Philippine-hosted Southeast Asian Games in disarray
The Philippine organizing committee of the Southeast Asian Games is facing mounting criticism from participants and audiences alike for gross mismanagement, with participant teams having to resort to sleeping in conference rooms and overcrowding their hotel rooms to account for lack of sufficient accommodation. Participants also complained about unfinished facilities and lack of food availability.
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Juventus snatches top spot in group D after beating Atletico Madrid
Juventus has managed to grab the top spot in Group D in the Champions League by beating Atletico Madrid 1-0. They had already secured a spot in the knockout rounds but this latest victory will ensure that they leave this stage of the tournament as pool winners. Atletico will be facing Barcelona on Sunday.
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Russia may be facing a four-year ban from all international sports
The World Anti-Doping Agency has suggested that Russia be banned from all international sports for the next four years. Their investigators found that a number of positive drug tests had been deleted from the database they extracted from a Moscow laboratory. If this ban is followed through, Russia will not be able to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Racial insults directed at Archer by a spectator
Member of English cricket team Jofra Archer revealed on Twitter after England suffered defeat against New Zealand that he had heard racial insults leveled at him by some spectators as he walked through the stands to leave the stadium. New Zealand Cricket has issued a public apology to Archer and will be conducting an investigation into the matter in conjunction with the English Cricket Board.
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Climate protests interrupt Harvard-Yale football meet
At the 136th annual football game between the two universities, students and alumni joined hands and walked onto the field, interrupting the game. The demonstrators called for an end to Harvard and Yale's investment in companies that contribute to climate change and demanded divestment of funds from such firms. The game resumed after the protest, with Yale emerging victorious.
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Virat Kohli matches Ponting's record
In the second test cricket match played between India and Bangladesh, Indian captain Virat Kohli scored a solid 136 and India declared their innings at 347-9. Kohli's latest century puts him on par with legendary Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who had 41 test centuries scored as captain. While it took Ponting nearly a decade to achieve this record, Kohli managed it in only 6 years.
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Jose Mourinho is the new Tottenham Boss
Jose Mourinho has been named as the new Tottenham Manager after the Team management sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday. The 56-year-old Portuguese who previously served as manager of Chelsea and Manchester United has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season with Spurs. He expressed his excitement about the new role, he said that “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me”
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Messi equalizes, Argentina manages a tie with Uruguay
In a friendly match between the two South American rival football teams in Tel Aviv, Argentina barely managed a draw in injury time as star player Lionel Messi scored with a penalty set-piece. The final scores were 2-2, with Uruguay's Edinson Cavani scoring first, following by Argentina's Sergio Aguero. After half-time, Suarez scored to grant Uruguay a 2-1 lead, with Messi's equalizer coming in injury time with very limited time remaining.
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Tsitsipas triumphs over Thiem in ATP finals
After defeating Federer to secure a place in the ATP finals, Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas managed a hard-won victory in the finals against embattled Austrian opponent Dominic Thiem, winning 6-7,7-2,7-6. The 21-year-old is the youngest winner of the ATP Tour finals since 2001 and stated after the match that it had been an intense game of nerves, and he was glad he had come out on top.
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Verstappen emerges victorious in dramatic Grand Prix finish
Red Bull's Max Verstappen soared to a well-deserved victory in the Grand Prix held in Brazil, as the cars of Ferrari drivers Vettel and Leclerc collided while they were vying for the fourth place, followed by another dramatic collision between Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Alexander Albon while fighting for the second place. Verstappen leads the race from the start and finished strongly ahead of the competition.
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Tsitsipas beats Federer for ATP Finals spot
Greek tennis star Stefano Tsitsipas prevailed in his match against Roger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam champion and 6-time ATP champion, winning the match 6-2 6-4. The 21-year-old was just 5 years old when Federer won the Wimbledon in 2003 at the start of his legendary career and says beating Federer was "a dream come true". Tsitsipas will face Austrian player Dominic Thiem in the ATP finals.
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England will face Kosovo in last Euro 2020 qualifying match
Upon landing in Pristina, Kosovo for the final Euro 2020 qualifier, English footballers were welcomed with flowers and cheers, a reminder of Kosovan gratitude for England's involvement in their liberation war. The match is low stakes, since England has already dominated their group to qualify for Euro 2020, while the Kosovan team suffered a knockout defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic players.
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Finland qualified for Euro 2020 for the first time in history
Finland defeated Lichtenstein 3-0 to finish in second place in Group J 18 points, the first time they have managed to qualify for the finals of a football tournament. 21 minutes into the game, Jasse Tuominen scored the first goal for Finland, and star player Teemu Pukki sealed the win with two more consecutive goals, one a penalty early in the second half and another 15 minutes before time.
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Ronaldo just shy of 100 international goals
The 34-year-old football star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a blistering hat-trick in Portugal's match against Lithuania, moving the country to within one win's reach to qualify for next year's Euro Cup. Ronaldo's three goals followed the first three goals by Pizzi, Goncalo Paciencia, and Bernardo Silva. His total tally is now up to 98 international goals, second highest in the football history.
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Federer delivers a comprehensive win in ATP Finals against Djokovic
Roger Federer, 20-times tennis Grand Slam champion and arguably one of the greatest athletes in history, was not a favorite to win the ATP finals held in London, since he had lost his opening match against Dominic Thiem, and was facing Novak Djokovic, from whom he had suffered a crushing defeat in the Wimbledon finals. However, he managed to overcome the odds to win the match with a spectacular 3-2 score.
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Xavi Simons: The rising star of Soccer
Xavi Simons, a 16-year old wonder kid who plays for one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). He already has more than 2 million Instagram followers. The young Dutchman has already won the youth Ballon d'Or award four-times and served as captain of the number of Barcelona youth teams. He has already landed a sponsorship contract with Nike.
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Salah’s return date uncertain after an ankle injury
Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of upcoming International matches of Egypt due to an ankle injury. Salah hurt left ankle playing for Liverpool against Manchester City last Sunday. He was captured wearing a protective boot in his left foot during the training session of Egypt in Cairo. Liverpool remains unclear about the return date of Salah.
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End of an era as Spain’s top scorer announced retirement
Spain’s all-time top goalscorer and former Barcelona striker David Villa announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old striker with a career spread over 19 years has won the 2008 European Championship and 2010 Football WorldCup playing in Spanish jersey. He is currently playing with Vissel Kobe and will retire next month at the end of Japan’s J-League season.
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England dropped Raheem Sterling after a clash with Joe Gomez
Raheem Sterling admitted that emotions got better of him after his clash with teammate Joe Gomez. Manchester City forward was dropped by the team management for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley. Joe Gomez left with a scratch below the right eye after the clash with Sterling. Raheem Sterling then took to social media to confirm a 5-10 seconds thing with Joe but added that they have moved on now.
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Liverpool vs Manchester City: European Champions vs English Champions
English premier league leaders Liverpool are set to face arch-rivals Manchester City this Sunday at Anfield. This could be a defining moment in the championship race as both teams are going into the clash on the back of comprehensive victories. European champions Liverpool stands six points ahead of Premier League champions Manchester City. It’ll be a big day for Klopp and Guardiola as both look set to beat each other tactically.
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Hawks' John Collins debarred for 25 games
John Collins, Atlanta Hawks forward was tested positive for a growth hormone violating NBA's Anti-Drug Program, making him the third player to be suspended without pay from the team this year. As Collins is guilty of his actions, Hawks President Travis Schlenk agrees to offer him 'full support on and off the court' to help him return to the team.
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