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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]

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New Zealand’s men cricket team abandon Pakistan tour sighting security concerns

The New Zealand men’s team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on Friday before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. England’s men’s and women’s teams are due to play […]

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World anti-doping watchdog to review if cannabis should remain among banned substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the substance in June. The 21-year-old later revealed she had used cannabis to help cope with the death of her biological mother. Wada says the scientific […]

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Ricciardo wins Italian GP; Hamilton and Verstappen crash out after nasty accident

Daniel Ricciardo produced a calm and collected performance to win his first race at Autodromo Nazionale Monza after a day full of drama. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided and were both subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the Italian Grand Prix. The pair, who sit atop the Formula 1 driver’s championship standings, were […]

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US Open: Daniil Medvedev wins first Grand Slam title after defeating Novak Djokovic

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final. Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win. World number one Djokovic had already won […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice on his return to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals during his first game back at Manchester United on Saturday against Newcastle United in the Premier League. The Portuguese superstar rejoined the club from Juventus this summer. He scored 118 goals in 292 games during his previous six-year stint with Manchester United before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009 for […]

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Emma Raducanu defeats Leylah Fernandez in all-teen US Open final

British teenager Emma Raducanu won her first grand slam title by defeating Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 in the US Open final on Saturday, completing a spectacular run at Flushing Meadows’ first all-teen final since 1999. With her straight-set victory, Raducanu did not drop a set in the entire tournament. “It was an incredibly difficult […]

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Brazil v Argentina’s World Cup qualifier abandoned after health officials raid game, accuse visiting side of breaching Covid-19 quarantine

Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier was abandoned just minutes after kick-off on Sunday after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they believe broke quarantine rules. The visitors walked off the pitch at the Corinthians Arena after the officials came out to stop the game. The dramatic intervention came hours […]

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Tunch Ilkin: Former Pittsburgh Steelers player, longtime broadcaster dies aged 63

Former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Tunch Ilkin has died, according to a statement from Steelers President Art Rooney II. He was 63. Ilkin was a two-time NFL Pro Bowl player, the statement said. “His passion for the game of football was evident in his everyday life,” Rooney said. “As a player, he fought his way through […]

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David Patten: Three-time Super Bowl champion dies in motorcycle crash

David Patten, who helped the New England Patriots clinch three Super Bowls between 2001 and 2004, died in a motorcycle crash on Thursday. He was 47 years old. The South Carolina Highway Patrol say Patten’s motorcycle crossed the center line into opposing traffic and struck another vehicle just outside Columbia, South Carolina. “I am heartbroken […]

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World football body opens disciplinary proceedings after racist abuse aimed at England players

FIFA launches disciplinary proceedings after racist abuse was aimed at England players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. English players Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both targeted. They were also pelted with objects in the second half and a flare was thrown on the pitch by the […]

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England players targeted by racist abuse by Hungary fans in World Cup qualifier

The English football team visiting Hungary were racially abused and attacked by fans at Puskas Arena. England condemned as “completely unacceptable” the racist abuse directed towards their players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham were both targeted. […]