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World Cup: Japan beats Australia to qualify for Russia 2018

With one ferocious sweep of his right foot, Yusuke Ideguchi booked Japan’s place at the World Cup in Russia next year. Cutting in from the left, the 21-year-old curled a rasping shot into the top corner to

Has Neymar’s record-breaking deal changed football or is it a one-off?

Gone are the days when footballers were sold for a bagful of kit, as was the price of former Liverpool star John Barnes when he joined English side Watford in 1981. Football transfers are now, more often

Judo star Sumiya Dorjsuren sends Mongolia into meltdown

Mongolia’s newest hero pounded her chest and jumped for joy. It had been an agonizing contest — with over eight minutes of golden score, two times longer than a regulation match — between two of the world’s

Unbeatable Teddy Riner wins ninth consecutive world title

Imagine you’ve reigned supreme in a sport for approaching a decade, winning 128 successive matches on the way to securing a record eight world titles. What could there possibly be left to achieve? In the case of

Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix to overtake Sebastian Vettel atop Drivers’ Championship

The Italian fans’ seven-year wait for a Ferrari victory at Monza continues, after Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the sun to take the overall championship lead from Sebastian Vettel. With the conditions a far cry from