BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer was put to the test at his home Swiss Indoors but conjured up a 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 7-5 defeat of Thomaz Bellucci to advance to the quarter-finals. The champion at five of the past six editions needed all of his guile at the end to advance in just over three hours on Wednesday with eight aces and two breaks of serve.
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda - Ireland's Padraig Harrington has won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, firing a four-under par 67 to beat US Open champion Webb Simpson by one stroke in the four-man, 36-hole event in Bermuda. Harrington, a three-time major winner, lost out in playoffs in this event in 2007 and 2008.
LONDON - Rangi Chase has ended speculation over his future by committing to play for Super League side Castleford next season. It seemed Chase was on his way out of Castleford when they last week confirmed he had entered into talks with his old NRL club St George Illawarra.
LONDON - IOC president Jacques Rogge has defended the international cycling union's anti-doping efforts and says it would be wrong to kick the sport out of the Olympics in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal. Rogge called the evidence against Armstrong "shocking" but said it will ultimately be a "good thing" that helps clean up the sport.