Australians back gay marriage in non-binding vote

14 Nov

Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, official results showed Wednesday, sending the task of legalising marriage equality to a deeply divided parliament.Almost 62 percent of the 12.7 million people who participated in the t…

Football: global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

14 Nov

A former executive who cut a plea deal with US prosecutors told New York’s FIFA trial Tuesday that media companies, including Fox Sports, paid bribes to secure television rights to soccer matches.Alejandro Burzaco, the former chairman of an Argentine s…

Australians vote in favour of gay marriage

14 Nov

Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, official results showed Wednesday, sending the task of legalising marriage equality to a deeply divided parliament.Almost 62 percent of the 12.7 million people who participated in the t…

Global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

14 Nov

A former executive who cut a plea deal with US prosecutors told the FIFA trial in New York Tuesday that media companies including Fox Sports paid bribes to secure television rights to soccer matches.Alejandro Burzaco, the former chairman of an Argentin…

Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

14 Nov

Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.Following Saturday?s stalemate in Copenhagen, Irelan…

Stindl denies France, Spain held by Russia

14 Nov

Lars Stindl scored a last-gasp equaliser as world champions Germany played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with France in Cologne on Tuesday, while Spain were held by Russia in a 3-3 friendly thriller.France and Germany are among the favourites for next y…

Stindl equaliser saves Germany’s 21-match unbeaten run

14 Nov

Substitute Lars Stindl extended world champions Germany’s unbeaten run to 21 matches with a 93rd-minute equaliser in a 2-2 friendly draw against France in Cologne on Tuesday.A first international double by Alexandre Lacazette put France on the verge of…

New Zealand brace for Peru onslaught

14 Nov

New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said his team are preparing for an early onslaught as they face Peru here on Wednesday with a World Cup place on the line.The New Zealanders take on Peru in their Oceania-South America playoff with the odds against th…

Experimental peanut allergy patch shows promise

14 Nov

An experimental patch that delivers a high dose of peanut protein has shown promise in reducing allergic reactions in children and adults, researchers said on Tuesday.About two percent of US children are allergic to peanuts and must avoid them altogeth…

Oldest retired major leaguer Doerr dead at 99

14 Nov

Former Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr, who had been the oldest living retired Major League Baseball player, has died at age 99, the Red Sox announced on Tuesday.A nine-time All-Star, Doerr batted .288 with 223 home runs, 1,247 runs batted in…

Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

14 Nov

Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the pr…

All Blacks condemn France to narrow defeat

14 Nov

Ngani Laumape ran in one of four New Zealand tries as the world champions edged France 28-23 in a clash of second-string sides in Lyon on Tuesday.Laumape sealed the win with the final All Blacks try, after Liam Squire, Matt Duffie and Patrick Tuipulotu…

Lafarge offices searched over Syria business links

14 Nov

French investigators searched the offices of French-Swiss cement maker Lafarge Tuesday, the company said, as part of an enquiry into financial links to jihadist groups in Syria, including Islamic State.”French investigators are in the process of invest…

Russia snatch thrilling friendly draw with Spain

14 Nov

Spain were held to a thrilling 3-3 friendly draw by World Cup hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, despite a brace of penalties from centre-back Sergio Ramos.Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba’s strike and Ramos’ first spot-kick put the visitors in…