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McDonald's ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early

McDonald's ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early

The deal is thought to be around US$100 million for each four-year Olympic cycle which covers the Summer and Winter Games. McDonald's has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship dating back to 1976, the International Olympic Committee announced today.


Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury

Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury

He carried the good form into the Australian Open where he made it through to the fourth round, his deepest ever run into a major championship. "For me, it is obviously always going to be the biggest tournament during the year", said Murray .


Thames, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cardinals

Thames, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cardinals

Neither starter was involved in the decision. The 24-year-old defeated Arizona in his last turn as he gave up four runs - three earned - and four hits in five innings. Domingo Santana seems safe from a demotion to Triple-A right now, with a.280/.375/.482 slash-line, 11 home runs and 35 RBI entering Friday, but if he hits a cold streak anytime soon it may happen when Braun is set to return.


Gareth Bale staying put at Real Madrid despite Manchester United speculation

Gareth Bale staying put at Real Madrid despite Manchester United speculation

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their European title in the Champions League era with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Saturday's final for their third triumph in four years. Madrid now has five titles more than AC Milan , the second most successful European club all-time. "Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year.



Russia unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Anthony Hudson's men will look to test themselves against world-class opposition and go further than New Zealand have ever gone at a Confederations Cup . Their biggest ever defeat remains a 7-1 loss in 2004 to Portugal, whom they will be playing in their second match in Group A of the Confederations Cup.