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  • Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan
    Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona AFP News - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan from Barcelona, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old … More »Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona

    Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan from Barcelona, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old former Arsenal midfielder, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, spent last season on loan at Upton Park, making 31 appearances …

  • Tokyo Olympic logo designer Kenjiro Sano explains his design during a press conference at the headquarters of Tokyo 2020 on August 5, 2015
    Tokyo Olympic committee to stop using scandal-hit logo: media AFP News - 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers will scrap the event's logo after it drew plagiarism claims, reports said Tuesday, the latest mishap after a costs furore forced plans … More »Tokyo Olympic committee to stop using scandal-hit logo: media

    Tokyo Olympic logo designer Kenjiro Sano explains his design during a press conference at the headquarters of Tokyo 2020 on August 5, 2015

    Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers will scrap the event's logo after it drew plagiarism claims, reports said Tuesday, the latest mishap after a costs furore forced plans for a new national stadium to be torn up. The decision, reported by public broadcaster NHK and other local media, caps an embarrassing month for Olympic …

  • All Black Colin Slade (L) is tackled by Australia's Nic White during the Bledisloe Cup rugby union match in Auckland on August 15, 2015
    All Blacks say Slade 'fine' after injury scare AFP News - 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    The All Blacks played down injury concerns over Colin Slade on Tuesday after the fly-half went down with a knee problem as training began in earnest for their World Cup … More »All Blacks say Slade 'fine' after injury scare

    All Black Colin Slade (L) is tackled by Australia's Nic White during the Bledisloe Cup rugby union match in Auckland on August 15, 2015

    The All Blacks played down injury concerns over Colin Slade on Tuesday after the fly-half went down with a knee problem as training began in earnest for their World Cup defence. Slade received medical attention after slipping over in Wellington, an incident which revived memories of New Zealand's injury woes at the last …

  • France's winger Scott Spedding warming up prior to the Six Nations international rugby union match against Wales at the Stade de France on February 28, 2015
    I am not the undisputed number one, says France fullback Spedding AFP News - 3 hours ago

    Scott Spedding may have started the last four matches for France but the South African-born fullback is not assuming he has won the battle to fill the role for the global … More »I am not the undisputed number one, says France fullback Spedding

    France's winger Scott Spedding warming up prior to the Six Nations international rugby union match against Wales at the Stade de France on February 28, 2015

    Scott Spedding may have started the last four matches for France but the South African-born fullback is not assuming he has won the battle to fill the role for the global showpiece. The 29-year-old -- who made his debut for his adopted country last November after living in France for seven years -- has grounds to be cautious …

  • Umpire Nigel Llong (2nd L) breaks up a heated exchange between India's Ishant Sharma (R) and Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne (L) during the fourth day of their third and final Test in Colombo on August 31, 2015
    Four charged for misconduct in Sri Lanka Test AFP News - 3 hours ago

    Three Sri Lankan players and one Indian have been charged for misconduct during the ongoing third Test, with details to be revealed after the match, the International … More »Four charged for misconduct in Sri Lanka Test

    Umpire Nigel Llong (2nd L) breaks up a heated exchange between India's Ishant Sharma (R) and Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne (L) during the fourth day of their third and final Test in Colombo on August 31, 2015

    Three Sri Lankan players and one Indian have been charged for misconduct during the ongoing third Test, with details to be revealed after the match, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. India's fast bowler Ishant Sharma and the Sri Lankan trio of Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne were …

  • The construction site of the Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro
    Paralympics will thrive in dramatic Rio backdrop: IPC chief AFP News - 5 hours ago

    With just over a year to go before the Rio Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven told AFP he is confident the 2016 Games will … More »Paralympics will thrive in dramatic Rio backdrop: IPC chief

    The construction site of the Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro

    With just over a year to go before the Rio Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven told AFP he is confident the 2016 Games will be a record-breaking success. The Paralympics will run from September 7 to 16 next year, just after the Olympics in the Brazilian city, and Craven believes …

  • England's Adil Rashid (L), Eoin Morgan (2nd L) and Moeen Ali (R) congratulate Ben Stokes (2nd R) during his three-wicket, last over during the T20 International match against Australia in Cardiff on August 31, 2015
    England T20 captain Morgan glad to justify Fraser's faith AFP News - 6 hours ago

    England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan thanked his county boss Angus Fraser after marking his return to cricket with a fine 74 in his side's five-run win over Australia … More »England T20 captain Morgan glad to justify Fraser's faith

    England's Adil Rashid (L), Eoin Morgan (2nd L) and Moeen Ali (R) congratulate Ben Stokes (2nd R) during his three-wicket, last over during the T20 International match against Australia in Cardiff on August 31, 2015

    England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan thanked his county boss Angus Fraser after marking his return to cricket with a fine 74 in his side's five-run win over Australia in Cardiff. Morgan had been struggling for runs at domestic level earlier in the season, averaging 26 in Twenty20, 10.16 in first-class cricket and just …

