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EURO 2012: Italy advance to semifinals with PK win over England

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Penalty shootouts are notoriously unfair but in the end justice was served as Italy are through to the semifinals. A scoreless 120 minutes was dominated by the Italians as England's torrid time in shootouts continues and … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Germany responds after equalizer to top Greece, advance to semis

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the end, Germany proved to be way too much for upstart Greece to overcome. Despite a short-lived equalizer by the Greeks in the second half, Germany steamrolled the 2004 European champions, as a 4-2 victory booked … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo puts Portugal into semifinals with late goal

So much for Cristiano Ronaldo disappearing in big tournaments. The Real Madrid superstar scored his third goal of the tournament as Portugal booked the first place in the semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Ronaldo found space … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: England wins group despite controversy, France advances despite loss

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the face of lowered expectations, England is excelling at Euro 2012. Wayne Rooney marked his return from suspension with a goal as England, with the help of a controversial refereeing decision, weathered a relentless Ukraine attack … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Germany pushes Dutch to brink, Portugal strikes late to top Danes

By JOHN BOSCHINI Germany is making survival in the Group of Death look rather clinical. The Germans won their second straight tough match at Euro 2012, dispatching the Netherlands 2-1 behind two goals from Mario Gomez to maintain first place … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Poland battles to tie Russia, Czechs score early to put away Greece

By JOHN BOSCHINI Despite being the lowest-ranked side in Euro 2012, Poland is not going quietly. A stunning goal from Jakub Blaszczykowski in the second half salvaged a 1-1 draw for the co-hosts against Group A leaders Russia in Warsaw.  … Continue reading »

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