Chinese left-hander Bao Chunlai, 28, announced his retirement from the international badminton ring, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday.
The Corinthians medical staff said on Tuesday that striker Adriano will be ready to make his debut with the team on October 9.
Opposing fans give Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo a hostile reception because he is "rich, handsome and a great player," Ronaldo said after Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League win at Dinamo Zagreb.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Tuesday they had reached an agreement to hire Rick Adelman as their next head coach.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will be out for around four weeks after he damaged a leg muscle in the holders' Champions League Group H match at home to AC Milan on Tuesday, the Spanish club said.
World record holder Usain Bolt won the 100 metres dash at an IAAF World Challenge event on Tuesday in a personal season's best time of 9.85 seconds in Croatia's capital.
Argentina great Diego Maradona played down expectations he could lead Al Wasl to the United Arab Emirates league title at the first attempt.
Long-hitting Spaniard Alvaro Quiros has pulled out of this week's Seve Trophy because of a wrist injury, organisers said on Monday.
Serena escaped with a fine when tennis officials ruled that her verbal abuse of an umpire during Sunday's US Open final was not a major offense.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had his second successive Formula One world championship.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had his second successive Formula One world championship almost sealed and delivered after winning the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic outplayed Spain's Rafa Nadal to win the US Open final 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-1 at Flushing Meadows on Monday and show why he really is the hottest player in the game right now.