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June 19, 2014

Lionel Messi
14:58 GMT

The Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes and La Liga and Ligue 1 star players took six spots in the Top 20. The final sum associated with each footballer represents his salary and endorsement money.

Novak Djokovic
14:03 GMT

Novak Djokovic was named the top seed in Wimbledon above world number one Rafael Nadal in the seedings list announced on Wednesday ahead of the third Grand Slam tournament of the season that starts on Monday.

Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Mandzukic at the double
01:19 GMT

The Bayern Munich man helped himself to two goals, following strikes from Ivica Olic and Ivan Perisic

June 18, 2014

Spain 0-2 Chile: Aranguiz sends holders crashing out of World Cup
23:49 GMT

The reigning world and European champions have exited the competition at the group stage after being stunned by their South American opponents

Australia 2-3 Netherlands: Van Gaal's men edge five-goal thriller
19:17 GMT

Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie stole the show with a brace in the Netherlands' 5-1 demolition of Spain in their opening game last week, and the duo once more took centre stage by scoring again in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.

World Cup 2014: Cameroon v Croatia Preview and Projected Lineups
14:00 GMT

Both Cameroon and Croatia well to disappointing defeats in their opening fixtures and both sides will be looking to make amends for their faltering on day one.

World Cup 2014: Spain v Chile Preview and Projected Lineups
13:20 GMT

Spain were utterly embarrassed by Holland on the opening day of their World Cup title defense and after the 1-5 thumping that they had there are certain to be changes to the first team.

World Cup 2014: Australia v Netherlands Preview and Projected Lineups
13:02 GMT

The Netherlands never would have dreamed that their opening match against Spain would see them thrust to the front of their group and leave the defending World Champions in the position to have to fight for their lives.

Russia 1-1 South Korea: Kerzhakov rescues point for Capello's men
01:24 GMT

After a dull first half, the Eastern Europeans fought back to earn a point from their first game against Hong Myung-bo's side

June 17, 2014

Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Seleccao held in stalemate
22:11 GMT

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men failed to take their chances throughout the 90 minutes as they and El Tri shared the spoils

Belgium 2-1 Algeria: Fellaini and Mertens seal World Cup comeback
19:08 GMT

Sofiane Feghouli scored the opener from the spot, but Marc Wilmots' men turned up their game in the second-half to defeat the African nation

World Cup 2014: Russia v South Korea Preview and Projected Lineups
14:26 GMT

Russia are likely to be the quiet second team in their group. With Belgium the one expected to dominate the headlines in Group H, the Russians are likely to glide under the radar to the knockout stages.

Mexico facee hosts Brazil
14:19 GMT

However, Brazil will be the favored side after Mexico's struggles from the last year have seen their star far just a bit.

World Cup 2014: Belgium v Algeria Preview and Projected Lineups
14:05 GMT

One of the most anticipated first games of the tournament it that of Belgium as the rising European country have huge hopes and dreams on their shoulders this summer.

Ghana 1-2 USA: Klinsmann's men leave it late
01:18 GMT

Clint Dempsey was on target 30 seconds into the game only to see his goal cancelled out but a header in the late stages secured the win for the United States