Barcelona's president has defended his club's policy of bringing in young youth talent, a day after FIFA banned the club from signing new players until the summer of 2015, citing rule breaches when bringing in minors.
UEFA has said its newly-approved Nations League football competition will begin in 2018. With the full details of the tournament not yet known, the reaction from the European club world was cautious approval.
The introduction of goal-line technology in German football has been rejected after a vote involving the country's 36 top clubs. Change was advocated heavily by several major clubs, but the vote failed nonetheless.
Tens of thousands have attended a ceremony at Anfield in Liverpool, recalling the deaths of 96 fans crushed a quarter of a century ago at an FA Cup semifinal.
Germany have advanced to the final of the Fed Cup for the first time in more than two decades. The German women are to face the Czech Republic in the final to be played in the autumn.
Former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell has been banned for 18 months for failing a doping test last June. The suspension, backdated to his failed test, will end on December 20.