The two-week Sochi Winter Olympic Games have begun overshadowed by concerns of possible attacks, despite the host's efforts to reassure the world that the event is safe.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the strongest hint yet that he is ready to stand for a fifth term, telling Swiss public radio he would not say no if member associations asked him to stand.
Formule One supremo Bernie Ecclestone labelled the testing in Jerez 'a farce' and blamed the new rules for the trouble on the track.
David Beckham has exercised his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami, and the deal with the former England football captain will be finalised when he can secure a financing plan and location for a new stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks showed defence still rules in the Super Bowl as they embarrassed the usually high-scoring Denver Broncos 43-8 to win their first NFL championship in franchise history.
Barcelona stumbled to 3-2 home loss against Valencia giving Atletico Madrid a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Spanish league.
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