UEFA Promises More Clarity for Fans and Players on Refereeing Decisions at Euro 2024

Sports  France's Antoine Griezmann, right, and France's William Saliba head the balls during a training session in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP)

UEFA Promises More Clarity for Fans and Players on Refereeing Decisions at Euro 2024

Clarity for players and spectators and zero tolerance for serious foul play and dissent — that’s what referees have been tasked with at the European…

Sports Munich's Aleksandar Pavlović celebrates scoring during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and Bayern Munich at the WWK-Arena, Augsburg, Germany, on Jan. 27, 2024. (dpa via AP, File)

Germany’s Aleksandar Pavlović to Miss Euro 2024, Emre Can Called Up to Replace Him

Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann has called up Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can to replace Bayern Munich's Aleksandar Pavlović, who will miss the European…

Sports Bologna's head coach Thiago Motta waits for the start of an Italian Cup round of 16 soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on Dec. 20, 2023. (AP)

Thiago Motta Signs 3-Year Deal to Coach Juventus

Thiago Motta was announced as Juventus’ new coach on Wednesday, replacing the fired Massimiliano Allegri. Juventus said Motta signed a three-year contract…

Sports The Saudi Esports Federation said Riyadh will be hosting the GCC Esports League 2024 finals on June 27- 28. SPA

Riyadh to Host Gulf Esports League Finals 2024 on June 27-28

The Saudi Esports Federation has announced that Riyadh will be hosting the GCC Esports League 2024 finals, taking place from June 27 to 28. The championship…

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Sports While the national team could yet coax reluctant Germans to celebrate, the country itself is going through difficult times politically (The AP)

Why Germany's 2006 World Cup Patriotic Fervor is Unlikely to Repeat at Euro 2024

When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, it unleashed an unexpected burst of national pride across the country. For many Germans, it was the first time they…

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Sports The most feared striker in Europe won’t be playing at the European Championship. ( The AP)

Euro 2024 Won't Feature Europe's Top Striker. Who Else is Missing?

Goalkeepers and defenders: Exhale. The most feared striker in Europe won’t be playing at the European Championship. That’s because Erling Haaland’s…

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Sports Ian Maatsen of Dortmund in action during the UEFA Champions League final match of Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid, in London, Britain, 01 June 2024. (EPA)

Koeman Calls up Maatsen to Replace Injured De Jong in Netherlands Euro 2024 Squad 

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman called up versatile Borussia Dortmund defender Ian Maatsen on Tuesday to replace midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was cut from…

Sports French Open Preview - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 17, 2022 General view of outside courts ahead of the French Open. (Reuters)

Roland Garros in Race to Finish Paris 2024 Makeover 

As the sun set on the French Open and Spain's Carlos Alcaraz celebrated Sunday's triumph a new race got underway at Roland Garros to transform the iconic red…

Sports The Riyadh Golf Club is preparing to host the Saudi International golf tournament, presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) with a total prize pool of US$5 million. (Riyadh Golf Club)

PIF Saudi International to Debut at Riyadh Golf Club in December 

The Riyadh Golf Club is preparing to host the Saudi International golf tournament, presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) with a total prize pool of US…

Sports A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)

Palestine Players Continue Push for World Cup Qualification amid War Back Home

Mohammed Rashid once worked as a forklift driver in a Chicago warehouse. Fast forward to these grim times and Rashid, along with his Palestine football…

Sports The Olympic rings are displayed on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic games in Paris, France, June 9, 2024 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

IOC: Political Turmoil in France Won't Affect Olympic Games

Political upheaval in France won't affect preparations for the Olympic Summer Games, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday after President Emmanuel Macron…

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Sports France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappé (C) runs with the ball during the International friendly football match between France and Canada at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, on June 9, 2024. (AFP)

Mbappé Plays 20 Minutes as France Draws with Canada in Its Last Euro 2024 Warmup 

Kylian Mbappé got some rest ahead of the European Championship, playing only about 20 minutes as France drew 0-0 with Canada on Sunday in its final warmup. …

Sports Argentina's forward #11 Angel Di Maria (2nd L) celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammates during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Ecuador at Solider Field in Chicago, Illinois, on June 9, 2024. (AFP)

Di Maria Scores, Messi Returns in Argentina’s Copa America Warmup Victory Over Ecuador 

Angel Di Maria scored as Lionel Messi returned to the international stage for the first time in six months, helping Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in…

