• Russia doping 'state-dictated with secret service backing'

    Russia's FSB secret service backed doping cover-ups by anti-doping laboratories in Moscow and Sochi, an independent report reveals.

  • Stakes high as Russia doping report released

    The report to be released Monday into allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia has already sparked rumblings it could trigger the "nuclear option" of a full ban of Russia from the Rio Olympics.

  • Pele records song for Olympics

    Brazilian legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as 'Pele', on Wednesday wrote on his Twitter account that he has composed and recorded a song, titled 'Esperanca' (Hope), for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pele getting married for third time

    Brazil football legend Pele is getting married Tuesday for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki.

  • Football great Pele marrying for third time at 75

    Brazil football legend Pele is all set to get married for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki.

  • Wild cards for Sagor, Tumpa

    Bangladesh received two more wild cards for the Rio Olympic Games as the number of confirmed participation for the country increased to four.

  • 'Brazil welcomes the world to Rio'

    Michel Temer, the interim president of Brazil, has welcomed people of the world to Brazil to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August-September.

  • Neymar signs 5-year Barca deal

    Neymar will stay with Barcelona after signing a five-year contract, the club have announced.

  • Body parts wash ashore next to Rio Olympic venue

    Parts of a mutilated body wash up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, just meters (yards) from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics.

  • Neymar, Costa in for Olympics

    Strikers Neymar and Douglas Costa head a young Brazil Olympic football squad looking to bounce back from humiliation in the Copa America Centenario.

  • Hulk arrives in China

    Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk arrives in Shanghai on Wednesday to complete his potential move to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

  • Alves reveals his Juve goal

    Brazil international Dani Alves says that his ultimate goal is to win the Champions League with his new Serie A club Juventus.

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    Alves arrives in Turin

    Brazil international Dani Alves has arrived in Turin ahead of a medical with Juventus on Monday, the Italian Serie A champions announce on Twitter.

  • Golfer pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

    South African Branden Grace joins a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus.

  • The female jaguar Juma escaped its handlers after the Olympic torch relay ceremony in Rio

    Brazil ‘Olympic’ jaguar shot dead

    A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army said.

  • New Brazil coach Tite focused on WC qualification

    New Brazil coach Tite says his immediate priority is ensuring the five-time champions qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

  • 'Tite is reliable'

    Brazil's legendary former striker Pele hails new national coach Tite as a "reliable" pair of hands for the demoralized national team.

  • ‘Brazil's soccer woes stem from my absence’

    Brazil's failure to claim an Olympic soccer gold medal, the one major tournament they have never won, is all because Pele never played in the competition, the soccer great jokes on Thursday.

  • Top swimmer tested positive

    World record holder Etiene Medeiros, one of Olympic hosts' Brazil's top hopes of a medal at the Rio Games, has tested positive for a banned substance.

  • Tite to be new Brazil boss

    Corinthians manager Tite has accepted an offer to coach Brazil, the club's president said on Wednesday.

  • Dunga sacked after Brazil's Copa debacle

    Brazil sack national coach Dunga after their humiliating group-stage elimination from the Copa America Centenario

  • Barca agree to settle tax fraud

    Barcelona agree to pay a fine of 5.5 million euros to the Spanish authorities to settle a tax fraud case over the transfer of Brazil international Neymar in 2013.

  • Brazil crash out

    The Copa America Centenario erupts into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sends Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru -- and out of the tournament.

  • Brazil knocked out of Copa after Peru upset

    Substitute Raul Riudiaz's hotly disputed goal earned Peru a shock 1-0 win over Brazil in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, the defeat knocking the five-times world champions out the Copa America at the group stage.

  • Germany battling injuries

    Missing inspirational World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, Germany begin Euro 2016 against Ukraine on Sunday with major doubts over whether they can reach the heights of Brazil two years ago.

  • 'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

    Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

  • Pele memorabilia nets $5 million

    The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world football icon Pele ends in London with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4million ($5million, 4.4million euros).

  • Maradona, Pele end feud

    Diego Maradona hails his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair are reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

  • Brazil crush Haiti

    Philippe Coutinho strikes a spectacular hat-trick and Renato Augusto scores twice as Brazil crush Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl.

  • Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

    Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford decides to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.