Compiled from wire reports
Champions League final 16 gets three
•?Nine-time winner Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain qualified Wednesday for the round of 16 in the Champions League. Juventus kept alive its chances of reaching the knockout stage.
Madrid needed only a draw at home with Galatasaray to clinch the top spot in Group B. The Spanish power won 4-1 behind goals from Gareth Bale, Alvaro Arbeloa, Angel Di Maria and Isco.
Juventus won for the first time in the Champions League season and took second place in the same group with a 3-1 victory over Copenhagen. A draw at Galatasaray on Dec. 10 will be enough for the Italian champions to advance.
United qualified from Group A with a 5-0 romp at Bayer Leverkusen. PSG advanced from Group C by beating Olympiakos 2-1.
• Part of the stadium in Sao Paulo that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent concerns Brazil won’t be ready for soccer’s signature tournament.
• Nilton Santos, twice a World Cup winner for Brazil and one of soccer’s great left backs, died Wednesday of a lung infection in a Rio de Janeiro hospital. He was 88. Santos played with Pele on teams that won the World Cup in 1958 and 1962.
Braun says he feels remorse over actions
• Milwaukee Brewers star?Ryan Braun ended his silence, speaking to the media in Milwaukee for the first time since accepting a season-ending, 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug agreement. Braun was taking part in a holiday food drive at Miller Park and said he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions.
• The Texas Rangers received outfielder Rafael Ortega on a waiver claim from the Colorado Rockies. Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin.
Ex-rugby player gets TKO against Mosley
• Former rugby league player Anthony Mundine scored a sixth-round technical knockout over Shane Mosley in a WBA international super welterweight title fight in Sydney, the first time the American has been stopped inside the distance. Mosley, a 42-year-old with a record of 47-9-1, decided to retire before the seventh round due to back spasms.
• Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin will miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his leg in an overtime loss to Boston on Monday. Martin, 32, has two goals and nine assists in 23 games and leads the Penguins in ice time.
•?UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck agreed to a new three-year contract that will take him through the 2016 season. The Rebels (6-5) are bowl eligible this season for the first time since 2000.
• Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman received a three-year contract extension that will keep him in charge of the Ducks through the 2019-20 season.
• The Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a $25.5 million, six-year deal.
— From wire reports