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Super Bowl rakes in half a billion dollars in ads

New York - Advertisers splurged more than half a billion dollars during the Super Bowl, smashing previous records for an event that is routinely one of the most-watched things on US television.

Premier league soccer club targeted in 100 million BEC scam Special

News has broken that an unnamed premier league football (soccer) club in the U.K. has been targeted in a £100 million ($130 million) BEC scam, based on emails intended to defraud the club of money.

Korean football club get record fine over sex dolls in stands

Seoul - South Korea's FC Seoul were fined a record 100 million won ($81,000) for using sex dolls to fill seats at a match held behind closed doors, with K-League officials saying the football club had "deeply humiliated women fans".

Maduro welcomes Maradona to Caracas ahead of forum

Caracas - Former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona met Tuesday in Caracas with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who thanked the icon for his "unconditional support," as the leader was set to begin three days of meetings at the leftist Sao Paulo Forum.

UEFA Exclusive Sales Agent and AlphaWallet introduce NFT Ticket Special

At next year’s UEFA Euro 2020 Tournament part of ticketing services for VIP ticket holders will utilize blockchain technology developed by AlphaWallet, a tokenisation technology company. Victor Zhang explains more.

Review: ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ translates well to the musical stage Special

Toronto - Sports fans don’t often like show tunes, and musical fans aren’t usually jock types. But “Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical”, which made its North American debut in Toronto on Tuesday, takes a stab at bringing the two camps together.

Weight gain by college football players leads to heart problems

A research team have bene examining if college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems. The indications are that college footballers face increased blood pressure, arterial stiffening, and thickening of the heart wall.

Saudi fans delight in West Bank game, shrug off geopolitics

Apo - Saudi football fans are delighted about their national team's historic match Tuesday against their Palestinian "brothers" in the occupied West Bank, but dismiss suggestions it marks a gradual normalisation of ties between the kingdom and Israel.

Meet Janet Duch: President of the New York Guardians of XFL Special

Janet Duch is the President of the New York Guardians of the XFL, which is one of their eight inaugural teams. She chatted with Digital Journal about her new role and her future plans with the XFL.

Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Nairobi - Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Football fans brave Venezuela's match-night terrors

Caracas - As dusk creeps into the streets, Caracas becomes a ghost town. But something is moving tonight in the shadow of the football stadium.Fans float in small groups along the sidewalks.

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

Melbourne - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a harrowing two months in Thai detention, as his supporters called for an investigation into why he was arrested in the first place.

Refugee footballer held in Thailand spared extradition to Bahrain

Bangkok - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf state's request, a prosecutor said Monday, ending a two-month detention ordeal that stirred global outcry.

Woman owner of Israel's top football club joins new far-right party

Jerusalem - The owner of Israel's top football club Hapoel Beersheba announced Thursday she was joining a new far-right party ahead of an April 9 general election.

Review: Jon Dorenbos delivers spell-binding magic on 'AGT: The Champions' Special

Former Philadelphia Eagles football player and magician Jon Dorenbos performed on "America's Got Talent: The Champions."

Review: Adam Lambert and James Corden rock on 'The Show's Ending Now' Special

Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert appeared on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" for a special collaboration with host James Corden.

Bahraini held in Thailand a 'test' for FIFA: ex-Aussie captain

Bangkok - Former Australia football captain Craig Foster said on Friday a Bahraini refugee player held in Thailand is a 'test' for FIFA, as rights groups try to duplicate the asylum success story of a Saudi woman who avoided deportation from the country.

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team

Kabul - Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday.

Leicester City footballers in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai

Bangkok - Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

Thai elite mourn Leicester City owner Vichai at elaborate funeral

Bangkok - The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha began at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday evening, as members of Thailand's business and political elite came in mourning garb to pay tribute to the ...

Italian football legends take on refugee team in match for solidarity

Rome - Former Lazio and AS Roma football stars clinched a 4-1 victory over a team of young migrants on Saturday in a match to raise public awareness of the plight of refugees in Italy.

The strange case of Mexico’s ‘artificial earthquake’

When Mexico celebrated its World Cup victory over Germany, the enthusiasm was so massive that it registered on seismographic equipment in Mexico.

Rome goes crazy over miracle comeback against Barca

Rome - Car horns blaring, flags waving, fans singing in the streets and wild cheers pouring from every household, the Italian capital came alive Tuesday night as Roma knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League after a miracle comeback.

'Footquakes': Messi really does make the Earth tremble

Vienna - It's a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal, the Earth moves and the ground shakes.Don't believe it? Ask Jordi Diaz, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona.

Review: ‘Early Man’ has fun with one of the world’s oldest sports Special

‘Early Man’ is a hilarious, prehistoric adventure that dates the “early man united” back to the Bronze Age in a movie that will tickle football fans.

War amputee footballers tackle, shoot, score in rebel-held Syria

Idlib - At the referee's whistle, the young forward leans on his crutches and punts the football with his only leg, kicking off a match between war amputees in Syria's battered northwest.

Vaccine could protect football players from concussion

To coincide with the Superbowl, a science-meets-sport news story has been announced. United Neuroscience, a spinout of vaccine-maker United Bioscience, has reported that it is developing a drug designed to inoculate the brain against CTE.

S.African football president denies raping ex-MP

Johanesburg - South Africa's football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault.

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...
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