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‘Sense of urgency’ on Rio Olympics

Wrapping up their latest visit, IOC officials say there is not a moment to lose if the 2016 Rio Olympics are to go off smoothly.

The most bizarre sporting moments of 2011

From the malign to the ridiculous, the madcap to the simply weird -- there was no shortage of offbeat moments in world sport this year.

Brazil welcomes world to World Cup draw

The eyes of the footballing world were focused on Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the preliminary draw for the 20th World Cup.

European adventure almost over for Spurs, Inter

Tottenham Hotspur managed to come back from the dead right at the start of their Champions League adventure last August.

United, Barcelona close in on last four

Wayne Rooney scored as Manchester United beat Chelsea 1-0 in a Champions League first-leg quarterfinal clash on Wednesday night.

Crouch stuns Milan, Raul haunts Valencia

Tottenham shocked seven-times European champions AC Milan 1-0 at the San Siro on Tuesday with Peter Crouch firing the only goal on the night.

England edge Danes, France beat Brazil

England overcame a stuttering start to edge out Denmark 2-1 in Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Spurs and United net top spots

Not satisfied with reaching the last 16 of the Champions League in their debut season, Tottenham Hotspur wrapped up top spot in Group A.

Euro 2012: England struggle while tempers flare in Italy

Tuesday's Euro qualifiers brought drama on and off the pitch on a night on which Italy's match against Serbia was postponed owing to crowd trouble.

Mercurial Messi adds Fifa award to Ballon d’Or trophy

Lionel Messi on Monday added Fifa's World Player of the Year award to his prestigious Ballon D'Or accolade.

Barca, Liverpool facing tough times in Europe

It's possible that Barcelona will become the first winners since the 1993 introduction of the Champions League format not to survive the group stages.

Desperate Liverpool look for European boost

Liverpool must recover from a bizarre 'beachball' loss at Sunderland, as they face French giants Lyon in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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