Brazilian Olympic organisers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing "great dynamism'' to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to IOC President Thomas Bach.
Germany poured in the goals to hand Brazil their heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semi-finals that stunned the host nation.
Brazil will grind to a halt when the hosts, missing injured talisman Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva, take on European heavyweights Germany in their World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte.
A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted preliminary approval to a settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players who suffer from brain damage and dementia as a result of concussions suffered on the field.
Former Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stefano, 88, one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died in the Spanish capital two days after suffering a heart attack.
Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semi-finals.
Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix and slashed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.
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