Ahmed Musa double keeps Nigeria''s Nations Cup hopes alive
Ahmed Musa double keeps Nigeria''s Nations Cup hopes alive

Ahmed Musa scored twice to help holders Nigeria to their first win in African Nations Cup qualifying as they beat Sudan 3-1 in Abuja on Wednesday to resurrect their chances of reaching next year`s finals in Morocco.

Daniil Kvyat delighted to have saved best for home fans
Daniil Kvyat delighted to have saved best for home fans

Local favourite Daniil Kvyat could not hide his delight on Saturday after producing the best qualifying performance of his Formula One career to claim fifth place on the grid for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Force India's Perez, Hulkenberg to start 12th, 17th in Russian Grand Prix
Force India's Perez, Hulkenberg to start 12th, 17th in Russian Grand Prix

Force India face an uphill task of scoring points in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix with their drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg starting the race from 12th and 17th on the grid.

Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton bullish about chances
Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton bullish about chances

Lewis Hamilton insisted he can still win the Japanese Grand Prix and make it three successive race wins despite trailing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Saturday`s qualifying following a crash in practice.

Fernando Alonso buoyed by Ferrari pace in Singapore
Fernando Alonso buoyed by Ferrari pace in Singapore

Fernando Alonso was cautiously optimistic he could collect a rare podium after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.

Force India struggle in Singapore GP qualifying
Force India struggle in Singapore GP qualifying

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit here Saturday.

England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson
England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.

Samuel Eto`o-less Cameroon begin with a win
Samuel Eto`o-less Cameroon begin with a win

Cameroon began life without Samuel Eto`o with a comfortable 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory in the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday.

Basketball World Cup: Tiago Splitter warns Brazil of complacency against Argentina
Basketball World Cup: Tiago Splitter warns Brazil of complacency against Argentina

Brazil centre Tiago Splitter Saturday warned that the satisfaction of qualifying for the knockout phase of the FIBA World Cup should not lead to his side relaxing in their last 16 tie against Argentina.

Spin spoils Narain Karthikeyan`s qualifying in Super Formula

A spin at the final corner during Q2 dented Narain Karthikeyan`s qualifying in the fourth round of the Super Formula single seater racing series at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit here Saturday.

Sebastien Bourdais captures Mid-Ohio IndyCar pole

France`s Sebastien Bourdais handled wet track conditions and edged American Josef Newgarden in Saturday qualifying to win pole position for Sunday`s Indy 200 race at Mid-Ohio.

It`s the pits for Hamilton in Hockenheim

Lewis Hamilton may have to start Sunday`s German Grand Prix from the pit lane after his Mercedes team indicated they are likely to change brake suppliers for his car following his high speed crash during qualifying.

Kapur, Jeev start with sub-par rounds at Scottish Open

Indian trio of Shiv Kapur (69), Jeev Milkha Singh (70) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (75) began their final attempt at qualifying for the British Open with mixed results at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open late Saturday.

Last 16 not enough says Costa Rica midfielder

Costa Rica`s midfielder Michael Barrantes said that qualifying for FIFA World Cup`s knockout stage was not enough for his team and they had dreams of going further in the tournament.

Rosberg takes pole ahead of Hamilton

Nico Rosberg took pole position for Sunday`s Canadian Grand Prix with a commanding demonstration of speed as he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling conclusion to Saturday`s qualifying session.

Hamilton says tyre rules deprive fans

Lewis Hamilton said F1 teams should be allowed more tyres Saturday after restrictions prompted some drivers to sit out final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, meaning a raw deal for fans.

Ricciardo led Massa in damp Chinese GP final practice

Australian Daniel Ricciardo produced the fastest lap time in the third and final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix Saturday. The Red Bull Racing driver clocked 1 minute 53.958 seconds.

Adrian Sutil to start at back of F1 grid in Bahrain

Sauber`s Adrian Sutil was relegated to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday for forcing Romain Grosjean`s Lotus off the road in qualifying.

Eritrea withdraw from 2015 Africa Cup

Eritrea withdrew from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition Sunday, the organisers said in a statement.

Bilbao stay on course for Champions League shot

Athletic Bilbao remain on course for a place in Champions League qualifying after a Markel Susaeta strike secured a 1-0 win at home to Getafe in La Liga on Saturday that strengthened their grip on fourth.