FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to "take a risk'' and stand for election against him next year.
Spain midfielder Xavi, one of the most decorated footballers of all time who defined the nation's spectacularly successful 'tiki-taka' possession-based playing style, has retired from internationals at the age of 34.
Roger Federer launched his North American hard court campaign and bid for an 80th career title in impressive style blowing past Canadian Peter Polansky 6-2 6-0 and into the third round of the Rogers Cup.
The inaugural $1 million ATP Israel Open that had been scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv next month has been cancelled because of the conflict in the Gaza Strip.
A German court has halted a bribery trial against Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for his paying a $100 million fee, under the terms of a settlement struck agreed by prosecutors and the chief executive of Formula One.
The 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her gold medal after a positive doping test.
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