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Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes. Portugal looked set for a late win when Cedric Soares scored with a deflected shot in the 86th minute, but Hector
United signs Sweden defender Lindelof from Benfica
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has made Victor Lindelof the team's first offseason signing, bringing in the Sweden center back from Benfica for 35 million euros ($39.4 million). Both clubs announced the transfer on Wednesday. Benfica gave the fee, which could rise by 10
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish state prosecutor accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday. In a statement, Madrid's regional state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four accounts of tax fraud
Dembele scores winner as 10-man France beats England 3-2
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SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Winger Ousmane Dembele scored the winner as 10-man France overcame a red card for Raphael Varane early in the second half to beat England 3-2 in a pulsating friendly on Tuesday. Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe set up the 20-year-old Dembele's winner in the 78th minute
Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel
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MONTREAL (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is still finding novel ways to win the Canadian Grand Prix. The three-time Formula One champion earned his sixth victory — and third in a row — on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, taking a clear path from the pole to the checkered flag to win by
FIFA removes Qatari match officials due to diplomatic crisis
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FIFA has waded into the escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis by removing a Qatari referee from a 2018 World Cup qualifier following a request from the United Arab Emirates. The decision was taken due to the "geopolitical situation" in the region, FIFA told The Associated Press on Sunday, hours
Man United reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Lindelof
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United reached an agreement to sign Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica on Saturday. Lindelof, a 22-year-old center back, would become United's first signing of the offseason. The transfer will be completed subject to medical examination,
Bangladesh knocks NZ out of Champions Trophy in record stand
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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Bangladesh swept to one of the biggest wins in its history as Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan both hit centuries to secure a five-wicket victory over New Zealand on Friday in a potential decider for a place in the Champions Trophy semifinals. The two batsmen shared a
Ex-Newcastle player Tiote dies after collapsing in training
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LONDON (AP) — Cheick Tiote, a combative midfielder who played in the English Premier League for Newcastle and at the World Cup with Ivory Coast, has died after collapsing in training with his new Chinese team. He was 30. Tiote was four months into a new career at Bejiing Enterprises when his
Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to retain CL title
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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — After another potent demonstration of Cristiano Ronaldo's enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing him now. Particularly after the world player of the year ensured Madrid pulled off one of soccer's hardest feats, becoming the first
Ronaldo looks to break new ground at Champions League final
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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Completing a season when age has slowly caught up with him, Cristiano Ronaldo will be trying to break new ground on familiar territory. When the Real Madrid forward takes to the Millennium Stadium pitch to face Juventus on Saturday, it will be the fifth Champions League
Tokyo Olympics cost twice the initial estimate: Why?
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TOKYO (AP) — Taxpayers beware: The cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised. The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts
A look at the stages of Arsene Wenger's reign at Arsenal
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Initially there was intrigue. Then there was admiration. Next came pity, followed by anger and protest. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions during the 21-year tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, which will continue after the Frenchman signed a contract extension for two more years on
Totti's final match ends in celebration as Roma reaches CL
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ROME (AP) — Francesco Totti's final match with Roma ended in celebration when the Giallorossi scored a 90th-minute goal for a 3-2 win over Genoa on Sunday that secured a spot in the Champions League. Substitute Diego Perotti connected on a volley following a free kick from Radja Nainggolan for
Dhagandey goes through knee surgery
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Former Captain of the Maldivian National Football Team, Ali Ahfaq (Dhagandey) has gone through a knee surgery following injury. The 31-year-old experienced striker who joined New Radient SC last week shared the news of the surgery on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Dhagandey said that