Founded in 2009, Leipzig leads the Bundesliga by three points from Bayern Munich after a record 13-game unbeaten start including eight wins from its last eight games.
With a late equalizer by substitute Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 with Real Madrid to win Group F and set a scoring record of 21 goals in the group stage of the Champions League.
China's Supreme People's Court overturned an ruling by Beijing courts to favor Michael Jordan's trademark appeal against a Chinese firm that allegedly infringed upon the name right of the NBA icon.
Ten people were injured in fighting between supporters of Dynamo Kiev and Turkish team Besiktas around a Champions League game between the teams.
Two days before the release of a new report into Russian doping, the IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systematic cheating and cover-ups.
Jim McCafferty, who was involved in soccer in Scotland and Ireland from the 1980s, was arrested in Belfast after walking into a police station.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has suggested having 16 three-team groups if the World Cup expands to 48 countries.
Yokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Silvio Berlusconi's holding company and a group of Chinese investors have agreed on a three-month delay to complete the sale of AC Milan.
Referees will be allowed to get help from video replays at the Club World Cup in Japan in the first full live in-game trial of the technology that could transform soccer.