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A gleaming, glass-bottomed walkway that juts out over the edge of the Grand Canyon welcomed its first visitors on Tuesday, with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin taking one small step for man and one almighty leap for sufferers of vertigo. The Skywalk extends 21m over the western lip of the vast natural chasm.
Ten-man England were sent crashing out of the World Cup on Saturday, losing a penalty shoot-out to Portugal after a controversy packed quarterfinal battle. Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive spot-kick to hand Portugal a 3-1 shoot-out victory and shatter England's dream of a first World Cup for 40 years.
The family of Michael Jackson has gone on the offensive, vowing to fight for control of the superstar's children and estate.
A smiling Wayne Rooney resumed training at England's base camp in southern Germany on Thursday, giving the side a huge boost ahead of their World Cup campaign. The 20-year-old striker was put through his paces with his teammates and showed no ill effects in his first run-out since jetting being given the green light to play in the World Cup.
Two surprise results by Lu Yen-Hsun and Li Na, and a sexism row triggered by Serena Williams took attention away from Thursday's other tennis matches.
Sepp Blatter has shrugged off the corruption allegations engulfing football's governing body, denying the sport was in crisis.
France came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with England as a cagey Euro 2012 opener between the Group D rivals ended in a stalemate.
Manchester City have seized control of the Premier League after beating Manchester United 1-0 in a derby that failed to live up to its pre-match hype.