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URUGUAY BECOMES FINAL TEAM TO QUALIFY FOR WCUP AFTER 2-LEG PLAYOFF WIN OVER JORDAN
Uruguay claimed the 32nd and final place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil with a 0-0 draw against Jordan in the second leg of an intercontinental playoff.
JAMES SCORES 21, HEAT RUN AWAY IN 2ND HALF AND ROLL PAST MAGIC 120-92
LeBron James had 21 points and seven assists, and Chris Bosh scored 18 as the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 120-92 for their fifth straight victory.
AMERICAN KEVIN STREELMAN, THOMAS BJORN SHARE 1ST-ROUND LEAD AT WORLD CUP
American Kevin Streelman and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot rounds of 5-under-par 66 to share the lead after the first day of the World Cup.
BARCELONA FORWARD LIONEL MESSI RECEIVES RECORD 3RD GOLDEN BOOT AS EUROPE’S TOP SCORER
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was presented with a record third Golden Boot for scoring the most goals in Europe’s domestic leagues last season.
PACQUIAO EAGER TO PUNISH RIOS AFTER TRAINER MOCKED DURING PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach says the boxer will to use Sunday’s fight against Brandon Rios to punish members of the Rios camp who mocked Roach’s speech, which is affected by Parkinson’s disease.