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Greece handed over the Olympic flame to the Brazilian authorities during a ceremony in Athens. The Olympic torch will arrive in Brazil next week and...

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The Olympic torch for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro has been lit in southern Greece. Actress Katerina Lehou performing the role of high...

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NBA teams will be allowed to sell advertising space on their playing shirts for the first time starting from the 2017-2018 season. The teams could...

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Kobe Bryant has retired from the sport after a career spanning two decades with a stunning final performance. The NBA star scored 60 points to...

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Celebrity ambassadors have always been a great way for brands to appeal to larger audiences or enhance their image, but in the social media...

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UEFA offices have been searched by Swiss police. It follows the naming of ex-secretary general Gianni Infantino - now president of world soccer’s governing body...

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Tiger Woods will not take part in next week's Masters because of a back injury. The 80th edition of the Masters Tournament will be held...

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Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff has died of cancer at the age of 68. Johan Cruyff, who made his name as a forward with Ajax...

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Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore has resigned after his controversial comments about women's tennis. Raymond Moore, 69, said the women's game "rides on the coat-tails"...

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Maria Sharapova’s sponsors have moved quickly to distance themselves from the tennis champion after she admitted failing a drug test. Nike has suspended its relationship...

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Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open in January. The 28-year-old former world No 1 tested positive for meldonium,...

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South Africa’s Constitutional Court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius’ appeal against his conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Following this ruling, Oscar Pistorius will be...

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Gianni Infantino has been elected as the ninth president of world soccer's governing body FIFA. The UEFA secretary general polled 115 votes, 27 more than...

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FIFA’s appeals committee has upheld all soccer-related activity bans on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. However, the suspensions have been reduced from eight to six...

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Russian soccer player Dmitri Tarasov taunted Turkish fans by pulling off his shirt to reveal a picture of President Vladimir Putin after a match...

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Manny Pacquiao has sparked controversy for calling gays "worse than animals" in a recent TV interview. The boxer’s comments drew ire from gay Filipino celebrities...

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Russia's anti-doping ex-chief Nikita Kamaev has died, the RUSADA agency says. Nikita Kamaev's death comes two months after he resigned his post following a doping...

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The Denver Broncos have won Super Bowl 50 after beating the Carolina Panthers with 24-10 in Santa Clara. The Carolina Panthers were heavy favorites, having...

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Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray to win his sixth Australian Open title. The world No 1 won 6-1 7-5 7-6 (7-3) to claim his sixth...

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Angelique Kerber stunned world No 1 Serena Williams in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old has...

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Adidas has announced it is to terminate the IAAF -the International Association of Athletics Federations - sponsorship deal four years early. The sportswear giant is...

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Former NFL player Lawrence Phillips, whose career was cut short by disciplinary problems, has been found dead inside his California prison cell. Officials believe Lawrence...

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Oscar Pistorius on January 11 made a last-ditch attempt with South Africa's top court to overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend...

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Michel Platini has announced he will not stand in the FIFA presidential election in February. The 60-year-old suspended UEFA president, along with FIFA president Sepp...

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Former El Salvador soccer player Alfredo Pacheco has been shot dead in the city of Santa Ana, 47 miles west of the capital San...