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Mikkelsen leads Rally Australia after ‘perfect day’


Defending champion Andreas Mikkelsen was the early leader of the season-ending Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour on Friday after winning five of the opening eight stages.

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 Man City striker Jo fires Corinthians to Brazil Serie A title

Former Manchester City striker Jo scored twice as Corinthians secured their seventh Brazilian Serie A title on Wednesday by defeating Fluminense 3-1.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 16:05:18

Peru reach first World Cup in 36 years

Peru earned a berth in their first World Cup finals since 1982 by completing a 2-0 aggregate victory over New Zealand in their intercontinental playoff on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 16:03:02

UKAD closes Sky probe

A 14-month investigation by United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) into allegations of wrongdoing at British Cycling and Team Sky has ended, with no charges being brought against either organization.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/15 22:58:40

France named 2023 host

France has won the right to stage the 2023 World Cup, it was announced Wednesday, despite finishing behind rival bidders South Africa in an evaluation report.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/15 22:58:40

Arrested UCLA players leave China for US after Trump intervention

The three American college basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting are back home in Los Angeles after US President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 22:58:40

Federer among last 4 at ATP Finals

Roger Federer held young pretender Alexander Zverev at bay in a gripping contest on Tuesday to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and stay on course for a seventh end-of-season crown.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 22:53:40

Wilmots steps down

Belgian coach Marc Wilmots parted ways with Cote d'Ivoire on Wednesday after failing to help the West African country to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/15 22:43:40

Drogba to retire in 2018

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will retire from the sport following the conclusion of the next United Soccer League (USL) season in November 2018.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/15 22:43:39

Ventura defends record despite Italy flop

Gian Piero Ventura defended “one of the best records in 40 years” on Wednesday as he refused to resign as Italy coach despite failing to lead the four-time champions to the World Cup finals.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 22:38:40

Jedinak fires Australia into World Cup

Captain Mile Jedinak fired a second-half hat trick as Australia swept into next year's World Cup finals in Russia with a 3-1 aggregate playoff victory over Honduras in Sydney on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 22:38:40