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Award-winning images from the World Press Photo contest

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The World Press Photo is an......

Images: The Pope at the Beach

Argentina and Brazil are traditional rivals and there was a time when their antagonism was being compared to India-Pakistan relations. They have overcome to a great extent their history of......

Does memory matter anymore?

My son's friend Vikram, all of 18, was visiting us from the US. He is a bright student, has just finished school and is on a 'gap year', a fancy term these days when youngsters take a year to......

Pele, Kaka grace final even as Beck's boys reveal their favourite team

The Maracana stadium at Rio de Janeiro where the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina was played is overlooked by Christ the Redeemer.  And, it was -- to be aptly put -- a rain of......

PHOTOS: Heartbreak for Ecuador as France top group

Ten-man Ecuador bravely held France to a 0-0 draw at Rio's Maracana stadium on Wednesday but the European favourites still topped Group E to gain a second round tie against Nigeria. Through luck,......

Sports Shorts: Maradona claims he was barred from Maracana

Not even the 'Hand of God' could open the doors to a packed Maracana stadium for Argentina's World Cup game against Bosnia. After Pele revealed that he had to listen on the radio in his car to the......

PHOTOS: Confederations Cup final facts and figures

Facts and figures following Brazil's 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday: Brazil won the Confederations Cup for the third successive tournament......

Maracana work for 2014 WC gets underway late

Refurbishment work on Rio de Janeiro's giant Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil began on Tuesday six months behind schedule.The work, budgeted at 705.6 million reais ($398 million)......
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Ronaldinho jeered by own fans

Fluminense coach Enderson Moreira has leapt to the defence of Brazilian football star Ronaldinho after the 35-year-old was jeered by his own fans... ...

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Women Bag Olympic Berth, Hockey India Dreams Big

File photo of Rani Rampal celebrating a goal. NDTV Hockey India on Saturday, applauded the historic achievement of the Indian women's hockey... ...

http://sports.ndtv.com/hockey/news/247742-hockey-india-congratulates-women-s-team-for-rio-olympics-qualification
Paralympic tickets to go on sale

Tickets for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will go on sale to Brazilian residents on Sept. 7. The launch will mark the one-year countdown to the... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/paralympic-tickets-to-go-on-sale/article7579902.ece
10 Best Sports Photos of the Week!

This past week has seen phenomenal action from the world of sport. Sri Lanka scripted a turn of epic proportions to record a stunning victory over... ...

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Rio Enters One-Year Sprint to Olympic Games

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) is seen here with Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes during the One Year to Go to the Games of the XXXI... ...

http://sports.ndtv.com/othersports/news/246611-rio-enters-one-year-sprint-to-olympic-games

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