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13/10/2015 - Sports

England cruise to Euro 2016 finals – qualification round-up and look ahead

England became only the sixth team to complete a European Championship campaign with a 100 per cent record on Monday with their 3-0 victory against Lithuania.
FIFA's embattled president Sepp Blatter at a press conference in July 2015.
12/10/2015 - Fifa scandal

Fifa bans Thai football chief for ethics breach

Fifa's ethics watchdog on Monday banned Thai football chief Worawi Makudi for 90 days as acting president Issa Hayatou delayed his arrival at football's corruption-hit ruling body by 24 hours.

Irish player Rob Kearney, playing against France (24-9), on 11 October 2015.
12/10/2015 - Rugby World Cup

France feels slumped after Ireland defeat

French captain Thierry Dusautoir said his side must quickly "recharge" for their World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand which will be held at a venue holding bad memories for the ...
Lewis Hamilton pours champagne as he celebrates his victory after the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, 11 October 2015
11/10/2015 - Formula 1

Hamilton wins in Sochi after Rosberg drops out of race

Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of his Mercedes' teammate Nico Rosberg's mechanical misfortunes to seize a commanding victory in Sunday's incident-filled Russian Grand Prix and take a massive lead ...
Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini, 25 May 2015 in Zurich
11/10/2015 - Football

Fifa's Blatter vows to fight to defend his reputation

Fifa’s embattled former president Sepp Blatter said Sunday he would fight to defend his reputation.
French team coach Philippe Saint-Andre goes for Ireland scalp Sunday
11/10/2015 - Rugby World Cup

France to play against Ireland in a bid to avoid Rugby champions All Blacks

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre is bidding to beat bogey team Ireland for the first time in his tenure this Sunday and to top World Cup Pool D, avoiding the champion All Blacks in the ...
Rafael Nadal
10/10/2015 - Tennis

Rafael Nadal beats Fabio Fognini to reach China Open final

Rafael Nadal managed to reach the final of the China Open after a 7-5 6-3 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini.
Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres
10/10/2015 - Formula 1

Carlos Sainz in hospital after fatal Grand Prix training in Sotchi

Carlos Sainz Jr has been airlifted to hospital following a heavy accident in final practice for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sotchi.
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini in June 2015
10/10/2015 - Football

Michael Platini appeals 90-day ban

Michel Platini has appealed against a ban of 90 days imposed on him over an ongoing corruption probe while Fifa gears up for a crucial meeting over its fraud crisis.
Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards says his team must believe Australia's winning run can be stopped.
09/10/2015 - rugby

Wales seek end to Australia jinx

When the draw was made, Pool A was dubbed the 'pool of death' as it featured hosts England, Wales and Australia. But as the final round of games approach, there's no more tension.