Organizers say 3 billion people watched Sochi Olympics opening

Organizers say 3 billion people watched Sochi Olympics opening

February 8, 2014 - 18:30 AMT  14:30 GMT
Another 40,000 watched the ceremony at the Fisht stadium in the Sochi Olympic Park, the organizers said in a statement.
Shakhtar Donetsk striker dies in car crash

Shakhtar Donetsk striker dies in car crash

February 8, 2014 - 18:05 AMT  14:05 GMT
“He was a talented footballer, an open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright,” the club said.
Winter Olympics opens with spectacular ceremony in Russia

Winter Olympics opens with spectacular ceremony in Russia

February 8, 2014 - 10:18 AMT  06:18 GMT
Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open.
Legendary Armenian swimmer's heroic feat to get film treatment

Legendary Armenian swimmer's heroic feat to get film treatment

February 7, 2014 - 17:16 AMT  13:16 GMT
"20 Lives" will chronicle the act of heroism of the swimmer who single-handedly saved 20 people out of a drowning bus.
Beckham outlines plans for Miami Major League Soccer franchise

Beckham outlines plans for Miami Major League Soccer franchise

February 5, 2014 - 20:55 AMT  16:55 GMT
"We will bring great players in. The fortunate thing about my career is players are already interested in coming to Miami," he said.
AGBU Hye Geen to hold Sports: Shaping a Nation conference

AGBU Hye Geen to hold Sports: Shaping a Nation conference

February 5, 2014 - 10:26 AMT  06:26 GMT
The topic for the event explores the role of sports in a culture’s search for a place in the Diaspora while staying connected to the homeland.
Former Spain coach Luis Aragones dies at 75

Former Spain coach Luis Aragones dies at 75

February 1, 2014 - 14:02 AMT  10:02 GMT
Aragones lifted a total of nine titles as a coach with Barca and Atletico, as well as his European Championship victory with Spain in 2008.
Schumacher in ‘stable’ condition, manager says

Schumacher in ‘stable’ condition, manager says

January 29, 2014 - 16:17 AMT  12:17 GMT
Surgeons have performed two operations to remove blood clots around Schumacher's brain. He is being kept asleep to reduce swelling.
Aronian secures 4th win at Tata Steel chess tournament

Aronian secures 4th win at Tata Steel chess tournament

January 27, 2014 - 15:10 AMT  11:10 GMT
Levon Aronian won the Tata Steel tournament with 8/11, a point and a half clear of Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin.
Nadal beats Federer to reach Australian Open final

Nadal beats Federer to reach Australian Open final

January 24, 2014 - 16:10 AMT  12:10 GMT
Federer made a costly error with a volley into the net and, despite cutting a 5-1 deficit to 5-4, could not prevent Nadal closing it out.
Federer beats Murray to advance to Australian Open semifinal

Federer beats Murray to advance to Australian Open semifinal

January 22, 2014 - 16:28 AMT  12:28 GMT
Andy Murray, who saved two match points in the third-set tiebreaker, has an 11-10 edge over Federer in head-to-head matches.
Formula 1 boss to be tried on bribery charges, court says

Formula 1 boss to be tried on bribery charges, court says

January 16, 2014 - 15:56 AMT  11:56 GMT
Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45mln bribe to a German banker who is serving a jail sentence for receiving the payment.
Ronaldo beats Messi to win 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Ronaldo beats Messi to win 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

January 13, 2014 - 23:37 AMT  19:37 GMT
The Portugal captain was named as the world player of the year for the first time since 2008 by national coaches, captains and journalists.
Spartak turns down offers for top scorer Movsisyan

Spartak turns down offers for top scorer Movsisyan

January 9, 2014 - 15:51 AMT  11:51 GMT
“More specifically, Yura is a key player for Spartak and the club is not actively looking to sell him,” Patrick McCabe said.
Helmet camera footage shows Schumacher had ‘good skier speed’

Helmet camera footage shows Schumacher had ‘good skier speed’

January 8, 2014 - 15:44 AMT  11:44 GMT
They had also examined the driver's helmet and skis and viewed footage filmed on a camera attached to his helmet.
Portuguese football legend Eusebio dies at 71

Portuguese football legend Eusebio dies at 71

January 5, 2014 - 14:22 AMT  10:22 GMT
Eusebio was the Portuguese First Division's top scorer seven times, and he helped Benfica to 11 league titles and five national cup wins.