Angola on Saturday announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores in what was described as the southern African country's worst football tragedy.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA's best player award for the fourth time, after Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016.
A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing an estimated 75 people while six survived, including several players, officials said Tuesday.
Denmark fought off a three-pronged attack to win golf's World Cup at Kingston Heath on Sunday.
Another late goal for Besiktas, another heartbreaking draw for Benfica.
Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under mountains of debt and tonnes of cement.
Resuming a day after play was suspended by rain, Bekim Balaj scored in the 89th minute Tuesday to give Albania a 2-1 win over Macedonia in a World Cup qualifying match.
A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games.
US Olympic authorities have apologized to Brazil after two US swimmers were allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.
Brazilian police pulled two US Olympic swimmers off a US-bound plane in a row over their claim of having been victims of an armed mugging, officials said Wednesday.
Patrick Hickey, the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, temporarily stood down from all Olympic roles after his arrest over illegal ticket sales.
France is headed back to a familiar place — the women's basketball semifinals.
Michael Phelps claimed his 23rd gold medal. Puerto Rico won its first ever. And Jamaica got its first gold of the Rio Games with an emphatic win in the marquee Olympic sprinting event.
Serena Williams' hopes of a fifth Olympic gold medal were crushed by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Tuesday as the battle for the women's title in Rio was blown wide open.
The first Olympic rugby gold medal in 92 years has gone to a group of Australian women that includes a mechanic, an elite former sprinter and a 21-year-old newcomer who has traveled around Rio de Janeiro carrying an inflatable kangaroo.