IAAF says commercial ties with Adidas ending 3 years early

No major athletics country voted against the proposals although Jamaica, the world's dominant sprint power, surprisingly did not vote. Russian Federation remains suspended from worldwide athletics competition after the IAAF voted to extend the ban on the country for state-sponsored doping with the next review scheduled for February.

Slaven Bilic under pressure following humiliating 5-1 defeat to Arsenal

Wenger believes that Sanchez is a unique player and praised his work ethic. "Our only regret is that we didn't take our chances in the first half", he said. He was deployed as a number 9 or a striker against West Ham and duly showed why he deserves a huge contract with a stunning hattrick, in only 14 minutes.

Pipeline foes say they'll stay despite deadline, cold

North Dakota's leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a "serious mistake" that "prolongs the risky situation" of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather.

New Zealand prime minister John Key resigns

The country's new leader will face an opposition buoyed by Key's departure as it heads into elections next year. The National Party caucus will on December 12 to elect the new leader. He then went on to win three straight elections. His biggest regret as prime minister was the flag referendum keeping the status quo, though he was not arguing it was important for New Zealand .

World AIDS Day 2016 being observed today

Estimates show around 87% of HIV-infected people in India are not even aware that they are suffering from the disease and may be unknowingly spreading the virus. 'But it's not over - while science has moved on, we can see today that inaccurate myths from the 1980s are still deeply entrenched in society, both in terms of how HIV is transmitted, and what it's like to live with HIV.

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former commissioner Bud Selig and longtime general manager Schuerholz have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. The selections were made by the veterans committee at Oxon Hill, Md., ahead of baseball's winter meetings. "I think it's deserved", said Fay Vincent, the commissioner Selig helped force out. Schuerholz will be the fifth Braves stalwart inducted from the team's unprecedented run of division titles, joining iconic former manager Bobby Cox, his working partner all those years, ...