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RugbyU: Schmidt wants Ireland to 'stay alive' against France - 02/24/2017

Dublin, Ireland | AFP |by Pirate IRWIN - Coach Joe Schmidt says Ireland must beat France at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of winning the Six Nations.   Both...

Football: Planes, trains and automobiles for Napoli exodus to Madrid - 02/13/2017

Milan, Italy | AFP | Desperate Napoli fans have signed up as official Real Madrid supporters in a bid to attend a Champions League clash that will see an estimated 10,000 Napolitans descend on the...

Biathlon: Russia's Glazyrina banned from doping-hit worlds - 02/11/2017

Hochfilzen, Austria | AFP |  Russia's Ekaterina Glazyrina was suspended on suspicion of doping before taking part at the doping-troubled biathlon world championships, the sport's ruling body...

Football: Hamsik chases Maradona record as Real date looms - 02/06/2017

Rome, Italy | AFP | Marek Hamsik says he remains in awe of Argentina legend Diego Maradona but the Slovakia midfielder won't hold back as the former Napoli hero's 115-goal club record comes into...

Olympics: Syrian refugees dream of selfies with Phelps - 08/10/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Alastair Himmer- A year ago, Syrian swimmer Rami Anis floated across the Mediterranean in a dinghy as part of a wave of refugees risking the perilous journey to flee war. Now...

Olympics: Syrian refugee Mardini hails 'amazing' Olympic experience - 08/07/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Yusra Mardini, the teenager who braved a Mediterranean crossing in a leaky dinghy fleeing war-torn Syria, won her 100m butterfly heat in Rio Saturday to launch an "amazing"...

Olympics: Gisele, samba as Rio gets Games party started - 08/06/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Rob Woollard- The Rio Games launched with a flamboyant spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Friday as a doom-laden Olympic build-up gave way to an energetic...

Palestinians plan satellite TV sports channel: founder - 02/14/2016

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES- A new Palestinian satellite sports channel is to carry out a pilot transmission on Wednesday, with plans to start regular broadcasts in the summer, one of its...

Olympics: Beijing clinches historic 2022 Winter Games vote - 07/31/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, Tim Witcher- Beijing on Friday narrowly won a historic International Olympic Committee vote for the 2022 Winter Games that secured its place in sporting history. The Chinese...

Olympics: Old Cold War foes make it dark day for USA boxers - 08/02/2012

LONDON, Pirate Irwin- The lights went out on the United States' bright start to the boxing at the Olympics on Wednesday as all three fighters lost to opponents from old Cold War foes Russia and Cuba....
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