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Chris Taylor’s three home runs keep Los Angeles Dodgers alive against Atlanta Braves
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Chris Taylor’s three home runs keep Los Angeles Dodgers alive against Atlanta Braves

Facing elimination, up steps Chris Taylor. He smashed three home runs to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers alive against the Atlanta Braves in their best-of-seven National League Championship Series, cutting the Braves’ lead to 3-2. The 31-year-old provided six of the Dodgers’ first seven runs, as they cruised to an 11-2 victory in Game 5…

F1 drivers defend Netflix series after Verstappen ‘fake’ snub
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F1 drivers defend Netflix series after Verstappen ‘fake’ snub

Leading Formula One drivers defended the popular Netflix “Drive to Survive” fly-on-the-wall series on Thursday after Red Bull’s championship leader Max Verstappen said he was snubbing it because he felt some of the rivalries were “faked.” The docu-series, now filming its fourth season, has been credited as a big factor in fueling the sport’s growth…

Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: ‘I’m still scared to do gymnastics’
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Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: ‘I’m still scared to do gymnastics’

Gymnast Simone Biles, who disclosed her mental health struggles during the Tokyo Olympics, says she’s “still scared to do gymnastics.” In an emotional interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday, Biles said she’s still struggling with the “twisties” as she performs on her Gold Over America Tour. The twisties is a mental block where competitors…

Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ
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Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ

An Italian DJ claims he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Francesco Facchinetti said McGregor launched an unprovoked attack at the St. Regis Hotel in Rome on Saturday, leaving him with injuries to his face and neck. On Tuesday Facchinetti told CNN he decided to press charges…

Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta
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Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winning goal to complete a stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League. United got off to the worst start imaginable as goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral gave the visiting Italian side a 2-0 lead inside the opening half an hour. However, United emerged from the…

Fired Washington State head football coach to file lawsuit over ‘unjust and unlawful’ termination
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Fired Washington State head football coach to file lawsuit over ‘unjust and unlawful’ termination

Former Washington State Cougars football coach Nick Rolovich plans to take legal action against the university following his firing on Monday for failing to comply with the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, his attorney told CNN on Wednesday. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation required full vaccinations by this past Monday for most state employees. Calling the…

Newcastle United urges fans to not wear mock Arab head coverings following Saudi takeover
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Newcastle United urges fans to not wear mock Arab head coverings following Saudi takeover

Newcastle United has issued a statement urging fans to refrain from wearing mock Arab clothing or head coverings following the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of the club. Many supporters wore what appeared to be towels or sheets on the day the takeover was announced and subsequently at the Premier League match against Tottenham at St. James’…

Lionel Messi gives up chance to score first hat-trick for Paris Saint-Germain
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Lionel Messi gives up chance to score first hat-trick for Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi inspired Paris-Saint Germain to a thrilling 3-2 victory against RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday but the night also revealed the Argentine’s magnanimity. Having gone ahead through a clinical Kylian Mbappe strike, PSG found itself trailing after goals from Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele either side of half-time. It set the…

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena: A ​blackmail ​allegation and a sex tape — two French footballers face off in court
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Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena: A ​blackmail ​allegation and a sex tape — two French footballers face off in court

A sex-tape, alleged blackmail and two French soccer stars: as the trial of French striker Karim Benzema kicks off today, it was always going to draw attention. Benzema, who plays club football for Real Madrid, faces a charge of “complicity in attempted blackmail” against former French national teammate and current Olympiacos midfielder, Mathieu Valbuena, documents…

Champions League: Liverpool edges 10-man Atletico Madrid in five-goal thriller
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Champions League: Liverpool edges 10-man Atletico Madrid in five-goal thriller

Liverpool narrowly edged past 10-man Atletico Madrid in an all-time classic Champions League encounter, as the two sides shared five goals in the Spanish capital. Strikes from Mo Salah and Naby Keita had given Liverpool an early lead, before a brace from Antoine Griezmann drew Atletico level before half time. Griezmann was then shown a…

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

Football’s world governing body FIFA says it’s “deeply concerned” at images that have recently emerged on social media of the Congolese Under-20 women’s national team. Global soccer players’ union FIFPRO posted video footage appearing to show team training in the street before an Under-20 World Cup qualifier. FIFPRO says the video, which it posted to…

Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine
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Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine

Washington State University’s head football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four assistant coaches are losing their jobs because of not complying with the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the university’s athletics department said Monday. “Due to the requirements set forth in Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, Nick Rolovich is no longer able to fulfill the duties…

NHL player Evander Kane suspended following league’s investigation into his Covid-19 vaccine card
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NHL player Evander Kane suspended following league’s investigation into his Covid-19 vaccine card

The National Hockey League has handed a 21-game unpaid suspension to Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks after an investigation into whether he submitted a fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination card, according to Front Office Sports and ESPN, which cited unnamed sources. The NHL found “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA…

France and Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández given deadline to enter prison
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France and Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández given deadline to enter prison

France and FC Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández has until October 28 to voluntarily enter prison after breaking a restraining order in 2017. The 25-year-old was sentenced to six months in prison by a Madrid court last week for breaking a restraining order following a 2017 conviction of domestic violence against his then-girlfriend and now…

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…

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…

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,…

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…