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Mbappe accuses French federation boss of ignoring racist abuse

Mbappe accuses French federation boss of ignoring racist abuse

France international Kylian Mbappe on Sunday accused the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) of ignoring racist abuse after his penalty miss at Euro 2020. The Paris Saint-Germain star’s determining spot-kick against Switzerland was saved in the last-16 shootout, resulting in the world champions exiting the tournament. The 23-year-old was vilified on social media …

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Man Utd chief executive secretly filmed saying club 'burnt through cash'

Man Utd chief executive secretly filmed saying club ‘burnt through cash’

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold admitted the club had “burnt through cash” after being filmed secretly while meeting with supporters of the struggling English giants. But he promised new manager Erik Ten Hag, who will replace interim boss Ralf Ragnic, would have money to spend in a video clip posted on social media. Fans …

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Dejan Joveljic's header in 88th minute allows Galaxy to earn draw against Timbers

Dejan Joveljic’s header in 88th minute allows Galaxy to earn draw against Timbers

Dejan Joveljic, pictured here in August 2021, scored the tying goal Saturday on a header in the 88th minute, and the host Galaxy played the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw. (Shaun Clark/Getty Images) Dejan Joveljic scored the late equalizer for the Galaxy in a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday at Dignity …

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Georgia's Aprasidze sends Montpellier to Top 14 final

Georgia’s Aprasidze sends Montpellier to Top 14 final

Georgia’s Gela Aprasidze kicked two late long-range penalties to take Montpellier to next weekend’s Top 14 final with a 19-10 win over Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday. Substitute scrum-half Aprasdize’s contribution came in the final 11 minutes and his club will meet Castres, who beat champions Toulouse 24 hours earlier, next Friday at the Stade de France …

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Last-minute Burns drop-goal gives Leicester Premiership title

Last-minute Burns drop-goal gives Leicester Premiership title

Freddie Burns’s last-minute drop-goal helped Leicester end a nine-year wait to be crowned champions of England once again as they defeated Saracens 15-12 in a dramatic Premiership final at Twickenham on Saturday. The Tigers had been 12-6 ahead thanks to tries by Hanro Liebenberg and Jasper Wiese only for Saracens to draw level through the …

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Fiji's Nakosi helps Castres upset Toulouse in Top 14 semi

Fiji’s Nakosi helps Castres upset Toulouse in Top 14 semi

Fiji winger Filipo Nakosi set-up the crucial try as Castres surprise champions Toulouse 24-18 on Friday to reach next weekend’s French Top 14 final. Nakosi assisted full-back Julien Dumora in the final five minutes as record 21-time winners Toulouse added this semi-final defeat to May’s last-four loss to Leinster in the European Champions Cup. Castres …

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