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Hamilton takes third F1 title after U.S. thriller

Hamilton takes third F1 title after U.S. thriller

Lewis Hamilton joined the elite group of triple Formula One world champions on Sunday after winning a thrilling U.S. Grand Prix that kept the crowd on tenterhooks right to the very end. "That's the greatest moment of my life," he gasped over the team radio, choking back the...

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Casillas beats Van der Sar's clean sheets record in Europe

Casillas beats Van der Sar's clean sheets record in Europe

Iker Casillas reached another landmark in his career in on Tuesday night. The Porto keeper overtook Edwin van der Sar's total of Champions League clean sheets in his side's victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Spain captain has completed 51 full matches in Europe's elite club competition without...

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Platini admits no written contract for FIFA payment

Platini admits no written contract for FIFA payment

Michel Platini, president of European football body UEFA and suspended amid a huge corruption scandal rocking the game, admitted Monday there was no written contract for remuneration he received from world body FIFA. FIFA's suspended president Sepp Blatter said last week that a $2.0 million...

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Ethics body suspends Blatter, Platini from world soccer

Ethics body suspends Blatter, Platini from world soccer

World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday in a deepening corruption scandal, decapitating the leadership of a sport facing criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic. Blatter, the Swiss who has been president of world...

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Messi faces two-month injury layoff, Madrid held by Malaga

Messi faces two-month injury layoff, Madrid held by Malaga

Lionel Messi will be out for up to eight weeks with knee ligament damage suffered as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 2-1 on Saturday. Barca's troubles were eased, though, as Real Madrid remain a point behind the Catalans after being held 0-0 at home by 10-man Malaga. Villarreal now lead La Liga...

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Swiss target world soccer chief Blatter in criminal probe

Swiss target world soccer chief Blatter in criminal probe

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer body FIFA, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Friday. It said Blatter was interrogated after a meeting of...

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Tripped-up Syrian boy greeted by hero Ronaldo

Tripped-up Syrian boy greeted by hero Ronaldo

The Syrian refugee family whose plight was made famous when they were tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman as they fled were greeted by the stars of Real Madrid, including Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday. Osama Abdul Mohsen and his two sons Mohammad, 18, and Zaid, seven, have been brought...

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Palestinians delay soccer final, saying Israel blocking players

Palestinians delay soccer final, saying Israel blocking players

The Palestinian Football Federation postponed the final Palestine Cup game between the champion teams of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank after Israel denied entry permits to some of the Gaza players, sports officials said. The Shejaia club from the Gaza Strip must pass through an...

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Switzerland extradites first official to U.S. in FIFA case

Switzerland extradites first official to U.S. in FIFA case

Swiss authorities said on Thursday they had extradited to the United States an official detained in a U.S. corruption investigation into world soccer's governing body FIFA. They did not name the official, but the news came six days after a source told Reuters that Jeffrey Webb -...

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Casillas, the Spain hero Real Madrid let go

Casillas, the Spain hero Real Madrid let go

Madrid (AFP) - Spain captain Iker Casillas spent a glorious quarter-century at Real Madrid but hit a rough patch in his last years at his boyhood club which sold him Saturday to FC Porto. In 2010 Casillas, now 34, made front pages worldwide in a photograph of him raising the World Cup...

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Barcelona cap great season with fifth European Cup soccer win

Barcelona cap great season with fifth European Cup soccer win

Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a pulsating Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a title treble. The Spaniards lived up to their tag as favorites and added the European Cup to...

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Blatter resigns as FIFA president

Blatter resigns as FIFA president

 Sepp Blatter on Tuesday resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected on Friday, said a special congress would be called as soon as possible to...

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Football: Barcelona crowned Spanish La Liga winners

Football: Barcelona crowned Spanish La Liga winners

 Barcelona won the Spanish La Liga title for the 23rd time by beating Atletico Madrid, 1-0, with a match to spare Sunday. Catalan giants' Argentine star forward Lionel Messi scored in the 65th minute enabling Barca to snatch the title at the Vicente Calderon Stadium. Meanwhile,...

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Mayweather cements legacy with Pacquiao win

Mayweather cements legacy with Pacquiao win

Floyd Mayweather Jr cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag. Mayweather weathered an early assault from the Filipino southpaw...

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France win fifth world title

France win fifth world title

France won the fifth gold medal in their handball history by beating the host team Qatar 25:22 in the final match of the 24th Men's Handball World Championship in Doha. One of the best handball generations ever won the great battle after tremendous 60 minutes in front...

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Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam

Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam

Melbourne (AFP) - Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one...

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Stars cost champions' progression

Stars cost champions' progression

(BeIn Sports)- Defending Asian Cup champions Japan crashed out to United Arab Emirates on penalties in the quarter-finals on Friday. Two of Japan's biggest stars missed penalties as the defending Asian Cup champions were dumped...

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Iraq Beat Iran on Penalties to Reach Asian Cup Semifinals

Iraq Beat Iran on Penalties to Reach Asian Cup Semifinals

(AP)- Iraq beat fierce rival Iran 7-6 in a penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw on Friday, booking a place in the Asian Cup semifinals against South Korea. Iran, which played with ten men after halftime, twice equalized in a four-goal extra-time period to send the match to a...

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