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Watch: Ivan Rakitic helps Barcelona beat Napoli in Miami

Watch: Ivan Rakitic helps Barcelona beat Napoli in Miami

Sports
MIAMI GARDENS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A deflected ball floated around the outside of the box before Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic came flying in and delivered a half-volley strike from about 18 yards out. The strike found the left side of the net for the decisive score in Barcelona's 2-1 win against Napoli Wednesday in Miami Gardens, Fla. More than 57,000 fans attended the 2019 LaLiga-Serie A Cup preseason matchup at Hard Rock Stadium. "We are happy with today's result," Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said. "We tried to play with all of the players -- including the new ones. It was a pretty open game with a lot of options and a positive outcome." Barcelona keeper Neto was a brick wall for most of the first half, denying shot after shot from a resilient Napoli attack. Barcelona center mid...
Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry.Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative journalism.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev admitted his guilt had "not been proven" and said an internal inquiry had been launched.The decision came after "forensic, biological, fingerprinting and genetic tests", the minister added. Mr Kolokoltsev said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to dismiss two high-ranking officials over the case: the head of the Interior Affairs D...