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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Germany blanks South Africa to win Group B

Germany won its Women's World Cup group for the fifth consecutive time and avoided an immediate matchup with the United States by routing South Africa 4-0 on Monday.

Dominic Thiem continues dominance of Nadal on clay at Barcelona Open

Dominic Thiem defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open on Saturday, becoming the first player other than Novak Djokovic to defeat the Spaniard on clay four times.

Chris Froome has calmer ride in Stage 2 of Tour de France

World champion Peter Sagan won a sprint finish to claim the second stage of the Tour de France and the race's overall lead on Sunday, while Chris Froome had a calmer ride after his tumble in the first leg.

Spanish soccer president arrested in anti-corruption probe

Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has been arrested along with his son and two more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe.

Lionel Messi agrees to extension with Barcelona

Lionel Messi will play out the best remaining years of his trophy-rich career at Barcelona. The Spanish club said Wednesday that Messi had agreed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club through the 2020-21 season.

Messi offers to pay $558,000 US to avoid 21-month jail sentence

Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000 US) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend, a Spanish state prosecutor said Friday.
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Champions League: Monaco and Juventus advance to semifinals

Rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe scored early as free-scoring Monaco beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the Champions League semifinals. Juventus held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw and advanced to the semifinals on aggregate in Wednesday's action.

Barcelona FC criticized for defending Lionel Messi

Barcelona has drawn widespread criticism for its campaign to support Lionel Messi after a court found the Argentine forward and his father guilty of tax fraud.
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Euro 2016: Ireland, Iceland advance after late winners

Iceland, the smallest nation at the European Championship, surprisingly qualified for the knockout stage after beating Austria 2-1 Wednesday in Paris thanks to a stoppage-time winner by Arnor Ingvi Traustason.

Barcelona beats Arsenal to advance in Champions League

Barcelona's big three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all scored to beat Arsenal 3-1 on Wednesday, sending the defending champions into the Champions League quarter-finals for a ninth consecutive season with a 5-1 victory on aggregate.

Kaitlyn Weaver, Andrew Poje defend ice dance title at Grand Prix Final

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje successfully defended their ice dance Grand Prix Final title on Saturday in Barcelona.

Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final: Duhamel, Radford win silver

Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia avenged last year's loss to Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford by beating the world champions for the Grand Prix Final pairs title on Friday.

Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final: Duhamel, Radford 3rd after short program, Chan falters

Defending pairs champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada were in third place following the short program on Thursday in Barcelona, while Patrick Chan and Yuzuru Hanyu put on polar opposite performances.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi injures knee, out 7-8 weeks

Barcelona faces two long months without Lionel Messi after its star forward tore a ligament in his left knee during the defending champion's Spanish league match against Las Palmas on Saturday.

MWC 2015's quirkiest gadgets: smartbikes, tricorder and more

The pervasive creep of the internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.

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