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Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 1st Twenty20

Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 1st Twenty20 Tue, 04 Apr, 2017

Kusal Perera hit 77 runs off 53 deliveries to propel Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday.
Angola probes football stampede that killed 17

Angola probes football stampede that killed 17 Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

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 wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

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.
75 killed as plane carrying Brazilian club football team crashes in Colombia

75 killed as plane carrying Brazilian club football team crashes in Colombia Tue, 29 Nov, 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 wins golf's World Cup Sun, 27 Nov, 2016

Denmark fought off a three-pronged attack to win golf's World Cup at Kingston Heath on Sunday.

Besiktas stuns Benfica in 3-3 draw in Champions League Wed, 23 Nov, 2016

 Another late goal for Besiktas, another heartbreaking draw for Benfica.
New mayor kills off Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics

New mayor kills off Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics Wed, 21 Sep, 2016

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.

Albania beats Macedonia 2-1 in resumed Group G qualifier Tue, 06 Sep, 2016

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.
Rainy Rio wraps up challenging Games on upbeat tropical note

Rainy Rio wraps up challenging Games on upbeat tropical note Mon, 22 Aug, 2016

 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.
Two US swimmers leave Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging

Two US swimmers leave Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging Fri, 19 Aug, 2016

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.
Brazil police pull two US Olympic swimmers from airplane

Brazil police pull two US Olympic swimmers from airplane Thu, 18 Aug, 2016

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.
Europe Olympic boss 'temporarily' quits roles amid ticket scandal

Europe Olympic boss 'temporarily' quits roles amid ticket scandal Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

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 beats Canada 68-63, reaches women's basketball semis Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

France is headed back to a familiar place — the women's basketball semifinals.
Michael Phelps wins 23rd gold with US win in 4x100 relay

Michael Phelps wins 23rd gold with US win in 4x100 relay Sun, 14 Aug, 2016

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's five-gold dream ends in Rio

Serena's five-gold dream ends in Rio Wed, 10 Aug, 2016

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.
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