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Ronaldo Scores Brace Against Sweden To Cross 100-Goal Mark

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice against 10-man Sweden on Tuesday to take him to 101 international goals for Portugal on Tuesday. The mythical 100-mark was broken on the stroke of half-time of a UEFA Nations League match against Sweden. The 35-year-old Juventus attacker curled in a free-kick from 25 yards over the wall and into the far left corner beyond Sweden’s ...

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Osaka, Zverev Into US Open Last Four

Japan’s Naomi Osaka sailed into the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday as Alexander Zverev of Germany booked his spot in the last four of the men’s draw. Osaka, the tournament’s fourth seed, swept aside unseeded Shelby Rogers in straight sets to set up a match with Jennifer Brady for a place in Saturday’s final. The 22-year-old Osaka required ...

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Canada Midfielder Quinn Comes Out As Transgender

Canada and OL Reign midfielder Rebecca Quinn came out publicly as transgender in an Instagram post on Tuesday. The 25-year-old player, who won Olympic bronze with the Canadian women’s team in 2016 and played for Canada at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, said the post was aimed at helping “queer folx” feel safe on social media. “As I’ve lived as ...

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Chelsea Sign Leicester’s Ben Chilwell On Five-Year Deal

England left-back Ben Chilwell on Wednesday became Chelsea’s third high-profile signing of the summer, leaving Leicester for a fee reported to be around £50 million ($66 million). Chilwell’s arrival at Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal follows the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and RB Leipzig, with more business expected before the transfer window closes. While ...

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Barca Newcomer Pjanic ‘Fine’ After Positive COVID-19 Test

Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who joined from Italian champions Juventus this summer, said on Sunday that he is “fine” after his new club revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus. “Fortunately, I am fine and asymptomatic,” Pjanic wrote on Instagram. “But if there’s something I’ve learned, it’s that we must never take anything for granted, not even the things we ...

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United’s Alexis Sanchez Permanently Joins Inter

Manchester United’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has signed a three-year contract with Inter Milan, the Italian club announced on Thursday.  “Alexis Sanchez has joined the Nerazzurri on a free transfer,” the Serie A side said in a statement. The 31-year-old, who had been on loan at Inter this season, signed a contract until June 30, 2023, the club added. Sanchez ...

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IPC Grants IWBF More Time To Complete Eligibility Verification

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has agreed to grant additional time to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) to finish verifying the eligibility of all 4.0 and 4.5 sport class players set to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since January 2020, when the IPC declared the IWBF non-compliant with the 2015 Athlete Classification Code, the global governing body ...

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PSG Beat Lyon On Penalties, Win French League Cup

Pablo Sarabia scored the winning penalty in a shoot-out as Paris Saint-Germain warmed up for their assault on the Champions League in Lisbon by defeating Lyon in Friday’s French League Cup final to claim another domestic treble. The Spaniard’s successful kick came after Keylor Navas saved from Bertrand Traore and allowed PSG to win 6-5 on penalties after the game ...

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Former Chelsea Defender Branislav Ivanovic Leaves Zenit Saint Petersburg

Russian champions Zenit Saint Petersburg announced on Wednesday the departure of their captain, Serbian international Branislav Ivanovic, whose contract was due to expire this summer. “We thank Branislav for his enormous contribution and wish him all the best for the future,” Zenit said on its website. The 36-year-old defender arrived in Saint Petersburg in February 2017 following a nine-year stint ...

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