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Rio judge ends Olympic golf course impasse

A Rio de Janeiro judge has rejected a request by public prosecutors to suspend an environmental permit for work on the 2016 Olympic golf course.

English FA charges Wigan chairman for racist comments

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has been charged by the Football Association (FA) over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people in an interview.

Feyenoord beat defending champions Sevilla

Feyenoord defeated defending champions Sevilla 2-0 to advance to the round of 32 of the Europa League at the Stadion Feijenoord here.

Ligue 1 club Bastia appoint Printant for the season

Bastia have appointed Ghislain Printant as the head coach until the end of the season, the Ligue 1 club has announced.

Arsenal’s Wilshere out for three months

English club Arsenal has confirmed that their midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for three months because of an ankle surgery.

Pele in intensive care, but showing ’improvement’

Pele was transferred to an intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital Thursday after a urinary tract infection spread to his kidneys.

Basel coach proud of team despite losing to Madrid

Basel coach Paulo Sousa felt proud of his team and fans despite losing 0-1 at home to Spanish giant Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Zenit keep hope alive with vital away win over Benfica

Russian Premier League front-runners Zenit St. Petersburg gave themselves a realistic chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League...

Dortmund coach Klopp disappointed at loss to Arsenal

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp was disappointed after his team lost 0-2 to Arsenal in the Champions League at the Emirates Stadium here.

Mandzukic’s hat-trick fires Atletico Madrid to pre-quarters

Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, thanks to a 4-0 win at home against Olympiacos at the Vicente Calderon Stadium here.

AS Monaco stun Leverkusen 1-0 in Champions League

AS Monaco needed just one shot on target to beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in an UEFA Champions League Group C match.

Atletico Mineiro clinch their first Copa do Brasil title

Atletico Mineiro clinched their first Copa do Brasil title by defeating local rivals Cruziero 3-0 on aggregate in the two-legged final.

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes is dead

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the head by a cricket ball died in hospital, authorities said Thursday.

15 wins in a row great achievement: Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has called Real Madrid’s 15th straight victory "a great achievement" and said he expected Basel to advance in the Champions League.

Simmons hopes Hughes makes full recovery

Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons said he hopes Australia’s Phil Hughes makes a full recovery from the head injury sustained Tuesday during a domestic first class fixture.

Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 in UEFA Champions League

English club Chelsea have entered the round of the last sixteen of the UEFA Champions League with a 5-0 rout of German club Schalke in a Group G match.

Court orders Maradona to pay for slander victim’s legal fees

Famed Argentine ex-footballer Diego Maradona must pay the legal expenses of Shanghai Shenhua team coach Sergio Batista for alleging he took bribes from national players, an Argentine court has ruled.

Former Chelsea manager Grant to coach Ghana

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant will officially sign a contract to become the new Ghana coach, the country’s football federation (GFA) said Wednesday.

Champions League standings

Following are the Champions League Group A-D standings ahead of Wednesday’s fifth round of matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according...

Hughes ’critically injured, in ICU’: Australian team doctor

Australian team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed Tuesday that batsman Phillip Hughes sustained a severe head injury while batting for South Australia in a domestic first-class match here and "is in a critical condition".

China’s swimming body backs Sun Yang

The Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) Tuesday said that it believed tainted swimmer Sun Yang is innocent although he failed a dope test in May and was consequently banned for three months.

Golfer Randhawa looks for Indonesia Open title

Veteran golfer Jyoti Randhawa will aim to eclipse the young stars at the Indonesia Open next week.

Kaliningrad may lose hosting right for 2018 World Cup in Russia

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko Monday said the city of Kaliningrad could lose the right to host 2018 FIFA World Cup matches unless it resolves a dispute over the site of its stadium.

Coach Ancelotti negotiating with Real Madrid for extension

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has disclosed that he is already negotiating a contract extension with the club.

Ten-man Almeria grab point against Granada

Nigerian midfielder Ramon Azeez was sent off for a second bookable offence as ten-man Almeria held on for a goalless draw against hosts Granada in a Spanish La Liga match.

Southampton draw 1-1 against Aston Villa

Defender Nathaniel Clyne struck home in the 81st minute to help Southampton draw 1-1 against Aston Villa in the English Premier League.

French striker Giroud to miss remaining European matches

Olivier Giroud will miss both of Arsenal’s remaining UEFA Champions League group matches after the club kept him out of the squad, acting on medical reports that suggested he would be unavailable until January.

Pele readmitted to hospital

Brazilian football legend Pele has been admitted to a hospital for the second time in less than two weeks.

CTL

Pune Marathas beat Hyderabad Aces to enter CTL final

Pune Marathas entered the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), beating Hyderabad Aces 25-24 in a tense South Zone contest here Monday.

Keishin, 13, not just a schoolboy at World Snooker

For Hisataka Kamihashi it was two hours of unbearable tension as he squirmed about in his chair, then got up for a walkabout before returning to his seat in the stands overlooking Table 6 at the IBSF World Snooker Championships here Monday.

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