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RONALDO SCORES DAZZLING HAT TRICK, QUALIFIES PORTUGAL FOR WORLD CUP; FRANCE ALSO THROUGH
The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to send Portugal into the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine.
SCOTT, KUCHAR HEAVY FAVORITES AT WORLD CUP OF GOLF AT ROYAL MELBOURNE
On current form and on a very familiar golf course, the two top-ranked players at the World Cup - Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar - are heavy favorites for individual honors when play begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne.
IOC PRESIDENT BACH SAYS BASEBALL, SOFTBALL COULD BE INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FOR 2020 OLYMPICS
New IOC President Thomas Bach says there is a possibility that baseball and softball could be included in the program for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
HEAT PULL AWAY IN 2ND HALF, TOP HAWKS 104-88 FOR 4TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
Chris Bosh scored 19 points and Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter as the Miami Heat topped the Atlanta Hawks 104-88 for their fourth straight victory.
TUUKKA RASK MAKES 43 SAVES, HOLDS OFF RICK NASH AND RANGERS IN BRUINS' 2-1 ROAD WIN
Tuukka Rask made 43 saves - including a stop on a first-period penalty shot - and the Boston Bruins spoiled the return of New York forward Rick Nash in a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.