Premiership table-toppers Kaizer Chiefs and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have set themselves apart in the major leagues around the world as the only undefeated teams at the halfway mark of the season.
Fresh off a six wicket haul against the West Indies in the first Test in Centurion on Saturday, Proteas fast-bowler Dale Steyn is poised to overtake Makhaya Ntini as the second-highest wicket-taker, in Tests, for South Africa.
Roger Federer heads into Christmas week hoping to take his African charity's aid to at least one million children after a blockbuster fund-raising tennis exhibition on Sunday night with Stan Wawrinka, which raised 1.3 million dollars.
Male prostitute Leopold Leisser, who became a central figure in the Shrien Dewani trial, has spoken out about the warm reception he was given by murder victim Anni Dewani's family in Cape Town during the trial.
A fan is held by his feet as he tries to reach for a home run ball in the outfield bleachers during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2011 Image by: Jeff Haynes / REUTERS
A man is thrown into the air as fans await the victory parade for the Mexico's U-17 World Cup winning soccer team in Mexico City July 11, 2011. Mexico won the U-17 World Cup after beating Uruguay in the final on Sunday Image by: Tomas Bravo / REUTERS
People watch a live broadcast of the first round Copa America soccer match between Argentina and Costa Rica on a TV screen in Salta, July 11, 2011. Argentina won 3-0 Image by: David Mercado / REUTERS
A woman in a bikini watches the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby from near a swimming pool over the outfield wall in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2011 Image by: Rick Wilking / REUTERS
Revellers run from the "Fire Bull", a man carrying a metal structure loaded with fireworks on the fifth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 11, 2011. Visitors to the nine day festival, depicted in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises", take part in activities including The Running Of The Bulls, an early morning half mile dash from the corral to the bullring alongside six bulls destined to die in the afternoon's corrida. This is followed by processions of giant traditional figures, concerts, firebulls, fireworks, and large doses of eating, drinking, dancing and late nights Image by: Eloy Alonso / REUTERS