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ronaldo, real madrid: champions

MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflict another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid.

For the second time in three finals, the biggest game in club soccer ended with Ronaldo sealing a win, then ripping off his shirt to show his muscled torso. Ronaldo's decisive spot kick in the shootout gave Real Madrid a 5-3 victory on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time Saturday.

Two years ago, Ronaldo's penalty sealed a 4-1 extra-time win over Atletico and prompted the first of his provocative celebrations.

"I knew I was going to score the winning penalty. I was confident," said Ronaldo, who won his third Champions League title. "I asked (coach Zinedine) Zidane to let me take the last penalty."

Real Madrid got its record-extending 11th European title and left Atletico with a bitter third loss in the continent's biggest game.

Zidane, Real's coach for less than five months, became the seventh man to coach and play for winning teams in the competition's 61 years, joining Miguel Munoz, Giovanni Trapattoni, Johan Cruyff, Carlo Ancelotti, Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola. He scored the winning goal for Madrid in the 2002 final.

"It's the team of my life. It's the club that has made me the biggest in everything," Zidane said.

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Rowdies triumph

Midfielder Joe Cole scored his first goal with Tampa Bay (3-2-3) and set up Eric Avila for another in a 2-0 win at Minnesota.

"I thought we played really well, especially in the first half, and we showed a lot of character," Cole said. "We've got a lot of work to do, for sure, but we picked up the points."

U.S. WINS FINAL COPA TUNEUP: Gyasi Zardes had his first two-goal international game, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score in the modern era and the United States routed Bolivia 4-0 at Kansas City, Kan., to sweep its three warmup matches for next month's Copa America. Pulisic, at 17 years and 253 days, is younger than Juan Agudelo was (17-359) when he scored against South Africa in 2010.

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Olympics: Russia's Olympic Committee said eight of the country's athletes registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 Summer Games. It said only that the athletes came from three sports. The International Olympic Committee said Friday that 23 athletes from five sports and six countries had positive findings in retests.

Track: American Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic in 9.88 seconds at Eugene, Ore. Jamaica's Asafa Powell was second in 9.94.

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Storm vs. Arizona

2 today, Amalie Arena Radio: 1250-AM Records: Storm 0-7,

Arizona 6-2

On tampabay.com/sports: Storm coach Lawrence Samuels is taking this miserable season very hard.

Sports in brief 05/28/16 [Last modified: Saturday, May 28, 2016 11:21pm]
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