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Scotland stunned Spain but missed out on a place in the Euro 2017 quarter-finals

Goalkeeper Gemma Fay pulled off two fantastic saves before Caroline Weir drilled Scotland in front. With England beating Portugal 2-1, Scotland needed to win by two goals and their best chance came when Leanne Crichton missed from three yards.Silvia Meseguer hit the bar for Spain, while Scotland threw everything at them late on but could not fashion a goal.

Australia captain Stephen Moore to quit Wallabies

Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has announced he will quit international rugby union by the end of the year.The 34-year-old hooker also told the Australian Broadcasting Corp that he was stepping down as captain immediately.

“I think it’s the right time to call time on my career at this level,” said Moore, who has played 120 Tests.Flanker Michael Hooper is set to take over the captaincy of the Wallabies, according to local media.

‘Right time’
Moore, who has played in three World Cups since his debut in 2005, said he had been considering the “very tough” decision for months. Injuries “were not a factor”, he added.

“It has been a big part of my life and it means a lot to me playing for Australia,” he told the ABC.
“I felt it is the right time to finish the year strongly and then let the next crop of players take the team forward.”
Moore, the 10th most capped international player of all time, plans to play one more season of Super Rugby with the Queensland Reds before retiring from the sport.

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Dom Dwyer: England-born striker joins Orlando City in record-breaking MLS deal

England-born striker Dom Dwyer, who was released by Norwich City as a schoolboy, has joined Orlando City in a record-breaking Major League Soccer deal. Dwyer, 26, has been traded to Orlando by Sporting Kansas City in a deal that could reach $1.6m (£1.2m).

Major League Soccer operates under a structure in which player contracts are owned by the league.
“Dom is a fantastic player,” Orlando City chief executive Alex Leitao said.
The MLS sets funds to enable clubs to trade players between themselves.

Dwyer, who played non-League football for Staines Town and King’s Lynn before moving to the United States in 2009, was traded for $400,000 (£306,000) in general allocation money, $500,000 (£383,000) in targeted allocation money, and $700,000 (£536,000) in future allocation money based on performance.

That combined total tops the previous MLS record set in January when Orlando traded Kevin Molino to Minnesota United for $450,000 (£344,000) in general allocation money and $200,000 (£153,000) in targeted allocation money.

Dwyer, who was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, became a US citizen in March.

He scored 19 minutes into his international debut for the USA in a 2-1 friendly win over Ghana in Connecticut on 1 July.

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