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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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 Boxing legend Muhammad Ali released from hospital

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali released from hospital

American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was released from hospital Friday after receiving follow-up care for a recent bladder infection, a family spokesperson said. Ali "is now at home and looks forward to celebrating his 73rd birthday tomorrow with family and friends," Bob...

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Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or award again

Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or award again

Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday after a prolific, trophy-filled year with Real Madrid. The Portuguese forward won 37.66 percent of the vote to finish well ahead of Lionel Messi, his bitter rival, who...

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Real Madrid cruise past San Lorenzo to seal Club World Cup title

Real Madrid cruise past San Lorenzo to seal Club World Cup title

Real Madrid landed their fourth title of the year by recording their 22nd straight victory to win the Club World Cup . The European champions defeated the Argentinian side San Lorenzo 2-0 in Marrakech on Saturday night to add the global crown to their Champions League, Uefa...

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Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in Champions League

Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in Champions League

Paris (AFP) - Jose Mourinho's Chelsea were drawn on Monday against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City will tackle Barcelona in two blockbuster Champions League last-16 ties. Chelsea's reward for sailing into the knockout stages unbeaten is a testing match-up against...

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Football: Two PSG fans stabbed in Barcelona

Football: Two PSG fans stabbed in Barcelona

Two French fans of Paris Saint-Germain have been stabbed after the UEFA Champions League match against  Barcelona at Catalan team's home stadium, Nou Camp in Spain on Wednesday night. The stabbed fans, who had been attacked by two suspects wearing...

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Qatar beat Saudi Arabia to win Gulf Cup title

Qatar beat Saudi Arabia to win Gulf Cup title

RIYADH - Qatar won their third Gulf Cup title after recovering from an early goal to beat hosts Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Wednesday. Skipper Saud Kariri opened the scoring for the Saudi team, also three-time champions, after 16 minutes at the nearly full...

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Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy

Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy

SOUSSE Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colors as a defender on the national football squad. So it was a shock when he appeared in a camouflage...

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FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga

FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga

(Reuters) - FIFA appeared to be in limbo on Thursday as a long-awaited report on the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was criticized by its own investigator while the soccer world watched on in a mixture of bewilderment and anger. The dramatic twist...

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Barcelona football club joins

Barcelona football club joins "Free Catalonia" movement

Catalan football now supports Catalonian independence. The internationally famous football club, Barcelona, has announced that it supported self-determination for the Catalan region in Spain on Friday. After making an announcement on Catalan radio...

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Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts

Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts

(Reuters) - Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a FIFA Executive Committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures. "The only question now is when, not if," Qatar 2022 communications...

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Public enemy no. 1

Public enemy no. 1

These are Iker Casillas 's darkest hours at the Bernabéu. The whistles from large sections of the crowd during the derby left him looking like a sitting duck. What were once murmurings from a handful of ultras have grown into a clamour against the captain. The goalkeeper is...

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Manchester United set to sign Real's Di Maria - reports

Manchester United set to sign Real's Di Maria - reports

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United are close to signing Real Madrid's Argentina winger Angel Di Maria in a deal that is expected to smash the British transfer record, according to media reports. British newspapers said a move for the 26-year-old is likely to cost more than...

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2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra time)

2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra time)

Mario Gotze's 113th-minute volley fired Germany to World Cup glory with a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana. The tournament's outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their 7-1 semi-final romp against Brazil...

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Argentina beat Dutch to reach World Cup final

Argentina beat Dutch to reach World Cup final

Lionel Messi's Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1990. Lionel Messi's Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo on Wednesday...

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Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot

Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot

  Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1. Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary...

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