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European roundup: Karim Benzema double fires Real Madrid to the top

Milan’s title hopes fade as Inter move a step closerDortmund stay in top-four race with Wolfsburg in thirdA first-half double from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid cruise to a 3-0 victory away to Cádiz that moved them top of La Liga. Related: Agnelli’s…

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USWNT face rivals Sweden at Olympics as GB play hosts Japan

Swedes knocked US out on penalties at Rio 2016 OlympicsReigning champions Brazil face Germany in men’s drawThe US women’s national team will face Australia, Sweden and New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, while in the men’s competition 2016 winners Brazi…

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Bundesliga: Schalke relegated as Bayern close on title with win over Leverkusen

Schalke’s 33-year Bundesliga run ends after 1-0 loss to BielefeldBayern open 10-point gap at top as Leipzig lose in CologneSchalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years on Tuesday after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers A…

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Hansi Flick tells Bayern Munich he wants to leave club at end of season

Coach announces decision after 3-2 win against WolfsburgFlick has been linked with the Germany managerial roleBayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says he has informed the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, making the announcement after his si…

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Footballers’ unions call for temporary concussion substitute trials

Concerns raised about permanent subs following trialsPoll shows 83% of club doctors back temporary replacementsThe Professional Footballers’ Association and Fifpro, the global players’ union, have called on football’s lawmakers to consider launching tr…

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Heath Streak handed eight-year ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

Former Zimbabwe captain banned for five breachesStreak ‘also sought to obstruct and delay investigation’The former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been given an eight-year ban for five breaches of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption c…

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Heath Streak handed eight-year ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

Former Zimbabwe captain banned for five breachesStreak ‘also sought to obstruct and delay investigation’The former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been given an eight-year ban for five breaches of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption c…

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Heath Streak handed eight-year ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

Former Zimbabwe captain banned for five breachesStreak ‘also sought to obstruct and delay investigation’The former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been given an eight-year ban for five breaches of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption c…

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‘I always get fed’: Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s son backs up his dad in Mourinho spat

Manchester United manager’s son Noah jokes after Spurs winSolskjær Sr was upset with Son Heung-min feigning injuryThe son of the Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has weighed in on his father’s spat with Tottenham’s José Mourinho after th…

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Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey second stage to end barren run

Cavendish ends three-year run without a stage winThe 35-year-old was pondering retirement last seasonMark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tour of Turkey, a 144.9km ride around Konya, to end a three-year dry spell on Monday. Related: Nacer Bouhann…

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European roundup: Bayern Munich held at home by Union Berlin

Weakened Bundesliga leaders concede late equaliserLeipzig five points behind after win at Werder BremenBundesliga leaders Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at home against Union Berlin on Saturday after conceding an 86th minute equaliser through Mar…

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Solskjær warns Manchester United not to be ‘conned’ by Tottenham

Manager believes Martial was ‘conned’ into red card in OctoberSolskjær says Cavani is unsure over United futureOle Gunnar Solskjær has told Manchester United’s players to keep cool heads when they play Tottenham on Sunday as they look to avenge a 6-1 t…

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Assistant referee who got Haaland’s signature donates cards to charity

Octavian Sovre’s red and yellow cards signed by strikerCentre for autistic people in Romania will benefitThe Romanian assistant referee Octavian Sovre’s decision to ask Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland to autograph his yellow and red cards raised eye…

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Mbappé urges PSG teammates to repeat display against Bayern Munich

French side won 3-2 in Champions League quarter-final first legThomas Müller laments his side’s failure to score more goalsKylian Mbappé urged his teammates to “play again like a team” after the forward scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain to steer the…

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Dembélé strikes at death to take Barça past Real Valladolid before El Clásico

Barça move ahead of Real Madrid and one point off AtléticoCatalan side travel to Bernabéu on Saturday for crucial clásicoBarcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé struck in stoppage time to snatch a vital 1-0 win at home to Real Valladolid to pull the Catalan …

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‘Super dangerous’: Joan Mir accuses Jack Miller of intentional collision in Doha

Spaniard and Australian clashed twice, including on the straightMotoGP world champion Mir said ‘I think that was intentional’Defending MotoGP world champion Joan Mir of Suzuki described Ducati rider Jack Miller’s overtaking manoeuvre on the straight as…

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Kaspar Asgreen outsprints Mathieu van der Poel to win Tour of Flanders

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider edged the defending champion‘It was a really, really hard race, we were both on the limit’Denmark’s Kasper Asgreen claimed the biggest victory of his career when he beat the race favourite, Mathieu van der Poel, to win the T…

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European roundup: Neymar sees red as Lille grab title initiative against PSG

Real Madrid warm up for Liverpool with win over EibarBayern edge past Leipzig, Frankfurt beat DortmundLille leapfrogged Paris St-Germain to grab the lead in Ligue 1 on Saturday after Jonathan David found the back of the net in a 1-0 win over the French…

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Leinster v Toulon last-16 Champions Cup tie called off after Covid positive

Unnamed player in France side squad tests positiveWinner of tie due to meet Exeter or Lyon in last eightThe Champions Cup last-16 tie between Leinster and Toulon in Dublin’s RDS Arena on Friday has been cancelled, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR…

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Netherlands defeat Latvia to bounce back from shock loss against Turkey

Netherlands 2-0 LatviaTurkey beat Norway 3-0, Croatia edge past Cyprus 1-0Steven Berghuis and Luuk de Jong scored either side of half-time as the Netherlands got their World Cup qualifying back on track with a 2-0 home win over Latvia on Saturday.The D…