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Fit Fix: Watch Cristiano Ronaldo Score 4 Goals, One-Up Leo Messi's Hat Trick

Today in beautiful goals from the beautiful game, and everything else you need to know.

Hat Trick Plus One: Lionel Messi notched an outstanding hat trick for Barcelona on Thursday. Naturally Cristiano Ronaldo one-upped the Argentine on Saturday, scoring four goals for Real Madrid in their blowout victory over Celta Vigo. Watch (in Spanish, of course):

Going Out on Top: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is set to announce his retirement from the NFL, as he had hinted at the end of this season, on Monday. ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported the news from the five-time NFL MVP; the Broncos officially confirmed it on Monday. [ESPN]

It's "Still Steak for Breakfast": He may have been "heartbroken" Saturday night, but Conor McGregor was back to his usual on Sunday, after Nate Diaz stepped into the UFC 196 fray and defeated the garrulous Irish champion in their welterweight match. "I'll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know," McGregor said in an Instagram post. [Los Angeles Times]


I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot. Shit happens. I'll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know. If your tired of me talking money, take a nap. I'll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV and the gate. Still talking multi 7's. Thank you to the true support and fuck the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its still steak for breakfast. I've been here many times in my life in some form or another. I'll eat it all and come back stronger. Aldo you are a pussy. Dos anjos you are a pussy. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter. To the fans! Never ever shy away from challenges. Never run from adversity. Face yourself head on. Nate I will see you again.

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Swoosh in the Spotlight: Kenyan running officials took Nike sponsorship money intended for the country's runners, Kenyan investigators have alleged—an epic scandal at one of the world's most prominent teams. But now Nike is under scrutiny over those payments, as Kenyan investigators are taking a closer look at the negotiations, the promises, and—of course—the money trail between one of the world's foremost athletic powerhouses and one of the world's biggest athletic brands. [New York Times]

Fitness HQ: Apple's giant new Cupertino office campus features a 100,000-square-foot fitness center to go along with the huge "spaceship" building, according to a new drone video over the site.


Good to the Bone: Fitness trackers help lead to better clinical outcomes for people who are undergroing orthopaedic care, according to a new report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Not a big surprise. [ScienceDaily]

He Looks Good in Blue and Orange: Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is the new head coach of the University of Illinois football team, the school announced Monday. [USA Today]


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