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Pochettino dampens talk of Neymar-Mbappe fall out

Paris St Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down media reports of a spat between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar during their 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Montpellier at the weekend. French media reported Mbappe was unhappy with Neymar for not passing the ball to him and that the France international …

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De Gea seeks redemption as Villarreal threaten Man Utd once more

Manchester United cross paths with Villarreal once more on Wednesday in desperate need of a win to avoid another European embarrassment and ease the rising pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Yellow Submarine emerged 11-10 winners from a marathon penalty shootout when the sides last met in the Europa League …

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Koeman seeks extra time as Barca get set for Benfica

Ronald Koeman's future as Barcelona coach may already be decided but the outcome of the next two games, starting with Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday, could buy him some extra time. Three matches without a win and a press conference in which Koeman cancelled questions and demanded support …

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UEFA drops case against European Super League rebels

UEFA says that it is dropping its disciplinary case against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their involvement in the controversial European Super League, to comply with a ruling from a Madrid court. European football's governing body said late Monday that "the proceedings (are) null and void, as if the …

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Federer calls for evolution in player-media relationship

The relationship between tennis players and the media needs to evolve and the sport must also do more to help the younger generation deal with negative comments on social media, Roger Federer said. The issue of players' mental health came into the spotlight after Japan's Naomi Osaka withdrew from the …

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Osaka feels the ‘itch’ to play again

Four-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka looks set to return to tennis shortly after getting "that itch" to play again. Osaka said at the U.S. Open earlier this month that she would take a break from the game to concentrate on her mental health following a third round defeat by …

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Greek Sakkari boosts chances of making WTA Finals cut

Greek Maria Sakkari has climbed to fifth spot in the race to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Mexico on the back of her consistent results, the women's tour has said. The 26-year-old made five semi-finals during the 2021 season, including the French and the U.S. Open majors, before …

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Biles says she should have quit before Tokyo Games

Four-times Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles told New York Magazine that she should have quit gymnastics "way before Tokyo," where she suffered from a case of "twisties" that derailed her attempt at a record haul of six golds. The 24-year-old American dropped out of the opening event at the Summer …

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