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Uncertainty United: Fans left in the lurch by Premier League’s Covid crisis

Around 1.4 million people in the United Kingdom were estimated to have contracted Covid-19 in the week ending December 16, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. Against that uptick in positive cases, the Premier League said earlier this week that fixtures over the festive period will go ahead as planned despite a number of …

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Pelé: Brazilian soccer legend out of hospital in time for Christmas

“The photo of me smiling is not in vain. As promised, I’m going to spend Christmas with my family. I’m going back home. Thank you for all the thoughtful messages,” he said on his official twitter account. Pelé, 81, was hospitalized on December 8 for chemotherapy treatment of a colon tumor, a spokesperson at Sao …

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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp fumes over refereeing decisions

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious with match officials after his side’s action-packed 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday. The 54-year-old used his post-match news conference to complain about referee Paul Tierney who he says got two big decisions wrong in the game. Notably Klopp says England captain Harry Kane should have been sent off …

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PSG to play Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 after re-draw

European football’s governing body UEFA declared the initial draw void earlier on Monday after Manchester United was drawn by mistake and the English Premier League club will probably be relieved. United was initially drawn against PSG but will now face a slightly easier two-legged tie against Spanish side Atlético Madrid. However, it means fans will …

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Diego Maradona’s stolen limited edition watch recovered

Calling it “an act of international cooperation,” Assam state police announced on Twitter on Saturday that the star’s watch that had gone missing from his Dubai residence was recovered in a raid in Sibsagar in Assam. Following information received from the Dubai police, which stated that a raid was conducted and the limited edition watch …

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Brazil soccer legend Pelé hospitalized for colon tumor

(CNN)Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has been hospitalized for chemotherapy treatment of a colon tumor Wednesday, a spokesperson at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital confirmed to CNN. “He is in stable condition and expected to be released in the next few days,” the spokesperson told CNN. Pelé, 81, underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his …

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The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama v. Cincinnati and Michigan v. Georgia

In the semifinal games scheduled for December 31, No. 1 Alabama (12-1) will face off against No. 4 Cincinnati (13-0) at the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, while No. 2 Michigan (12-1) will play No. 3 Georgia (12-1) at the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The …

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Manchester United’s former wonderkid on life after leaving the Premier League

In what was his first league start for Manchester United, the slight youngster scored two goals in a dramatic comeback against Sunderland — his second a stunning left-foot volley. It was a special performance that got fans excited and hopeful that the club had unearthed yet another major talent in the game. For the player …

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French court says Real Madrid star Karim Benzema used ‘subterfuge and lies’ in sex tape case

In 2014, French footballer Mathieu Valbuena was looking to get some data off his old phone when his life changed forever and he fell into a blackmail plot. More than seven years later, Valbuena’s ex-France teammate Karim Benzema, who plays for Real Madrid, was handed a one-year suspended prison sentence and a 75,000 euro fine …

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