Andrew Dampf

World Cup: Algeria seeks revenge against Germany after 32 years

Austria and West Germany colluded to edge Algeria out of the 1982 World Cup and Monday is the first time they will have played each other since then.

Alonso still awaiting F1 title with Ferrari

When Fernando Alonso joined Ferrari two years ago he expected to add to the two Formula One titles he won with Renault, but he hasn't so far.

Sixteen arrested in Italy for soccer match-fixing

Former Lazio captain Giuseppe Signori had been among 16 people arrested on alleged involvement in a match-fixing and betting ring throughout Italy.

Fiorentina beat lacklustre Liverpool 2-0

Teenage Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic scored twice in a 2-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Pistorius still short of qualifying for Olympics

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius missed out in another attempt to qualify for the Olympics on Friday.

Pistorius sets sights on Olympic bid

Oscar Pistorius resumes his bid to qualify for the Olympics on Friday at a Golden Gala featuring a cast of standouts honing their form.

Pistorius struggles to attain Games qualifying time

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius came fourth in an able-bodied race on Wednesday, finishing outside the Olympic qualifying time.

First top cyclist banned in Italian doping scandal

Bags of blood. A code name taken from his dog, Birillo. A year of secrets and lies. It all came back to haunt Ivan Basso on Friday when he received a maximum two-year ban for doping. The 2006 Giro d'Italia champion became the first high-profile rider suspended for the recent scandals rocking cycling.

Kaka the key for Milan

Maybe it doesn't matter which striker starts -- Filippo Inzaghi or Alberto Gilardino -- because most of AC Milan's scoring in the Champions League this season has come from Kaka. The Brazilian leads the competitions with 10 goals -- two more than he scored in the Italian league season.

Totti nears new career highlight

After he converted a last-minute penalty to beat Australia in the second round of the World Cup, Francesco Totti said winning the ''scudetto'' with AS Roma in 2001 remained the highlight of his career. Maybe he'll have a new most memorable moment if Italy wins the title on Sunday. ''It's the realisation of a dream. We only need a little bit more to make history,'' Totti said.

Inzaghi leads AC Milan back into semifinals

Filippo Inzaghi refuses to relent -- neither to injuries nor a late-game deficit. The striker scored two goals, including an 88th-minute winner, to advance AC Milan to the Champions League semifinals with a 3-1 win over Lyon on Tuesday. In October, Inzaghi returned from a slow-healing left ankle injury, which has required two operations.

Serena: ‘I couldn’t get my legs moving’

Serena Williams certainly didn't look ready for the French Open on Wednesday. The six-time Grand Slam winner was upset 7-6 (2), 6-1 by Italy's Francesca Schiavone in her opening match at the Italian Open, an important tune-up for the season's first major, which starts in less than two weeks.

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