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Latin America

Third Youth Olympic Games kicks off in Buenos Aires

This year's Games in Argentina have added four new sports: karate, roller sports, sport climbing and breakdancing.

Football

Ronaldo left off Portugal squad amid rape allegations

Portugal captain won't be in action against Poland, Scotland and will miss November fixtures, national coach announces.

Football

Ronaldo: 'Rape is an abominable crime'

Star football player categorically rejects accusations of sexual assault, says 'rape is an abominable crime'.

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

Italy

Refugee football teams battle far-right racism in Italy

There are 250 refugee-led teams in Italy, with many West African players reaching success but limited by bureaucracy.

Refugee football teams battle far-right racism in Italy

Football

Football star Ronaldo sued over alleged rape

Portuguese forward dismisses claims of sexual assault at Las Vegas hotel as 'fake news', as police reopen 2009 case.

Cristiano Ronaldo sued over alleged rape of Kathryn Mayorga

Tennis

Japan's Osaka reflects on 'bittersweet' US Open win

Japanese tennis player looks to move on from first major title win marred by dispute between Serena Williams and umpire.

Japan's Naomi Osaka reflects on 'bittersweet' US Open win

Africa

Hundreds swim to former Senegal slave island in annual race

Dakar to Goree: Why hundreds of people are swimming to a former slave island in Senegal.

Asia

How Afghanistan fell in love with cricket

Cricket was imported by Afghan refugees from Pakistan, banned by the Taliban and finally embraced by government.

How Afghanistan fell in love with cricket

Germany

Germany beats Turkey to host UEFA Euro 2024

Announcement by European football's governing body means three-time winners will host competition for a second time.

Germany beats Turkey to host UEFA Euro 2024

Football

Modric wins FIFA player of the year award

Croatian won Champions League with Real Madrid and guided Croatia to the World Cup final.

Modric beats Ronaldo, Salah to FIFA best player award

India

Stranded Indian sailor rescued at sea after injuries

Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel approximately 3,300km from Perth in Australia.

Stranded Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued after three days