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China Advance Past Kiwis as Tempers Flare at Women's World Cup

China battled to a 2-2 draw against New Zealand to advance to the last 16 as tempers flared in a fiery final Group A game at the Women's World Cup on Monday.

Chinese coach Hao Wei was send to the stands late for hampering Ria Percival's bid to take a quick thrown in and New Zealand boss Tony Readings refused to shake his hand after the game.

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Egypt Football Fans 'Tortured' into Confessions over Stampede

After five days' of searching, Mahmoud Hemdan found his brother "beaten and tortured" at a Cairo police station before he was charged over a deadly football stadium stampede.

Ashraf Hemdan, 21, and his teenage nephew Ali are among 16 defendants on trial accused of sparking the crush in February that killed 19 people during a match in the Egyptian capital.

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Chile Held, Bolivia Upset Ecuador in Copa Goal-Fest

Mexico snatched a pulsating 3-3 draw with Chile while Bolivia downed Ecuador in a five-goal thriller as the Copa America laid on a feast of attacking football on Monday.

A dramatic day of action in Group A saw Bolivia secure their first win in the tournament in 18 years with a 3-2 victory over Ecuador in Valparaiso before an epic battle between Chile and Mexico in Santiago.

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Nobel Center Severs Ties with Scandal-Hit FIFA

The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo announced Monday that it will end its partnership with football's world governing body FIFA, which has been engulfed by an unprecedented corruption scandal.

The Nobel center and FIFA have been partners in the "Handshake for Peace" initiative between team captains and officials since 2012.

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Nuggets Name Ex-Kings Boss Malone as New Coach

Mike Malone, the former coach of the Sacramento Kings, has been hired as the new coach of the Denver Nuggets, the NBA club announced Monday.

The Kings went 39-67 under Malone in just over a season with the team. Sacramento fired Malone after an 11-13 start last season, the team going 2-7 after standout DeMarcus Cousins suffered a viral infection.

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Hewitt still Planning to Make Wimbledon Impact

Lleyton Hewitt insists he can still make some noise in his final appearance at Wimbledon despite being forced to bid a premature farewell to Queen's Club.

Hewitt, famous for his shrieked war cry of “C'mon” whenever he wins an important point, is embarking on a prolonged goodbye tour before retiring after next year's Australian Open and would love to roll back the years at Wimbledon later this month.

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UEFA to Take Action against Croatia for Pitch Swastika

UEFA on Monday opened disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) after a swastika was apparently scrawled on the pitch in Split during Croatia's 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifying draw with Italy on Friday.

UEFA had ordered Friday's match to be played behind closed doors at the Poljud Stadium as punishment for fan violence and racist incidents when Croatia played Norway earlier in the qualifying campaign.

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Roma Moves ahead on Ambitious 1.5 Billion Euro Stadium Plan

Three-time Serie A champion Roma is moving ahead with an ambitious 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) plan for a new, privately financed stadium and surrounding business and entertainment center on the city's outskirts.

The club's American president James Pallotta says that pending government approval, construction will begin by December and last up to two years.

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Tennis: France's Gasquet Joins 400 Club

Richard Gasquet became only the third Frenchman in the Open era to win 400 singles matches after defeating Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the Queen's Club first round on Monday.

The world number 19, who was back in action for the first time since his French Open last-16 exit against Novak Djokovic, joins Yannick Noah (476) and Fabrice Santoro (470) in the select group of Frenchmen to reach the landmark after his 6-1 6-2 win in west London.

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Olympic Hurdles Champion Pearson Withdraws from World Champs

Olympic champion Sally Pearson has withdrawn from the track and field world championships to be held in Beijing in August.

The 28-year-old Australian broke a bone and dislocated her left wrist after crashing over a hurdle in a race in Rome on June 5, and announced Monday she needs further surgery this week.

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