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Shipwreck hunter urges UK to urgently recover Sala's plane

Shipwreck hunter urges UK to urgently recover Sala's plane

The investigator who found the wreckage of a plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel called on the authorities Tuesday to urgently recover the unidentified body inside.

About one-third of Americans expected to watch football's Super Bowl

About one-third of Americans expected to watch football's Super Bowl

Millions of Americans are expected to tune in Sunday for the championship game in American football, the Super Bowl, which is one of the most-watched programmes of the year.

International football transfers exceed 7 billion dollars in 2018

International football transfers exceed 7 billion dollars in 2018

International football transfers topped 7 billion dollars for the first time in 2018, with English clubs recording the biggest negative balance of more than 1 billion dollars.

Penalty controversy as Japan stun Iran in Asian semis

Penalty controversy as Japan stun Iran in Asian semis

Japan benefited from a controversial penalty as they sent favourites Iran crashing 3-0 in the Asian Cup semi-finals to move within one win of a record-extending fifth title on Monday.

Family launch private search for missing footballer Sala

Family launch private search for missing footballer Sala

Relatives of missing Premier League player Emiliano Sala on Saturday began a private search for his plane, which disappeared over the Channel, after local police called off their own rescue mission.

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud in a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghanaian police on Thursday opened an investigation after an undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football was shot dead.

VAR positive for La Liga, says referees committee

VAR positive for La Liga, says referees committee

VAR has had a positive impact in its first season in La Liga despite recent criticism, the Spanish Football Federation's referees committee insisted on Tuesday.

Qatar thrash North Korea to move into Asian Cup knock-outs

Qatar thrash North Korea to move into Asian Cup knock-outs

A four-goal haul from Almoez Ali inspired Qatar to a 6-0 thrashing of North Korea in Al Ain on Sunday to seal their place in the Asian Cup knock-out rounds with a game to spare.

Qatar open campaign with 2-0 victory over Lebanon

Qatar open campaign with 2-0 victory over Lebanon

Qatar showed patience and maturity to pick up a 2-0 win over a determined and well-organised Lebanon at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium as Felix Sanchez’s side notched up an opening victory in Group E ...

Vietnam beat Malaysia at home to claim Suzuki Cup

Vietnam beat Malaysia at home to claim Suzuki Cup

An early goal by Nguyen Anh Duc proved decisive as Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 at My Dinh National Stadium on Saturday to lift the AFF Suzuki Cup for the second time.

Injured Neymar to miss PSG's midweek Strasbourg clash

Injured Neymar to miss PSG's midweek Strasbourg clash

Paris Saint-Germain will be without the injured Neymar as they look to continue their unbeaten record in Ligue 1 this season on Wednesday's trip to Strasbourg.