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  • Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa crown

    Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa crown

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    Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa crown

    Chile defeated Argentina on penalties here Saturday to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown and condemn Lionel Messi to a second straight heartbreak in a major international final. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when the game ended goalless after extra time. Sanchez chipped the decisive penalty down the middle past Sergio Romero to spark wild celebrations in front of a 45,000 capacity crowd at the …

  • Galatasaray secure Podolski signing

    Galatasaray secure Podolski signing

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    Galatasaray secure Podolski signing

    Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to sign for Galatasaray, the Turkish champions announced on Saturday. The 30-year-old German international has signed a three-year contract with the Istanbul giants, who said they will pay a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros (£1.8m, $2.8m). Podolski, whose deal includes an option for a fourth season, posted a picture of himself on his Twitter account holding a Galatasaray scarf after arriving at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport. …

  • Galatasaray finally get their man as Podolski signs

    Galatasaray finally get their man as Podolski signs

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    Galatasaray finally get their man as Podolski signs

    By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Lukas Podolski completed his transfer from Arsenal to Galatasaray on Saturday after the Turkish club agreed a fee of around 2.85 million pounds ($4.45 million) to finally land their man at the fourth attempt. Podolski, who made two appearances for Germany in the World Cup last year but did not play against Argentina in the final, will be looking to kick-start his career after failing to establish himself at Arsenal. Podolski was clearly pleased to put …

  • Federer dodges Groth bullets to reach Wimbledon last 16

    Federer dodges Groth bullets to reach Wimbledon last 16

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    Federer dodges Groth bullets to reach Wimbledon last 16

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer showed that you need more in your arsenal than a bullet serve if you want to seriously trouble the grasscourt masters these days as he snuffed out the threat of Sam Groth in four sets at Wimbledon on Saturday. Federer's Australian opponent holds the record for the fastest ever delivery in tennis and regularly launched 140mph missiles but only briefly threatened the Swiss's serene progress to the fourth round and eventually succumbed 6-4 6-4 …

  • Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

    Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

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    Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

    By Gideon Long SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Eduardo Vargas are three Chile players who have caught Sergio Aguero's eye at the Copa America, the Argentina striker said on Friday. "I think Medel is crucial in defence and Valdivia is aplayer who can create things in midfield," Aguero told a news conference ahead of Saturday's final between the two sides. …