SYDNEY - Ben Barba will be a Bronco in 2014, with Canterbury releasing the unsettled Dally M winner from the final two years of his NRL contract on compassionate grounds. Weeks of negotiations reached a conclusion on Wednesday with Barba signing a three-year deal with Brisbane, with the Broncos agreeing to an undisclosed compensation figure with the Bulldogs.
Hunt for duo
COPENHAGEN - The hunt is on for a couple of amorous Danish fans pictured having sex on the soccer pitch where their team had just played out a tedious 0-0 draw. A photograph of the daring pair, who remain unidentified, has gone viral on the internet.
NEW YORK - Samantha Stosur has crashed out of the US Open with a shock three-set first-round loss to lowly ranked American qualifier Victoria Duval. The 2011 champion gave up a one-set lead to lose 5-7 6-4 6-4 to the 17-year-old world No.296 at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.
BERLIN - European champions Bayern Munich dropped their first points of the Bundesliga season in a 1-1 draw at Freiburg on Tuesday ahead of their Super Cup clash with Chelsea. Bayern were on course to maintain their perfect start to the season after three league wins until they leaked a late equaliser and also suffered an injury blow when midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger came off with an ankle problem.