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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…MORE

Dick Vitale says he has lymphoma and will have 6 months of chemotherapy
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Dick Vitale says he has lymphoma and will have 6 months of chemotherapy

Famed basketball announcer Dick Vitale has lymphoma and will undergo six months of chemotherapy, he announced on ESPN.com on Monday. Vitale, 82, tweeted Tuesday that he was at a hospital for surgical procedures to determine what type of chemotherapy he will get. With the start of college basketball season a few weeks away, Vitale wrote…MORE

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…MORE

NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes Kyrie Irving decides to get vaccinated against Covid-19
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes Kyrie Irving decides to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Ahead of the start of the NBA’s 75th season, the sport’s commissioner Adam Silver told reporter that he hopes Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving gets vaccinated against Covid-19. A seven-time All-Star, Irving has so far refused the vaccine and Nets general manager Sean Marks said he would not play or practice with the team until…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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

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