Brive fullback Julien Caminati has been provisionally suspended after failing a dope test, the Top 14 club said. Brive did not say which banned substance was fond in Caminati's system.
As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football - the country's most popular sport - players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer.
Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello, now playing for Atalanta, was arrested in connection with alleged match-fixing in Serie A last season, the Italian federation (FIGC) said.
Jonathan Trott is backing under-fire England captain Andrew Strauss to end his form slump in the second test against Sri Lanka that starts on Tuesday.
The clash between European nobles Barcelona and AC Milan looks the only wide-open Champions League quarter-final second leg this week with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all but through and Chelsea in good shape.
Fourteen years after playing Augusta National for the first time as a wide-eyed kid, Webb Simpson is back at the venue this week feeling the same excitement as he prepares to make his Masters debut.
Boca Juniors beat Estudiantes 3-0 in a match at the Ciudad de la Plata stadium. As the eight round of the Clausura Tournament comes to an end, the winning team is sitting comfortably on top.
Papiss Cisse scored with two clinical finishes as Newcastle continued their surprise push for a top-four finish with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool, who had keeper Pepe Reina sent off late on.
World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Britain's Andy Murray 6-1 7-6 to win the Sony Ericsson Open for the second consecutive year on Sunday.