Italy fails to qualify to World Cup for first time in 60 years after playoff defeat.
Many foreign football players are under contract until end of 2018/2019 season, says Turkish president.
A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organisers in Nepal said Sunday.
Nearly 90 elite athletes, plus tens of thousands of people ran for children in world's only transcontinental race.
U.S. women's football star Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in 2013.
The ball for the 2018 World Cup was unveiled on Thursday, with Adidas' Telstar 18 paying homage to their first Telstar from 1970 but also acknowledging the digital age with a built-in NFC chip.