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Ronaldo throws reporter’s microphone in lake

There is a history of bad blood between Ronaldo and Correio da Manha, who he successfully sued after the Portuguese newspaper printed details of his private life. Lyon, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo threw a reporter’s microphone in a lake on Wednesday after objecting to being approached hours before …

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Croatia beat Spain 2-1 to top Euro 2016 Group D

Bordeaux, France | AFP | Croatia beat Spain 2-1 to top Euro 2016 Group D  N. Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 last 16, Italy play Spain in next round Turkey win to stay in contention   Kalinić lays the ball off to his No4 who strikes the ball beyond De …

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Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over ‘Hand of God’

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignited on Wednesday their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine’s infamous “Hand of God” World Cup goal. Maradona, one of the finest footballers to play the game, scored twice in Argentina’s 2-1 victory …

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‘Serious’ doubts over Russian, Kenyan athletes – IOC chief

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Deficiencies in the anti-doping systems in Russia and Kenya have created doubts about the presumption of innocence for athletes from both countries, the Olympics chief said Tuesday. “Because of the (World Anti-Doping Agency) non-compliance declaration of Kenya and Russia and the related substantial allegations, the …

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Bale’s Wales delight at taking top spot from England

Toulouse, France | AFP | Gareth Bale scored in his third straight game at Euro 2016 to guide Wales to a 3-0 win over Russia and then revelled at getting ahead of rivals England to top their group. England could only manage a frustrating goalless draw against Slovakia and dropped …

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IOC meet gives hope to ‘clean’ Russian athletes

Take a look at the 10 ways Russian athletes have tried to cheat the system #doping pic.twitter.com/rNN8pJ7NbC — RFE/RL (@RFERL) June 19, 2016 For Russia’s track and field stars, Tuesday’s meeting of Olympic executives may offer the last chance to compete at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. Last week, …

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