David Beckham is under intense pressure to prove his footballing skills can justify the hype when he makes his Real Madrid debut.
Hollywood buzz in China for Beckham's Real premiere
Beijing buzzed with a hint of Hollywood ahead of David Beckham's first match as autograph stalkers and tabloid paparazzi mingled with ticket touts and jersey hawkers.
Ronaldinho slams Roy Keane
The Brazilian has launched a blistering attack on Manchester United skipper Roy Keane.
Knee surgery sidelines Serena
Serena Williams will not defend her U.S. Open title this month after undergoing knee surgery on Friday.
Federer showed me the way - Henman
Tim Henman will look to follow the example of Wimbledon champion Roger Federer to reach the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.
Women face long trek in shadows of Wimbledon
Retirements and injury add to woes of already struggling British game after only first-round whitewash in history of championships.
Paramedics summoned to Bryant's home
Just hours after Kobe Bryant returned from a trip to Colorado where he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman, the NBA star made an emergency 911 call from his home and paramedics treated a woman there.
Ex-nude model defends pusuit title
Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel defeated Australian Katie Mactier to become the first woman to win three successive world titles in the event in almost three decades.
How the Games lit up a bright and glorious future
Manchester said farewell to the Commonwealth Games a year ago. Duncan Mackay reports on how the city was left with rich rewards.
'The vibes were positive every day'
Volunteer Simon King reflects on the experience of working in the media service at badminton, athletics and judo.