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Injured Ireland captain O'Connell out of World Cup

CARDIFF - Ireland captain Paul O'Connell's international career came to a premature end on Tuesday when he was ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup in another major injury blow for the Pool D winners.

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Insatiable Ronaldo collects fourth Golden Shoe award

MADRID - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo collected a record fourth Golden Shoe award as Europe's top scorer on Tuesday for his 48-goal haul in La Liga last season and said he is hungry for more.

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Federer knocked out in Shanghai opener

- World number three and defending champion Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat in the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, losing 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3 to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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Howe desperate to continue Bournemouth's rapid rise

- Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is "desperate" to continue the club's meteoric rise over the last three seasons and credits a collective effort is the reason for their success.

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Ageing process sees Euroleague kings Real under threat

BELGRADE - Euroleague holders Real Madrid will head into the new season aiming to win a milestone 10th title with an ageing squad in need of fresh blood.

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Controversial Effenberg named as Paderborn coach

BERLIN - Former Germany international and Champions League winner Stefan Effenberg took over as head coach at second division club Paderborn on Tuesday in his first coaching appointment, more than a decade after the end of his playing career.

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