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Soccer-Ronaldo claims four-goal haul in Elche rout

BARCELONA - Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties, as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 5-1 in La Liga on Tuesday.


FIFA executive committee member wants ethics investigation made public 23 Sep 2014

BERNE - The public has a "full right to know" the contents of the ethics investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA executive committee member Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan said on Tuesday.

Mihaylov, Tonev return to Bulgaria squad for Euro qualifiers 23 Sep 2014

SOFIA - Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev recalled goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov and midfielder Aleksandar Tonev for next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Croatia and Norway, the Bulgarian Football Union said on Tuesday.


Santos replaces Bento as coach of Portugal 23 Sep 2014

LISBON - Fernando Santos, who led Greece to the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil, has been appointed coach of Portugal, the Portuguese federation (FPF) announced on Tuesday.


No hair-dryer treatment as 'fun-Fergie' addresses Ryder Cup team 23 Sep 2014

GLENEAGLES Scotland - Alex Ferguson was on Tuesday unmasked as the man Europe captain Paul McGinley has asked to address his team on the eve of the Ryder Cup but the former Manchester United manager will be leaving his hair dryer at home.


West Ham close the door on any Tottenham move to share ground 23 Sep 2014

LONDON - West Ham United have slammed the door on any notion that Tottenham Hotspur could share the Olympic Stadium when the Hammers move there in 2016 and Spurs are likely to be homeless due to the redevelopment of their ground.


China enjoy pool party; Asiad gets first dope test 23 Sep 2014

INCHEON South Korea - China proved they are still the Asian Games gold standard in the pool by scooping six swimming titles on Tuesday, while the first doping test of the 17th Asiad also came to light with a Tajikistan football player testing positive.

Tajikistan football player the first positive test of Asiad 23 Sep 2014

INCHEON South Korea - The Asian Games announced its first positive doping test on Tuesday and said Tajikistan football player Khurshed Beknazarov had been thrown out of the multi-sport event in South Korea.

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