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Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juve

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has told his former team-mates to win Saturday’s Champions League final for him. “Here we are: Juve-Real in the Champions League final. I say ‘we’ because even if this time I will not be on the pitch, I will …

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Supreme Court confirms Messi 21-month suspended jail sentence for fraud

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal. The Argentina international and his father Jorge Horacio …

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Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga title

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 win at Malaga on Sunday.Ronaldo got Madrid off to the perfect start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema’s close …

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Finally! Spain hails favourite son Sergio Garcia

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Spain paid homage to new Masters champion Sergio Garcia on Monday after he broke his duck on the biggest stage of all to add a first major to his glittering career. “Finally!” blared the headline in Madrid sports daily Marca as for once the football …

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Anti-plagiarism university head accused of ‘borrowing’

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  A Spanish university chancellor who’s institution developed a system to catch plagiarists was forced to quit his post on a national education commission on Thursday — having been accused of plagiarism. Head of the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid since 2013, Fernando Suarez has …

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Study warns of world’s groundwater depletion by 2050

Washington, United States | AFP |  Groundwater resources could be depleted in the next few decades in dry areas of the world where people use lots of water for drinking and irrigating crops, researchers said Thursday. The research was presented at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in …

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No more homework! Parents go on strike

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Children have long complained about homework but parents in Spain are now joining in and have decided to go on strike against their offspring’s school load for the whole month of November. Called by the Spanish Alliance of Parents’ Associations (CEAPA), a network that covers …

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Ronaldo’s ‘dream’ still alive after shootout win

Marseille, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo took his “dream” of an international title another step closer when Portugal beat Poland in a penalty shootout to reach the European Championship semi-finals. Robert Lewandowski scored barely 100 seconds into the latest night of Euro 2016 drama before Portugal unleashed the player …

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