MONTREAL - The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday, taking advantage of a dubious penalty to beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in a hugely enjoyable game.
LONDON - When Roger Federer's game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in.
PARIS - Nairo Quintana has flown under the radar in the build-up to the Tour de France and although his team manager has cautioned against his inexperience, the Movistar rider could become the first Colombian to win the Grande Boucle.
NEW YORK - Sepp Blatter, president of the world soccer governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday's final of the women's World Cup for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Tuesday.
SANTIAGO - Chile's euphoria at reaching the final of the Copa America was tempered on Tuesday by the reminder that every time they have been in this position before they have finished as runners-up.
EDMONTON - Defending champions Japan are one win away from a return trip to the Women's World Cup final, and standing in their way is an upbeat England team that beat hosts Canada to reach Wednesday's semi-final.
LONDON - Lewis Hamilton likes gold and the double Formula One world champion intends to get his hands on a pot of it at Silverstone on Sunday.
DALLAS - A pre-Civil War baseball card that survived as an heirloom within the family of a player for more than 150 years is being offered at auction, with online bidding starting on Tuesday, a Dallas-based auction house said.
BARCELONA - Spanish tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela is to be investigated for alleged financial mismanagement, the country's government sports council (CSD) said on Tuesday.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined a large field of contenders seeking to win the White House next year.