• September 23, 2021

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Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

There were moments, to be sure, when Rafael Nadal played quite like someone competing for the first time in nearly two months. The shaky serving. The consecutive netted forehands that handed over a key break. And then,…

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PSG sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on five-year contract

PSG sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on five-year contract

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on a five-year contract. ESPN reported last month that the Serie A champions would receive up to €70 million — bonuses included — for the Morocco international. Sources told ESPN that personal terms…

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Sergio Ramos and PSG in advanced negotiations over free transfer

Sergio Ramos and PSG in advanced negotiations over free transfer

Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations to sign Sergio Ramos on a free transfer after the defender’s Real Madrid contract expired on Wednesday, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Ramos stated last month that he would leave Madrid after failing to…

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Lionel Messi’s contract expires, but Barcelona remain confident in extension

Lionel Messi’s contract expires, but Barcelona remain confident in extension

Lionel Messi has become a free agent on Thursday, but Barcelona stays confident of agreeing a new contract with the forward, sources have told ESPN. Messi’s deal expired at midnight Wednesday in Spain, and has yet to sign…

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U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

Four of the top 10 men in the Official World Golf Ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the…

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La Liga president warns Barcelona to reduce wage bill or risk Lionel Messi contract

La Liga president warns Barcelona to reduce wage bill or risk Lionel Messi contract

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Barcelona they risk not being able to register Lionel Messi next campaign if they don’t reduce their wage bill. Messi’s deal expires in nine days, and he has not yet made a public…

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Morata jeered as wasteful Spain frustrated by Sweden

Morata jeered as wasteful Spain frustrated by Sweden

Spain’s new team struggled with the familiar problems on Monday as a string of missed possibilities allowed Sweden to hang on for a goalless draw in their Euro 2020 opener in Seville. Alvaro Morata wasted…

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Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Call it the last opportunity to impress. Call it crunch time. For members of the Canadian women’s national soccer team, there are few opportunities left to crack the 18-player roster for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics…

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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s European Championship 2020 squad by coach Luis Enrique. The 35-year-old is his country’s most-capped player, with 180 appearances for Spain since making his debut in March 2005. Luis Enrique confirmed on…

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Hamilton fights back to beat Verstappen in Spain

Hamilton fights back to beat Verstappen in Spain

Lewis Hamilton defeated Max Verstappen in a thrilling duel to gain the Spanish Grand Prix and increase his championship lead over his top rival on Sunday. Verstappen’s Red Bull edged the pole-sitting Hamilton to the…

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Rafael Nadal advances, Fabio Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal advances, Fabio Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal needed three sets to defeat his 111th-ranked adversary in his first match at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while Fabio Fognini was disqualified for alleged verbal abuse. Fognini was defaulted while trailing 6-0, 4-4 versus qualifier Bernabe…

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Innsbruck, Turin, Madrid to co-host Davis Cup Finals beginning in November

Innsbruck, Turin, Madrid to co-host Davis Cup Finals beginning in November

The cities of Innsbruck in Austria and Turin in Italy will co-host the Davis Cup Finals along with the Spanish capital of Madrid this year, the International Tennis Federation revealed Monday. Madrid was the sole…

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Haaland deal ‘very difficult’ for Barca

Haaland deal ‘very difficult’ for Barca

Mino Raiola and Erling Haaland’s father met with parts of the Barcelona board last Thursday, sparking hope among the Barcelona faithful. But according to ESPN, Barça deem it ‘very difficult’ to sign the youngster. New…

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Spain earn win over Georgia with late Olmo strike

Spain earn win over Georgia with late Olmo strike

Spain striker Dani Olmo snatched a 2-1 victory away to Georgia in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday with a stoppage-time strike from outside the area to kick-start his side’s efforts to qualify for Qatar 2022 after a sluggish start.…

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Real Madrid’s Zidane ‘can’t explain’ Hazard’s latest injury setback

Real Madrid’s Zidane ‘can’t explain’ Hazard’s latest injury setback

Zinedine Zidane has stated he “can’t explain” Eden Hazard’s latest injury setback but admitted “something is going on” after the forward was ruled out of Real Madrid’s Champions League round-of-16 second leg clash with Atalanta. Hazard had made…

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Real Madrid’s Supercopa elimination ‘not a failure’ – Zidane

