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Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer hailed ailing Nelson Mandela as "influential and amazing" on Monday as the anti-apartheid icon remained in a critical condition.
Lleyton Hewitt stormed into the second round of Wimbledon in impressive fashion, knocking out 11th seed Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets on Monday.
US Open champion Justin Rose withdrew from the $6.5 million US PGA National, citing the mental and physical toll on him from winning his first major title and playing last week.
Ethiopian Football Federation President says he and his executive committee will step down in September after apparently fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier.
Spain became the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the Under-20 World Cup, earning a lackluster 1-0 victory over Ghana on Monday.
Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal crashed to one of the most humiliating defeats in Wimbledon history at the hands of Belgium's world number 135 Steve Darcis.
Tyson Gay notched a 100m-200m double in scintillating style at the US athletics championships
Despite running out for the Springboks on Saturday, Stormers wing Bryan Habana reported for training at the Cape side's Bellville training ground on Monday.
Ana Ivanovic took a set to warm up but eventually cruised through to the second round at Wimbledon with a 7-6 (7/1), 6-0 win over French qualifier Virginie Razzano on Monday.
The Super Eagles dropped out of the Confederations Cup at the weekend after losing 3-0 against world champions Spain.
Italian fifth seed Sara Errani became Wimbledon's first major victim on Monday when she slumped to a 6-3, 6-2 defeat to Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig.
The Wallabies have lost backs Pat McCabe and Digby Ioane with injuries for the remaining two Tests against the British and Irish Lions, team officials said on Monday.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Australia rugby winger Digby Ioane after his failure to appear in a Melbourne court on an assault charge.
Ernie Els has won his 28th European Tour title, triumphing by one shot at the BMW International Open in Munich. He is the oldest player to win the tournament.
The Springbok's victory over New Zealand (15-12) in the final of the Rugby World Cup at Ellis Park in Johannesburg 24 June 1995 was a defining moment in SA history.
England captain Alastair Cook voiced confidence that his side can banish the pain of their Champions Trophy final loss to India by the time they begin the defence of the Ashes.
Roger Federer will aim to prove he is still the king of Centre Court on Monday as the ageing Swiss star starts his Wimbledon defence under intense pressure from his rivals.
Ken Duke sank a two-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat fellow American Chris Stroud and win the $6.1 million Travelers Championship for his first US PGA title.
Tyson Gay flew to the year's fastest 200m of 19.74 seconds at the US athletics championships on Sunday to set himself up for a World Championship sprint double challenge.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Warren Weir, medallists at the London Olympics, ran away with the 200m titles at the final day of the Jamaica Athletics Championships on Sunday.
Spain set up a Confederations Cup semifinal reunion with Euro 2012 final victims Italy after beating Nigeria 3-0 on a steamy afternoon in Fortaleza on Sunday.
It was this day 18-years ago that Madiba handed over the Rugby World Cup to the Springboks - as he tried to unify South Africa.
Local media report that Cricket Australia has fired national coach Mickey Arthur only two weeks from the start of the Ashes series against England.
India added the Champions Trophy title to the World Cup they won two years ago after seeing off England by five runs in a dramatic final at Edgbaston on Sunday.
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