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  • Minnows grab slice of Champions League pie

    It is barely a month since Real Madrid lifted the Champions League trophy, Euro 2016 is only now warming up and the rest of the continent's footballers have their feet up at the beach. The opening qualifying round, a rare chance for Europe's minnows to enjoy a tiny slice of Champions League glory,…

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  • The Latest: Buffon plans to keep playing for Italy

    PARIS (AP) -- The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

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  • Morata expects game of his life from Italian friends

    Spain striker Alvaro Morata believes his clash with old friends when the European champions take on Italy at Euro 2016 on Monday is one of the biggest game of his young career. Morata is joint top scorer in the tournament with three goals from three games, but will face the unique challenge of…

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  • UK divorce terms with Europe will determine impact on soccer

    Britain's vote to leave the European Union could mean profound changes for the country's most successful sporting export if continental players can no longer easily join Premier League clubs. Since English soccer reinvented itself in the 1990s and eradicated the rampant hooligan culture, it has…

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  • Nothing impossible as Conte seeks Spain surprise

    Italy boss Antonio Conte has charged his players with the belief they can end Spain's eight-year reign as European champions in a blockbuster Euro 2016 last 16 clash on Monday. Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final and on penalties in the quarter-finals on way to winning their first major…

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  • Griezmann rescues France again at Euro 2016, scoring twice

    Antoine Griezmann again rescued France from another patchy and nervous performance at the European Championship. The diminutive forward's two quick goals early in the second half on Sunday helped see off a spirited Ireland side 2-1, sealing a spot in the quarterfinals. ''It was great to score in…

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  • Five facts about French hero Antoine Griezmann

    Five facts on Antoine Griezmann who rode to France's rescue with a second-half double to dig the Euro 2016 hosts out of trouble and reach the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland on Sunday. The scene of Griezmann's heroics were particularly sweet for the Atletico Madrid…

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  • What's at stake for Lionel Messi in Copa America Centenario final

    Lionel Messi can achieve something that Pele or Diego Maradona never managed to do: win the Copa America.

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  • Switzerland forward Breel Embolo makes $28M move to Schalke

    GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the European Championship, Switzerland forward Breel Embolo has secured a move to Schalke in the Bundesliga.

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  • Luck of the draw gives Ronaldo cause to believe

    Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will rarely get a better chance than at Euro 2016 to land the only major honour lacking in his glittering career by leading his country to victory in a major finals. It took Ronaldo 117 minutes to get a meaningful touch in the Croatia penalty area in the last…

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  • Hungary coach Storck steers team on 'dream' journey

    German coach Bernd Storck has got rank outsiders Hungary finally looking to the future not the past and even as they face a huge task against Belgium in the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Sunday, he says it has been "a dream come true". Before the tournament, the 53-year-old told AFP that third place in…

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  • Nani celebrates milestone for Portugal with hand in winner

    That was some way for Portugal winger Nani to celebrate his 100th cap. With barely minutes to go in its round of 16-match against Croatia at the European Championship on Saturday, Portugal conjured a winner from its first really penetrating attack. It was he who set up Cristiano Ronaldo, whose…

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  • Gareth Bale leads Wales into quarterfinals at Euro 2016

    Wearing a red shirt and white shorts just like daddy, Alba Violet Bale danced around the Parc de Princes field in celebration with her father. The 3-year-old girl hasn't been seeing much of Gareth Bale lately, and the Welsh nation will be hoping they'll have to wait a bit longer before being able…

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  • Algerian club Setif thrown out of African Champions League

    Algerian club Entente Setif was thrown out of the African Champions League on Friday for fan trouble that caused a game to be called off and left spectators and security officials injured. The Confederation of African Football disqualified the two-time African champion following the problems near…

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  • Sources: Warriors agree to two-year deal with draft pick Patrick McCaw

    Golden State acquired the second-round pick from the Bucks.

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  • Wanyama rejoins old boss Pochettino at Spurs

    Midfield enforcer Victor Wanyama became the first player from Southampton to join up with former manager Mauricio Pochettino when he signed for Tottenham from their Premier League rivals on Thursday. The 24-year-old Kenyan international, who Southampton refused to sell to Spurs last year, will…

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  • Vardy agrees deal to stay at champ Leicester another 4 years

    Jamie Vardy agreed to stay with Leicester on Thursday to spearhead their English Premier League title defense and first Champions League campaign. The central England club announced its top scorer agreed to extend his contract by four years, appearing to end Arsenal's hopes of signing the striker.…

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  • Coach Laurent Blanc leaves PSG - report

    Coach Laurent Blanc has left ambitious Paris Saint-Germain and will be handed 22 million euros to go on his way, the French newspaper L'Equipe said Thursday, with Unai Emery hot favourite to succeed him. The departure of Blanc, whose position has looked increasingly tenuous after he failed to…

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