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Brazil Overcome Past Demons, Beat Uruguay to Reach Confederations Cup Final

History has a way of repeating itself, whether it's in football or in real life. But as real life threatened on Wednesday to overshadow the latest entry in Brazil's footballing reboot, history happily stood aside.<p>Sure, it was only the Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal of a tournament and warmup …

Neymar Greets Fans at Barcelona During Arrival

When you are an international superstar, it does not take long to be recognized in a new city. For Neymar, he could not even get out of the airport.<p>The 21-year-old player recently signed a five-year deal to play with Barcelona in the upcoming season. He will pair with Lionel Messi and others to …

There's A Rumor That Floyd Mayweather Bet $5.9 Million On The Miami Heat

A Twitter account called Vegas Gambling Stream says the word on the street is that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is putting nearly $6 million on the Miami Heat tonight in Game 7.<p>The Heat are seven-point favorites.<p>While the account uses Pregame (a popular betting site) in its handle, it has no …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

French Open 2013: Why Rafael Nadal's Stranglehold on Roland Garros Is Slipping

Few athletes have dominated an event the way Rafael Nadal has dominated the French Open, but the star is showing signs of deterioration at Roland Garros.<p>While the reigning champion has advanced to the third round where he will play Fabio Fognini, he suffered some blips along the way. Nadal dropped …

England 1 Republic of Ireland 1: match report

Read a full match report of the international friendly between England and the Republic of Ireland at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday May 29, 2013.<p><b>England</b> flew straight to the Copacabana at the final whistle and at times last night they looked already on the beach. England, who face Brazil in Sunday’s …

Champions League final: Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich - in pictures

Borussia Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp rues Bayern Munich's late winner

Arjen Robben's glory goal came 12 months after his lowest point when he missed the penalty that would have given Bayern Munich victory over Chelsea. …

Carl Froch beats Mikkel Kessler to retain IBF world title in London

<b>Carl Froch retained his IBF super-middleweight crown and gained sweet revenge on Mikkel Kessler with a thrilling win on points at London's O2 Arena.</b><p>The Nottingham fighter started faster but his Danish rival, who beat Froch in Denmark in 2010, found his feet in the middle rounds.<p>But Froch, 35, kept …

Boxing

Neymar heading to FC Barcelona

Brazilian star Neymar announced on his Instagram account that he will move to FC Barcelona. The Catalan club met with Santos FC on Friday, and he's expected to be introduced on Monday<p>Brazilian star Neymar looks set to complete his long awaited move to Europe, signing for FC Barcelona, after he let …

UFC 160: Velasquez finishes Silva early to retain title

LAS VEGAS — Fears that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez's rematch with Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva would look exactly like the first fight turned out to be unfounded.<p>This one was even quicker.<p>Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) dropped the challenger with a short right early on in the first round and …

Monaco GP: Ferrari and Red Bull launch Mercedes test protest

<b>Ferrari and Red Bull have launched an official protest against rivals Mercedes, accusing them of doing illegal testing.</b><p>Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli used Mercedes to do a tyre test between the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. In-season testing in F1 is forbidden.<p>They have run a current car with …

Wayne Rooney Best Suited to Leave Manchester United and Start Fresh This Summer

After requesting a move from Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney's run with English powerhouse Manchester United seems all but over.<p>Following nine seasons as a Red Devil, Rooney has finally reached a point where he is better off starting fresh with a new club this summer, regardless of whether it's a …

Rio Ferdinand signs one-year contract extension at Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United. The centre-back, who was out of contract in the summer, has made 432 …

LeBron James' layup as time expires in OT lifts Heat past Pacers

MIAMI -- LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.<p>There was no one in his way.<p>There was no stopping …

Basketball

Ronaldinho: Why His World Cup 2014 Dream with Brazil May Be Over

Heading toward the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, there remains the romantic Brazilian football fan who believes history from 12 years ago, the Selecao's fifth and last triumph, will repeat itself.<p>With Luiz Felipe Scolari at the helm once more and a certain swaggering No. 10 back in irresistible club …

Germany accuse England of copying their kit after Nike reveal new national shirt

Nike's first ever England shirt has been accused of looking so much like that of their main rivals that German newspapers have declared: "The English have copied our kit".<p>The new kit, which will be worn for the first time during <b>England</b>'s game with <b>Ireland</b> next Wednesday, is the first to be made by …

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp says his 'heart breaks' to see Shinji Kagawa struggling

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp says his "heart breaks" to see Shinji Kagawa playing a bit-part role at Manchester United.<p>The 24-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Dortmund last summer, but has been far from a first-team regular and even then has often had to play out of position.<p>The …

Borussia Dortmund's banner plans blocked by Wembley red tape

Borussia Dortmund supporters will be prevented from unfurling a mosaic of the Champions League trophy at Wembley before Saturday's final against …

Manchester United bank £60.8m in Premier League TV payments

The Premier League has revealed that Norwich City's victory at Manchester City on the last day of the season earned them an extra £3.8m in television …

Sergio Garcia says he 'doesn't like' Tiger Woods and will not instigate peace talks

Sergio Garcia says he has no intention of instigating peace talks with Tiger Woods following their clash at the Players Championship.<p>Paired together in a third round at Sawgrass, it took less than two holes for long-standing tensions to come to the surface with Garcia feeling he was put off on his …