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AEK Athens’ Champions League tie with Ajax marred by serious crowd trouble

• Footage appears to show petrol bomb thrown into stands• Greek police officers reportedly hit Ajax fans before gameAEK Athens’ Champions League defeat to Ajax in the Greek capital was marred by violent scenes before kick-off.The away fans came under a…

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Nations League roundup: Swiss stun Belgium with comeback to reach finals

• Haris Seferovic hat-trick as Switzerland win 5-2• Relegated Northern Ireland lose 2-1 to AustriaHaris Seferovic scored a hat-trick as Switzerland recovered from conceding two early goals to beat World Cup semi-finalists Belgium 5-2 on Sunday and qual…

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MLS playoffs: Atlanta United set up Conference final with New York Red Bulls

More than 70,000 fans see United beat New York City FCSporting KC will play Portland in Western Conference finalThe fans showed their love for the coach before the game. Then Atlanta United’s players made sure Tata Martino has to stick around for at le…

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Infantino: Fifa would ban European Super League players from World Cup

• Either you are in or you are out, Fifa president says• Ban would include Euros and national leagues tooFootball’s biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, the Fifa president, Gianni Infanti…

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European roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Juventus beat Empoli

• Serie A leaders maintain pace despite falling behind to Empoli• Jadon Sancho scores twice in Dortmund draw with HerthaCristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to beat lowly Empoli 2-1 and maintain their scorching pace at the top of…

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Simone Biles in hospital on eve of Gymnastics World Championships

Biles admitted to hospital in Doha with a kidney stone She tweets: ‘This kidney stone can wait … doing it for my team!’Simone Biles has endured a less-than-ideal build-up to her return to international gymnastics after she was admitted to hospital wi…

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Europa League roundup: Celtic lose at RB Leipzig as Milan beaten by Betis

• German side win 2-0 to take control of Group B• Betis leapfrog Milan to top of Group F with victoryCeltic’s Europa League hopes took another bruising in a 2-0 defeat by RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.It was always going to be tough for the Scottish…

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Nations League round-up: Northern Ireland face relegation after Dzeko double

• Michael O’Neill’s side beaten 2-0 in Sarajevo• Switzerland relegate Iceland with 2-1 victoryNorthern Ireland were shown the value of clinical finishing as the Bosnia-Herzegovina captain, Edin Dzeko, condemned them to a third successive Nations League…

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European roundup: Bayern’s run ends while Inter scrape past Fiorentina

• Bayern Munich held 1-1 at home by Augsburg• Inter win 2-1 with help from a VAR penaltyBayern Munich conceded a late equaliser as their perfect start to the season come to an end with a 1-1 draw against Bavarian neighbours Augsburg at the Allianz Aren…

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Cristiano Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus go on to beat Valencia

• Ronaldo may miss trip to Manchester United next month• Ajax defeat AEK Athens 3-0; Bayern Munich beat Benfica 2-0Cristiano Ronaldo may miss a return to Old Trafford with Juventus on 23 October after he left the pitch in tears following a red card for…

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Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel paralysed after training crash

Vogel has spoken publicly for first time after crash in JuneWorld champion wants to be “source of motivation” for othersGermany’s double Olympic and world track sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel has announced she has been left paralysed following …

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Denmark’s bits-and-pieces side go down fighting in friendly with Slovakia

Denmark, fielding a severely weakened team containing players from the third tier of the national league and futsal players because of a pay dispute involving their top performers, were beaten 3-0 by Slovakia in a friendly at Trnava on Wednesday.Slovak…

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Vuelta a España: Alejandro Valverde takes stage eight to cut Rudy Molard’s lead

• Movistar rider pips Peter Sagan to take his second stage• Rudy Molard still has 37-second lead over ValverdeSpain’s Alejandro Valverde grabbed a second stage win of this year’s Vuelta a España by pipping Peter Sagan to the finish line in a thrilling …

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Vuelta a España: Alejandro Valverde takes stage eight to cut Rudy Molard’s lead

• Movistar rider pips Peter Sagan to take his second stage• Rudy Molard still has 37-second lead over ValverdeSpain’s Alejandro Valverde grabbed a second stage win of this year’s Vuelta a España by pipping Peter Sagan to the finish line in a thrilling …

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Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios remain on course for US Open meeting

Federer eases past Yoshihito Nishioka in openerKyrgios complains of fatigue in win over Radu AlbotRoger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while Nic…

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Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios remain on course for US Open meeting

Federer eases past Yoshihito Nishioka in openerKyrgios complains of fatigue in win over Radu AlbotRoger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while Nic…

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah reopens image rights row with Egyptian FA

• Forward and FA had been in dispute before World Cup • ‘It is not normal that my messages are ignored’Mohamed Salah has revived a dispute with Egypt’s football association and accused them of ignoring his complaints over image rights.The 26-year-old L…

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Celtic score early but held to draw by Suduva while Rangers beat Ufa

• Suduva 1-1 Celtic• Rangers 1-0 UfaCeltic moved a step closer to the Europa League group stage with a 1-1 draw against Suduva in the first leg of their play-off in Lithuania, although their defensive concerns continue.Olivier Ntcham got the Hoops off …

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Wallabies make four changes as they look to improve Bledisloe Cup set-piece

Scrum and lineout key focus for Wallabies in AucklandScott Sio back, Allan Alaalatoa replaces Sekope KepuProps Tom Robertson and Sekope Kepu have paid the price for Australia’s poorly performing scrum by being dropped to the bench for the second Bledis…

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Japan basketball players kicked out of Asian Games after night with women

Quartet went out in Jakarta following win over QatarDelegation chief issues apology to Japanese peopleFour players from Japan’s men’s basketball team have been sent home in disgrace from the Asian Games in Indonesia for spending the night with women in…