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Added May 30th, 2016 by Jack

Real Madrid crowned champions of Europe for record 11th time

Real Madrid extended their record European Cup haul by winning the Champions League Final 5-3 in a penalty shootout over cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid at the Stadio San Siro in Milan, Italy on Saturday, May 28th. It was the second time in the past three seasons Real has beaten their fellow Spanish La Liga side in the Final after playing to a 90-minute draw. Real downed Atletico 4-1 in extra time two years ago in Lisbon, Portugal and have now been crowned champions of Europe 11 times. Real reached this year’s Final after beating English Premier League club Manchester City 1-0 on aggregate while Atletico drew 2-2 with German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, but went through on the controversial away-goals rule.

 
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Added May 30th, 2016 by Ian

Hull City back in English Premier League after just a year in second tier

Second-tier English Championship League side Hull City has earned promotion back to the Premier League after just one season by downing Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 28th. Hull now joins Burnley FC and Middlesbrough as the three teams that will play in the top flight of English football next season. Burnley won the Championship League to earn automatic promotion while Middlesbrough joined them as runners up. Once again, the Wednesday vs Hull match was billed as the richest ever in the sport since the winner will earn millions of pounds next campaign due to the Premier League’s new record-high 5.14 billion-pound broadcasting deal for each of the division’s 20 clubs. It’s believed Hull’s earnings next season will be a minimum of 110 million pounds.

 
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Added May 23rd, 2016 by Ian

America’s Charlo twins make boxing history

Twin brothers Jermell and Jermall Charlo made boxing history on May 21st 2016 by becoming the first set of twins to simultaneously hold world title belts in the same division. There have been other brothers crowned world champions in the same division at the same time in the past, such as heavyweights Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, but never a set of twins. But to be honest, there have been a lot of brother combinations, but not many elite twins in the sport of boxing throughout history. Therefore, this is a milestone which may last for quite some time. It was also a birthday present for the twins as they celebrated their 26th birthdays just two days before their bouts.

 
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Added May 23rd, 2016 by Ian

Canada wins second straight Men’s World Ice Hockey Championship

Canada beat Finland 2-0 at the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Hockey Championships in Moscow, Russia on May 22nd to take the gold medal. It was the nation’s second straight triumph at the tournament and their 26th overall. Goaltender Cam Talbot made 16 saves for his fourth shutout of the event. The game was revenge of sorts for the Canadians as Finland downed them 4-0 in the group stage of the event. Conor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, who was the first pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, scored the game winner with his first goal of the tournament at the 11:24 mark of the first period. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche then added an insurance marker into an empty net with just a second to play after Finland had pulled their goalie in a last ditch effort to tie the game.

 
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