From senior citizens enlisted as match-day mascots in a Spanish La Liga football match to two tennis players, pushing 40, hoping to shake up the Australian Open, it was a weekend when age proved no barrier to sporting dreams. - Spanish giants Atletico Madrid provided a new twist to the match day ritual of lining up youngsters to greet players before kick-off by calling upon their oldest members to perform the task instead ahead of the 1-0 win over Real Betis. - France's Stephane Peterhansel defied his 51 years to win a 13th Dakar Rally title, describing his latest triumph as the sweetest following an epic battle with Peugeot teammate Sebastien Loeb.
Jan 16 (Gracenote) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, January 16 Malaga 0 Real Sociedad 2 Inigo Martinez 50, Juanmi 62
AS Roma manager Luciano Spalletti believes that both Chelsea attacking midfielder Charly Musonda and West Ham United's Sofiane Feghouli could be of real use to the Giallorossi as they seek to maintain the pressure on reigning champions Juventus. Radja Nainggolan struck the only goal of the game at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday (15 January) as Roma defied a penalty miss from Edin Dzeko to seal their sixth victory in seven Serie A matches thanks largely to the impressive goalkeeping exploits of Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny. Spalletti is now searching for reinforcements to help Roma finally end that dominant run of five successive Turin titles to earn their third Scudetto overall and a first since a memorable Fabio Capello side containing the likes of Cafu, Walter Samuel, Francesco Totti, Vincenzo Montella and Gabriel Batistuta pipped the Bianconeri by a margin of two points back in 2000-01.