Real Madrid’s Supercopa elimination ‘not a failure’ – Zidane

Zinedine Zidane stated missing out on a Supercopa de Espana final showdown with Barcelona was not a failure for Real Madrid after they were defeated 2-1 by Athletic Bilbao. Raul Garcia’s first-half double was enough to knock…

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Real Madrid defeats Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid defeats Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid made it four victories on the bounce in all competitions, with a 3-1 triumph over Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano seeing them go joint-top of the La Liga table. The hosts came into…

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Ronaldo brace, McKennie volley power Juventus past Messi’s Barcelona

Ronaldo brace, McKennie volley power Juventus past Messi’s Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Weston McKennie added another as Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0 in a much-anticipated Group G finale on Tuesday. The victory saw the Italians top the table on head-to head results with Barca, leaving Lionel Messi & Co. to settle for…

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Alejandro Pozuelo 2nd Toronto FC player to be named MLS MVP

Alejandro Pozuelo 2nd Toronto FC player to be named MLS MVP

Toronto attacking midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has been named Major League Soccer’s 2020 Most Valuable Player. Pozuelo had nine goals and 10 assists during the coronavirus-shortened regular campaign, even while the Reds played part of the…

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Spain hands Germany worst defeat in Nations League

Spain hands Germany worst defeat in Nations League

Spain handed Germany its worst beating in a competitive match on Wednesday, winning 6-0 to advance to the Final Four of UEFA’s Nations League. Ferran Torres scored a hat trick to lead Spain to the…

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UEFA Nations League Spain vs Germany preview

UEFA Nations League Spain vs Germany preview

Spain vs. Germany is certainly a delight for all the soccer fans across the globe. The two squads with numerous superstars are playing against one another in the final round of the UEFA Nations League group stage. But that…

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Netherlands injury to Nathan Ake has Frank de Boer questioning friendlies

Netherlands injury to Nathan Ake has Frank de Boer questioning friendlies

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer questioned the need for international friendlies in an already jammed calendar after losing two players to injuries in his side’s 1-1 draw at home to Spain on Wednesday. Centre-back Nathan Ake had to be taken off early…

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Canada’s Mike Woods 2nd in Stage 6 of Spanish Vuelta, 25 seconds behind winner

Canada’s Mike Woods 2nd in Stage 6 of Spanish Vuelta, 25 seconds behind winner

With some help from his brother, Ion Izagirre obtained the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday in Sallent de Gallego, and Richard Carapaz snatched the overall lead from defending champion Primoz Roglic. Ion…

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Atletico near deal to sign Barca’s Suarez

Atletico near deal to sign Barca’s Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday. The Catalans’ third top scorer…

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Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan, Lyon book ticket to Women’s Champions League final

Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan, Lyon book ticket to Women’s Champions League final

Canadian Kadeisha Buchanan is one triumph away from a fourth consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League title with Lyon. The French powerhouse advanced to Sunday’s final versus Germany’s Wolfsburg in San Sebastian, Spain with a 1-0…

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Barca to sack Setien in coming days

Barca to sack Setien in coming days

Quique Setien’s days as Barcelona coach are numbered. The decision to sack him has been taken by president Josep Maria Bartomeu and a substitute is already being sought. Mauricio Pochettino is the best placed to…

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Real Madrid, Spain icon Casillas retires

Real Madrid, Spain icon Casillas retires

Spain’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas stated his retirement on Tuesday, after being sidelined for more than a year with a heart problem. Casillas, 39, also gained the European Championship twice with his country in…

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Real Madrid conquers La Liga with victory over Villarreal

Real Madrid conquers La Liga with victory over Villarreal

Real, who overtook Barcelona after winning a perfect 10 matches from 10 since the coronavirus restart, now have eight more league titles than their Catalan rivals. Lionel Messi and Co led by two points before…

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Barca fears rivals will up Lautaro costs

Barca fears rivals will up Lautaro costs

BARCELONA are reportedly “very close” to agreeing terms with Inter Milan over the transfer of forward Lautaro Martinez. Speculation has mounted over the past few months that the Catalan giants have been mounting a move…

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Madrid and Barcelona eliminated from Copa del Rey

Madrid and Barcelona eliminated from Copa del Rey

It has been a decade since Real Madrid and Barcelona have not made the semi-finals. Since 2009-10, at least one of them has been in the Copa del Rey final. The new, instant knockout format…