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Modric wins, Hegerberg takes women’s award

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Paris, Dec 4 (AP) - Luka Modric ended the long reign of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Ballon d'Or for the first time on Monday, while another first saw Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg win the inaugural women's trophy.
Messi and Ronaldo had won every Ballon d'Or since 2008, and usually fought only each other for the greatest recognition among soccer's elite. Women's fight for recognition on the biggest stage took a big step with Hegerberg's award.
Modric won the Champions...

Late Milik goal helps Napoli beat Atalanta 2-1 in Serie A

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Bergamo, Dec 4 (AP) - Substitute Arkadiusz Milik scored five minutes from time and Napoli won 2-1 at Ata-lanta on Monday to keep alive its faint Serie A title hopes.
Second-placed Napoli moved back within eight points of seven-time defending champion Juventus; and three points ahead of...

Brother of test cricketer Khawaja arrested

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Sydney, Dec 4 (AP) - The brother of Australia test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been taken into custody by counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery in August of a laptop computer containing a purported terrorist hit-list.
Arsalan Khawaja, 39, was arrested Tuesday morning after being...

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