SOCCER:Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 90th minute as host Real Madrid came back for a 3-2 victory over Manchester City in a Champions League opener in which all five goals came over the last 25 minutes.
Lukas Podolski and Gervinho scored as Arsenal came back from a goal down to win 2-1 at Montpellier in France in their Champions League opener.
AUTO RACING: NASCAR reinstated A.J. Allmendinger, saying the driver had successfully completed its rehabilitation program after testing positive for a banned substance.
Allmendinger was suspended two months ago after failing a random drug test in June and his backup "B" urine sample later tested positive. NASCAR has not revealed the substance, but he has said he tested positive for Adderall, a prescription drug typically used to treat attention-deficit disorder. He does not have an ADD diagnosis and said he took it a couple of days before the June 30 race at Kentucky Speedway because he was tired.
SWIMMING: USA Swimming is denying any agreement with former national coach Mark Schubert to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct by other coaches.
The organization issued a statement one day after a wrongful-termination lawsuit against Schubert claimed he hired a private investigator to take photos of another prominent coach, Sean Hutchison, engaged in improper sexual activities while working with an elite training program in Fullerton, Calif.
According to the suit, Schubert was paid $625,000 by USA Swimming not to go public with the information.
The governing body denies the claim made in the lawsuit filed by Dia Rianda against Schubert.
SKATING: Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring, U.S. teammate Jessica Smith, and seven other speedskaters signed a statement claiming abuse allegations against their coach are "baseless" and a "false attack on his character."
Gehring and Smith said they don't believe allegations leveled against short-track coach Jae Su Chun or assistant Jun Hyung Yeo. The charges were leveled recently by more than a dozen other athletes in complaints to the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Speedskating.
NOTEWORTHY: Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner filed for bankruptcy. Court records show the wrestler owes creditors nearly $3 million on a household income of $37,392.
Gardner disputes much of that debt, saying he is a victim of investment fraud, bankruptcy trustee David L. Miller said.
- Associated Press