Mar 22, 2013 00:01 EDT
With just over a year to go until the World Cup, some of Europe's leading nations are hoping to take a major step towards sealing their places in the finals in Brazil in a busy week of qualifying.
Mar 21, 2013 13:35 EDT
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has given a strong indication that the Barcelona duo of Victor Valdes and David Villa will start the World Cup qualifier with Finland on Friday.
Mar 21, 2013 08:37 EDT
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has dismissed as "childish" Jose Mourinho's claims that there were irregularities in FIFA's World Coach of the Year vote.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Italian athletics great Pietro Mennea, the gold medal winner in the 200m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics who held the world record in the event for 17 years, has died.
Mar 21, 2013 03:38 EDT
While his sweat-drenched charges lock limbs in the open-air ring, kitted out in nothing more than a loin cloth, Raj Singh shudders as he contemplates how their Olympic dream could be shattered.
Mar 20, 2013 13:38 EDT
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said he would have preferred manager Jose Mourinho to laud his own side's efforts rather than those of Manchester United after Madrid eliminated the English side from the Champions League.
Mar 20, 2013 13:33 EDT
Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is targeting six points from two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France over the next six days to help secure the world champions place in Brazil next year.
Mar 19, 2013 17:50 EDT
Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea believes his move from Atletico Madrid to Premier League giants Manchester United has helped him evolve into both a better man and a better player.
Mar 19, 2013 16:21 EDT
Spain midfielder Xavi is in a race against time to be fit for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France, as he attempts to recover from a thigh injury, the Spanish federation announced on Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 13:27 EDT
Spanish central defender Sergio Ramos was a proud man on Tuesday as he prepared to win his 100th cap for his country in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Finland.
Mar 19, 2013 13:26 EDT
International patent filings increased by 6.6 percent in 2012 from the previous year, with China, Japan and South Korea posting double-digit growth, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) said Tuesday.
Mar 18, 2013 17:28 EDT
Eight European Union countries exceeded the bloc's air pollution limits in 2011, down from 12 the previous year, the European Environment Agency said in a report published on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 12:46 EDT
Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy will miss France's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain on March 22 and 26 with a left thigh injury, the French Football Federation said Monday, with Rod Fanni deputising.
Mar 17, 2013 03:53 EDT
Finland's Kimi Raikkonen driving a Lotus won the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.
Mar 16, 2013 14:57 EDT
Huge cotton prints drape the entrance of Marimekko's factory in Helsinki, instantly recognisable as the bold, iconic designs that took the fashion world by storm in the 1960s and remain the lifeblood of the Finnish brand today.
Mar 16, 2013 12:31 EDT
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on an ongoing knee problem, club doctors confirmed on Saturday.
Mar 15, 2013 23:12 EDT
Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia has said his side can expect to bear the brunt of Bayern Munich's Champions League defeat to Arsenal when they take on the runaway Bundesliga leaders on Saturday.
Mar 15, 2013 12:00 EDT
Thai Chapchai Nirat and China's Liang Wenchong shot rounds of 66 on Friday to lead the Avantha Masters at the halfway stage but European Tour great Colin Montgomerie failed to make the cut.
Mar 15, 2013 07:14 EDT
Spain manager Vicente del Bosque on Friday left Carles Puyol and Fernando Torres out of his 24-man squad for the World Cup qualifying matches against Finland and France later this month.
Mar 14, 2013 17:51 EDT
A Finnish microbrewery will replicate beer discovered in a nearly 200-year-old shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010, it said Thursday.
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