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Returning Ronaldo Out to Heap Pressure on Old Club United

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to pile more pressure on his old club Manchester United and put allegations of rape to one side when he steps out for Italian giants Juventus at Old Trafford in the Champions League Tuesday. 

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Houllier Lauds Klopp but Picks Out PSG for Champions League Glory

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has praised Jurgen Klopp for his work at the Anfield club but told AFP he feels Paris Saint-Germain are the favorites to win the Champions League this season.

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Resistance to USA Game is 'Cultural', Says La Liga President

La Liga president Javier Tebas on Tuesday claimed that resistance to the controversial plans to hold a Spanish top-flight game in the United States is "cultural".

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Let's Miss Messi while We're Winning, Says Valverde

Ernesto Valverde has challenged Barcelona to miss the injured Lionel Messi while they are winning without him. 

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Mourinho Bats Off Real Return to Focus on Stopping Ronaldo

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gave short shrift when quizzed on the possibility of a sensational return to Real Madrid as he prepares for a reunion with one of his old pupils, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

A run of five games without a win has left Real boss Julen Lopetegui on the brink of the sack just four months after accepting the thankless task of replacing Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu after three straight Champions League titles.

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Swim Team Braves Pollution to Dive into Gaza Waters

On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, their minds filled with dreams of Olympic glory.

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African Players in Europe: Salah Back on Goal Trail

Reigning African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah got back on the goal trail at the weekend, scoring the English Premier League winner for Liverpool at Huddersfield.

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Lopetegui Promises to Fight but Cannot Guarantee Future

Julen Lopetegui has said he will fight to turn Real Madrid's stuttering season around but could not guarantee he will be in charge for the Clasico against Barcelona on Sunday.

Lopetegui's future is in doubt just four months after swapping the Spanish national team for Madrid on the eve of the World Cup.

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Henry Suffers Defeat on Monaco Return, PSG Seal Perfect 10

A "positive" Thierry Henry suffered defeat in his first match as a head coach when his 10-man Monaco side slumped to a 2-1 loss at Strasbourg on Saturday to drop into the Ligue 1 relegation zone, while Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 10th straight victory to start their title defense.

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Mercedes Mull Team Orders to Help Title-Chasing Hamilton

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff is prepared to use team orders, if necessary, to help Lewis Hamilton secure his fifth drivers’ championship in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix.

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