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Ronaldo earns Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament. Read More


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NBA-Wizards to take on Knicks in London

(Reuters) - The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks will play the NBA's ninth regular season game in London when they meet at the O2 Arena in January, the league announced on Wednesday. More »


Uruguay turn to experienced players against Saudi Arabia

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Uruguay (Reuters) - Uruguay are relying on experience for their second Group A game against Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena as they look to qualify for the knockout phase with one game to spare on Wednesday. More »


Major League Baseball roundup: Rays snap Astros' 12-game winning streak

Wilson Ramos produced an RBI single in the eighth inning, and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays snapped the Houston Astros' 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. More »


Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize. More »


We won't let France bully us, say underdogs Peru

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Underdogs Peru are capable of beating anyone at the World Cup and will not allow France to bully them in their Group C clash, coach Ricardo Gareca said on Wednesday. More »


Halep withdraws from Eastbourne to rest ahead of Wimbledon

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep has pulled out of next week's Nature Valley International in Eastbourne as she looks to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon. More »


Ex-FIFA boss Blatter in Moscow: It feels a bit like "my World Cup"

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he felt the soccer World Cup underway in Moscow was a little bit like "my World Cup" because he had been so well received on his visit to Moscow. More »


Murray unsure about Wimbledon after comeback defeat

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray was back at one of his favorite stomping grounds on Tuesday and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbledon participation. More »


Russia's Putin revels in soccer side's unexpected World Cup form

MOSCOW (Reuters) - With the host team set to advance to the knockout stages for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's World Cup is going better than even Vladimir Putin expected. More »


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