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2022
# top spot
Simeone double fires red-hot Napoli past Rangers
Giovanni Simeone has scored four goals in four Champions League matches.
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# Boost
Hagi makes sure of comfortable win to secure top spot for Rangers
Being seeded means the Scottish side can avoid a string of European heavyweight sides.
# unspectacular
Manchester City claim top spot in Champions League group despite stalemate
Gabriel Jesus had a goal disallowed by VAR and Raheem Sterling had a shot cleared off the line against Porto
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Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix
The Mercedes were the class of the field.
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Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff
Despite being hammered by England last time out, Ireland can secure top spot.
# Boost
Raheem Sterling stars as Man City survive late scare to reclaim Premier League top spot
A goal from Luka Milivojević made it a nervy final 10 minutes for the visitors.
# top spot
Cullen happy to avoid 'stressful moments' as Leinster secure home semi-final
The defending champions assured themselves of top spot in Conference B with victory over the Cheetahs last night.
# pro14
Leinster fail to fire but do more than enough to tame the Cheetahs
Leo Cullen’s side huffed and puffed through a disjointed game but made it seven straight wins.
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Man United overtake Real Madrid to become world's most valuable football club
US magazine Forbes reckons the Red Devils are worth more than €3 billion.
# alphabet
The world's most valuable company begins with an A, but it's no longer Apple
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is now the world’s most valuable company.
# tight margins
Samsung versus Apple: things are getting tight
The popularity of the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s drop in profit has resulted in a tie.
# success
Sharapova into French Open final, regains top spot
The Russian described reaching her first-ever final in the tournament as “an amazing feeling”.
# Doz-Ilroy
Number crunch: Rory needs a big two months to hold on to Number 1 spot
McIlroy was a summer-time bloomer in 2010 and 2011 and only a similar vein of form will stave off Luke Donald
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Sorry, Rory: Luke Donald wins and goes back to No 1
Having decided to take the run-up to the Masters off, McIlroy’s stay atop the world ranking only lasted two weeks.
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Column: Holywood star McIlroy is on the fast track to No 1
Mahan agrees with all the talk about McIlroy’s bid to become No 1. He just wanted to make sure it didn’t happen at his expense.