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Three Reasons why Arsenal are Back on Track

Arsenal have matched their best winning run in 11 years after thrashing Fulham 5-1 to make it nine successive victories in all competitions.

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Ronaldo Faces Growing Heat from Sponsors over Rape Case

Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations.

The five-time world player of the year, who was seen driving into the Juventus practice complex in the morning, received public backing from the Italian club, which said it would not judge him on the 2009 assault claim by a Nevada woman.

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Ronaldo to Miss All Portugal's Fall Internationals

Cristiano Ronaldo will not take part in Portugal's next four internationals, the national coach Fernando Santos said on Thursday, refusing to give any reasons.

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Hamilton Still 'Split' about Team-Ordered Russia Win

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he still had mixed feelings after being gift-wrapped a controversial win by Mercedes in Russia last weekend.

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Ronaldo's Talent and Ego Feed Off Each Other

"Tell me, who is the best player in the world?" Cristiano Ronaldo asks during his own film, a glass of wine in his hand and gold necklace dangling from his neck. "It's me," he replies, breaking into laughter as those around him laugh back.

Superstar footballer and one of the best-paid athletes in the world, Ronaldo is as much adored for his talent as he is detested for his bravado. To him, it has always been one and the same. 

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Ronaldo Denies Hotel Sex Attack, Calls Rape 'Abominable'

Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday denied accusations by a former American model that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and said his conscience is clear.

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Messi Back at Wembley Looking to Make Up for Lost Time in Europe

As Lionel Messi lay on the Wembley grass, his left hand grasping the Champions League trophy and his right pumping the air, he must have thought there would be many more European glory nights to come. 

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Football Saved Me after Horrors of War, Says ex-Liverpool Goalkeeper

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has spoken about how football "saved" him after his horrific experiences as a soldier in the Rhodesian army, also recounting the trauma of the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters during his playing days.

The 60-year-old told Britain's Guardian newspaper in a frank interview that the impact of the fighting in Zimbabwe's war of independence in the 1970s was such that two soldiers took their own lives when they were told to do another tour of duty.

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Hot Struff! Top Seed Cilic Bundled Out of Japan Open

Top seed Marin Cilic crashed out of the Japan Open in a shock 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 defeat to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round on Tuesday.

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Australia Football Body Adopts Reforms after FIFA Threat

Australia's football governing body voted for wide-ranging reforms Tuesday against the wishes of its outgoing chairman, ending a long-running battle that saw FIFA threaten to take over the federation.

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