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Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi to top FIFA 17 ratings

Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi to top FIFA 17 ratings

Madrid [Spain], Sept.3 : Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is slightly more talented than Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, according to the latest EA Sports FIFA ratings for this year's FIFA 17 game.

Ronaldo is rated 94--one point above his arch rival Messi, who had higher passing and dribbling statistics than his Portuguese counterpart.

The Real Madrid No.7, on the other hand, surpassed the Argentine in pace, shooting, defending and physical strength, the Marca reported.

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`Recovering` Ronaldo gearing up for Real Madrid return

`Recovering` Ronaldo gearing up for Real Madrid return

Madrid, Aug.25 : Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out of action since injuring his knee in the successful Euro 2016 final, has vowed to return soon after stepping up training at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training base.

Posting a video of sweat-soaked running drills, the 31-year-old confirmed through his Instagram account that the recovery has been going pretty well.

"Looking good. Soon I will be back," he wrote.

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Indian men's hockey team suffer 2-3 defeat against Spain

Indian men's hockey team suffer 2-3 defeat against Spain

Madrid, July 29 : The Indian men's hockey team suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Spain in their second game of the two-match tour here in Madrid last evening.

The high-scoring encounter started off cagily as both teams started off the blocks slowly, defending deep and not looking for adventurous forays into the others half. Spain were the ones who came closest in the first quarter, with a penalty corner which was defended by India to ensure they went into the first break tied in a stalemate.

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I am grateful to Juventus: Morata

I am grateful to Juventus: Morata

Madrid, July 22 : Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who has joined Real Madrid after two seasons on loan with Juventus, says he is grateful to the reigning Italian champions.

Morata returned to Madrid for the next season even though Juventus director general Beppe Marotta was not too keen on letting him go. But he was powerless against the player's buy-back clause.

"I enjoyed two incredible years at Juventus, where I learnt very, very much. I can only be grateful to the club, because without them I wouldn't be here," Morata was quoted as saying by the Real Madrid website on Thursday.

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Ronaldo vows to return stronger after Euro 2016 final injury

Ronaldo vows to return stronger after Euro 2016 final injury

Madrid, July 19 : After inspiring Portugal to their first-ever international title despite being forced off with a knee injury in the Euro 2016 final against France, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has promised his fans that he will return stronger for the forthcoming season.

"A big hug to my fans and tell them everything is fine, I'll come back stronger. Viva Portugal," Ronaldo said in a video posted on his Instagram handle, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

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I'm still far from Platini's record, says France hero Griezmann

I'm still far from Platini's record, says France hero Griezmann

Madrid, July 8 : After guiding France into the Euro Championship final, star striker Antoine Griezmann has brushed aside comparisons with Michel Platini, saying he is still far from the French football legend's record of nine goals in a single tournament.

"I'm glad to be scoring goals, but I'm still far from Platini's total," Griezmann was quoted as saying in Spanish newspaper Marca. "I hope to one day get close to his tally."

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Messi to appeal against 21-month prison term for tax fraud

Messi to appeal against 21-month prison term for tax fraud

Madrid, July 7: Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi will appeal against a Spanish court verdict to sentence each of them to 21 months in jail for tax fraud.

Confirming the news, the lawyers of Messi and his father said that their clients would continue to fight for their innocence.

The appeal against the judgment would be filed with the Portuguese Supreme Court, goal.com reported.

On Wednesday, the court in Barcelona ruled that the 29-year-old footballer and his father were charged with three counts of tax fraud, which amounted to 4.1 million euros.

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Tallawahs' Steyn geared up for top-of-the-table CPL clash against Guyana

Tallawahs' Steyn geared up for top-of-the-table CPL clash against Guyana

Port of Spain, July 7 : Ahead of his side's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match against hosts Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs fast bowler Dale Steyn insisted they are in a good place at the moment and are fully geared up for the top-of-the-table clash.

Looking ahead to the upcoming match, the 33-year-old Proteas star said that he is relishing the opportunity to feature in his first CPL match.

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Amla, Bravo propel Trinbago Knight Riders to thrilling CPL win

Amla, Bravo propel Trinbago Knight Riders to thrilling CPL win

Port of Spain, July.2 : A world record fifth wicket stand between Hashim Amla and Dwayne Bravo rescued the Trinbago Knight Riders in their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match against Barbados Tridents.

Having lost four wickets inside the first five overs the Knight Riders looked like they were going to collapse to an uncompetitive score.

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India suffer 1-0 defeat against New Zealand in Six Nations tourney

India suffer 1-0 defeat against New Zealand in Six Nations tourney

Valencia (Spain), July 1 : The Indian men's hockey team failed to capitalize on their recent 2-1 win over Ireland as they suffered their second defeat of the 6-Nations Invitational Tournament by going down 1-0 against New Zealand in their third match on Thursday.

Both teams came into the match looking to play cautious hockey and avoid defeat, India having already suffered one against Germany in the tournament opener. The game's tone was set, with both looking to hold fort and react through counter attacks.

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