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Japan's ice hockey women chase Olympic dream
Qualifying for Winter Olympics in Sochi has given Japan's players hope of a more stable future on and off the ice.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2013 11:24 GMT
Messi scores Ballon d'Or hat-trick
Argentina and Barca forward wins World Player award for the third year running as Pep Guardiola scoops coaching gong.
Last updated: 10 Jan 2012 05:08 GMT
Messi tops Ballon d'Or shortlist
Barca teammates Messi and Xavi Hernandez join Real's Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA world player nominations.
Last updated: 05 Dec 2011 14:09 GMT
Athletic excellence at the Women's World Cup
Intense public interest proves there is a market for women's sports beyond the sometimes raunchy magazine spreads.
Last updated: 18 Jul 2011 13:41 GMT
Japan upset champions Germany
Having won both the 2003 and 2007 editions, this is the first time Germany have lost at a women's World Cup since 1999.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2011 22:06 GMT
Japan's Sawa win AFC award
Homare Sawa wins the AFC women's Player of the Year prize.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2008 12:22 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
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