Manchester United confirm new undroppable after harsh reality check
Get the day's biggest United stories delivered straight to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email There was a harsh reality check for Manchester United after they were dumped out of Europe by Sevilla on Sunday night.
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UFC 252 medical suspensions: Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier both need eye clearance
Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier both need to have issues with their left eyes checked out following their heavyweight title trilogy bout at UFC 252 on Saturday. Miocic (20-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) and Cormier (22-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) had a grueling five-round fight in the headliner of the event at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, with Miocic keeping the belt.
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Beirut explosion killed at least 100 people, injured over 4,000
According to the latest reports, the death toll from the Beirut explosion crossed 100 with at least 4,000 injured in one of the deadliest incidents the region has ever seen. The Lebanese cabinet has ordered that “officials” involved in the Beirut port explosion be placed under house arrest “in the coming days,” the Lebanese Minister of Displaced People Ghada Shreim said without providing further details
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Cleveland Indians’ Shane Bieber gives encore performance in 2-0 win over Twins
Bieber, in his second start of the season, struck out 13 in eight innings Thursday night as the Indians beat the Twins, 2-0, at Target Field. It’s hard to imagine Bieber being better than he was on July 24 when he set an opening night record for the Indians with 14 strikeouts in six scoreless innings against Kansas City, but he was.
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Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield convicted of rape
The former defensive tackle, who was with the 49ers for seven years, was found guilty by a jury on charges of rape by force using a firearm, oral copulation by force, and false imprisonment, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office . Sawyer said that it's a "very difficult time" for his client and family, but Stubblefield is "resilient."
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Several Marlins Players Reportedly Test Positive For COVID-19
First baseman Garrett Cooper and outfielder Harold Ramirez are also among the Marlins who have tested positive, according to Robert Murray and Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Heyman hears the same, tweeting that two of the club’s starting position players have also tested positive for the coronavirus. Ureña tested positive for COIVD-19, tweets Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
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Clippers’ Lou Williams put in 10-day NBA quarantine after strip club visit
Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is set to miss the first two games of the NBA restart after being caught at a gentlemen’s club in Atlanta. Williams, 33, reportedly left the NBA bubble with an excused absence to attend a funeral, and made an additional stop at Magic City to pick up some dinner later in the evening.
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Jurgen Klopp's wry smile after Christian Pulisic strike at Anfield
Jurgen Klopp seemed to show his approval after Christian Pulisic's brilliant turn and finish for Chelsea in their defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday night. However, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's late goal sealed a thrilling 5-3 win for the Premier League champions but Klopp, who gave a teenage Pulisic his chance at Borussia Dortmund in 2015, was impressed with the American's goal and fans on social media did not miss the German's reaction.
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Liverpool lifts the trophy
Liverpool lifts the trophy
Liverpool finally lifts the English Premier League trophy following an action-packed 5-3 win against Chelsea at Anfield. The Reds mathematically won the title last month but lifted the trophy inside an empty stadium on Wednesday after a 31st victory of the season. "Absolutely special" was how manager Jurgen Klopp described getting his hands on the coveted piece of silverware, 30 years since Liverpool was last crowned English champion
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Young Japanese athletes suffered physical and sexual abuse
Young athletes in Japan have suffered physical, verbal, and sexual abuse during training, a report by Human Rights Watch says. The report, recording the experiences of more than 800 athletes in 50 sports, comes in the week that would have marked the start of the Tokyo Olympics. "The abuses include punching, slapping, and excessive or insufficient food and water," said HRW's Minky Worden
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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City deserve an apology
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his team deserves an apology after the club successfully overturned their ban from European club competitions. On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) cleared City of committing "serious breaches" of Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016. "What we have done is right. Jose and all the managers should know that we were damaged," said Guardiola. "We should be apologized (to)"
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International cricket returns after 117 days
International cricket finally returns to Britain on Wednesday after 117 days when England play the West Indies in the world’s first Test match since the start of March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s clear the match being staged at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton is about much more than just cricket. A smoothly run Test series played in a strict isolated environment featuring repeated COVID-19 testing and social distancing
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A-league season restart under threat after new lockdown restrictions
A-league, Australia’s top-rated soccer league’s restart is under threat after new coronavirus restrictions. The FFA will seek the government to grant exemptions to the New South Wales border closure after players from three Victorian clubs were left stranded on the tarmac at Tullamarine Airport late on Monday night. Players and staff from Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Western United included in the list
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Khabib Nurmagomedov's father dies aged 57
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and coach, Abdulmanap, has died aged 57 following complications caused by coronavirus. Abdulmanap, an MMA coach, was taken to hospital in Moscow in May, after coronavirus symptoms exacerbated an existing heart condition. The news of his death was confirmed by Khabib's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, on Twitter on Friday. Khabib is unbeaten in 28 bouts, beating Ireland's Conor McGregor in 2018
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Football match in Romania called off over six coronavirus cases
According to the reports, Romanian Football Federation has called off Saturday's second division match between leaders UTA Arad and Petrolul Ploiesti after five Petrolul players and the club's kit man were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Club announced that the infected players had been isolated and local health authorities were working to determine how they got infected
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Lionel Messi brings up his 700th goal
FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. The Spanish giants' all-time top scorer hit the landmark goal for club and country by gently chipping the ball into the net as Jan Oblak dived the wrong way. Barca remain second, one point behind Real Madrid, who have a game in hand
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Barcelona prepared to sack Quique Setien as manager
FC Barcelona planning to sack manager Quique Setien unless results drastically improve and they win the Liga title or Champions League this season, Goal has learned. The veteran coach, who only took the Camp Nou job in January as a replacement for Ernesto Valverde, has lost the confidence of the Barca dressing room, while the club's board are also unhappy with recent performances.
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NBA record holder Vince Carter retires at age 43
Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. He played college basketball for three years at North Carolina, starting his career there under Dean Smith, and Carter’s retirement means there are no more Smith-coached players left in the NBA.
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Liverpool crowned Champions after Manchester City’s loss
Liverpool clinched their first title in the premier league since 1989-90 season. Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions. Jurgen Klopp's side needed one victory to seal the league but City's failure to win means they cannot be caught. It is Liverpool's 19th top-flight title and their first since 1989-90
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NFL pledges $250 million to help fight racism in the US
The National Football League has pledged $250m over 10 years to help combat systemic racism in the United States. The fund will "support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans". Last week, the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem. Earlier, NFL players called on the league to "condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people"
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NFL considering big change to widely loathed preseason
Changes would allow NFL teams to take a more measured approach to training camp, with the first preseason games pushed back a few weeks. Teams can report to camp 47 days before their first regular season game, meaning most teams will be able to open camp July 28.
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Roger Federer to miss 2020 after knee Surgery
On Wednesday, Federer announced that he recently had a second operation on his right knee and that he would not play again this year. Federer, 38, first had surgery on the knee in February, shortly after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open and playing an exhibition match with Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Raheem Sterling backs George Floyd protests
England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has backed protests taking place across the UK, saying "the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting". Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter marches in the UK, despite the coronavirus threat. "This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years," Sterling
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Pakistan reports deadliest coronavirus day so far
Pakistan recorded 105 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours as the country had the deadliest day since the virus outbreak. The South Asian country also reported 4,646 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. Pakistan working on the expansion of its testing capacity, the country conducted 24,620 tests yesterday, its highest so far. Punjab is the worst affected province with 40,819 cases
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Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas dies
As reported by Variety, Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas, the first American man to ever win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships—though possibly better known to pop culture as the star of cult classic Gymkata—has died.
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