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Football: All You Need to Know about the Confed Cup

With the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday when hosts Russia take on New Zealand in St Petersburg, here are five things to know about the June 17-July 2 tournament:

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Argentine Banker Pleads Guilty in FIFA Scandal

A 56-year-old Argentine banker pleaded guilty in New York on Thursday to transferring more than $25 million in bribes in the massive FIFA corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.

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NBA: Curry to Pass on White House Celebration Visit

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said Wednesday that if the team is invited to visit the White House after winning the NBA championship then he probably won't go.

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Sharapova Receives Invite to WTA Stanford Event

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA Stanford tournament at the end of next month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension.

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Rodman Gives North Korea a Copy of Trump's 'The Art of the Deal'

Flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman handed over a copy of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" to a North Korean minister on Thursday, along with a whole host of other off-the-wall goodies.

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Ronaldo Remains 'Silent' amid Tax Evasion Accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to accusations that he evaded paying taxes of 14.7 million euros ($16.4 million) by saying that remaining silent was the "best answer."

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Ronaldo Has 'Clear Conscience' amid Tax Evasion Accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted Wednesday he had a "clear conscience" after Spanish prosecutors accused Real Madrid's star forward of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

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Kosovo Charges Four over Israeli Football Attack Plot

Kosovo charged four men Wednesday with plotting terror attacks against Israeli footballers and fans during a World Cup qualifier in Albania last year, which had to be moved for security reasons.

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Bayern Break Transfer Record to Sign Tolisso from Lyon

France midfielder Corentin Tolisso has moved to Bayern Munich from Lyon for a record fee that could reach 47.5 million euros ($53.5 million), the Bundesliga champions announced on Wednesday.

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Federer Beaten by 39-Year-Old Haas on Stuttgart Return

Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart grass court tournament on Wednesday in the Swiss great's first match after almost three months out of action.

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