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  • Referee red card overshadows Rooney goals in EPL

    Manchester United rode its luck as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the English Premier League on Saturday.

  • Suarez leads Barcelona to win, Bueno scores 4 for Rayo

    Barcelona's 3-1 win at Granada from goals by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi was overshadowed by little-known Alberto Bueno netting four goals in 16 minutes in Rayo Vallecano's victory on Saturday.

  • 2022 WC final no later than Dec. 18

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England.

  • Warriors keep NBA lead

    Golden State led from start to finish and won 113-89 at Toronto in Friday’s clash of divisional leaders, maintaining the overall NBA lead while sending the Raptors to a fourth-straight loss.

  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes

    The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.

  • Football: New bombing targets Cyprus referee

    A bomb exploded outside the home of a Cypriot referee on Friday, little more than a month after a similar attack prompted match officials to go on strike.

  • Sochi Olympics made $53 m profit: IOC

    The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than US$53 million, the International Olympic Committee disclosed Thursday.

  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

    The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.

  • Singapore’s Safuwan blazing trail for Southeast Asia in A-League

    Turning an apparent negative into a positive is all part of what wide-eyed Safuwan Baharudin sees as the ultimate soccer education at Melbourne City FC.

  • Australia, New Zealand tone down hype around WCup clash

    Australia and New Zealand players are trying to tone down the rhetoric around their impending clash at the Cricket World Cup, stressing that the hype around Saturday's game is attaching too much importance to a pool match.

  • Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

    Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.

  • Golden jump

    Sweden's Charlotte Kalla jumps in celebration at winning the women’s 10-kilometer competition at the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, on Tuesday. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)

  • Suarez scores 2, Barca beats City 2-1 in Champions League

    Luis Suarez finally emerged from Lionel Messi's shadow at Barcelona by scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the Champions League quarterfinals for an eighth straight year.

  • 24 countries to participate in President's Cup boxing tournament

    As many as 126 boxers from 24 countries will take part in the President's Cup open international tournament, which will be held in Palembang, South Sumatra, from April 19 to 25.

  • Hangin’

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook hangs from the basket in front of Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, following a dunk in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, the US, on Sunday. Oklahoma City won 119-94. (AP/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Popsivo emerges first round winner in Proliga

    The first round matches of the 2015 Pertamina Proliga volleyball championship were rounded off on Sunday in Malang, East Java, with Jakarta PGN Popsivo topping the women’s division.

  • Nani leads Sporting to 2-0 win over Gil Vicente in Portugal

    Nani scored one goal and set up another to lead Sporting Lisbon to a 2-0 win at home over Gil Vicente in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

  • Madrid extends lead in Spanish league, Liverpool wins

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema made sure Real Madrid increased its lead over Barcelona in the Spanish League on Sunday while Liverpool continued its revival in the Premier League.

  • Ronaldo scores to help Madrid win 2-0 at Elche, extend lead

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday, as the Spanish league leaders capitalized on Barcelona's stumble to increase their advantage to four points.

  • Negesse, Dibaba win as Ethiopians dominate Tokyo Marathon

    Endeshaw Negesse won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, leading an Ethiopian sweep of the men's and women's titles in the first event of the World Marathon Majors series.

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