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Where it went wrong for the teams who missed out on the World Cup

Fans from 21 countries explain why they will be staying at home next summer. Holland were unlucky, Italy were mismanaged and Mongolia were a disasterBosnia and Herzegovina Five points out of a possible 18 from our games against Belgium, Greece and Cyprus proved fatal. Greeces late equaliser in Piraeus set

Olympic ban possible as doping body labels Russia still ‘non-compliant’

(CNN)Russia is a step closer to facing a possible ban of its athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) upheld its decision that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) remains non-compliant.The tweet read, "WADA Foundation Board approves the recommendation by the Independent Compliance

Billie Jean King: Be ahead of your time thats what you have to do

The tennis champions lifelong fight for equality and freedom is celebrated in a new film about the Battle of the Sexes. She talks about not being comfortable in her own skin until she was 51, and why millennials give her hopeIn 1955, when she was 12 years old, Battle of

Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at awards ceremony

The USA goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her moments before they went on stage together at the Ballon dOr awards ceremony in 2013The former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been accused by Hope Solo, the USA womens football team goalkeeper, of having sexually assaulted her

Soccer star Hope Solo says ex-FIFA chief grabbed her inappropriately

(CNN)US soccer star Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter grabbed her buttocks as they prepared to take the stage at an awards ceremony in 2013, the Portuguese newspaper Expresso reported."I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass," Solo said. "It was at the Ballon D'or one year, right

Premier League: biggest hits and misses from the summer transfer window

From a bargain triumph at Brighton to a costly success at Manchester City, and from a struggling 25m Leicester striker to an unseen defender at Southampton, we assess how last summers transfer business looks so farBest summer signings Pascal Gross (Ingolstadt to Brighton, 2.6m) The money Brighton paid to bring

American woman wins NYC Marathon for 1st time in 40 years

(CNN)It's been a long time running -- four decades to be exact -- since an American woman broke the finish line tape at the New York City Marathon, but Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan did just that on Sunday. City rises up for runnersShe called the moment "indescribable," according to

Burnley sink listless Southampton thanks to substitute Sam Vokes

Burnley went level on points with Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League after a gritty 1-0 win at SouthamptonIf this was to be Sean Dyches last game as Burnley manager, he leaves them hovering just outside the Champions League places and presumably with the best wishes of everyone. This

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