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Southeast Asian Olympics Possible After IOC Reforms: Indonesia By

Indonesia is optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors.

Burma Hold Malaysia in Rain-Delayed Suzuki Cup Clash By

Underdogs Burma held 10-man Malaysia to a goalless draw in a bad-tempered opening Suzuki Cup Group B match.


Burma’s Under-19 national team beats the United Arab Emirates in the AFC Asian Cup, qualifying for the U-20 World Cup for the first time ever.


Mario Goetze’s goal late in extra time gave the Germans victory over Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


Argentina reached the World Cup final, beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless semi-final. On Sunday, they play Germany in the finals.

Brazil’s Defense Goes Missing in Embarrassing Defeat By

Germany thrashes the host nation, Brazil, 7-1 to go through to the World Cup final, where it will play either Argentina or the Netherlands.

Portugal Grab World Cup Lifeline, Belgium Reach Last 16 By

Portugal scores a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw against the United States as Belgium books a place in the last 16.

World Cup Highlights Asia’s Illegal Betting Boom By

As teams battle for football glory at the World Cup in Brazil, the biggest winners from the tournament may be illegal bookmakers in Asia.

Champions Spain Drop out of World Cup, Dutch March on By

Holders Spain crashed humiliatingly out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a second shock defeat, while 2010 runners-up the Netherlands continued their perfect start.

Kachin Cage Fighter Bests Egyptian Opponent in First Round By

The Kachin cage fighter Aung La N Sang defeats his Egyptian opponent Mahmoud “Iron Man” Salama in a mixed martial arts bout in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Argentina’s Messi and France’s Benzema Share World Cup Limelight By

Lionel Messi ended an eight-year wait for a World Cup goal as Argentina edged past debutants Bosnia, while France's Karim Benzema put two past Honduras.

Neymar Leads Brazil to 3-1 Win Over Croatia By

In the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, hosts Brazil come from behind to beat Croatia, with the help of a controversial penalty.

Premier League Helps Train Burmese Football Coaches By

The English Premier League, the British Club and the Myanmar Football Federation are teaming up to train Burmese football coaches and referees in Rangoon.

Moyes Axed by Manchester United After Season of Failure By

Manchester United sacked manager David Moyes on Tuesday after 10 troubled months of failure and frustration.

Arsenal Have to Look Over Their Shoulders, Says Wenger By

Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea City, while rivals Manchester City and Everton won their matches on Tuesday night.

Ozil Takes Wing Again to Put Arsenal in FA Cup Semi-Finals By

Everton striker Ross Barkley misses a chance at 1-1 that could have turned the game, but Arsenal end up comfortable 4-1 winners at the Emirates.

East Timor’s 1st Winter Olympian Gets Set to Ski By

Yohan Goncalves Goutt sees his role in Sochi, Russia as twofold: He’s an athlete, but also a sort of ambassador for East Timor.

Liverpool Beef Up Title Bid With Last-Gasp Win By

Last-minute penalty from captain Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool a win, as rivals draw in the most open Premier League season in years.

Seattle Crushes Denver to Win Super Bowl By

Defense rules over offense in Super Bowl 48 as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos by 43-8 to win their first ever National Football League championship.

Arsenal Held at Saints, Liverpool Thrash Everton By

A 2-2 draw away to Southampton leaves Premier League leaders Arsenal at risk of dropping to third when their rivals play on Wednesday.

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