SOCHI (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday and was immediately confronted by an emotional Ukrainian protest on a politically-charged night.
PARIS (AFP) - Tour de France organisers Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) on Friday revealed the exact finalised route for July's race of 3,662km.
BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has voiced his concern for star player Lionel Messi after the Argentine was seen vomiting during his country's goalless draw with Romania on Wednesday.
SOCHI (REUTERS) - Ukraine's Paralympic chief, Valeriy Sushkevich, said on Friday his team would quit the Winter Paralympic Games if Russia invaded his home country, and that he hoped the competition would be able to spread peace instead.
LONDON (AFP) - Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes insisted on Friday that the club's owners are committed to the Championship side despite suffering the biggest losses by any English club last season.