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UEFA to pay $2.28B prize fund to 32 Champions League teams

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Geneva, Jun 6 (AP) - UEFA has announced big increases in Champions League prize money topping $2 billion next season, to be paid out in a new system favoring elite clubs with most historical success.
Three-time defending champion Real Madrid is already sure to earn more than 50 million euros ($60 million), plus a share of Spanish television rights money, before playing a game next season.
The 32 Champions League teams kicking off in the group stage in September will share a prize fund of 1.95...

Russia extends winless run against Turkey ahead of World Cup

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Moscow, Jun 6 (AP)- Russia will go into its home World Cup without a win in seven games after drawing 1-1 with an under-strength Turkey team on Tuesday.
Russia's players left the field to jeers from some in the crowd, having recorded just one shot on target in their last two friendlies before the...

Embattled Cricket Australia CEO Sutherland quits

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Melbourne, Jun 6 (AP) - James Sutherland has announced he's quitting as Cricket Australia's chief executive two months after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa resulted in suspensions for the test captain and vice-captain and the resignation of coach Darren Lehmann.
Sutherland, who...

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