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Williams Keen To Rekindle Rivalry With Alli In France

 Wales midfielder George Williams is looking forward to a possible reunion with England's Dele Alli should the former team mates line up on opposite sides of the field at the European Championship in Lens on June 16.

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Bertens Outpaces Keys To Reach Paris Last Eight

 Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens reached her first grand slam quarter-final when she outpaced American 15th seed Madison Keys 7-6(4) 6-3 at the French Open on Wednesday.

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Spain Are The Favourites For Euro 2016, Claims Vicente Del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque has claimed Spain are favourites to win a third successive European Championship after seeing his side beat South Korea 6-1. Alvaro Morata and Nolito each scored twice as the champions from 2008 and 2012 warmed up for their defence in style. Manchester City’s David Silva and Cesc Fàbregas of Chelsea were also on target in Salzburg.

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Mesut Ozil Is Blasted For Being 'Unpatriotic' Refusing To Sing National Anthem When He Plays For His Country

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been branded 'unpatriotic' by a German hard-right party for posting a picture of himself visiting the Islamic holy shrine of Mecca on Facebook.

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Ali Public Funeral Set For Louisville On Friday

LOUISVILLE — The life of late legendary boxer Muhammad Ali will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service next week in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, a family spokesman said yeterday.

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Giroud Double Helps France Sink Scotland

METZ — Olivier Giroud fired another riposte to his critics with a brace as Euro 2016 hosts France brushed aside Scotland 3-0 in Metz yesterday in their final friendly ahead of the tournament.

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Remembered As Boxer Who Transcended Sports World

SCOTTSDALE — The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century.

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Djokovic, Murray Set For Blockbuster As French Open Clock Ticks

PARIS — Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet in a seventh Grand Slam final today with the clock ticking on their French Open title aspirations.

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Ali’s Other Fight — For Civil Rights

WASHINGTON — “I am America. I am the part you won't recognise. But get used to me — black, confident, cocky,” Muhammad Ali once said.

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Loew Waits On Schweinsteiger, Hummels For Euro Opener

GELSENKIRCHEN — Germany coach Joachim Loew says his priority is getting captain Bastian Schweinsteiger and key defender Mats Hummels fit for Euro 2016, following yesterday's 2-0 confidence-boosting friendly win over Hungary.

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