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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.
IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics

IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics Sun, 24 Jul, 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation with their sports federations, it said on Sunday.
Soccer-Portugal win Euro 2016 thanks to Eder's extra-time goal

Soccer-Portugal win Euro 2016 thanks to Eder's extra-time goal Sun, 10 Jul, 2016

Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday as they secured their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.
France, Turkey win in Olympic basketball qualifying tourney

France, Turkey win in Olympic basketball qualifying tourney Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

France rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat New Zealand 66-59 on Thursday, moving two victories from a spot in the Olympic basketball tournament.
Surprise as Pistorius jailed for six years over girlfriend's murder

Surprise as Pistorius jailed for six years over girlfriend's murder Wed, 06 Jul, 2016

South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, less than half the 15 year minimum term sought by prosecutors.
Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, likely to avoid prison

Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, likely to avoid prison Wed, 06 Jul, 2016

- Barcelona star Lionel Messi will appeal and vowed to clear his name after a court in Spain on Wednesday sentenced him and his father to 21 months in jail for tax fraud, the player's lawyers said.
Iceland beats England 2-1 in shock of Euro 2016

Iceland beats England 2-1 in shock of Euro 2016 Mon, 27 Jun, 2016

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament.
Chile wins Copa; Messi misses, says he's quitting Argentina

Chile wins Copa; Messi misses, says he's quitting Argentina Mon, 27 Jun, 2016

Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with both hands.
Germany beats Slovakia 3-0 to make Euro 2016 quarterfinals

Germany beats Slovakia 3-0 to make Euro 2016 quarterfinals Sun, 26 Jun, 2016

Germany produced its best performance yet at the European Championship to book a place in the quarterfinals with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Slovakia on Sunday.
Poland beats Switzerland on penalties to reach quarterfinals

Poland beats Switzerland on penalties to reach quarterfinals Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

Poland qualified for the quarterfinals of the European Championship for the first time after it converted all its penalties to beat Switzerland 5-4 in a shootout.
Scots grind out 21-16 win over tenacious Japan

Scots grind out 21-16 win over tenacious Japan Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

Captain Greig Laidlaw sparked a late turnaround as Scotland toiled to beat Japan 21-16 on Saturday, ending their two-test tour of the Far East with a second win.
Czech Republic salvages 2-2 draw with Croatia

Czech Republic salvages 2-2 draw with Croatia Sat, 18 Jun, 2016

The Czech Republic salvaged a 2-2 draw with Croatia at the European Championship on Friday in a game temporarily suspended when flares were thrown onto the pitch and Croatia fans fought among themselves.
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