  • Serena Williams serves to Vitalia Diatchenko during their US Open match in New York on August 31, 2015
    Serena, Djokovic roll but Nishikori out at US Open AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second … More »Serena, Djokovic roll but Nishikori out at US Open

    Serena Williams serves to Vitalia Diatchenko during their US Open match in New York on August 31, 2015

    Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the US Open. The world number one was a 6-0, 2-0 winner after only 30 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Diatchenko retired with a left foot …

  • Australia's Sekope Kepu runs in a successful try against the New Zealand All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup Test match as part of the Rugby Championship in Sydney on August 8, 2015
    Wallaby win gives rest of world hope of downing All Blacks AFP News - 6 hours ago

    That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community. Fortunately for fans … More »Wallaby win gives rest of world hope of downing All Blacks

    Australia's Sekope Kepu runs in a successful try against the New Zealand All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup Test match as part of the Rugby Championship in Sydney on August 8, 2015

    That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community. Fortunately for fans of other teams, history is against New Zealand. No side have ever won successive World Cups, while the All Blacks have yet to lift the Webb Ellis trophy …

  • Serena Williams teturns to Vitalia Diatchenko during their US Open match on August 31, 2015 in New York
    Serena credits Graf influence for mental focus AFP News - 7 hours ago

    Three-time defending champion Serena Williams, chasing tennis milestones set by Steffi Graf, credited the retired German star with inspiring her mental discipline after … More »Serena credits Graf influence for mental focus

    Serena Williams teturns to Vitalia Diatchenko during their US Open match on August 31, 2015 in New York

    Three-time defending champion Serena Williams, chasing tennis milestones set by Steffi Graf, credited the retired German star with inspiring her mental discipline after reaching the second round of the US Open. World number one Williams needed only 30 minutes to advance 6-0, 2-0 over 86th-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko at Arthur …

  • England captain Alastair Cook celebrates on the field after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval cricket on August 23, 2015
    England cricket captain Cook in search of opening partner AFP News - 7 hours ago

    It is Test cricket's equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship. Since former skipper and first-wicket colleague … More »England cricket captain Cook in search of opening partner

    England captain Alastair Cook celebrates on the field after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval cricket on August 23, 2015

    It is Test cricket's equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship. Since former skipper and first-wicket colleague Andrew Strauss retired in 2012, left-hander Cook has had six partners at the top of the order. This season saw Adam Lyth join a list that includes Nick …

  • Frustrated at missing out on several of his top targets, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been left with an unbalanced group heavy on midfielders, but short on quality support for star striker Wayne Rooney
    Manchester United hamstrung by transfer chaos AFP News - 8 hours ago

    With less than 24 hours until the transfer window slams shut, Manchester United once again find themselves playing the unwanted role of the panicked Christmas shopper … More »Manchester United hamstrung by transfer chaos

    Frustrated at missing out on several of his top targets, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been left with an unbalanced group heavy on midfielders, but short on quality support for star striker Wayne Rooney

    With less than 24 hours until the transfer window slams shut, Manchester United once again find themselves playing the unwanted role of the panicked Christmas shopper who realises he's left it too late to buy the presents he wanted. Despite splashing out £150 million ($230 million) on new signings during his first season …

  • Goalkeeper David de Gea hasn't featured in any of United's six games so far this season with manager Louis van Gaal claiming he wasn't focused at the English giants due to Real Madrid's interest
    De Gea move to Real Madrid mired in confusion: reports AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed transfer to Real Madrid appeared to be scuppered as the move was not listed in the transfers registered by the Spanish … More »De Gea move to Real Madrid mired in confusion: reports

    Goalkeeper David de Gea hasn't featured in any of United's six games so far this season with manager Louis van Gaal claiming he wasn't focused at the English giants due to Real Madrid's interest

    Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed transfer to Real Madrid appeared to be scuppered as the move was not listed in the transfers registered by the Spanish Professional League. Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga with a deal that would see the Spanish giants pay up to 30 million …

  • World number one Serena Williams of the US, pictured on August 27, 2015, is targeting Steffi Graf's Open Era record 22 career Grand Slam singles crowns
    Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Two people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as … More »Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target

    World number one Serena Williams of the US, pictured on August 27, 2015, is targeting Steffi Graf's Open Era record 22 career Grand Slam singles crowns

    Two people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as she aims for a calendar Grand Slam. "If it doesn't happen here, it will happen next year at Australian Open or Roland Garros. Serena has many opportunities …

  • Japan's Kei Nishikori returns to France's Benoit Paire during their US Open men's singles match in New York on August 31, 2015
    Djokovic cruises, Nishikori crashes at US Open AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic cruised into the second round of the US Open on Monday while Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out after his runner-up effort last … More »Djokovic cruises, Nishikori crashes at US Open

    Japan's Kei Nishikori returns to France's Benoit Paire during their US Open men's singles match in New York on August 31, 2015

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic cruised into the second round of the US Open on Monday while Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out after his runner-up effort last year. "I'm just hoping I can continue to play this way and if I can, I feel I have a really good chance against anybody." Djokovic's highest-ranked possible …