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World's richest turf contest hikes prize money

Sydney - The world's richest turf race will boost its prize money to Aus$13 million (US$10 million), organisers said in a cheeky full-page newspaper ad placed on the day of its rival Melbourne Cup.

Arturo Vidal, the humble road to football stardom in Chile

Santiago - In one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Santiago, Yvo and his friends lace up their boots and throw on their Rodelindo Roman club jerseys in the hope of emulating the path to stardom of Chile's Arturo Vidal.

Pope reminds Cup final stars of duties to young

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday received a group of footballers from Juventus and Lazio on the eve of their Italian Cup final clash.

Radical left set to decide Catalan independence vote

Barcelona - A radical left-wing group in Catalonia was preparing Saturday to act as kingmaker in an election that nationalists hope will set the region on the road to independence from Spain.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Lewandowski's 100th goal puts Dortmund in final

Berlin - Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg.

Arsenal-Wigan FA Cup semi-final into extra-time

London - Arsenal forced extra-time in their FA Cup semi-final with holders Wigan after coming from behind to leave the match all square at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes at Wembley on Saturday.

Chinese Ming dynasty cup sells for record amount

A tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming dynasty, has fetched $36 million at an auction in Hong Kong. The high price has set a new record.

Rennes stun Lille to reach French Cup semis

Paris - Rennes shrugged off their Ligue 1 struggles to reach the French Cup semi-finals on Thursday with a 2-0 win over high-flying Lille.Polish international Kamil Grosicki and Romain Alessandrini scored the goals that gave Rennes a last-four clash against se...

Adidas and Nike battle for soccer supremacy in World Cup year

With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina. ...

Sailing-Belcher to skipper Australian America's Cup challenge

Olympic sailing champion Mathew Belcher has been named skipper of America's Cup challenger Team Australia.

Magic moments help City sink Sunderland in League Cup final

Two moments of magic inside two second-half minutes helped Manchester City avoid a second successive Wembley meltdown on Sunday as they landed the season's first silverware with a 3-1 victory over Sunder...

Arsenal, Everton and Sheffield United light up FA Cup

Arsenal exacted revenge against Liverpool on Sunday, Everton kept a dream alive for their manager and Sheffield United caused a dramatic old-fashioned upset as they all reached the FA Cup quarter-finals. ...

Martinez on course for double as Everton sink Swansea

Roberto Martinez stayed on course to become the first manager to win the FA Cup in successive seasons with different teams when Everton beat Swansea City 3-1 at Goodison Park on Sunday to reach the quarte...

City find scoring touch to beat Chelsea in FA Cup

Manchester City rediscovered their swagger to beat Chelsea 2-0 and move into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with Manuel Pellegrini winning the battle of tactical wits against Jose Mourinho.

Manchester City bid to keep 'quadruple' alive

London - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his players they will need to be more motivated against Bournemouth in the FA Cup than they would be against their Premier League rivals.

PSG suffer Cup shock, Falcao hurt in Monaco win

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Montpellier in the round of 32 of the French Cup on Wednesday, while an injury to star striker Radamel Falcao overshadowed Monaco's win against minnows Chasselay.

Cup immediately alerts you to presence of date rape drugs Special

"Date rape" drugs have been around for at least a couple of decades, but new products in development may make it easier for people to protect themselves.

Video: Spanish fans celebrate Spain's win in Euro 2012

The Spanish team thrashed Italy 4-0 and naturally the crowds went wild. While cheers could be heard all over Spain, fireworks lit the skies in Kiev to mark the end of Euro 2012.

NHL: Canucks beat Sharks in double-OT to advance to Cup Final

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in double-overtime, clinching the best of seven series in five games and advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994.

Op-Ed: Africa hosts World Cup amidst devastating poverty

The hosting of a World Cup in a continent whose people have suffered – and continue to endure – indescribable privations in the modern era may come to be regarded as one of the great postmodern illusions.

VP Biden visits Egypt, Kenya, South Africa on way to World Cup

Joe Biden, on his way to the World Cup has made a stop in Egypt to discuss world concerns about Iran's nuclear program. Next stop will be in Kenya then on South Africa for the Opening Ceremonies and to watch the US Men's National Soccer teams first match.

Athena's Cup collects bras for breast cancer, Guinness Record Special

Woonsocket - Organizers of the Athena's Cup launched a national campaign to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness in their attempt to collect 169,000 donated bra's they will use to set a Guinness record for the world's longest chain of attached bras.

UK Soccer: Chelsea lift FA Cup

London - Chelsea made it an English domestic double this afternoon winning the FA cup for the second year in a row thanks to a Didier Drogba free kick.

Europa League Soccer: Fulham lose out to Atletico Madrid

Fulham went down by 2 goal to 1 in the Europa League final after with former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan sealing the defeat.

UK Soccer FA Cup: Villains defeat Royals

Reading - Aston Villa qualified for the semi-finals of the Fa Cup in emphatic style after coming back from a 2-0 defecate to beat Reading 4-2.

UK Soccer FA Cup: Royals hope to upset

Underdogs Reading take on premiership opposition in the quarter final of the FA Cup. The other clashes feature all premiership teams but favourites Chelsea are set to have key players missing

UK Soccer FA Cup: Royals take Baggies to extra time thriller

The FA cup fifth round replies brought some shock results with Reading heading into the quarter-finals for the first time in more than a quarter of a century.

UK Soccer: FA Cup fifth round preview

A look towards the weekend's FA Cup fifth round ties, which include eight championship teams lining up to battle for a quarter final place.
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