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NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements
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NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements

The National Football League and lawyers for Black players who accused the league of discrimination have filed a joint proposal to “scrap the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia claims made by former players in the league’s concussion settlement,” according to a New York Times report. The Times reviewed a copy of the…MORE

Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ
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Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ

An Italian DJ claims he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Francesco Facchinetti said McGregor launched an unprovoked attack at the St. Regis Hotel in Rome on Saturday, leaving him with injuries to his face and neck. On Tuesday Facchinetti told CNN he decided to press charges…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta
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Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winning goal to complete a stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League. United got off to the worst start imaginable as goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral gave the visiting Italian side a 2-0 lead inside the opening half an hour. However, United emerged from the…MORE

Fired Washington State head football coach to file lawsuit over ‘unjust and unlawful’ termination
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Fired Washington State head football coach to file lawsuit over ‘unjust and unlawful’ termination

Former Washington State Cougars football coach Nick Rolovich plans to take legal action against the university following his firing on Monday for failing to comply with the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, his attorney told CNN on Wednesday. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation required full vaccinations by this past Monday for most state employees. Calling the…MORE

Newcastle United urges fans to not wear mock Arab head coverings following Saudi takeover
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Newcastle United urges fans to not wear mock Arab head coverings following Saudi takeover

Newcastle United has issued a statement urging fans to refrain from wearing mock Arab clothing or head coverings following the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of the club. Many supporters wore what appeared to be towels or sheets on the day the takeover was announced and subsequently at the Premier League match against Tottenham at St. James’…MORE

Lionel Messi gives up chance to score first hat-trick for Paris Saint-Germain
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Lionel Messi gives up chance to score first hat-trick for Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi inspired Paris-Saint Germain to a thrilling 3-2 victory against RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday but the night also revealed the Argentine’s magnanimity. Having gone ahead through a clinical Kylian Mbappe strike, PSG found itself trailing after goals from Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele either side of half-time. It set the…MORE

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce leaves club by mutual consent after Saudi backed takeover
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Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce leaves club by mutual consent after Saudi backed takeover

Manager Steve Bruce has left Newcastle United by mutual consent just 13 days after the Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of the Premier League club. The 60-year-old leaves after more than two years in charge in which he led the team to a 13th and 12th place finish in the league. His position had come under scrutiny…MORE

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena: A ​blackmail ​allegation and a sex tape — two French footballers face off in court
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Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena: A ​blackmail ​allegation and a sex tape — two French footballers face off in court

A sex-tape, alleged blackmail and two French soccer stars: as the trial of French striker Karim Benzema kicks off today, it was always going to draw attention. Benzema, who plays club football for Real Madrid, faces a charge of “complicity in attempted blackmail” against former French national teammate and current Olympiacos midfielder, Mathieu Valbuena, documents…MORE

Dick Vitale says he has lymphoma and will have 6 months of chemotherapy
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Dick Vitale says he has lymphoma and will have 6 months of chemotherapy

Famed basketball announcer Dick Vitale has lymphoma and will undergo six months of chemotherapy, he announced on ESPN.com on Monday. Vitale, 82, tweeted Tuesday that he was at a hospital for surgical procedures to determine what type of chemotherapy he will get. With the start of college basketball season a few weeks away, Vitale wrote…MORE

Champions League: Liverpool edges 10-man Atletico Madrid in five-goal thriller
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Champions League: Liverpool edges 10-man Atletico Madrid in five-goal thriller

Liverpool narrowly edged past 10-man Atletico Madrid in an all-time classic Champions League encounter, as the two sides shared five goals in the Spanish capital. Strikes from Mo Salah and Naby Keita had given Liverpool an early lead, before a brace from Antoine Griezmann drew Atletico level before half time. Griezmann was then shown a…MORE

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