Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.
He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off.
The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to...
China has successfully sent "hack-proof" messages from a satellite to Earth for the first time.
The Micius satellite beamed messages to two mountain-top receiving stations 645 km (400 miles) and 1,200 km away.
The message was protected by exploiting quantum physics, which says any attempt to eavesdrop on it would make detectable changes.
Using satellites avoids some limitations that...
Barcelona forward Neymar has been given permission to discuss a world record 222m euro transfer with Paris St-Germain.
The Brazil international told his team-mates at training on Wednesday that he wanted to leave the Spanish club.
He was then given permission by Barca manager Ernesto Valverde not to train and to "sort out his future".
The 25-year-old's contract has a release clause set at...
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is due to appear in a Spanish court later today, accused of evading millions in tax.
Prosecutors allege Ronaldo, reported to be the world's highest paid athlete, has evaded €14.7m ($17.3m) in tax since 2010.
The Real Madrid star has previously denied the allegation, saying his "conscience is clear".
Ronaldo, 32, is the latest in a string of...
At least two people have been killed and 17 injured in a crush at South Africa's biggest stadium, football officials say.
It took place during the Soweto derby between football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg.
Orlando Pirates said the crush happened when people attempted to push their way through the gates into the 87,000-capacity FNB stadium.
Britain's Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage.
Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome.
The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory.
World Wrestling Entertainment's Shane McMahon was rescued Wednesday after a helicopter he was riding in made an emergency ocean landing near New York City, authorities said.
Neither McMahon, nor the helicopter pilot were injured after the aircraft, equipped with pontoons, landed Wednesday in waters near Long Island's Giglo Beach.
Local marine authorities performed the rescue after a mayday...
The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, judicial sources say.
Angel Maria Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported.
Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988.
His son Gorka was among a number of other...
Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic.
The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.
Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon...
Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri suffered "serious and permanent brain damage" after collapsing in a friendly match on Saturday.
The 20-year-old had "cardiac arrhythmias" - heart rhythm problems - during the game against Werder Bremen.
The club statement said the chances of recovery from the damage is nil.
It added: "The diagnosis was made that a lot of brain is not functioning. All this...