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Year-ender: For soccer, an era ends in 2014

Some legendary footballers chose to hang up their boots in 2014. Most of them, barring South Korea's Park Ji-sung, were born in the 1970s. Their retirement was seen as an end of a classic generation.

Soccer development set to score in new school curriculum

Soccer courses will be mandatory at an increasing number of schools, a move designed to achieve the country's goal of becoming a sporting power.

Anti-doping agency says no cover-up of Sun's ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang's short ban for doping in May was "appropriate", said a senior Chinese anti-doping official.

US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square

The US beat Cuba 9-4 in a wrestling exhibition in Times Square on Thursday night.

Olympic rings lightens Rio's night

The most iconic symbol of the Olympic Games is decorating the host city for the 2016 Games as Rio's City Hall installed giant Olympic Rings in Madureira Park in Rio De Janeiro on Wednesday.

Foes still wary of Nadal's French fluency

For the past 10 years Rafael Nadal has been virtually unbeatable at Roland Garros, but that could all change at this year's French Open as the Spaniard's woes continue on clay.

Enrique eyes new era of Barca glory

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes his side's 23rd La Liga title can be the launching pad for another prolonged period of success and a potential treble this season.

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Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Tearful goodbye from China's star huddler
Liu Xiang completes emotional farewell with tears
Colin Jackson's advice to Liu Xiang: Enjoy retirement