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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charge in Las Vegas

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday.

Corrected: Arsenal's Emery admires Ceballos as they work on a signing

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said on Monday that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos was someone he admired as the Premier League club work on bringing in one player.

Soccer: Wednesday report Newcastle to Premier League over Bruce appointment

Newcastle United have been reported to the Premier League by Championship club Sheffield Wednesday over the appointment of the Owls' former manager Steve Bruce.

Soccer: I have not 'disrespected' Bale, says Zidane

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday he had not "disrespected" Gareth Bale and it was the club who wanted to sell the Welsh forward, not him personally.

Athletics: U.S. trials boast speed, Lyles-Coleman showdown

The speed show that is the backbone of the American athletics championships takes on added significance in Des Moines, Iowa this week when the United States select a team for this year's worlds which are being held in Doha.

Soccer: Brazil part ways with coach of women's team

Brazil have parted ways with Vadao, the coach of their women's football team, the country's football confederation said on Monday.

Soccer: Butt named United's head of first team development

Manchester United have promoted Nicky Butt to the new position of head of first team development, reporting directly to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club announced on Monday.

Soccer: FIFA bans former Botswana official in match fixing probe

World soccer body FIFA has handed a life ban to former Botswana Football Association general secretary Mooketsi Kgotlele for accepting bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches.

Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games

Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd pleaser at track and field throwing events, but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp is upping the game with a hi-tech way to fetch javelins and hammers: pint-sized, self-driving A.I. robot cars.

NFL's Cowboys extend reign atop Forbes' most valuable teams list

The Dallas Cowboys were ranked the world's most valuable sports team for a fourth consecutive year according to an annual list published by Forbes on Monday that was dominated by National Football League clubs.

Swimming: Gold but no new record for Peaty, Sjostrom beaten

Three of the most dominant swimmers in the world took centre stage at the world championships on Monday but only Adam Peaty and Katinka Hosszu maintained their aura of invincibility while Sarah Sjostrom's reign in the 100m butterfly came to an end.

Swimming: Hosszu wins fourth women's 200 metres medley world title

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu continued her domination of the women's individual medley by winning the 200 metres event for the fourth time at the world championships in Gwangju on Monday.

Swimming: FINA warns Horton but fellow swimmers applaud podium protest

Mack Horton has received a warning from swimming's world governing body FINA over his refusal to share a podium with China's Sun Yang in protest of the gold medallist's doping history.

Barca's Rakitic unmoved by transfer rumours

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic accepts his days at the Nou Camp may be numbered, but for now he is concentrating on preparing for next season with the Spanish champions.

Sevilla's Gnagnon apologises after 'heinous' tackle on Liverpool youngster

Sevilla's Joris Gnagnon has apologised for his "heinous" tackle on Liverpool youngster Yasser Larouci which led to the Sevilla defender being sent off during a pre-season friendly in Boston.

Influential Pogba must stay at Man United, says Mata

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a positive influence in the dressing room and must extend his stay at the club to help bring trophies back to Old Trafford, team mate Juan Mata said.

Swimming: Canada's MacNeil stuns Sjostrom in women's 100 metres butterfly

Canada's Margaret MacNeil won the women's 100 metres butterfly world crown in Gwangju on Monday to deny Sarah Sjostrom a fifth title in the event.

Golf: Portrush passes British Open test and awaits swift return

It took 68 years for the British Open to return to Royal Portrush and after a memorable week of golf, with Irishman Shane Lowry triumphing amid emotional scenes, it is hard to imagine anything but a swift return to the Northern Irish links course.

Dinamo Bucharest coach Neagoe suffers heart attack

Dinamo Bucharest coach Eugen Neagoe suffered a heart attack during his club's match against Universitatea Craiova in the Romanian league on Sunday but later was stable in hospital.

FIFA's African football takeover plan set for court challenge

FIFA's plan to take over the running of African football is set to face a possible roadblock with an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) saying he will challenge the decision in court.