Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez’s Anfield impact.Rodgers backed the Italy (...)

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer checks bales of marijuana, part of a load of five tons, seized on the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferocious prison systems of Latin America in the so-called “war against drugs”. Often poor and (...)

The recent Mercosur summit in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: EPA

After being stalled for years, trade talks between the EU and the South American bloc Mercosur are showing signs of life, with a deal that could have (...)

  Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has seen his four-month playing ban upheld. Photograph: EPA

The court of arbitration for sport (CAS) has upheld Luis Suarez’s ban and fine for biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini but the Barcelona strik(...)

Spurs’ Hugo Lloris lies unconscious after a collision against Everton last season – he persuaded physios to allow him to continue in the game. Photograph Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Players who lose consciousness in English top-flight matches next season will not be allowed to return to the field of play under new rules introduce(...)

Spurs’ Hugo Lloris, who was allowed to overrule his club doctor and return to the pitch having sustained a serious head injury in collision with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, was truly shocking. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Players losing consciousness or suffering concussion will not be allowed to play on next season after the Football Association set out strict guidelin(...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is expected to spend his first months at the retailer listening. Photograph: EPA

When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, following the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he faces the task of reviv(...)

 Luis Suárez (left) and Iago Aspas (right) have both left Liverpool for Spain.  Photograph:  Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

Iago Aspas says his former Liverpool team-mate Luis Suárez has been “treated like a murderer” by Fifa after the Uruguayan bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellin(...)

 Real Madrid have agreed  to sign Colombia forward James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year deal, the Spanish club have announced.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.The Colombia i(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks to FIfa president Sepp Blatter during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

During a match between Brazil and Uruguay at Confederations Cup in 2013 in Brazil, a warm-up event for the World Cup, there were riots outside the sta(...)