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Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals. He has rivaled Lionel Messi for a decade for soccer supremacy, the sport's version of Ali vs. Frazier or Bird vs. Magic. Ronaldo leads the tournament with four goals and has a chance to claim titles for himself and Portugal. He still appears to be in his prime at 33, an age when most soccer players have begun to decline.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals. He has rivaled Lionel Messi for a decade for soccer supremacy, the sport's version of Ali vs. Frazier or Bird vs. Magic. Ronaldo leads the tournament with four goals and has a chance to claim titles for himself and Portugal. He still appears to be in his prime at 33, an age when most soccer players have begun to decline.

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Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings as defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win. Kowar held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits. He mixed his changeup with a fastball still touching the mid-90s deep into his season-high 121-pitch afternoon. Jonathan India hit his 21st home run to break the game open in the sixth inning.

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Jordan Westburg hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs and Mississippi State went on to beat North Carolina 12-2 in the College World Series. The Bulldogs continued their surprise postseason run and need one more win to reach the best-of-three finals next week. Westburg is the freshman who two weeks ago came up with the "Rally Banana" that has become the Bulldogs' good-luck charm in the NCAA Tournament.

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Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his return from injury but Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years could be virtually over in five days after a second straight loss.

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Atlanta's Travis Schlenk has been a popular target for trade talk. He's the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night's NBA draft. The Hawks have No. 3 overall and four picks in the top 34. So Schlenk has been fielding calls from other GMs about possible trades.

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Arizona 7-footer Deandre Ayton headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft. Ayton was a dominating force in his one year of college and could be the No. 1 overall pick. He leads a position that includes top-10 prospects in Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr., Texas' Mo Bamba and Duke's Wendell Carter Jr.

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Dutch Rennert, a National League umpire from 1973 to 1992, has died. He was 88. Laurence "Dutch" Rennert Jr. was a longtime minor league umpire before his promotion to the National League in 1973. He was known for his booming, animated strike calls. He would step back from the catcher, turn toward one dugout in a crouch, extend his right arm and often yell loud enough to be heard on a television or radio broadcast

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