The Detroit Lions ended their horrendous Thanksgiving record by beating Green Bay 40-10 on Thursday, recovering from a shaky start and moving a game and a half clear of their NFC North rivals.
A Russian torchbearer's jacket caught fire in the latest mishap to befall the Olympic Flame as it continued on an epic journey that has so far taken it to the north pole, into orbit and to the bottom of the world's deepest lake ahead of the Winter Olympics.
Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, has finally allowed a French footballer to leave after being stuck for 17 months due to a pay dispute with his club, according to the French ambassador.
At least two workers have died in an accident at Sao Paulo's Itaquerao Stadium, one of the 12 stadiums that will host games in next year's football World Cup.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension.
Magnus Carlsen, a chess prodigy, has won the sport's world championhip in the south Indian city of Chennai, beating defending five-time champion Viswanathan Anand in a title match that was the game's most highly anticipated in decades.
Olivier Giroud took advantage of a huge goalkeeping blunder to score a brace as Arsenal moved four points clear at the top of the English Premier League with a 2-0 win over surprise package Southampton.
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