LONDON - Two-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was celebrating his second double success on Saturday after the British long-distance runner's wife gave birth to twin girls. Somali-born Farah, who won the 10,000m and 5,000m gold medals at the London 2012 Games, was present as his wife Tania gave birth on Friday. Once the babies' names have been chosen, Farah will have them inscribed on his medals.
SWANSEA, Wales - Swansea recorded a 3-0 victory against West Ham with an impressive display on Saturday in their first home game of the English Premier League season. The hosts opened the scoring in the 20th minute through defender Angel Rangel, his low shot across West Ham's goal deflecting off the body of goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, who failed to get down quickly enough to save the attempt.
New boys sink
BERLIN - Bayern Munich opened their German league campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win at promoted Greuther Fuerth on Saturday on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga's 50th season. Fuerth were making their Bundesliga debut and held their famous Bavarian neighbours for most of the first half until their defence finally cracked as goals from Thomas Mueller, Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben secured the win.
ROME - Juventus overcame a sluggish first-half display to kick off the defence of their Serie A crown with a 2-0 victory at home to Parma on Saturday. A pair of quick-fire goals shortly before the hour from Stephan Lichtsteiner and Andrea Pirlo proved the difference between the sides, after Arturo Vidal had seen a first-half penalty saved.
SHARJAH - Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc claimed 4-47 as Australia scored a 66-run win in their one-day international match against Afghanistan in steamy Sharjah early on Sunday morning. In just their second ODI game against a full-member ICC team, the cricketing minnows were bowled out for a respectable 206 in 43.5 overs in reply to Australia's 8-272.
Kiwi teen leads
VANCOUVER - New Zealand teenage golfer Lydia Ko holds a one-stroke third round lead in the Canadian Women's Open on Saturday, setting her sights on becoming the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history. Ko, 15, fired an even-par 72 on the Vancouver Golf Club layout for an eight-under total of 208.