Antoine Griezmann of Atlético Madrid, Mauro Emanuel Icardi of Inter Milan and Kevin De Bruyn
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China $2bn football spree stirs fans’ fears

Clubs in Europe question whether new owners have the commitment needed to fight for long-term success

Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment in Brazil

Senate to vote on final phase of installing Temer as president

Bolt Biles Phelps
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Sponsors dump US swimmer Ryan Lochte

Speedo and Ralph Lauren cut ties following Rio ‘robbery’ debacle

Gulf mixer turns Chinese fixer

Amanda Staveley is key in Chinese group’s move on Liverpool FC

Liverpool fans cautious on new investors

Supporters keen for more details about interest from consortium involving state-backed Chinese group

GB medal haul met by European scepticism

Some are impressed but most find Rio success questionable

Drug testing continues after Rio games

It may take years to know how clean the games were

Olympics 2016: Brazil bows out in style

Closing ceremony marks return of chutzpah to crisis-mired nation

Corporate Asia cashes in on Olympic fever

Rio 2016: Britain emerges as superpower

Nation trumps China in best performance in more than a century

Passports of Irish Olympic officials held

Inquiry widens into allegations of ticket touting at Rio games

Team GB triumphs over China in Rio

Britain shines with best Olympics performance in a century

Brazil’s favela kids eye Olympic glory

Slums the source of some of the brightest sporting talent

Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil football redemption

Brazil beat Germany on penalties to finally win Olympic gold

UK Olympians: also-rans to world beaters

Lottery money and ‘tough love’ help achieve record results

Lochte apologises for behaviour in Rio

Swimmer says he should have been more ‘candid’ after claiming he was robbed at gunpoint

Rio shows endurance of Olympic spirit

It is not just gold medal winners who deserve to be celebrated

Isis claims Moscow attack responsibility

Jihadi group’s first terror strike on Russian soil outside the North Caucasus region

Rio 2016: Lochte scandal hits raw nerve

Swim saga twist restores pride in nation that feels misunderstood

Who (or what) is faster than Mo Farah?

Runners, swimmers, cyclists and animals

Rio 2016: Bolt seals sprint ‘triple double’

GB back on track; US swimmers’ mystery deepens, why Brazilians boo

Rio 2016: runner boxed in by gender debate

Semenya at heart of dispute over treatment of ‘intersex’ athletes

Hanging on the words of Olympians

Spontaneity and raw emotion make athletes’ comments gripping

Rio Olympics 2016: Jamaica sprint sweep?

Bolt and Thompson still on song, scandals escalate, Brazil’s chance for redemption

Brazil eyes goals beyond football

Hopes rise that Olympic success presages broader economic revival

Europe’s top Olympic official arrested in Rio

Irish committee head Pat Hickey detained at his hotel

Rio 2016: Beach volleyball a midnight hit

Home talent and TV appeal serve up party for crowds and networks

Rio Olympics 2016: British gold rush

Funding surge pays off, fighter cries foul, Biles back on song

Golds roll in for Britain

Cyclists Kenny and Trott rewrite records

João Havelange, football chief, 1916-2016

Fifa president who became tainted by bribery findings

Cycling moves up a gear in quest for speed

With Rio behind them, athletes and innovators race to prepare for the next big challenge

Rio Olympics 2016: Leaps of faith

Brazil gains second gold; safety fears in focus, rare Biles stumble

Cricket Diary: Pakistan leave England with the questions

Visitors finish with a win

Rio Olympics 2016: Leaps of faith

Braz vaults to Brazil’s second gold

Why are Jamaican sprinters so fast?

Gruelling training from childhood behind track performance

Rio 2016: Bolt blasts to third 100m gold

The champion the games wanted, Britain’s best day, Biles vaults for history

Murray caps super Sunday for Britain

Tennis gold comes on top of wins for Whitlock, Rose and Kenny

US Olympic swimmers robbed at gunpoint

Taxi carrying Ryan Lochte stopped by armed men posing as Rio police

Mo Farah ‘kick’ is hard to catch

Win over 10,000m puts Londoner in pantheon of great distance runners

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