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Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win

Indian police have arrested seven Muslim youths for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, a senior Bharatiya Janata party figure, said in a tweet that the three may be charged with sedition, on top of the charges of cyberterrorism and “promoting enmity among […]

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What happened to Emiliano Sala and what was the trial about?

What happened to Emiliano Sala?The Argentinian striker Emiliano Sala, 28, was being flown from Nantes in France to the Welsh capital to join his new club, Cardiff City, on the evening of 21 January 2019 when the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft plunged into the Channel north of Guernsey in bad weather. His body was recovered […]

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Xavi accepts offer to become Barcelona head coach after Koeman sacked

Xavi Hernández has accepted an offer from Barcelona to become their head coach after the sacking of Ronald Koeman. The deal is due to be confirmed once agreement is reached to terminate his contract as manager of the Qatari club Al Sadd. The former Barcelona midfielder agreed to return to the Camp Nou after talks […]

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Tottenham are a hard watch and Nuno’s tactics do them no favours

There are no two ways about it, I found it hard watching Tottenham at West Ham on Sunday. They have scored nine goals in as many Premier League games and their defeat in east London tells us why. Tottenham’s tempo is slow and although it may allow them to control play it hinders their ability […]

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Azeem Rafiq hits out after Yorkshire take no action against staff over report

Azeem Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of protecting their staff after the county said it will take no disciplinary action against any of its employees, players or executives following an independent report on allegations of racism. The former Yorkshire player reacted angrily in the wake of the club’s announcement on Thursday their internal investigation had concluded […]

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Brett Favre repays $600,000 in welfare money for speeches he did not make

Hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn’t appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn’t pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said on Wednesday. Auditor Shad White said Favre paid the $600,000 this week. White […]

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Joey Barton apologises for comparing Bristol Rovers displays to Holocaust

Joey Barton has apologised for comments he made comparing poor Bristol Rovers performances to the Holocaust. The manager made the analogy after his side’s defeat at home against Newport last Saturday. Barton said after the 3-1 loss: “Someone gets in and does well but then gets suspended or injured. Someone gets in for a game, […]