Lionel Messi substituted on home debut as Paris Saint-Germain score late winner
Lionel Messi substituted on home debut as Paris Saint-Germain score late winner   Lionel Messi’s home debut for Paris Saint-Germain was far from how he would have dreamt it, with the Argentine forward being substituted by Mauricio Pochettino in the second half as his side went in search of a winning goal against Lyon. Lucas […]
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US Women’s National Team players’ association calls identical contract proposal ‘PR stunts’
US Women’s National Team players’ association calls identical contract proposal ‘PR stunts’     The US Soccer Federation offered the women’s and men’s national teams identical contracts, a proposal that the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) called “PR stunts.” The sport’s national governing body made the offer to both teams in an […]
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Lionel Messi’s Champions League debut for PSG falls flat against Club Brugge
Lionel Messi’s Champions League debut for PSG falls flat against Club Brugge     The much-hyped trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar failed to inspire Paris Saint-Germain to victory in its Champions League opener on Wednesday, with the French side being held to a 1-1 draw by Club Brugge. Messi was playing the […]
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Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut
Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut     It took Cristiano Ronaldo less than 13 minutes to score on his second Champions League debut for Manchester United, opening the scoring against Swiss team Young Boys. With practically his first touch of the match, the Portuguese forward turned […]
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Doping spat: Russian Olympic Committee hits back after US swimmer questions whether gold medal winner was ‘100% clean’
Doping spat: Russian Olympic Committee hits back after US swimmer questions whether gold medal winner was ‘100% clean’     The issue of doping reared its head at Tokyo 2020 on Friday as the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) hit back at comments from American swimmer Ryan Murphy which questioned whether Evgeny Rylov’s 200m backstroke gold […]
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Simone Biles and ‘the twisties’: How fear affects the mental health and physical safety of gymnasts
Simone Biles and ‘the twisties’: How fear affects the mental health and physical safety of gymnasts     You can learn a lot about a subculture by the slang it develops. Gymnastics has a lot of slang around fear: the twisties, headcasing, mental block, bailing, balking. Gymnastics is obviously physically demanding with a high injury […]
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The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions for the first time in 50 years as Antetokounmpo scores 50 points
The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions for the first time in 50 years as Antetokounmpo scores 50 points     With the Milwaukee Bucks seeking their first NBA championship in 50 years, their superstar guided the way, putting up 50 points in a legendary NBA Finals-clinching win Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns. Led by […]
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Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as ‘unforgivable’ by manager Gareth Southgate
Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as ‘unforgivable’ by manager Gareth Southgate     The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has been described by the team’s manager Gareth Southgate as “unforgivable” and “just not what we stand for.” […]
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Romelu Lukaku says he wants to visit Christian Eriksen in hospital as players show solidarity at Euro 2020
Romelu Lukaku says he wants to visit Christian Eriksen in hospital as players show solidarity at Euro 2020     Christian Eriksen continues to be very much in the thoughts of players at Euro 2020. Warming up for their game on Wednesday, Finnish and Russian players wore “Get well Christian!” T-shirts as they showed their […]
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