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River Plate embraces challenge against Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Dec 15, 2015

River Plate embraces challenge against Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Before a possible match against Barcelona in the Club World Cup final, River Plate must get past the locals. The Copa Libertadores champions will take on Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the semifinals on Wednesday, a team that has already won two games in the competition ...

Guangzhou beats Club America to set up Barcelona semi

Dec 13, 2015

Guangzhou beats Club America to set up Barcelona semi

Paulinho scored in the final minute of stoppage time on Sunday as Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande beat Mexico’s Club America 2-1 to advance to the semifinal of the Club World Cup. Paulinho’s header off a corner kick in the 93rd minute allowed Luiz Felipe ...

Bianchi still in serious condition after surgery

Oct 7, 2014

Bianchi still in serious condition after surgery

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in “serious but stable condition” following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, FIA said Monday. Bianchi’s parents, Philippe and Christine, arrived in Japan to see their son, who is ...

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Japanese GP

Oct 5, 2014

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One victory and widening his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers’ championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 44th ...

Verstappen makes history

Oct 3, 2014

Verstappen makes history

Max Verstappen said he was satisfied with his performance at the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday where he became the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend. Having only turned 17 on Tuesday, Verstappen completed 22 laps in a ...

Hamilton to vie for third Japanese GP title

Oct 2, 2014

Hamilton to vie for third Japanese GP title

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to complete a hat trick of wins and extend his narrow Formula One championship lead over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix; a race that has been dominated by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel in recent ...

Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to claim Toray Pan Pacific title

Sep 21, 2014

Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to claim Toray Pan Pacific title

Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) on Sunday to win the Toray Pan Pacific Open and capture her fourth WTA title of the year. In a match that featured two former world No. 1s, Ivanovic broke ...