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.
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.
Only nine basketball players in NBA history have now scored more career points than the Dallas Mavericks' German stalwart Dirk Nowitzki. The silky power forward made the top 10 during a win over the Utah Jazz.
Germans Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy have won the pairs event at the World Figure Skating Championships in Japan. Following their disappointing showing at the Winter Olympics they end their career on a happy note.