LONDON - Thousands of German football fans gathered at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and packed into central London ahead of the Champions League final.
In the first all-German final, Borussia Dortmund plays Bayern Munich later Saturday in European football's showpiece match.
"It's very important for German football that two of our teams are in the final," 27-year-old Dortmund fan Peter Moffe said outside Wembley.
CHARLOTTETOWN - Hockey Canada has voted to remove bodychecking from peewee hockey across the country.
Spokesman André Brin says the motion passed today at a meeting in Charlottetown, with only Saskatchewan voting against banning bodychecking.
Brin says the board of directors has agreed to develop a bodychecking standard for coaching to be implemented in the 2014-15 hockey season.
Earlier this month, both Hockey Alberta and Hockey Nova Scotia voted to remove bodychecking for their peewee players, who are typically 11 and 12 years old.
PHOENIX - The NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The NHL agreed to sell the team to Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, a group headed by George Gosbee, Anthony LeBlanc and Daryl Jones, according to the people, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because there had been no official announcement.
GOETZIS, Austria - Damian Warner led the men's decathlon after a cold and rainy opening day of the Hypo Meeting on Saturday, and fellow Canadian Brianne Theisen held a slim lead in the women's heptathlon.
Warner, from London, Ont., gained 4,340 points from the first five events, including running 10.36 seconds to win the 100 metres. Kai Kazmirek of Germany is 96 points behind. American Gunnar Nixon is third, 101 points off the pace.
SASKATOON - It's not hard to be overlooked as a player when your roster includes two of the top prospects for the NHL draft.
Star forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, ranked as the No. 2 and No. 3 North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, have been the focus for the Halifax Mooseheads all season.
But coaches and teammates alike point to 17-year-old goalie Zachary Fucale as an equally important member of the high-scoring Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions.
CONCORD, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson is focused on chasing victory at the Coca-Cola 600. He says he's not thinking about his championship legacy.
A win Sunday night would be Johnson's fourth in NASCAR's longest race, trailing only Darrell Waltrip's five spring victories at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson could also strengthen his series points lead with his third win this season as he chases his fifth Sprint Cup title. And a win would be a record seventh at Charlotte.
TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO, Italy - Vincenzo Nibali virtually wrapped up the Giro d'Italia title with a dominating solo performance to win the penultimate stage Saturday, leaving behind his rivals under a blizzard of snow on the race's final climb.
Nibali attacked with three kilometres to go on the steep ascent to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the three-week classic's highest point at an altitude of 2,304 metres.
On the final stages of the climb, the road was surrounded by huge banks of snow.
MONACO, Monaco - Nico Rosberg put himself in position to win the Monaco Grand Prix and emulate his father's achievement of 30 years ago.
Rosberg clinched his third consecutive pole and a fourth straight for Mercedes in Saturday's qualifying, finishing ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton and defending champion Sebastian Vettel.
In 1983, Rosberg's father — the former world champion Keke Rosberg — took the checkered flag in Formula One's showcase race.
MIAMI - Chris Bosh stood up in a relatively quiet Miami Heat locker room and offered a concise, blunt and accurate assessment of where things stand so far in the Eastern Conference finals.
"Our backs are against the wall," Bosh said.
He's absolutely correct. Advantage, Indiana.
PARIS - David Beckham's football career is now officially over.
The veteran midfielder was not included in Paris Saint-Germain's squad to play Lorient in Sunday's season-ending game, meaning his tearful farewell at the Parc des Princes last Saturday was Beckham's final match before retiring.