Within hours of being hired as Aston Villa manager, Remi Garde witnessed the magnitude of his task on Monday when Tottenham handed his new team a ninth loss in 11 Premier League games to leave them stranded at the bottom.

The Triple Crown champion won the US$5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths, taking charge out of the gate in his final race before retirement.


Triple Crown champion American Pharoah was made the early 6-5 favourite in a field of 10 for the US$5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - the last race of his career.

Substitute Robert Lewandowski made Bundesliga history on Tuesday after scoring five goals in the space of nine minutes as Bayern Munich came from behind to rout Wolfsburg 5-1 and move top of the standings


Mario Balotelli broke out of his seven-month scoring slump with a beautiful free kick and AC Milan held on for a 3-2 win over Udinese in Serie A on Tuesday

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was banned for three matches on Tuesday after a charge of violent conduct during his team’s 2-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge was upheld by a disciplinary panel

Bernard Tomic backed Andy Murray to steer Great Britain to a first Davis Cup crown in 79 years after the world number three defied a back injury to inspire his country to a semi-final win over Australia.

Fifa suspended president Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man Jerome Valcke and ordered an investigation into alleged unethical conduct, throwing world soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body into further turmoil.

Former tennis star James Blake, whose caught-on-camera takedown by a plainclothes New York City police officer prompted apologies from the mayor and police commissioner, said the officer who wrongly arrested him should be fired.

Serena Williams will have to wait before continuing her bid for a calendar-year grand slam: Her US Open semi-final was postponed because of rain in the forecast

A Texas school district has suspended two football players from the team after one of them ran into the back of a referee watching a play and the other dove into the official, the district’s athletic director said Sunday


Bae and Day traded birdies through the third round Saturday at Plainfield Country Club. Their best-ball score would have been 56. On their own, each had a 7-under 63 and were tied for the lead going at 11-under 199, one shot ahead of Bubba Watson (67)