• Brazil go top of South American group

    Brazil go to the top of the South American World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Venezuela in a match played in torrential rain and halted for almost half an hour when the floodlights failed in Merida.

  • Neymar dazzles as Brazil thrash Bolivia

    Neymar scores one goal and sets up two more as Brazil turn on the style with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

  • Neymar fraud case reopened

    Barcelona superstar Neymar's troubles with the Spanish authorities continue as a fraud case against the player and his father is reopened following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors

  • Rio Paralympics stages final show

    Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

  • Brazil back in top five, Spain slip

    Brazil have climbed back into the top five of the FIFA World Ranking, as Argentina and Belgium stayed top of the table.

  • Lochte gets 10-month suspension

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal

  • False Neymar arrested

    Brazilian police arrest a man who allegedly posed as Neymar as part of a shocking extortion plot.

  • Jesus sparkles as Brazil down Ecuador

    Two goals from teenage prodigy Gabriel Jesus fire Brazil to their first ever qualifying victory in Ecuador to reignite the South American giants' 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

  • Ronaldinho pays tribute to paralympians

    Brazil football great Ronaldinho has shown his musical talents by unveiling a music video that pays tribute to the world's Paralympic athletes.

  • Brazil, Argentina start afresh

    Injury-hit Argentina resume their bid for a berth at the 2018 World Cup on Thursday as Brazil head into the latest round of South American qualifiers.

  • Neymar's Barca return postponed

    Neymar will make his return to Barcelona following the September international break.

  • Groundbreaking games for women in Rio

    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo -- Rio proves a groundbreaking Games for women.

  • Record sixth gold for Felix

    Allyson Felix clinches a record sixth career Olympic gold as the United States win the 4x400m relay for a sixth straight Games.

  • Mighty Mo seals distance double

    Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m as American runner Matt Centrowitz scores an upset win to claim gold in the 1,500m.

  • Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first gold

    Brazil superstar Neymar strikes the winning penalty as the hosts claim a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

  • Rio Olympics: Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

    Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi wins the Olympic pole vault and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.

  • Brazil face Germany with scars of 7-1

    Even though Rogeiro Micale, the coach of Brazil's Olympic football team played down talks of revenge, revenge is expected to

  • 'Mammoth' leads Brazil

    Alison "The Mammoth" Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt spark wild scenes at a rain-soaked Copacabana stadium as they power to men's beach volleyball gold.

  • Lochte, USOC say sorry

    US gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for his behaviour at the Olympics.

  • Rio Olympics: Ramos, Chen disqualified for doping

    Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi are disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • US swimmers fought with security guard

    Reports emerge that the US Olympic swimmers claiming to have been mugged in Rio in fact got into a fight with an armed gas station security guard.

  • Rio Olympics: Yuan wins men's 3m springboard

    Cao Yuan shakes off the pressure of being the only Chinese diver left in the field -- a rarity in Olympic finals -- to deliver China's fifth diving gold medal.

  • Rio Olympics: Drouin joins Canadian greats with high jump gold

    Canada's Derek Drouin overcomes a quality field to add the Olympic high jump crown to his world title after a cliff-hanger of a final in Rio.

  • Former FIFA president no more

    Joao Havelange, Brazil's corruption-tainted former FIFA president who helped bring the Olympic Games to Rio, has died at the age of 100.

  • Brazil going after gold

    The only major silverware missing from Brazil's glittering cabinet is an Olympic gold. The five-time world champions came

  • Jebet strikes gold for Bahrain

    Kenyan-born Ruth Jebet produces an astonishing piece of front running to win Bahrain's first Olympic gold when she claims the women's 3000m steeplechase.

  • Rio Olympics: Brazil women want Maracana magic

    Already buoyed by the pursuit of landing a first gold medal in the sport for football-mad Brazil, the hosts' women will be inspired by the rare chance to play at the iconic Maracana in their Olympics semi-final with Sweden on Tuesday.

  • Neymar takes Brazil into semis

    Neymar led Brazil into the semi-finals of the Olympics with his first goal of the competition to edge the third of a trilogy of grudge matches with Colombia in three years 2-0.

  • Here's why medalists don't get flowers at Rio 2016 Olympics

    Olympic medalists are traditionally presented flower bouquets as they are awarded up gold, silver or bronze medals on a podium. But this is not happening in the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

  • Brazil make quarters

    Hosts Brazil finally launch their campaign for Olympic gold as sought after starlet Gabriel Barbosa strikes twice to defeat Denmark 4-0.