Champions League final handball against Sissoko would not be given in Premier League under new VAR rules next season – The Sun

MOUSSA SISSOKO'S Champions League final handball against Liverpool would not be given in the Premier League under new VAR rules next season, referees' chief Mike Riley has revealed. After less than a minute in Madrid Sadio Mane’s cross hit the armpit of the Spurs midfielder and official Damir Skomina pointed to the spot. The decision proved hugely controversial as the […]

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Nations League: England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford surprised to take penalty against Switzerland

England penalty hero Jordan Pickford admitted he was surprised to be asked to take the fifth penalty in their shootout win over Switzerland in the Nations League. Goalkeeper Pickford fired past opposite number Yann Sommer before saving Josip Drmic’s kick as England finished third. “The gaffer [Gareth Southgate] in extra time went ‘number five’, and I went ‘oh wow’,” he […]

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Champions League final: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s finals misery

Jurgen Klopp’s record of getting teams to finals is excellent – but his success rate in them is less impressive. The Liverpool boss goes into Saturday’s Champions League showpiece with Tottenham seeking to end a six-match losing run in finals. Two of those disappointments have been in the Champions League – so this weekend the German is trying to avoid […]

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Italy's League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party’s commitment to the single currency. Antonio Rinaldi, who teaches economics at Rome’s Link Campus University and is a frequent guest on television talk shows, has campaigned for years for Italy to “take back the […]

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Premier League accused of 'double standards' for not holding mosque massacre tribute ahead of games

ENGLISH footie chiefs have been accused of double standards for not holding tributes following the New Zealand mosque shootings. The attacks by a right-wing terrorist saw 50 people killed and many more injured. Premier League clubs wore black armbands and played the French anthem before games after the Paris attacks in 2015. But despite Six Nations and rugby league matches […]

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The 2018-19 Big Bash League team of the season

We select the best XI from the 2018-19 Big Bash League season. D’Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes)637 runs at 53.08, 10 wickets at 29.60The big-hitting Hurricanes opener finished the season as the competition’s leading runscorer to reaffirm his status in the top bracket of Twenty20 batsmen in Australia. His spin was also handy. D’Arcy Short in action for the Hurricanes earlier […]

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Blues suffer record league defeat as Aguero steals show with treble in City masterpiece

Manchester City declared at six, knocking Chelsea clean out of the Etihad stands with another exceptional performance. Sergio Aguero exposed the flaws in Sarri’s system, savaging Chelsea’s head coach with the 11th hat-trick of his Manchester City career. Sarri, bewildered and bemused on the touchline, will soon be heading back to Naples. Italian football is welcome to him. City – […]

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Super League to respect any ban and close door on Barba

Ben Barba's rugby league career is almost certainly over after the English RFL confirmed it would respect any ban issued against him by the NRL. Barba was sacked by the North Queensland Cowboys last week after club officials viewed CCTV footage of an incident at a Townsville casino over the Australia Day weekend. No return: Ben Barba resurrected his career […]

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