TORONTO — Frank Stronach, the Canadian owner of auto parts maker Magna International Inc., once referred to himself as “king” at one of his shareholder meetings. He’s now added another property to his business empire: General Motors Corp.’s Opel unit.
KALAMATA, Greece — British sprinter Dwain Chambers has clocked a season-best 10.06 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Papaflesia meet.
ASH, England — Christian Cevaer of France made a 12-foot birdie putt on his last hole Saturday to share the Europen Open lead with Jeev Milkha Singh of India.
PARIS — Novak Djokovic became the first big-name player to be eliminated from the men’s tournament at the French Open, losing to No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
ANAGNI, Italy — Denis Menchov of Russia moved closer to victory in the Giro d’Italia, keeping the leader’s pink jersey with only one stage left in the cycling classic.
PARIS — Andy Roddick is still around at the French Open, reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time by beating Marc Gicquel of France 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 Saturday.
ANAGNI, Italy — Denis Menchov of Russia moved a day closer to victory in the Giro d’Italia, keeping the leader’s pink jersey with only one stage left in the cycling classic.
PARIS — Andy Roddick reached the fourth round of the French Open for the first time in his career by beating Marc Gicquel of France 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
PARIS — Out of breath and out of sorts, Venus Williams played her way right out of the French Open on Friday with her most lopsided Grand Slam loss since 2001.
HELSINKI — Ruslan Chagaev failed a “medical requirement” on Friday, forcing his challenge for Nikolai Valuev’s WBA heavyweight title to be called off a day before the fight.
MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy — Lance Armstrong is getting back in shape after 3½ years of retirement. Staying on his bike is another matter.
AVELLINO, Italy — Lance Armstrong’s financially strapped Astana team will likely survive for another few weeks, but it’s unclear if it will make it to the Tour de France.
ASH, England — Jeev Milkha Singh of India and Michael Lorenzo-Vera of France shot 5-under 69s on Friday to share the second-round lead of the European Open.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Eighth-seeded Georgia has stunned Oklahoma State 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA’s new match-play format for determining a team champion.
PARIS — Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open on Friday, losing in the third round of the clay-court major for the third straight year.
MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy — Russia’s Denis Menchov all but wrapped up the Giro d’Italia on Friday, keeping the leader’s pink jersey after a stage that took riders up the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius volcano.
CHAMONIX, France — Karine Ruby, a former Olympic snowboarding champion who had been training to become a mountain guide, died Friday in a climbing accident on Mont Blanc. She was 31.
GENEVA — All 10 Formula One teams met Friday’s deadline to enter cars for the 2010 season, ending a threatened pullout by Ferrari and others in a dispute over a planned budget cap.
MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy — Lance Armstrong fell midway through the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday but appeared to escape serious injury.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Anti-Doping Agency and swimming’s governing body appealed to sports’ highest court to restore Jessica Hardy’s two-year doping ban.
LONDON — A soccer team of only English players is set to represent Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.
GENEVA — A standoff between Formula One teams and the sport’s governing body over a budget cap appears close to being settled Friday with teams preparing to meet an entry deadline for the 2010 season.
BRUSSELS — Australian sprint ace Robbie McEwen says he will miss the Tour de France after breaking his shinbone in Belgium.
HELSINKI — The long wait is nearly over for Nikolai Valuev, who defends his WBA heavyweight title against Ruslan Chagaev on Saturday night.