Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.

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High spirits in Group B ahead of Day 2

With the knockout stage still in reach for all four teams, Group B’s competing nations are all feeling positive ahead of their second OFC U-16 Women’s Championship clashes tomorrow.

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MY BALL: Action from the New Caledonia and Samoa match yesterday. Photo: OFC.

Samoa sinks to New Caledonia

New Caledonia have triumphed in their opening OFC U-16 Women’s Championship encounter after beating Samoa 6-0 yesterday.

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A rising football star

Madaleen Falaniko Ah-Ki is a name you should look out for. She is a Samoan Football Star in the making. She is 14, and currently attending St Peter’s Claver College. Madaleen is in Samoa, a team member for the Samoa U16 Women’s Football team competing in the Stage one of the OFC U16 Football Championships, which kicks off at the end of the week. 

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A Sport newspaper frontpage is displayed with a picture of FC Barcelona's Neymar and a headline reading in Spanish

Neymar signs 5-year deal with PSG in world-record transfer

Neymar has become the most expensive player in soccer history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona on Thursday for 222 million euros ($262 million).

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Barcelona's Neymar, second from left front, and teammates pose with the trophy after defeating Real Madrid in an International Champions Cup soccer match, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Barcelona has 'doubts' about Neymar's future amid PSG rumors

Barcelona is worried, very worried, that Neymar might be headed to Paris-Saint Germain.

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney leaves the field after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer's biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.

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Germany's players celebrate holding the trophy after winning the Confederations Cup final soccer match between Chile and Germany, at the St.Petersburg Stadium, Russia.

Germany beats Chile 1-0 in bruising Confederations Cup final

Germany's experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew's decision to leave most of his world champions at home.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, is challenged by New Zealand's Michael Boxall during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal.

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

Cristiano Ronaldo's 75th international goal helped lift Portugal to an easy 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and into the Confederations Cup semifinals.

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos raises the trophy after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff.

Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to retain CL title

Cristiano Ronaldo capped his greatest year by helping Real Madrid become the first Champions League holder to retain its title, showcasing his enduring scoring qualities in a 4-1 victory over Juventus on Saturday.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scores on return home as Portugal loses to Sweden

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.

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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending on Tuesday.

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Luiz was in tears after suffering persistent racist chants during his team's 1-0 victory against Rad in the Serbian premiership.

Brazilian footballer in tears after racist chants in Serbia

Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz was in tears after persistent racist chants during his team's victory over Rad in the Serbian league.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi kicks the ball to score a penalty during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

Messi's 90th minute penalty give Barcelona win over Leganes

Lionel Messi scored a 90th-minute penalty for his second goal of the night to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over lowly Leganes in the Spanish league on Sunday.

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Chelsea's Oscar sits on the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at the Vicarage Road stadium in London.

Chinese Super League curbs spending on foreign stars

The Chinese Super League has shocked the soccer world by spending huge sums to attract star foreign players but new rules introduced for the start of the 2017 season will have a significant impact on the game in China, Asia and perhaps around the world.

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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring against Sevilla during a Spain's King's Cup soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

Real Madrid sets Spanish record of 40 unbeaten games

With a remarkable injury time goal, Real Madrid salvaged a 3-3 draw against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey to set a Spanish record of 40 consecutive games unbeaten on Thursday.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA's best player award for the fourth time, after Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi shots the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Lionel Messi saves Barcelona from 2nd straight loss

Lionel Messi saved Barcelona from its second straight defeat by scoring with a 90th-minute free kick in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday.

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Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena walks on the field before an MLS soccer western conference playoff match against the Seattle Sounders in Seattle.

Arena brings much of his LA Galaxy staff to national team

He was American Samoa's coach in 2011 when it beat Tonga in a World Cup qualifier for its first international win after 30 consecutive losses over 17 years.

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Middlesbrough's Marten de Roon, left, challenges Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan center during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

'It is Usain Bolt' _ Olympic champ calls into Man United TV

Manchester United's in-house television channel received a shock when Usain Bolt called up to discuss Saturday's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in the English Premier League.

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Rugby

Workers put a protective cover over the Webb Ellis Cup which is displayed at a promotional event for the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Shibuya district in Tokyo.

Ceremony held to mark 2 years before 2019 Rugby World Cup

Sports fans gathered in Tokyo's Shibuya entertainment district on Wednesday to mark two years until Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first time the tournament will be held outside the traditional rugby-playing countries.

Boxing

In this April 20, 2013, file photo, the referee stops the fight between Hughie Fury, left, and Alex Rozman in a heavyweight boxing match at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Fury cousins' doping probe being delayed by tribunal ruling

Britain's anti-doping agency says its dispute with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin, Hughie, is being delayed while a tribunal weighs up an application made by the boxers to exclude certain evidence.

NFL

Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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