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I couldn’t look at a football after the World Cup, says Neymar

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches.

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Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies: report

Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company’s contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Spaniard Fraile wins 14th stage of Tour de France

Spaniard Omar Fraile ended Belgian hopes of a Tour de France victory on their national holiday with a gutsy, maiden win on the race on the 14th stage Saturday.

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Formula One: Vettel celebrates pole position in German Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel surged to pole for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton suffered a setback when his Mercedes broke down to leave him at the back of the grid.

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New Zealand women beat France to retain World Cup Sevens

New Zealand retained their women’s World Cup Sevens crown here Saturday, beating France 29-0 in the final to claim the title for a second time.

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Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Mexican WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision victory over England’s Liam Smith in a 12-round title fight on Saturday night.

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Bayern Munich dominate PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly

German champions Bayern Munich hit three second-half goals as they beat French titlists Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, on Saturday in a friendly in Klagenfurt, Austria.

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Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

Alexandre Benalla, 26, was initially suspended without pay but on Friday Macron fired his former security aide

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Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client ‘perhaps illegal’

US President Donald Trump lashed out at his former lawyer on Saturday, saying Michael Cohen may have acted illegally in secretly taping their discussion about a payment to hush up an alleged affair with a Playboy model. Trump’s early-morning tweet was his first direct reaction to a New York Times report Friday that the FBI…

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UK arrested Turkish businessman on Ankara extradition request

Britain said on Saturday it had arrested Akin Ipek, a Turkish businessman accused of links to US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, following an extradition request from Turkey. “We can confirm that Mr Ipek has been arrested in relation to an extradition request from Turkey,” a Home Office spokeswoman said in a statement. His case will be…

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Tour de France: Sagan strikes again as Thomas keeps yellow jersey

Slovakian Peter Sagan underlined his sprint credentials for the third time on the Tour de France Friday after powering to victory in the 13th stage from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence.

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‘Dangerous complacency’ looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that “dangerous complacency” may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

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Sri Lanka’s Galle cricket stadium may be demolished

England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at its famed Galle stadium, considered one of the world’s most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November.

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Bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with smartphones

The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician’s car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: angry voters asking their elected representatives what they have done for them lately.

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Borussia Dortmund ease past Manchester City in Champions Cup opener

Pep Guardiola’s start to his pre-season campaign ended in defeat as Borussia Dortmund captain Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday.

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Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment “inhumane”. Ruth Kamande, who won a prison beauty pageant while awaiting trial, slashed her partner Farid Mohammed, 24, to death in 2015 and was convicted in…

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Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll

Neymar took a swipe at his critics on Thursday with a tongue-in-cheek video in which he teaches children how to dive.

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McKenzie to shape up Bangladesh’s struggling batsmen

Bangladesh appointed Englishman Steve Rhodes as their new head coach in June and named South African Ryan Cook as the new fielding coach earlier this month

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Facebook in fresh controversy over Holocaust denial

“I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” Mark Zuckerberg said in the interview

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World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

For many young refugees in Bangladesh’s southeast this World Cup was their first, and the excitement of last Sunday’s final shows no sign of abating any time soon

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French World Cup ace Pavard may join Bayern before new season

Bayern reportedly agreed a deal with Stuttgart before the World Cup, to join the German champions in 2019

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