day in Recife, Brazil on Tuesday.
The second edition of the Omantel Professional League (OPL) will begin on September 11.
Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Wednesday that he never considered leaving his post after winning the World Cup title and insisted he would see out his contract which runs until Euro 2016.
Young Pole Rafal Majka climbed to his second mountain stage victory of the Tour de France on Wednesday.
The Dutch football federation (KNVB) said on Wednesday that "during these black days" it was too early to discuss the country's participation at the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the wake of the Malaysian Airlines flight crash.
Spanish giants Barcelona said Wednesday they have bought 30-year-old French defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for €20 million ($27 million).
Manchester United are prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he wants, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.