Fifty-three years after Brazil's federal government decamped to Braslia, and decades after So Paulo took over as the country's business capital, Rio is staging a comeback.
Alex Ferguson was denied a winning send off into retirement as West Brom roared back from three goals down to snatch a draw in a quite staggering 5-5 thriller at The Hawthorns.
It was 35 years ago that a rather bewildered Osvaldo Ardiles, grateful to have brought his fellow Argentinian World Cup-winner Ricky Villa with him, arrived in north London as the first of the foreign superstars who would gravitate to English football.
Phew! Well after all that excitement we're off to lie down in a darkened room, thanking the footballing gods that no more goals can go in now as my keyboard now resembles a smoking pile of ash.
UEFA this week revealed the full schedule of events for the annual UEFA Champions Festival, which will take place in London next week .
Swansea's League Cup final success and their style of play were rare bright spots in an ordinary Premier League season.
There have been many memorable moments in my presenting career at Sky Sports but I don't think anything will beat the experience of presenting at Old Trafford last Sunday when we said farewell to this country's greatest ever manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
It's been coming; we were just too afraid to admit it. After Wigan's cup heroics at the weekend, there was a possibility that they could perform the 'Great Escape' that they have managed on countless occasions, and in fashionable style, too.
Thousands of spectators cheered and hollered as track runners bolted toward the finish line in this weekend's Special Olympics Florida's Summer Games.
The purgatory of Dandenong Thunder soccer fans is almost at an end, with the imminent end of the five-match ban imposed on the club after last year's grand final crowd shenanigans in which flares were thrown, injuring two spectators.
Chelsea players are dog-tired after playing a game every three days for three months.
Barcelona wants to sign Neymar as soon as possible. The Catalan club has stepped up the pace and proof of this is that its director of football, Raul Sanllehi is currently in Brazil.
LONDON: Paul Scholes said his former Manchester United and England team-mate David Beckham's decision to retire was a "sad day", as tributes to the Paris Saint-Germain superstar continued to pile up on Friday.
Nicole Kidman was happy to talk about her children, husband Keith Urban and how she'd 'walk over hot coals' to be in a movie directed by fellow juror Ang Lee 'Look, Steven's been very clear about us not commenting on the films that are in competition,' she told me as we chatted about her jury duty and Steven Spielberg's rule as president of the ... (more)
Chelsea defenders David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta saluted interim boss Rafa Benitez after he guided the Blues to Europa League glory.