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Muham­mad Ali an­nounced his re­tire­ment from box­ing af­ter 59 pro fights, nine months af­ter re­gain­ing the world heavy­weight ti­tle for the sec­ond time against Leon Spinks. He was tempted back into the ring a year later, though, los­ing to for­mer spar­ring part­ner Larry Holmes for the ti­tle.

Ronaldo broke Gerd Muller’s World Cup fi­nals record of 14 goals as Brazil beat Ghana 3-0.

South Africa beat the Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions 28-25 in the sec­ond Test in Pre­to­ria, to win the se­ries.

Eng­land were knocked out of the World Cup, los­ing their last-16 tie 4-1 to Ger­many in Bloem­fontein. Frank Lam­pard’s dis­al­lowed goal proved the cat­a­lyst for the in­tro­duc­tion of goalline tech­nol­ogy into foot­ball.

Spain beat Por­tu­gal on penal­ties in Donetsk to reach Euro 2012 fi­nal.

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