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Diego Maradona: Football Legend’s Medical Staff to Face Trial

Image Source: El Periodico Eight medical professionals suspected of criminal negligence in the death of renowned Argentine footballer Diego Maradona will go on trial. A judge has mandated a culpable murder trial after a medical review team discovered numerous “deficiencies and anomalies” in Maradona’s care. Diego Maradona, 60, passed away in Buenos Aires in November …

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Sepp Blatter tells court he is too ill to testify on first day of trial with Platini

Image Source: Sky Sports The trial of former FIFA head Sepp Blatter and French football great Michel Platini over alleged corruption payments came to a standstill on Wednesday when Blatter declared himself too unwell to testify. Prosecutors in Switzerland accuse the couple of illegally arranging the payment of 2 million Swiss francs (£1.6 million) in …

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Serena Williams Makes Return to Competitive Tennis at Eastbourne

Image Source: Eurosport Serena Williams returned to the tennis court on Tuesday, having not played in a competitive match in almost a year. Just weeks after, many had assumed the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion would never again play. The indicators pointed to one of the greatest players of all time retiring quietly and without …

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US Open: Novak and Williams Makes Entry List but Remain Doubts

Image Source: Eurosport This year’s US Open admission list included Serena Williams as well as 21-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic, who is now barred from entering the US due to regulations requiring visitors to be fully immunized against Covid-19. However, the inclusion does not guarantee that either will appear. Having taken a year off, …

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Nick Kyrgios Fined for Antics During Third-Round Match

Image Source: CNN After their heated Wimbledon third-round match on Saturday, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas each received a punishment. The joint-highest single fine of the tournament thus far was imposed on World No. 5 Tsitsipas, who received a $10,000 fine for unsportsmanlike behavior. He expressed regret for smashing a ball into the stands after …

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Max Verstappen pips Fernando Alonso to pole at the Canadian Grand Prix

Image Source: Express Max Verstappen of Red Bull claimed pole in a wet qualifying session at the Canadian Grand Prix, with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso coming in second. Verstappen led the pack by 0.645 seconds after the track started wet and gradually dried. Alonso was on pole for the 2012 German Grand Prix in a Ferrari, …

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Premier League Fixtures: Mid-season Breaks, World Cup Breaks and all the Details 

Image Source: CBS Sports Champions Manchester City will go to West Ham United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season in 2022-23, which will include a mid-season break for the World Cup in Qatar.  Because of the World Cup, there will be no top-flight games from November 12-13 to December 26.  Crystal Palace …

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Celtics

Boston Celtics triumph over Golden State Warriors in NBA finals opener

Image Source: CBS Sports The determined Celtics delivered a remarkable comeback as they rallied over Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard. Once Boston’s balanced squad of NBA finals first-timers found a rhythm from long range.  The Celtics rode the most lopsided fourth quarter in NBA finals history to a 120-108 victory over the …

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Jelena Dokic is in a better place now: how Former tennis player came close to taking her own life 

Image Source: USA Today In a personal and emotional Instagram post on Monday, former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic revealed she “nearly leaped out my 26th storey balcony and ended my own life.” Dokic said beside a close-up shot of herself, where she is red-faced and teary-eyed as if she had been crying, that she …

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Steph Curry injured in 116-100 Warriors loss to Celtics in NBA Finals Game 3

Image Source: Sports Illustrated Steph Curry sank a 27-foot three-pointer near the conclusion of the third quarter, putting the Golden State Warriors in front of the Boston Celtics for the first time since the first minute. It was also the Warriors’ last lead, as they were defeated 116-100 by the Celtics, who took a 2-1 …

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Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff overcame obstacles to reach first grand slam final at French Open

Image Source: The Times Coco Gauff drowned out the din to reach her first grand slam final at the French Open. The American teenager, who reached the fourth round of Wimbledon as a 15-year-old in 2019, defeated Martina Trevisan of Italy 6-3, 6-1. Gauff, who is 18 years old, put up a mature performance and …

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Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea FC’s takeover completed – Club statement says

Image Source: CAUGHTOFFSIDE Chelsea Football Club has declared that Todd Boehly and the Clearlake group have completed the purchase of the Stamford Bridge club.  On Monday, a statement said, “Roman Abramovich has finalised the sale of Chelsea Football Club and affiliated entities to an investor consortium managed by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.”  “It is …

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French Open: Rafael Nadal proves why he is “king of clay” as he beat Novak Djokovic 

Image Source: LA Times As the two biggest rivals in men’s tennis met in the quarterfinals at the French Open, several variables favored Novak Djokovic. While both he and Rafael Nadal entered the clay court season with a lot of uncertainty, only Djokovic has made significant progress since then. Meanwhile, Nadal continued to look for …

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Emma Raducanu

French Open: Emma Raducanu snatches first round victory from Linda Noskova

Image Source: Techno Trenz Emma Raducanu battled back from a set down to defeat Czech schoolgirl Linda Noskova in her senior debut at the French Open.  Raducanu, the British number one, was down a set and a break twice but battled back to win 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 6-1 on Roland Garros clay.  “It was a war.” …

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Chelsea Football Club

Premier League Approves Chelsea Football Club’s Sale To New Owners

Image Source: CAUGHTOFFSIDE Chelsea FC has been sold to an ownership group led by Todd Boehly, according to the English Premier League’s board of directors.  Before the purchase, which is valued more than $5 billion, can be completed, it must first gain official clearance.  In a statement, the Premier League said, “The Premier League Board …

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Emma Raducanu ends French Open journey at hands of Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Image Source: www.tennisworldusa.org Aliaksandra Sasnovich thwarted Emma Raducanu’s ambition of winning the French Open in the second round.  After a brilliant first set, the British number one appeared in good shape, but she was unable to continue her early momentum and fell to a 3-6 6-1 6-1 defeat.  Raducanu’s sole prior meeting with Sasnovich, the world …

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Professional Tennis Player to Donate 2022 Season Prize Money to Ukrainian Children

Photo: Getty Images Tennis player and three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray has announced that he will donate what remains of his 2022 season’s prize money to help children in Ukraine. Murray says he has sought the partnership of UNICEF to help provide medical supplies and developmental kits. Two million refugees have been forced to …

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Alexander Zverev Banned for Eight Weeks but Allowed at Indian Wells

Photo: CNN In February, world number 3 Alexander Zverev was banned for eight weeks after he yelled at an umpire and repeatedly hit the official’s chair with his racquet following a first-round doubles loss at the Mexican Open in Acapulco. Despite this, Zverev will still be allowed to play at the Indian Wells.  The 24-year-old …

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Steph Curry

Steph Curry Leads Warriors in History Comeback Win against Grizzlies

Image Source: NBC Sports Steph Curry made history by becoming the first player in NBA history to make 500 career playoff threes on Monday, scoring 32 points and dishing out eight assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 101-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and a one-game lead in the Western Conference finals.  With …

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Florida Panthers Overcame 3-goal deficit to Win against Washington Capitals

Image Source: US News With a five-point night — two goals, three assists — Verhaeghe broke a Florida Panthers franchise playoff record, and the Comeback Cats pulled off yet another comeback, this one clearly the most important of their season. The Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 …

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Man City Completes Erling Haaland 51 million signing

Image Source: SKysports Manchester City has confirmed that Erling Haaland will join them on a five-year agreement in the summer transfer window, with the Premier League winners agreeing to pay the £51 million ($63 million) release clause in the striker’s Borussia Dortmund contract. By joining the English champions this summer, the prolific Norwegian will be following …

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