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Sevilla Beat Inter 3-2 to Lift Sixth Europa League Title

Sevilla clinched a sixth Europa League title with a roller-coaster 3-2 win over Inter Milan after an overhead kick by defender Diego Carlos deflected by the Italian side’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku settled a thrilling contest on Friday. In the first European final ever staged behind closed d


Kruijswijk Pulls Out of Tour de France after Fall

Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk, who finished third in last year's Tour de France, said Thursday he will not take part in this year's race after fracturing a bone in his shoulder during the Critérium du Dauphiné. Kruijswijk, who rides for the Jumbo-Visma team, wrote on Twitter that


Mesut Özil's Groundhog Act Ensures Arteta's Plan for Arsenal Remains Cloudy

Mesut Özil retains his unnatural gift for dominating Arsenal’s narrative. This may yet be the week when, in announcing the signing of Willian and confirming Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed his new contract, they take their first clear steps towards rebounding from a tormented seaso


PSG have found the right balance under Tuchel

Successive failures in the Champions League last 16 made big spending Paris St Germain a laughing stock but after two years in charge coach Thomas Tuchel has found the right balance and turned the tide.PSG were barely bothered in a 3-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig as they reached the final of Europe's


China to Allow 1st Football Fans in Stadiums since COVID-19

The Chinese Super League is planning to allow a very limited number of spectators into a high-profile match on Saturday, the first time fans can attend a game since the coronavirus pandemic. It is a major step towards normalizing football in China, where the virus was first detected last year, an


Bucks, Lakers stunned in playoff openers

 First it was Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, unable to call upon what was one of the best defenses in the league. Then came LeBron James and the Lakers, clanging 3-pointers off the rim to provide a steady sound in a mostly empty gym. These NBA playoffs already promised to be the most


Al Ittihad’s draw with Al Faisaly leaves SPL relegation questions unanswered

The battle to avoid relegation at the bottom of the Saudi Professional League (SPL) is heating up after the start of the 26th round of the campaign left five clubs separated by only four points while Al Adalah, who did not play, remain rooted at the bottom a further four points adrift. Since the


PSG stars celebrate landmark Champions League final as thousands of fans go wild in Paris

Thomas Tuchel heaped praised on his Paris Saint-Germain side after they cruised into their first ever Champions League final. As players partied in Lisbon, thousands of PSG fans took to the streets of Paris to celebrate the team's historic achievement. "Incredible, that's why we're here to play


‘Return of a legend’ — Koeman officially named new Barcelona coach

MADRID: Crisis-hit Barcelona hailed the “return of a legend” as the Spanish giants on Wednesday officially named Ronald Koeman as their new coach through until 2022.“FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have reached an agreement for the Dutchman to take over as first team coach until 3


UAE boxing gym’s female founder in fight to tackle bullying mental health issues

DUBAI - In 1954, a seething 12-year-old by the name of Cassius Clay walked into a gym after having his bike stolen. This was not going to happen to him again. In his words, he wanted to “whup” that thief. What followed remains arguably the greatest sporting story of all time. In and o


Pyramids see success in chase of Egyptian international Sobhi

LONDON - Pyramids FC are confident that a deal for Egyptian international Ramadan Sobhi will be wrapped up within days, despite their initial bid for the former English Premier League star being rejected by Huddersfield Town after being the lowest of the offers received for the in-demand wing


Barcelona sack Setien, Koeman favorite to take charge

MADRID: Barcelona have sacked Quique Setien as coach, the club confirmed on Monday, with Ronald Koeman the frontrunner to be his replacement.“The new coach will be announced in the coming days as part of a wide ranging restructuring of the first team,” Barca said on Twitter.Setien was


French Football Clubs Report Virus Cases ahead of League Start

French football clubs Marseille and Nîmes reported COVID-19 cases among their first-team staff on Tuesday, three days before the new season starts. Marseille said it found three positive cases. The people affected were not identified. The team coached by André Villas-Boas is schedul


Questions Surround Messi’s Future amid Barcelona Chaos

Barcelona will choose a new coach in the coming days, and it may have a new president next year. The club is also promising “wide-ranging” and “profound” structural changes after one of its most humiliating defeats ever — the 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the qu


Sevilla strike late to beat Manchester United and advance to Europa League final

Sevilla overcame Manchester United thanks to a late goal to reach the final of the Europa League, winning 2-1 in Cologne, Germany.The English side opened the scoring after just seven minutes thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty, but Sevilla leveled 20 minutes later with tidy finish from Suso.And th


Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP for 88th career victory in F1

: Lewis Hamilton had no problems with his tires this time as he coasted to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, extending his championship lead to 37 points and clinching an 88th career victory to move within three of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record.The talk before the race w


Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Cormier

 Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship. Miocic (20-3) swept the scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 to stake his claim as perhaps


Lyon shares surge on stock market after victory over Man City

Shares in French soccer club Olympique Lyonnais (OL) surged on Monday following Lyon's surprise victory over Manchester City in Europe's top-flight Champions League tournament.   Lyon shares were up 6.9% in early session trading.Lyon stunned pre-tournament favourites Manchester City wit



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