SHEFFIELD, England (AP) Kell Brook won his first defense of the IBF welterweight belt when mandatory and outclassed challenger Jo Jo Dan retired after their fourth round and four knockdowns on Saturday.
Brook, who won the belt from Shawn Porter in August, remained unbeaten after his 23rd knockout win in 34 fights.
Only six months ago, the British boxer was attacked on holiday in Tenerife, stabbed in the thigh with a machete by an assailant yet to be caught. He needed 60 stitches.
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.
Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico Rosberg did pit in their Mercedes cars, and the clear air at the front of the field enabled Vettel to win by 8.5 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit. (MORE)
BRUSSELS (AP) Gareth Bale put Wales in prime position to qualify for its first major championship in over half a century by scoring twice and setting up another goal to help beat Israel 3-0 for first place in Group B on Saturday.
In Brussels, Marouane Fellaini also scored two as Belgium clawed itself back into contention for Euro 2016 with an overwhelming 5-0 win over Cyprus. In the game between the group's two laggards, Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Andorra 3-0 on a hat trick from Edin Dzeko. (MORE)
AMSTERDAM (AP) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar deflected a Wesley Sneijder shot to score an injury-time equalizer for the Netherlands to draw Turkey 1-1 on Saturday and keep alive its hope of qualifying for next year's European Championship.
Sneijder initially claimed the goal two minutes into extra time, but it was later awarded to Huntelaar, who had flicked the ball with his head. The strike cancelled out a 37th-minute goal by Sneijder's Galatasaray teammate, Burak Yilmaz, that long looked like winning the match at Amsterdam Arena. (MORE)
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes he can end Mercedes' dominant run in Formula One by winning Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying second on Saturday and ending the Silver Arrows' long run of front-row lockouts.
Mercedes had taken the front two grid spots for the past nine races dating back to last season, but that ended on a rain-swept qualifying session at Sepang International Circuit as Vettel split the Mercedes cars and came within seven hundredths of a second of beating Hamilton to pole. (MORE)
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) He may not be old enough to drive solo on public roads, but 17-year-old Max Verstappen proved he is a threat to Formula One's best by qualifying a remarkable sixth for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Toro Rosso driver's impressive performance in wet conditions on Saturday represented the best qualifying session by a teenager since a 19-year-old Ricardo Rodriguez started second for the 1961 Italian Grand Prix. (MORE)
PORT AVENTURA, Spain (AP) Sergei Chernetski of Russia pressed hard in a final sprint to win the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday while Richie Porte of Australia retained the overall lead.
Chernetski just edged Julian Alaphilippe of France in a photo finish to claim the first World Tour win of his career, while Maciej Paterski of Poland came in third on the same time. (MORE)