Libya surrendered its right to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday (Aug 23), blaming the decision on the worsening security situation in the country.
Sebastian Vettel blamed a lack of power from his Renault engine for the massive gap between his third placed Red Bull and the two Mercedes on the front row of the grid for Sunday's (Aug 24) Belgian Grand Prix.
World championship leader Nico Rosberg secured his fourth pole position in succession on Saturday (Aug 23) when he topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tense and wet qualifying session for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.
Two powerful explosions on Saturday (Aug 23) hit Donbass Arena, home to Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. The club said there were no casualties among staff.
American Katie Ledecky has broken her own world record in the 400-metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has piled pressure on Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino ahead of his return to White Hart Lane by insisting anything other than a top-four finish will be a failure for his old club.
Defending champion Adam Scott made a run of four consecutive birdies and closed with a tap-in birdie to share the lead after Friday's (Aug 22) second round of The Barclays PGA tournament.
Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday (Aug 22) to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate.
Paris Saint-Germain once again came unstuck against their bete noire Evian on Friday (Aug 22) , being forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after having Yohan Cabaye sent off in their Ligue 1 clash in Annecy.
Czech veteran Lukas Rosol reached the final of the ATP Winston-Salem tournament by defeating Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 on Friday (Aug 22) at the US Open warm-up event.