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Belgium vs. France: Romelu Lukaku thought he’d won it but VAR had other ideas as Theo Hernandez strike decides thriller

Belgium vs. France: Romelu Lukaku thought he’d won it but VAR had other ideas as Theo Hernandez strike decides thriller

France completed a famous comeback against Belgium on Thursday, overcoming a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 and reach the final of the UEFA Nations League. Goals from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku appeared to have put the hosts in total control after the first half but the current world champions fought back, with Kylian Mbappe…MORE

Red Bull Stone Scramble: Mud, mayhem, mountain racing and a girl named Mia Chapman

Red Bull Stone Scramble: Mud, mayhem, mountain racing and a girl named Mia Chapman

On a wild, woodland hilltop in northeastern Tennessee, a man in a gold jacket and matching cowboy hat paces a broad patch of dirt, gesturing up to an increasingly moody sky. “Are y’all ready for some racing?” he bellows into the microphone in his hand. In front of him sit three rows of squat, rugged,…MORE

Dynasties and bragging rights are at stake as the MLB playoffs heat up
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Dynasties and bragging rights are at stake as the MLB playoffs heat up

After a truncated, pandemic-hobbled 2020, the MLB playoffs have come roaring back in full force. A wild end of September saw several teams fighting for spots in the postseason right up until the final regular season game, and some World Series favorites still catching their breath after 11th-hour playoff clinches. Now, after Chris Taylor’s dramatic…MORE

Newcastle United’s takeover by Saudi Arabian-backed consortium agreed
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Newcastle United’s takeover by Saudi Arabian-backed consortium agreed

A Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United has been agreed, the Premier League and the club announced on Thursday. The three-party consortium includes the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), venture capital and private equity company PCP Capital Partners, and RB Sports and Media. There has been much controversy about the PIF’s involvement in the…MORE

18 former NBA players indicted for allegedly trying to defraud league’s health care plan out of millions
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18 former NBA players indicted for allegedly trying to defraud league’s health care plan out of millions

Eighteen former NBA players have been indicted on charges that they allegedly defrauded a health care plan of millions of dollars that served current and former players, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Manhattan federal prosecutors allege in the indictment that the 18 former NBA players and one of their family members took part in…MORE

Teenager Gavi, 17, becomes Spain’s youngest international after remarkable debut as Italy’s 37-game unbeaten streak comes to an end
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Teenager Gavi, 17, becomes Spain’s youngest international after remarkable debut as Italy’s 37-game unbeaten streak comes to an end

In recent years, Spain has produced some of the world’s best footballers and it looks like there’s another star emerging. At just 17 years and 62 days, midfielder Gavi became the country’s youngest ever international player when he made his debut against Italy in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday. The Barcelona youngster was untouchable…MORE

Footballers are playing an ‘obscene’ amount of games. Will a World Cup every two years make it worse?
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Footballers are playing an ‘obscene’ amount of games. Will a World Cup every two years make it worse?

Not long after his transfer from Sporting to Manchester United, it quickly became apparent that Bruno Fernandes was the Premier League club’s most influential player. In a new study on player burnout released by players’ union FIFPro, which represents more then 65,000 footballers worldwide, it found that the Portuguese star — who is also an…MORE

William Ribeiro: Brazilian footballer charged with attempted murder after kicking referee in the head
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William Ribeiro: Brazilian footballer charged with attempted murder after kicking referee in the head

A Brazilian footballer is facing a charge of attempted murder after kicking a referee in the head and knocking him unconscious. In a phone interview with CNN, Vinicius de Lourenco de Assuncao, who is the police chief of Venancio Aires and made the preventive detention of William Ribeiro, said the footballer had been released from…MORE

National Women’s Soccer League players pause mid-match in act of solidarity following allegations of sexual misconduct
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National Women’s Soccer League players pause mid-match in act of solidarity following allegations of sexual misconduct

As the National Women’s Soccer League returned to the pitch on Wednesday night for the first time since allegations of sexual misconduct rattled the league, sparked major resignations and led to the cancellation of last weekend’s matches, players stopped during the sixth minute and joined together at the center circle in solidarity. During the first…MORE

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