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Police to investigate Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations

Police said on Monday they had re-opened a rape investigation against Cristiano Ronaldo. Lawyers for the Portuguese footballer are threatening to sue a German magazine after it published the allegations. Continue reading

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of raping American woman in 2009

Kathryn Mayorga, 34, claims the Portuguese football player raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to German media outlet Der Spiegel. The magazine says Ronaldo paid her $375,000 for her silence. Continue reading

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How Chinese equestrian sports are profiting from German know-how

Germany’s strong ties to China go beyond the world of business. For years, Ludger Beerbaum and the German Equestrian Federation have been working to develop equestrian sports in China. Continue reading

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The fight against racism in Russian football

Racist and xenophobic sentiments are widespread in Russian football, but a small group of fans are hoping to change that. The World Cup could provide a good opportunity to transform the country’s supporter culture. Continue reading

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Welcome to CONIFA, the football world cup for underdogs

The soccer championship for non-recognized states, regions and peoples may not be as famous as its FIFA counterpart, but for fans and players there is no experience quite like it. Ruairi Casey reports from London. Continue reading

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Germany back on top in FIFA ranking for first time in two years

Germany’s triumph at the Confederations Cup has catapulted them back to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in two years. Joachim Löw’s side leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina, second and third respectively. Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Kerber advances as Federer and Djokovic’s opponents retire

German number one seed Angelique Kerber is into the second round of Wimbledon. In the men’s draw, both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic progressed after their opponents retired injured. Continue reading

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Semenya among athletes who could require hormone therapy to compete

Olympic champion Caster Semenya and others with hyperandrogenism could be forced in to hormone therapy if they want to compete in future Games. A study found that females with high testosterone levels have an advantage. Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Wawrinka out in first round as Nadal, Murray, Halep and Svitolina progress

Swiss number one Stanislas Wawrinka was the biggest casualty on day one of Wimbledon as the fifth seed lost to Daniil Medvedev of Russia. The other top men’s and women’s seeds all progressed to the second round. Continue reading

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Löw says Germany squad contains ‘no losers’ ahead of Confed final vs. Chile

Having met in the group stage, Germany and Chile will now battle it out for the right to be the 2017 Confederations Cup champion. Captain and coach both appear confident lessons have been learned ahead of the clash. Continue reading

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