Key football officials met to discuss date following fears a summer event would endanger the health of players and fans.
Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has denied he is racist after claiming Italy's youth set-up features "too many blacks."
Robbie Keane's stellar season at Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy has been further rewarded with a meeting with United States president Barack Obama.
Serena Williams broke her run of slow starts at the Australian Open on Wednesday to hammer Dominika Cibulkova and set up an all-American semi-final against teenager Madison Keys.
Venus Williams advanced into her first grand slam quarter-final since the 2010 U.S. Open with an upset victory over sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
Maria Sharapova survived a huge scare as she saved two match points to beat world number 150 Alexandra Panova at the Australian Open.
A judge has dismissed domestic violence charges against US women's football star Hope Solo.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday and said he wanted to become "one of the greatest players of all time."
Stuart Scott, known for catchphases that became part of the lexicon of sports, has died of cancer, the network said on Sunday.
Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who spent the last three seasons with the New York Yankees after four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will return to the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League.
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