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  • Sepp Blatter opponents considering joining forces

    The three challengers bidding to oust Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA have discussed joining forces against the 79-year-old Swiss incumbent.

  • Palestinians refuse to drop FIFA suspension bid

    The Palestinian Football Association will not drop its bid to have its Israeli counterpart suspended from FIFA, the organisation's chief said Wednesday after talks with the head of world football's governing body.

  • Mercedes hand Hamilton new three-year deal

    Mercedes announced on Wednesday that reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year contract extension, ending speculation about his future with the German Formula One team.

  • Football: Qatar World Cup "on schedule" despite controversies

    The controversies surrounding Qatar's hosting of the football 2022 World Cup may continue unabated but so too do the country's preparations for the tournament itself.

  • Football: Van Gaal steals show at Man Utd awards

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was the talk of social media in Britain on Wednesday after an eccentric turn at the club's end-of-season awards ceremony at Old Trafford.

  • Juve focus on Cup final, not Barca: Marchisio

    Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists the Turin giants are firmly focused on ending their 20-year wait to lift the Italian Cup as their Champions League final date with Barcelona looms.

  • Barca stalwart Xavi heading to Qatar - father

    Barcelona's captain Xavi Hernandez will leave the club he has served since boyhood for Qatari side Al Sadd at the end of this season, his father said on Tuesday.

  • Israel slams Palestinian bid to oust it from FIFA

    Israel Football Association chief Rotem Kamer said Tuesday that a Palestinian attempt to oust it from world football governing body FIFA was "cynical" and counter to the spirit of sport.

  • Sterling agent tempers Liverpool exit reports

    The agent of Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling said on Tuesday that media reports his client will ask to leave the club have been "blown somewhat out of proportion".

  • Berlusconi signals the end for Milan coach Inzaghi

    Silvio Berlusconi has effectively confirmed that AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi will be sacked at the end of what has been a bitterly disappointing season, Italian media reported on Tuesday.

  • Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

    Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.

  • WPP India XI through to final, TKCC promoted to Division-1

    WPP India XI rose to the occasion in style when they outplayed Jakarta Barbarians by 104 runs in the final Division-1 elimination of the Apple Coal Jakarta Cricket League 2014-15, thus qualifying for the Grand Final.

  • Mexican soccer club fined after fans rush field

    A Mexican soccer team has been fined nearly $18,000 (268,470 pesos) after some fans ran onto the field during a league game.

  • Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa

    Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa on Monday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

    Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa on Monday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Japan plans to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday

  • McIlroy finishes at 21 under, wins Wells Fargo Championship

    Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday.

  • Roma back in 2nd after 2-1 win over Udinese in Serie A

    Roma came from behind to beat Udinese 2-1 on Sunday and leapfrog city rival Lazio in the battle for second spot in Serie A.

  • Canada routs defending champ Russia 6-1 to win hockey worlds

    Sidney Crosby led Canada to its first hockey world championship title since 2007 Sunday with a goal and an assist in a dominant 6-1 victory over defending champion Russia in the final.

  • Barcelona wins Spanish title, Man United looking at 4th

    Barcelona clinched its 23rd Spanish league title on Sunday thanks to — who else — Lionel Messi.

  • Boca kicked out of South America tournament over fan attack

    Boca Juniors was kicked out of the remainder of this year's Copa Libertadores competition Saturday night as punishment for its fans spraying a caustic substance on an opposing team in a tournament game.

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