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Europe’s top clubs warned lack of Uefa reform will ‘kill’ professional football in some countries

Professional football in some countries will die unless Uefa reforms its major competitions, Europe’s biggest clubs have been warned. On Wednesday, the Premier League outlined its position that it did not believe change was necessary. That stance was echoed in the closing statements at a two-day European Clubs’ Association meeting in Malta on Friday. Others disagree, including HJK Helsinki president ...

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KI Football Round 7 action | PHOTOS

Kingscote opened the game with heaps of energy but could not take advantage on the scoreboard. Dudley United could not penetrate their forward zone, although their team play improved as the game went on. Luke Bruce was giving the Hound dogs full advantage at the ruck contests and the quarter time scores of K 5-7 to DU zilch told the ...

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U.S. women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Mallory Pugh heard the cheers from the hometown fans when she came onto the field early in the second half. The cheers were deafening when she scored 37 seconds later. “That’s never happened before,” she said. “I knew going in I wanted to make a difference and play the role I can play. It was definitely ...

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Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million salary they were offering and not the $10.5 million he requested, the Red Sox fashioned a novel approach in the typically ...

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‘A dream come true’: refugees Deng and Mabil make Socceroos debuts together

Childhood friends whose families fled conflict in Sudan represent Australia for first time against Kuwait From their early years in Kenya, to a shared childhood in suburban Adelaide, to the A-League and then the Socceroos, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil have plenty of history in common. And in the unlikely location of Kuwait City, the pair of South Sudanese refugees ...

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Egypt keeper, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt’s backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team’s final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on June 25. ...

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France vs Australia: Technology favours French as VAR history is made at World Cup 2018

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia. Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the ...

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Champions League final: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah suffers suspected dislocated shoulder

Mohamed Salah’s injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat is “serious” according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt are confident he will be fit for the World Cup. Salah left the pitch in tears after being pulled down by Real captain Sergio Ramos in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat. “It’s a really serious injury,” said Klopp. “He is in the hospital for an ...

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World Indoor Athletics Championships: Christian Coleman wins 60m gold

American Christian Coleman set a championship record as he claimed gold over 60m at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham. The 21-year-old, who set a world record of 6.34 seconds in February, led from the start in the final, clocking 6.37. He saw off China’s Su Bingtian (6.42), with USA’s Ronnie Baker third (6.44), but Britain’s CJ Ujah was ...

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Barcelona’s Gerard Pique ‘thrilled’ to create World Cup of Tennis

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said he is excited to be the driving force behind International Tennis Federation (ITF) plans to revamp the Davis Cup. Pique’s company, Kosmos, will invest $3 billion into the sport over the next 25 years to not just help transform the Davis Cup into the World Cup of Tennis, but also to help develop the game ...

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