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  • FIFA, France Football merge world player awards

    World football's two most prestigious player of the year awards will merge into a single title called the FIFA Ballon d'Or from next year.

  • All eyes on Tiger at Irish golf celebrity pro-am

    Tiger Woods will be headlining an Irish charity tournament this week, though it could be his last with his No. 1 ranking.

  • SBY searches for soccer coach for Indonesian team

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says he spent some time abroad last week helping search for professional soccer coach to train Indonesian players.

  • Tour de France 2nd stage under way

    Riders have set off for the second stage of the Tour de France, a day after multiple crashes marred the ride through the Netherlands and Belgium.

  • Beckenbauer: Culture mix key to German success

    Germany's blend of players from different cultures has put it on course for a fourth World Cup title, according to former Germany great Franz Beckenbauer.

  • Despite early scares, Europe back on top

    Europe is back on top at the World Cup and could be about to meet an 80-year-old challenge - winning the title on another continent.

  • Armstrong avoids crashes at Tour de France

    Lance Armstrong was happy for his last Tour de France to continue injury free after several other high-profile riders went down on a first stage marred by crashes Sunday.

  • Nadal back on top at Wimbledon

    Queen Elizabeth II had the right idea coming to Wimbledon during the first week.

  • Netherlands, Uruguay seek cover for lineup gaps

    The Netherlands and Uruguay must fill injury and suspension gaps in their lineups for Tuesday's World Cup semifinal.

  • Surprise package Uruguay on brink of WCup final

    The last country to qualify for the World Cup, Uruguay is now hoping to be the last to leave.

  • Del Bosque: Torres may not start versus Germany

    Fernando Torres has failed to score in any of Spain's five World Cup matches, and coach Vicente del Bosque is considering dropping the struggling striker for Wednesday's semifinal against Germany.

  • Dunga fired as Brazil coach

    Brazil coach Dunga and all of his technical staff have been dismissed after the side's quarterfinal exit from the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) announced on Sunday.

  • Uruguay's Lugano fighting to be fit for semifinal

    Uruguay captain Diego Lugano is struggling to be fit for his country's World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands.

  • Jorge Lorenzo wins Catalan GP

    Jorge Lorenzo won the Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the world championship standings.

  • Off track

    Carmelo Morales of Spain falls after crashing his Pons Kalex motorcycle during the Moto2 race during the Catalunya Grand Prix at the racetrack of Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday

  • Tour de France 1st stage under way

    Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara is wearing the leader's yellow jersey as the riders in the Tour de France set off for the first stage, through Belgian and Dutch lowlands.

  • Klose and Messi highlight conflicting fortunes

    One player celebrated the Germany-Argentina World Cup quarterfinal with a somersault of sheer joy and another cried his eyes out. Few would have predicted which was which before the tournament.

  • Paraguay's Cardozo inconsolable over penalty miss

    Paraguay forward Oscar Cardozo crumpled to the ground in tears at the final whistle, his missed penalty in his country's first World Cup quarterfinal had enabled Spain to advance after scoring a late goal.

  • Casillas gives Reina credit for penalty save

    Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has credited his backup Pepe Reina for the penalty save that enabled their team to beat Paraguay 1-0 and qualify for its first World Cup semifinal.

  • Germany rout Argentina to reach WCup semifinals

    Germany had an easier than expected 4-0 win over Argentina on Saturday, reaching the World Cup semifinals and sending both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona home.