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NFL great Tom Brady makes retirement U-turn after six weeks claiming he has ‘unfinished business’

Tom Brady, one of the greatest players in NFL history, is coming back for his 23rd season just six weeks after announcing his retirement. The quarterback, 44, said last month he was ending his playing career after winning a record seven Super Bowls. But Brady has now said he has “unfinished business” and will rejoin […]

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At least 22 people injured in brawl at Mexican soccer match

At least 22 people were injured, including two critically after fans brawled during a soccer game in central Mexico on Saturday. The match between the host Queretaro and Atlas from Guadalajara was suspended in the 62nd minute when multiple fights broke out in the stands. Security personnel opened the gates to the field so that […]

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Roman Abramovich: Chelsea owner plans to sell club and donate to victims of Ukraine war

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich says he is planning to sell the club. In a statement on the Premier League club’s website, businessman Abramovich said it was an “incredibly difficult decision to make”, which “pains” him. The Russian will not ask “for any loans to be repaid” and proceeds of the sale will be donated to […]

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FIFA and UEFA suspend all Russian clubs and national teams after invasion of Ukraine

Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by Fifa and Uefa after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The world and European football governing bodies said they would be banned “until further notice”. It means the Russian men’s team will not play their World Cup play-off matches next month and the […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Poland to boycott World Cup play-off against Russia

Poland will boycott their World Cup play-off against Russia because of the invasion of Ukraine, with captain Robert Lewandowski saying “we can’t pretend that nothing is happening”. Polish football association president Cezary Kulesza has said the team “does not intend” to play the game. Russia are due to host Poland in Moscow on 24 March, […]

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Pet cats of West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma taken away by animal charity

Animal charity the RSPCA has taken West Ham defender Kurt Zouma’s pet cats away after videos emerged on social media of him kicking and slapping one of them. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is liaising with Essex Police about the incident. “The two cats are now in RSPCA care,” said […]

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Senegal clinch first-ever Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, after the final ended goalless following extra time. The Liverpool forward had earlier seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Pharaohs keeper Gabaski. Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy denied Mohanad Lasheen to give Mane the chance to […]

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Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood arrested on suspicion of rape and assault

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations on social media. Greater Manchester Police said it was made aware of “social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”. It added “we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been […]

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Mason Greenwood: Manchester United footballer faces accusations of assault

Greater Manchester Police are working to “establish the full circumstances” after a woman accused Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood of assaulting her. On Sunday video, photos, and an audio recording were posted on the woman’s Instagram account before being deleted. Police said it was “aware of images and videos circulating on social media”. Manchester United […]

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At least six killed in stampede at Cameroon soccer stadium

Six people are reported to have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroon. Footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde. Naseri Paul Biya, governor of Cameroon’s central region, said […]

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Ahmet Calik: Former Turkey international footballer dies in traffic accident, he was 27

Former Turkey international Ahmet Calik has died at the age of 27, his former club Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Çalik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to our Konyaspor. Our condolences to […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s statue in India’s touristy state of Goa runs into controversy

A statue of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked controversy in the Indian state of Goa, with residents objecting to a Portuguese footballer being honoured instead of a player from India. Michael Lobo, a minister in the Goa state government, on Wednesday tweeted that the statue is aimed at promoting football as a sport and to […]