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  1. Cristiano Ronaldo attends the ceremony to rename Funchal airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal, Portugal March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

    When the island of Madeira on Wednesday renamed its airport in honor of its hometown hero Cristiano Ronaldo, all eyes were expected to be on the four-time world player of the year who is adored not only for his soccer skills but also his model looks. "I defy you not to feel better after viewing this picture of Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his portrait bust," wrote one Twitter user, Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153). "That hideous Ronaldo statue is going to be a meme in 5,4,3...," posted @Agave310.


  2. CHICAGO (AP) -- Midfielder Lindsey Horan will miss the U.S. women's national team's upcoming training camp and matches against Russia because of a strained hip flexor.
  3. March 29 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Slovenian championship matches on Wednesday Wednesday, March 29Domzale 2 Aluminij Kidricevo 1 Maribor 1 NK Radomlje 0 Olimpija Ljubljana 1 ND Gorica 2 Rudar Velenje 1 MIK Celje 2 Tuesday, March 28 Koper 0 NK Krsko 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Maribor 26 18 5 3 53 19 59 -------------------------2 Olimpija Ljubljana 26 14 5 7 38 24 47 3 Domzale 26 14 4 8 50 28 46 -------------------------4 ND Gorica 26 11 7 8 36 32 40 -------------------------5 MIK Celje 26 11 5 10 33 30 38 6 Koper 26 9 8 9 27 31 35 7 Rudar Velenje 26 7 8 11 34 39 29 8 NK ...
  4. Spain's scorer David Silva, left, looks on as Referee Felix Zwayer, center, from Germany holds his earphone during the international friendly soccer match between France and Spain at the Stade de France in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. At right is France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Antoine Griezmann headed the ball into the net and was in full celebration mode with his France teammates when referee Felix Swayer pinned a finger into his left ear to block out the stadium noise. An assistant in front of a bank of monitors was assessing replays and had some bad news for Griezmann. ''The subjective decisions should be made by the on-field referee because they have got the feel for the game,'' Mike Riley, general manager of English refereeing organization, told The Associated Press.


  5. United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring against Panama during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    The latest round of World Cup qualifying saw a major increase in the number of players from MLS called in for their national teams. A number of those decisions paid off for their countries, perhaps no one more than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey was part of an influx of MLS players contributing during the latest round of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Russia.


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