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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA's Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA's Ballon d'Or

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Cristiano Ronaldo, who had 69 goals in 59 games in 2013, has been voted the FIFA Ballon d'Or, the trophy given soccer's World Player of the Year.

Cristiano Ronaldo museum opens in Madeira

Dec. 16 (UPI) --Cristiano Ronaldo opened the {link:CR7: "http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1653122/there-space-museum-ballon-dor?cc=4716",nw} museum on Sunday in Funchal where more than 50 objects are on display.
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Shortlist for FIFA World XI forwards announced

Dec. 10 (UPI) --The forwards for FIFA's World XI have been named with two of the three players on the Ballon d'Or shortlist featuring. Lionel Messi and favorite Cristiano Ronaldo join other top soccer players around the world on the list of 2013's best forwards.
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Ballon d'Or shortlist announced

Dec. 9 (UPI) --The three man shortlist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or, the top prize for an individual in soccer which translates to Golden Ball, has been named.
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Soccer players give tribute to Mandela

Dec. 5 (UPI) --Soccer players from around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela following the death of former South African president and global icon.
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Spain's top three win big

Nov. 23 (UPI) --Spain's top three placed teams in La Liga all won by a margin of a{link:t least four goals: "http://espnfc.com/scores/_/date/20131123",nw} this past weekend.
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Messi heaps praise on Ronaldo

Nov. 22 (UPI) --Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi has praised rival Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid forward scored three goals to qualify Portugal for the World Cup.
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Ronaldo scores three to qualify Portugal

(UPI) --Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals for Portugal to cancel out Sweden's two and qualify his country for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Tiger Woods back on top of Forbes top sports earnings list

Tiger Woods back on top of Forbes top sports earnings list

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Golfer Tiger Woods, paid more than $78 million in the last year, has regained the No. 1 position in Forbes magazine's list of the world's highest-paid athletes.

'Ruby Heartstealer' denies Berlusconi paid her for sex

MILAN, Italy, May 24 (UPI) -- Karima El Mahroug Friday denied in court former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid her for sex.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

Clooney not testifying for Berlusconi

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Celebrities George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo will not testify in the sex abuse trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, judges said Monday.

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Messi collects fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or

Messi collects fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi was announced Monday as the winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, symbolic of being the best soccer player in the world in 2012.
Messi heads FIFA Player of the Year list

Messi heads FIFA Player of the Year list

SAO PAULO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi, who has won the last three FIFA men's soccer Player of the Year awards, is among three finalists for the 2012 honor.

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Ronaldo's totaled Ferrari up on eBay

MADRID, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Ferrari totaled by Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been placed on eBay with a starting bid of $64,420.
Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes Sports 100

Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes Sports 100

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao topped the earnings list over the last year for sports stars, Forbes magazine said.
Clooney to testify in Italian sex scandal

Clooney to testify in Italian sex scandal

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- An Italian court has cleared the way for U.S. actor George Clooney to testify in the sex scandal trial of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

WORLD CUP: Portugal 0, Ivory Coast 0 (tie)

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, June 15 (UPI) -- Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba gave their teams scoring chances Tuesday but the match ended in a 0-0 draw in World Cup play.

Ronaldo hopes to play in 'Clasico'

MADRID, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Cristiano Ronaldo of Spain's Real Madrid soccer club said he hopes to play in the upcoming game against Barcelona despite his recent injury.
Ronaldo has goal in Real Madrid 4-2 win

Ronaldo has goal in Real Madrid 4-2 win

MADRID, July 28 (UPI) -- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for his new team and set up another Tuesday, helping Real Madrid to a 4-2 Peace Cup victory over Liga de Quito.
Real Madrid tied 1-1 by Al-Ittihad

Real Madrid tied 1-1 by Al-Ittihad

MADRID, July 27 (UPI) -- Hicham Aboucherouane's second-half goal lifted Al-Ittihad to a 1-1 tie Sunday with Real Madrid, which played for the first time at home with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Record soccer deal sends Ronaldo to Madrid

Record soccer deal sends Ronaldo to Madrid

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Cristiano Ronaldo, the star winger for Manchester United, apparently is headed for Real Madrid in a record 80 million pound ($130.7 million) deal.
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