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Meanwhile, Russia crashed out of the competition after failing to secure a victory in their final group game against Mexico . It was his 75th worldwide goal. His sharp headers could have turned a comfortable win into a rout. When Ronaldo began to dominate All Whites defenders in the air midway through the first half, an aerial challenge saw him left in a heap.
  • Agent reveals how Lionel Messi could have played for Real Madrid

    Agent reveals how Lionel Messi could have played for Real Madrid

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    The judge in charge of the case will now make a decision bearing in mind the prosecutor's recommendations. Messi, along with his father Jorge, was found guilty of defrauding Spain of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009. The list of honours and milestones accomplished by the mercurial forward is endless, including a club record 507 goals, eight Spanish league titles, four Champions League titles and five Ballon d'Or awards.
  • WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for Monday Night Raw

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    Beginner's luck or not, the Los Angeles Lakers did well in the draft, coming out with four quality prospects who can join the Lakers' young core and add some valuable depth. The question is will Simmons dunk on Lonzo like Embiid wants him to? The praise didn't stop there from Johnson went as far as stating that he believes Ball would one day have his jersey retired by the team and challenge numerous franchise records held by the NBA Hall of Famer.
  • North Korea tests new missile engine, U.S. officials say

    North Korea tests new missile engine, U.S. officials say

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    The rocket test was conducted in the city of Yun Song, where previous rocket tests have taken place, according to one official, reveals Fox News . Taekwondo is a Korean traditional martial art but has been the subject of a bitter North-South rivalry.
  • Dawid Malan leads England to T20I series win over South Africa

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    Liam Dawson smashed the penultimate ball for a one-bounce four but the final delivery from the South African seamer beat Dawson and the tourists levelled the three-match series at 1-1. Jason Roy , dropped on nought, fell for eight when caught behind trying to ramp fast bowler Morne Morkel. His exit brought in Malan. Malan, British born but rained in South Africa , follows Crane, Liam Livingstone and Tom Curran in making his debut in this series.
  • Germany reach semis as referee needs VAR double-take

    Germany reach semis as referee needs VAR double-take

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    Ernest Mabouka was sent off for a high boot after 64 minutes, and Werner doubled the lead shortly after. Chile reached the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Australia , who muscled the South Americans out of their stride but exited the tournament after wasting their chances.
  • Tim Cahill wins 100th cap for Australia

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    Chile managed to capitalise on the defensive lapse as substitute Martin Rodriguez equalised in the 67th minute after Australia had the lead with a James Troisi goal in the 42nd minute. Chile's coach insisted they had not underestimated Australia after Troisi gave the Socceroos a shock lead . "We are happy to reach the semi-finals and reach that aim".
  • Ronaldo remains Real Madrid player -Perez

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    Angel Di Maria agreed to a deal with Spain's state prosecutor on Wednesday in which the former Real Madrid forward admitted to two counts of tax fraud of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence. The player led Real Madrid to victory in both Spanish and European competition titles, namely La Liga and Champions League. Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2.
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix back underway after red flag

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    Daniel Ricciardo says he benefited from "a insane race" to take his first victory of the season in the chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton, who had dominated after a strong start from his 66th pole position, was also undone by a loose headrest that caused him to be ordered to pit for repairs, for safety reasons.
  • England edge out Proteas in T20 decider

    England edge out Proteas in T20 decider

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    He had struck two sixes and a four in the 11th over before Mason gained revenge by having him caught on the boundary, resulting in ecstatic celebrations from the bowler. South Africa's total, though just one shy of the average score for T20 matches at the County Ground , looked a little below-par, and - after the early loss of Sam Billings (3) - England set about proving that was the case through Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow .
  • Ricciardo wins in Azerbaijan

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    While Vettel's sanction saw him drop from second to ninth, he eventually recovered to extend his championship lead over Hamilton to 14 points. The incident allowed Vettel to gain two places and run second behind Hamilton, with Sergio Perez moving up to third for Force India ahead of Max Verstappen and Raikkonen down in fifth, the Finn unamused by Bottas' move at Turn 2.
  • America's Cup: Team NZ's Peter Burling ribs rival Jimmy Spithill over win

    America's Cup: Team NZ's Peter Burling ribs rival Jimmy Spithill over win

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    The rivals are due to resume battle on Bermuda's Great Sound this morning (Singapore time), with another two races scheduled. "When we entered this we felt like we were in for one hell of a battle", Burling continued. "These guys sailed better and made fewer mistakes". It was the start of a nightmare race for Spithill who took Oracle over the boundary line for an unforced error that copped a penalty and in another poor mark rounding he sat the boat down again.