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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.
Australian women win 1st gold medal for Olympic rugby sevens

Australian women win 1st gold medal for Olympic rugby sevens Tue, 09 Aug, 2016

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.
Russia banned from Paralympics over doping

Russia banned from Paralympics over doping Sun, 07 Aug, 2016

Russia was kicked out of the Rio Paralympic Games on Sunday over "state-sponsored" doping revealed in an inquiry last month.
Rio's glittering opening launches Olympic Games

Rio's glittering opening launches Olympic Games Sat, 06 Aug, 2016

The Rio Olympics opening ceremony started with fireworks and laser lit choreography on Friday as Brazil sought to forget seven years of troubled preparations and the Olympic movement to temporarily put aside its doping crisis.
Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks

Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.

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