British third seed Andy Murray excited the home crowd at Wimbledon on Wednesday as he beat Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the tournament semi-finals. He faces Andy Roddick, winner of a 5-set tussle with Lleyton Hewitt.
In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said he was stepping down from his post and quitting politics. He admitted that the issue of Croatia's EU membership was one of the factors that led to his decision.
Backtracking on an earlier claim, French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet said search teams have located distress beacons, not the black box, of the Yemenia Airways jet which crashed off the Comoros islands on Tuesday.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will face Germany's Tommy Haas in his 21st consecutive Grand Slam semi-final after an impressive 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic.
Thomas Dekker will not be part of the 2009 edition of the Tour de France, his Silence team announced on Wednesday after the Dutchman tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. Briton Charles Wegelius will replace him.
French club Lyon has agreed to sell their talismanic striker Karim Benzema to Real Madrid, the Spanish club's third big signing in recent weeks. The clubs agreed a transfer fee expected to reach 41 million euros including bonuses, Lyon said.
Search teams have located one of the black boxes from the Yemenia Airways jet which crashed off the Comoros islands and will begin efforts to retrieve the flight recorder later today, the French government says.