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McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world.

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Asian head wants 'illegal Israel practices' stopped

- The head of Asian football declared his commitment to tackling the "illegal Israeli practices" hindering Palestinian football on Thursday, adding that he expects measures to come in the new year after talks with FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

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Wust skates among the greats after Sochi

- Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust's haul of five medals in Sochi equalled the biggest individual tally at a single Winter Games and cast her amongst the Olympic greats, but it offered no guarantees about her funding to carry on.

18 Dec 2014

Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil

BERLIN - It had been 18 years since Germany last won an international title and the pressure on the football powerhouse to finally deliver on promises was immense at the World Cup in Brazil.

18 Dec 2014

Brazil capitulate under 64 years of expectation

ZURICH - This year's World Cup was supposed to mark the moment Brazilian football emerged from the shadow of the 1950 Maracanazo and stamped its authority on the sport by winning a sixth world title on home soil.

18 Dec 2014

Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON - There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

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Pictures of the year: Sports

Our top sports photos of the year.

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Pictures of the year: Sports

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