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Real Madrid cruise into last 16


Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Stars staying at home

With Peru becoming the final team to qualify for next summer's World Cup thanks to overcoming New Zealand in the last playoff game, the 32 teams have been confirmed. While ...

Arrivederci

A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international soccer as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden.


Former USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sexual assault charges

Former USA. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty on Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault under the guise of medical treatment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:11:54

O’Gara to join Crusaders

Former Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara will leave the coaching staff at Racing 92 at the end of the year to join Kiwi powerhouses Crusaders, the French club said Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/22 22:48:40

IOC bans four Russians

Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympic Games after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the IOC said Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/22 22:48:40

Douglas apologizes and says team doctor abused her too

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas revealed Tuesday she was also abused by a former US team doctor as she issued a new statement responding to allegations that she "victim-shamed" teammate Aly Raisman.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 22:48:40

Jason Day urges Tiger Woods to go easy

Jason Day assured Tiger Woods on Wednesday that he's under "no pressure" ahead of his long-awaited comeback at an exclusive invitational tournament next week.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 22:48:39

A blank stare

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei hits a shot against China’s Tian Houwei during their men’s singles first-round match at the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament on Wednesday. Lee won 21-9, 21-7.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 22:48:39

Nigeria to pay bonus

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will pay players and officials a total of $2.4 million as a bonus for securing qualification for the World Cup in Russia, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/22 22:43:39

Yakubu hangs up boots

Former Portsmouth and Everton forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni, known as Yakubu, has retired from professional soccer on his 35th birthday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/22 22:38:41

Real Madrid cruise into last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 22:38:41

Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo, 48, diagnosed with prostate cancer

Sevilla's Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the club confirmed Wednesday, just hours after his side staged a remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 22:38:41