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  • Italy stunned as Lippi walks away from federation post

    Italy's plans for a smooth build-up to their crunch Euro 2016 clash with Spain on Monday suffered a blow after World Cup-winning coach Marcelo Lippi walked away from a key post with the Italian football federation (FIGC). Lippi, who led the Azzurri to their fourth World Cup triumph in 2006, was…

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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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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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  • Personal kudos nothing if Spain don't beat Italy - Morata

    Alvaro Morata is joint top scorer at Euro 2016 but doesn't care who hits the net if Spain beat a familiar Italy side to a coveted quarter-final place in their last 16 clash on Monday. "I couldn't care less about the top scorer's chart if we lose," Morata said after the defending champions' shock…

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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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  • Sweden bids adieu to 'proud' Zlatan

    Sweden bid farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic with noisy tributes but no goals and exited the European Championship finals meekly after a 1-0 defeat by Belgium. The brash giant of football ended his 116-cap international career on Wednesday with 62 often spectacular goals yet not a shot on target…

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  • Five stars of Euro 2016 so far

    Bale arrived in France fresh from winning a second Champions League title with Real Madrid and the 26-year-old forward has lived up to his pre-tournament billing as one of the potential stars of Euro 2016. With three goals, he is the competition's joint-top scorer alongside Spain's Alvaro Morata.

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  • Column: Ibrahimovic doesn't go out like a legend

    The self-proclaimed legend of Swedish football stopped delivering. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's last game in Swedish bright yellow wasn't worthy of a movie and had no Hollywood ending. Sweden's record scorer leaves international football with memories to cherish, none more powerful than the acrobatic…

    The Associated Press
  • Six of record-breaking Ronaldo's best

    Three-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo made new football history Wednesday by becoming the first player to score in four European Championship finals. Ronaldo is now bearing down on French legend Michel Platini, just one off his record mark of nine goals in Euros finals. The former…

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  • Spain counts cost of several wrong steps

    Spain has not made many missteps over the past eight years. Spain's traditional give-and-go approach malfunctioned against the gritty Croats. It had never lost after taking the lead in the European Championship since the tournament age began in 1980.

    The Associated Press
  • Ronaldo scores in record fourth Euro finals

    Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a record fourth European Championship finals on Wednesday when he backheeled into the net against Hungary in Euro 2016. The goal came in the 50th minute to bring Portugal level at 2-2 in the Stade de Lyon in their final Group F match. Ronaldo scored on his…

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  • Factbox: Profile of Lionel Messi

    Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who became his country's all-time top goalscorer on Tuesday when he scored his 55th international goal.   Born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.   EARLY CAREER * Joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old in 2000 and shone in the youth ranks…

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  • The Latest: Riot police ready for Croatia fans at stadium

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

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  • Ibrahimovic to quit international duty after Euro 2016

    Sweden's superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016. "The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game with Sweden. Sweden's coach Erik Hamren said "this will be a big loss.

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  • Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

    Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo. Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League. …

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  • David Beckham voting for Britain to remain in European Union

    Former England captain David Beckham said Tuesday that he is voting for Britain to remain in the European Union in Thursday's referendum. Declaring his support for the 28-nation union, Beckham highlighted how his successes with Manchester United owed much to European players and how welcoming he…

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  • Alaba needs to step up as Austria faces Euro 2016 crunch

    The pressure of carrying Austria at the European Championship might be taking its toll on David Alaba. The Bayern Munich defender arrived in France as Austria's undisputed star player but has struggled to make an impact in its first two games. In Austria's first Group F game against Hungary, he…

    The Associated Press
  • Leicester starts to strengthen squad ahead of title defense

    LEICESTER, England (AP) -- Leicester has made defender Luis Hernandez its first signing ahead of its Premier League title defense and first Champions League campaign.

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