Real Madrid win Champions League final marred by crowd chaos

Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time — double the number of any other team on the continent — after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing scenes outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. Yet another…

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Liverpool chairman demands apology for French minister’s comments: UEFA apologizes to fans over ‘frightening and distressing events’ at Champions League final

Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French sports minister after she said fans with fake tickets and the club’s handling of their supporters were responsible for the trouble that marred Saturday’s Champions League final. The match at the Stade de France, which Real Madrid won 1-0, was delayed by more than half an hour after police…

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France’s interior minister apologizes to fans over Stade de France debacle

PARIS In an about-turn, the French government said it was “sad and sorry” that 2,700 mostly Liverpool fans missed out on the final. France had initially blamed fans and counterfeiters for chaos at the stadium. Gerald Darmanin, France’s minister of the interior, offered an apology on Tuesday to the many fans who were denied entry to the Stade de France…

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Novak Djokovic beats Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon men’s final to win 21st Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic has won his seventh Wimbledon title after beating Nick Kyrgios in a closely fought and at times fraught men’s singles final. The Serbian successfully defended the title in four sets, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 to claim his 21st Grand Slam tournament. “I lost words for what this tournament, for what this trophy means to me, to my…

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Wimbledon: Elena Rybakina beats Ons Jabeur in women’s singles final

Elena Rybakina became the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam title by beating Tunisian third seed Ons Jabeur in a gripping Wimbledon final. Rybakina, 23, fought back to win 3-6 6-2 6-2 and become the youngest Wimbledon singles champion since 2011. After a shaky first set, she improved and pressured Jabeur into errors. Rybakina was born in…

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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Which Teams Have Qualified? Eliminated Teams, Upcoming Fixtures

Euro 2020 champions Italy will be missing the flight to Qatar after being knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs by North Macedonia. Aleksandar Trajkovski’s goal in the injury time in Palermo was enough for North Macedonia to get past four-time World Cup winners who also missed the World Cup in Russia. North Macedonia will now go to…

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European champions Italy out of World Cup after shock loss to North Macedonia

Eight months after winning the European Championship and being feted as national heroes, Italy’s football team crashed back to earth, missing out on the World Cup for the second time running. Italy lost 1-0 at home to little-fancied North Macedonia who scored the winner in injury time on Thursday. North Macedonia stunned European Champions Italy in the dying minutes to…

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2022 WINTER OLYMPICS: NORWAY MAKES HISTORY ON BY WINNING 16 GOLD MEDALS

The 2022 Winter Olympics have ended in Beijing, and one country enjoyed a clear advantage in the final medal count. Medal history has been made in more ways than one during the Winter Games. Norway broke the record for the most gold medals at a single Olympic Winter Games and, most recently, Elana Meyers Taylor earned her fifth Olympic medal, making…

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RAFAEL NADAL DOWNS CAMERON NORRIE IN STRAIGHT SETS TO CLAIM FOURTH ACAPULCO TITLE

Australian Open champion Rafa Nadal captured his fourth title in Acapulco on Saturday, continuing his good run with a 6-4 6-4 triumph over Cameron Norrie in the final of the ATP 500 event. Nadal, who first won the title in 2005 and took it again in 2013 and 2020, stormed through the Acapulco draw without dropping a set, to claim…

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EU lawmakers oppose Super League-type breakaway competitions

European lawmakers voted their opposition to breakaway competitions on Tuesday following the aborted Super League project that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are still backing. Some of Europe’s biggest football clubs wanted to break away from the Champions League and run their own competition called the Super League, but it quickly collapsed within 48 hours of launch in April following…

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