THE DIZZYING AXACT SCANDAL NONPLUSES MANY STUDENTS. Not just that some of my very good classmates lost their jobs, but also that some students can't get the hang of what keeps happening in their country.
Stan Wawrinka captured his second Grand Slam championship and denied Novak Djokovic a slice of history on Sunday in Paris as he rallied from a set down to beat the Serb 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the Roland Garros final. The Swiss was warmly congratulated at the handshake by Djokovic before climbing into the stands to celebrate with his coach
After surviving her toughest ever path to a Grand Slam final - four times in six matches she had to fight back from a set down, even coming within three points of defeat in one of those matches - Serena Williams survived another three-setter against giant-killer Lucie Safarova to win her third Grand Slam title in a row
Barcelona win their fifth Champions League title and second treble as they overcame a brave Juventus 3-1 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Luis Enrique's side started comfortably as Ivan Rakitic rounded off a brilliant team move in the fourth minute to give the Catalan giants an early lead.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic kept alive his dream of completing the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros on Wednesday. He defeated nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 - ending the Spaniard’s 39-match winning run in Paris on his 29th birthday - to reach the semi-finals.
Lionel Messi's goal gave Barcelona their 23rd Spanish title as they beat Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Messi's 41st league goal of the season ensured that Real Madrid will finish second - despite Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick against Espanyol. With one game left Barca hold a four-point lead ahead of rivals Real.
Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao via a unanimous decision, 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112, to claim WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas. American Mayweather, 38, delivered a defensive masterclass against his Philippine rival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, making the necessary adjustments after only a few rounds
Bayern Munich clinched their third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach. Pep Guardiola's side beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday to put them within sight of the title. Bayern still has four games left to play in the league.
Holders Real Madrid kept their dream of a record-extending 11th European crown alive when Javier Hernandez's late strike against 10-man Atletico Madrid secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals. Elsewhere, a goalless draw between Monaco and Juventus saw the Italian side qualify for the semis for the first time since 2003
Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form Sunday when he lifted the Internazionali BNL d'Italia trophy for a fourth time. Russian third seed Maria Sharapova came from a set down to beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6 7-5 6-1 and win her third Italian Open title.
Michael Clarke signed off with a half century and another World Cup title, leading Australia to a seven-wicket victory over first-time finalist New Zealand before the biggest crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Clarke (74) and Steve Smith (56 not out) spearheaded Australia to the winning target of 184
Ex-New Zealand captain Martin Crowe says the Black Caps' World Cup final against Australia could be the last cricket match he watches. The 52-year-old, who will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, is battling cancer after his lymphoma returned in September.
Luis Suarez drilled in a brilliant second-half winner as Barcelona maintained control of the Spanish title race by beating Real Madrid in a pulsating El Clasico. Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out an early header from Jeremy Mathieu before Suarez struck to leave the hosts four points clear at the top of La Liga.
Shane Watson scored a half-century after being dropped on four to guide Australia to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Pakistan in Adelaide on Friday and send the co-hosts into a blockbuster World Cup semi-final with reigning champions India. Fired by a four-wicket haul from recalled paceman and man-of-the-match
Holders Real Madrid will meet local rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, in a repeat of last season's final. The tournament's first legs are on 14-15 April, with the return matches on 21-22 April. Real Madrid won their 10th European Cup as they ultimately overwhelmed Atletico last season.
South Africa cruised into the World Cup semi-finals with a one-sided thrashing of a sorry Sri Lanka in Sydney. Off-spinner JP Duminy took a hat-trick and leg-spinner Imran Tahir 4-26 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 133. The Proteas then eased to their target for the loss of only one wicket
Wenger did not shake the hand of Leonardo Jardim, the Monaco manager, following the 3-1 first leg defeat at The Emirates Stadium and no handshake was offered in return on Tuesday night after Arsenal were knocked out on the away goals rule, despite winning 2-0 on the night. Asked about Wenger not shaking his hand
Lionel Messi scored the 24th hat-trick of his La Liga career as rampant Barcelona went to the top of the La Liga table. Barca took full advantage of Real Madrid's defeat by Athletic Bilbao as Luis Suarez also scored twice. Both sides finished with 10 men as Román Triguero collected a second yellow card and Dani Alves
Maxwell scored a quick century to guide Australia to a 64-run win over Sri Lanka as the hosts reach last eight. Ambitious Sri Lanka, inspired by a Kumar Sangakara century posed a threat but some clever bowling from Mitcheal Starc and an injury to inform batsmen Dinesh Chandimal