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dutch great cruyff dies of cancer

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game as the personification of "Total Football," died Thursday in Barcelona after a five-month battle with lung cancer. He was 68. Obsessed by soccer to the end and ever the positive thinker, Mr. Cruyff last month said his recovery was going well: "I have the feeling that I am 2-0 up in the first half. The game is not over yet. Still I know that in the end, I will win." Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that "through him, the world knew the Netherlands." Mr. Cruyff won European Cups three times with Ajax as a player and once with Barcelona as a coach. He was European player of the year three times and in 1999 was named Europe's best player of the 20th century.

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Beckham gets land for stadium

David Beckham and his investors, seeking to bring MLS to Miami, said they've purchased the private land needed for a soccer stadium. Miami Beckham United announced the purchase of 6 acres in the Overtown neighborhood, a block from the Miami River. The next step is to buy a 3-acre parcel from Miami-Dade County and secure zoning.

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olympics: Rio de Janeiro Olympics spokesman Mario Andrada said he is "confident" a sprawling corruption scandal engulfing Brazil won't touch projects connected to South America's first games. On Wednesday, the country's leading newspapers released scans of spreadsheets showing that construction company Odebrecht appeared to make payments to hundreds of leading politicians including Rio state governor Luiz Fernando Pezao and Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes. The International Olympic Committee calls Paes its key games organizer. It was not clear if the payments were legal.

OBITUARY: Former NFL and Alabama football player Kevin Turner died Thursday after battling Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 46. He helped the Tide win a national title in 1992, was drafted by the Patriots and played for the Eagles. After he was diagnosed with ALS in 2010, he served as president of the Kevin Turner Foundation, which seeks to show the connections between repeated brain trauma and ALS in athletes.

tennis: Serena Williams began her bid for a ninth Key Biscayne title by beating fellow American Christina McHale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Facing McHale for the first time, Williams converted only five of 17 break-point chances. Williams, seeded No. 1, earned her 19th consecutive victory in the tournament and hasn't lost since the 2012 quarterfinals.

college football: The son of former Bucs receiver Keyshawn Johnson said he will play at Nebraska. Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound four-star receiver from Calabasas (Calif.) High.

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