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UEFA hands English FA stadium ban following Euro 2020 final trouble
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UEFA hands English FA stadium ban following Euro 2020 final trouble

European football’s governing body has ordered England to play its next two UEFA competition matches at Wembley Stadium behind closed doors, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of two years, following crowd trouble at this summer’s Euro 2020 final. UEFA has also fined the English Football Association €100,000 ($116,000) for “the…MORE

Beijing 2022: Human rights activists unfurl ‘No Genocide Games’ banner at flame-lighting ceremony
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Beijing 2022: Human rights activists unfurl ‘No Genocide Games’ banner at flame-lighting ceremony

Three human rights activists unfurled a banner reading “No Genocide Games” and a Tibetan flag at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Monday. The ceremony — which takes place in ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics — was attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, Greek President…MORE

FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’
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FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’

After allegations of abuse in women’s football surfaced in recent weeks in the US, Venezuela and Australia, the sport’s world governing body FIFA fears they could be the “tip of the iceberg.” Joyce Cook, FIFA’s Chief Education and Social Responsibility Officer, told CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies that there will probably be similar stories out there,…MORE

Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win
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Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win

The Chicago Sky have won their first championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 26 points, while Candace Parker added 16 points and 13 rebounds in the championship-clinching victory. The sixth-seeded Sky are the first team in WNBA history to win the…MORE

The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor’s jersey after he was killed 14 years ago
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The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor’s jersey after he was killed 14 years ago

The Washington Football Team paid tribute Sunday to beloved football legend Sean Taylor, who was killed in 2007 while protecting his family from a home burglary. The National Football League (NFL) team retired his jersey number, 21, during a ceremony before their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. During the pregame ceremony, nearly 100 alumni…MORE

Tennessee fans throw trash onto football field in loss to Mississippi
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Tennessee fans throw trash onto football field in loss to Mississippi

With less than a minute to go in the Mississippi Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers game Saturday night, fans threw trash onto the field following a defensive stop by the Rebels at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Water bottles, pizza boxes, and beer cans littered the field, and a thrown golf ball hit Rebels coach Lane…MORE

Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City
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Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City

The pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ratcheted up a few notches on Saturday afternoon as his side lost 4-2 to Leicester City in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s team had the perfect start though, with England sensation Mason Greenwood rifling United in front after 18 minutes. However, on an afternoon where United…MORE

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