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  • Real Madrid sign Porto full-back Da …

    Real Madrid sign Porto full-back Da …

    European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from Porto on a six-year deal. "Real Madrid and Porto have … More »

    AFP News - 9 hours ago
  • First Rio Games tickets go on sale

    First Rio Games tickets go on sale

    One missing element was tickets for football matches due to be held in Sao Paulo amid a dispute with Corinthians football club, owners of the Corinthians Arena, … More »

    AFP News - 11 hours ago
  • Farah kicks off athletics season in …

    Farah kicks off athletics season in …

    British double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will open his Diamond League campaign in Doha on May 15, organisers said Tuesday. Farah will compete in the 3000 … More »

    AFP News - 20 hours ago
  • Grant Hackett's swimming comeback …

    Grant Hackett's swimming comeback …

    Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett takes another step in his comeback following a troubled spell in retirement at the Australian swimming championships starting … More »

    AFP News - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 10:24 AM PHT
  • FA confirms no British teams at 2016 …

    FA confirms no British teams at 2016 …

    England's Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that plans to enter British men's and women's football teams at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have … More »

    AFP News - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 8:44 AM PHT
  • No British teams at Rio Games -- BB …

    No British teams at Rio Games -- BB …

    There will be no repeat of the united British football teams from the 2012 Olympics at next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro after the English Football Association … More »

    AFP News - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 6:47 AM PHT
  • Wiggins to tackle Three Days of De  …

    Wiggins to tackle Three Days of De  …

    Britain's world and Olympic timetrial champion Bradley Wiggins will ride for Team Sky at the Three Days of De Panne race this week. Wiggins is building up for a … More »

    AFP News - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 1:06 AM PHT
  • India's women athletes box, shoot, …

    India's women athletes box, shoot, …

    For India's female badminton champion Saina Nehwal, newly crowned world number one, it's been a tough climb to the top in a patriarchal country that has long … More »

    AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 1:55 PM PHT
  • Fiji beat New Zealand to win Hong Kong …

    Fiji beat New Zealand to win Hong Kong …

    Fiji won the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on Sunday, tearing through defending champions New Zealand 33-19 in a powerful display. With the backing of a roaring Hong Kong … More »

    AFP News - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 1:39 AM PHT
  • Coaches no one wants to face finally …

    Coaches no one wants to face finally …

    On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker … More »

    Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 4:48 PM PHT
  • Brazil rugby sevens under pressure as …

    Brazil rugby sevens under pressure as …

    They are the only rugby sevens team to have secured a place at the Summer Olympics in Rio next year -- but host team Brazil face monumental hurdles to hold their … More »

    AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 10:44 AM PHT
  • Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take gold at …

    Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take gold at …

    European figure skating champion Javier Fernandez became the first Spanish man to win the world singles title Saturday, as Russian teenager Elizaveta Tuktamysheva … More »

    AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 12:35 AM PHT
  • US medal drought continues at figure …

    US medal drought continues at figure …

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The medal drought for American singles skaters at the figure skating world championships grew even longer after a couple of near-misses on Saturday. … More »

    Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 12:25 AM PHT
  • Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take golds at …

    Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take golds at …

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Javier Fernandez is used to breaking barriers as a figure skater from Spain, a country without a long winter sports tradition. … More »

    Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 12:13 AM PHT
  • New Zealand, Fiji make quarterfinals …

    New Zealand, Fiji make quarterfinals …

    HONG KONG (AP) — New Zealand and Fiji struggled to stamp their authority before booking their berths in the quarterfinals at the Hong Kong Sevens on Saturday. … More »

    Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 8:23 PM PHT
  • Canada shock as Olympic runner Barnaby …

    Canada shock as Olympic runner Barnaby …

    Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby died after drowning in a swimming accident during a training camp in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, a statement … More »

    AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:06 AM PHT
  • Airbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics …

    Airbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share startup Airbnb inked a deal to be the official "alternative … More »

    Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:35 AM PHT
  • Chinese NGO considering legal action …

    Chinese NGO considering legal action …

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently … More »

    Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:03 AM PHT
  • Ryder Cup director: Italy 2022 bid has …

    Ryder Cup director: Italy 2022 bid has …

    ROME (AP) — Italy's bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup will require overhauling some holes on the Marco Simone club outside Rome. … More »

    Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 3:41 AM PHT
  • Airbnb inks Rio Games rooms link

    Airbnb inks Rio Games rooms link

    Organizers of next year's Rio Olympics and online accommodation provider Airbnb on Friday signed a partnership agreement to provide thousands of fans with a place … More »

    AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 1:36 AM PHT

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