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Coutinho strikes hat-trick as Brazil crush Haiti – Ecuador fightback thwarts Peru

ORLANDO, June 9, (AFP): Philippe Coutinho struck a spectacular hat-trick and Renato Augusto scored twice as Brazil crushed Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday. The result moves Brazil to four points from two games after they were held to a …

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Ronaldo inherits richest athlete throne from Tiger, Mayweather – Mourinho begins Man Utd rebuilding with signing of Bailly

NEW YORK, June 8, (Agencies): Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid athletes on Wednesday in the wake of boxer Floyd Mayweather’s retirement and back surgery for golfer Tiger Woods. The annual list of total revenues for top …

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No Messi, no problem as Argentina down Chile 2-1 – Globe-trotting Perez shines for Panama

SANTA CLARA, United States, June 7, (AFP): Argentina shrugged off the injury absence of Lionel Messi to launch their Copa America Centenario campaign with a 2-1 defeat of defending champions Chile Monday. Goals from Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega secured a deserved three points for Argentina, who exacted sweet …

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Colombia shatter US dream in opener – James, Zapata score

SANTA CLARA, United States, June 4, (AFP): Colombia wrecked the United States’ hopes of a winning start to the Copa America Centenario as goals from James Rodriguez and Cristian Zapata gave the South Americans a comfortable 2-0 victory here Friday. AC Milan’s Zapata and Real Madrid star Rodriguez struck in …

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England squeeze past Portugal – Smalling on target

LONDON, June 3, (AFP): An 86th-minute header from centre-back Chris Smalling spared England’s blushes as they squeezed past 10-man Portugal 1-0 at Wembley in their final Euro 2016 warm-up game. While Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was rested following his involvement in Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid …

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CR7 not missed as Portugal rout Norway – Turkey snatch late winner

PORTO, Portugal, May 30, (RTRS): Portugal made sure the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, resting the day after after Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph, went unnoticed as they thrashed Norway 3-0 in a Euro 2016 warm-up. Ronaldo would have been impressed with the finishing of his international team mates …

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Rashford makes dream debut in England win – Ireland held by Dutch

LONDON, May 28, (RTRS): Marcus Rashford’s rapid progress continued as the 18-year-old took 138 seconds to become the youngest player to score on his England debut in a 2-1 friendly win over Australia on Friday. The Manchester United striker probably booked his place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad and …

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Lyon seal third women’s Champions League title

Lyon claimed their third women’s Champions League title with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Wolfsburg after the final finished 1-1 in Reggio Emilia. Norwegian Ada Hederberg gave the French side a 12th-minute lead, but OL failed to put the game to bed and Germany international striker Alexandra Popp pounced …

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Ageing but dangerous, Portugal are still a threat – Ronaldo remains talisman

LISBON, May 25, (RTRS): They may be over dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo and struggling to replace old faithfuls, yet under the wily leadership of Fernando Santos, Portugal can still be a threat. Semi-finalists four years ago, Portugal suffered a miserable first-round exit at the World Cup in 2014 and followed that …

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Wu late winner puts SIPG through – Victory into last 8

SHANGHAI, May 24, (AFP): Wu Lei’s dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday. The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia’s last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic …

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