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FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans

The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) will play its next FIFA-sanctioned home match without supporters and has been handed a “substantial fine” by football’s world governing body for “numerous” fans’ racist behavior during a recent World Cup qualifier against England. “After analysing and taking into consideration … the seriousness of the incidents (racist words and actions,…

Lamar Jackson shows nerves of steel with gutsy, fourth-down call to beat Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

“Lamar! Do you want to go for this?” Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh could be seen shouting from the sideline. With just 1:05 left and leading Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs by just a point, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was left with a crucial fourth down in his team’s half. And rather…

Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has apologized to Austrian climber Johanna Farber after inappropriate images of her were broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow. Multiple media outlets reported that the event’s broadcaster aired a close-up replay of Farber’s bottom during the boulder semifinals last week, prompting the sport’s governing body to post…

‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment

Nadene Caldwell doesn’t want to be called an underdog anymore. Life has changed for the midfielder since scoring the winning goal that catapulted her side to their first major tournament — the upcoming Women’s Euro 2022. It’s an incredible achievement for the Northern Ireland team, who, hampered by a round of injuries to key players,…

Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham legend, dies aged 81

Jimmy Greaves, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and one of the most prolific goalscorers in English football history, has died at the age of 81, his former club Tottenham said. A Tottenham legend and the club’s all-time record goalscorer, Greaves scored a remarkable 266 goals in 379 appearances between 1961 and 1970,…

Bayern Munich puts seven goals past hapless VfL Bochum

When Bayern Munich is in this kind of mood, very few teams in world football can keep up. Unfortunately for VfL Bochum, Saturday was one of those days. Bayern scored four goals in the first half and three in the second against the newly-promoted side — in truth, it could have been a lot more…

‘I think it’s a yes:’ Tom Brady says he could play in the NFL until 50

Tom Brady has already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest to ever play the game but the legendary quarterback says he’s got many more years left in him. In a video alongside friend and long-term teammate Rob Gronkowski, the 44-year-old has admitted wanting to stave off NFL retirement for another six years. On…

Members of Afghan women’s youth football team arrive in Pakistan

Members of Afghanistan’s women’s football team have arrived in neighboring Pakistan, the information minister in Islamabad said on Tuesday. Former Afghanistan women’s team captain Khalida Popal says she helped with the evacuation process, tweeting: “I am happy to announce that once with the great support I managed to get more than 79 youth female footballers…

Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets

A man who was identified by Chelsea Football Club for tweets posted in late 2020 has been charged by the London Metropolitan Police on seven counts of sending “hateful” messages on social media. The Met Police said in a statement: “A man has been charged after a Met Police investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful…

Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut

It took Cristiano Ronaldo less than 13 minutes to score on his second Champions League debut for Manchester United, opening the scoring against Swiss team Young Boys. With practically his first touch of the match, the Portuguese forward turned home a stunning ball from international teammate Bruno Fernandes to open his account in this season’s…

Carl Nassib makes NFL history as Las Vegas Raiders beat Baltimore Ravens in thriller

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib savored a “special night” Monday as he became the first openly gay NFL player to feature in a regular season game. Nassib starred in the Raiders’ thrilling 33-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens — the first game with fans at Allegiant Stadium — and produced a decisive strip…

Marathon organizers apologize for making course 500 meters too long

The organizers of a marathon in southern England have apologized after the course for Sunday’s race was more than 500 meters (1,640 feet) too long. The Brighton Marathon returned to the streets of the coastal city after a pandemic-enforced break, but participants were forced to run further than the regulation 26.2 miles. “We would like…

Novak Djokovic’s tears, booing during sets and history denied: A US Open final for the ages

Atmosphere and emotion may well be a guarantee for any grand slam title match, but this year’s men’s US Open final had both in abundance. Daniil Medvedev battled through the boos in New York to crush Novak Djokovic’s dreams of an historic calendar grand slam in straight sets, the Serb overcome with emotion in the…

US Open: Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic in men’s final

Daniil Medvedev won his first grand slam title Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the US Open final and ending the world No. 1’s hopes of completing a calendar grand slam. The 25-year-old Medvedev, playing in his third grand slam final, became the third Russian man to win a major singles title and…

Maia Chaka makes history as first Black woman to officiate an NFL game

Maia Chaka made history on Sunday, as she became the first Black woman to officiate an NFL game. “This historic moment to me is an honor and it’s a privilege that I’ve been chosen to represent women and women of color in the most popular sport in America,” said Chaka in a video tweeted by…

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