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Manchester City wins appeal against two-year ban from European football competitions

Manchester City’s ban from European football competitions has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). City was originally punished by UEFA, European football’s governing body, for “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and was excluded from European competitions, including the Champions League, for two seasons. Visit…MORE

Christian Kabasele says racism online ‘is worse’ than incidents in stadium

It was a moment that shocked European football. Christian Kabasele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scored for Genk against Standard Liege in October 2015 and celebrated with a monkey imitation. His celebration was in protest of the monkey chants he’d been subjected to by some Kortrijk fans in September 2015 in…MORE

Premier League star Zaha racially abused on social media

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with racist threats made to Wilfried Zaha, a star player for the UK soccer team Crystal Palace. Ahead of a game in the English Premier League on Sunday, Zaha wrote on Twitter, “Woke up to this today,” then showed what he had been sent by a user…MORE

Usman eases past Masvidal on UFC ‘Fight Island’ debut

The “Nigerian Nightmare” might not have given his opponent a terribly bad dream but he still eased to victory in the main event on the debut of UFC’s “Fight Island.” Kamaru Usman improved to 17-1 with a unanimous decision over late replacement Jorge Masvidal to retain his welterweight crown in UFC 251. The 33-year-old —…MORE

Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner in England’s famous 1966 team who spent more than two decades at Leeds United, has died at 85 following a “long-term” illness, his former club have announced. In a statement posted on Saturday, Charlton’s family said he died peacefully at his home in Northumberland on Friday with his family…MORE

Canadian-Israeli billionaire Sylvan Adams plans to ‘make history’ with Chris Froome

A Canadian-Israeli billionaire and avid cycling fan is planning to “make history” after persuading four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome to join the Israel Start-Up Nation team for the start of 2021 cycling season. The Israel Start-Up Nation outfit and the signing of Froome as team leader are the brainchild of Sylvan Adams. “We…MORE

Nick Pope stymies Liverpool’s charge on Premier League points record tally

Liverpool’s hopes of achieving a Premier League points record tally suffered a setback after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Bunley. Andy Robertson’s arcing header gave Liverpool the lead, but Jay Rodriguez’s clever second-half finish ensured the Premier League champion dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season. The draw moved the Premier League champion…MORE

Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience

Through sport we learn about glory and defeat, the sacrifices made to be the best, the intoxicating joy of victory, and the pain of the near-misses. But sport can be much more than that; it can shine a light on injustice, it can educate; it can change minds. Over half a century after John Carlos…MORE

Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Say hello to “Spot” and “Pepper.” They’re big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks. But these are baseball fans with a difference — they’re robots. Professional baseball returned to Japan on June 19, though coronavirus restrictions prevented fans from attending. So the Hawks came…MORE