Sports Charles Leclerc struggled form pace in his Ferrari in the Canadian Grand Prix and failed to finish. Geoff Robins / AFP

Leclerc Says Ferrari Double Flop 'Hurts'

Two weeks after his emotional triumph for Ferrari at his home Monaco Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc on Sunday refused to blame his team after both he and Carlos…

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Sports Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen races during the 2024 Canada Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on June 9, 2024. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Verstappen Wins 3rd Straight Canadian Grand Prix for 60th Formula 1 Victory

Max Verstappen won the Canadian Grand Prix for the third straight year Sunday for the Red Bull star's 60th Formula 1 victory and sixth in nine races this…

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Sports 09 June 2024, France, Paris: Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz celebrates with the trophy after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev following their men's singles final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris. Photo: Loic Baratoux/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Alcaraz Wins French Open for Third Grand Slam Title at 21

As Carlos Alcaraz began constructing his comeback in Sunday's French Open final, a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Alexander Zverev for a first…

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Sports Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen says his team need a faster car after grabbing second place on the grid for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Verstappen Calls For Sharper Work, Faster Car

Max Verstappen called for sharper work and a faster car from his Red Bull team on Saturday after qualifying second behind Mercedes' George Russell for the…

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Sports Andreas Pereira #19 of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against the Mexico during an international friendly at Kyle Field on June 08, 2024 in College Station, Texas. (Getty Images/AFP)

Brazil Boosted Ahead of Copa America after 3-2 Win against Mexico

Brazil enjoyed the perfect warm-up as they secured a 3-2 win over Mexico in their pre-Copa America friendly in Kyle Field stadium in Texas on Saturday. …

Sports Spain’s midfielder #20 Pedri celebrates with Spain's forward #12 Nico Williams after scoring his team's third goal during the international friendly football match between Spain and North Ireland at Son Moix stadium in Palma de Mallorca on June 8, 2024. (AFP)

Pedri Living up to Spain’s ‘Infinite’ Expectations, Says de la Fuente

Pedri is rediscovering his best form and will have an important role to play in Spain's European Championship campaign, head coach Luis de la Fuente said after…

Sports Why Benjamin Sesko is Such a Sought-after Striker this Summer

Why Benjamin Sesko is Such a Sought-after Striker this Summer

Strikers are going to be in demand this summer. Alexander Isak, Viktor Gyökeres, Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney may be on the move, with a number of heavy…

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Sports The manager’s exclusion of the wide man makes Grealish the biggest casualty for form reasons as England head for Germany next week. (Photo by Reuters)

Jack Grealish Pays Price for Season of Stasis with England Omission

Jack Grealish: from vital and colourful member of Manchester City’s treble winners to being dropped a year later for England’s tilt at Euro 2024 glory is a…

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Sports Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 7, 2024 Spain's Carlos Alcaraz reacts during his semi final match against Italy's Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Purchase Licensing Rights

Test of Nerves for Alcaraz as Prodigy Bids for Maiden French Open Title

Carlos Alcaraz will face a major test of nerves when he takes on Alexander Zverev in a potentially high-octane French Open men's singles final as both players…

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Sports  Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 8, 2024 Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy after winning her final match against Italy's Jasmine Paolini REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Swiatek Wins Third Consecutive French Open Women's Title

For a few minutes, anyway, it seemed as if Iga Swiatek was a bit off in the French Open final against Jasmine Paolini. Swiatek kept making mistakes and got…

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Foden, Wirtz and Yamal Among the Players Who Could Light up Euro 2024

PHIL FODEN (ENGLAND) Nurtured with care by Pep Guardiola, Foden has taken some time to break through to world-class level. He's there now — and the…

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Sports James Maddison flickered when he came on against Bosnia and Herzegovina but will not be going to Euro 2024. Photograph: Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images

England Cut will Devastate Maddison but Case for Inclusion was Weak

As James Maddison digests the shattering news, as he comes to terms with how Gareth Southgate has cut him from the England squad for Euro 2024, it was…

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Sports What could Enzo Maresca achieve at Chelsea with a fit Christopher Nkunku and Cole Palmer at his disposal? Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Chelsea’s Temporary Vision Has Led to Shopping in the Championship Aisle

Perhaps it should be no surprise the club has started signing managers like they sign players. Enzo Maresca knows his fate. Seriously, Behdad: it’s going fine…

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Sports View of the Eiffel tower with the Olympic rings in Paris, France, 07 June 2024. (EPA)

Paris Olympics Organizers Unveil Display of Five Olympic Rings Mounted on Eiffel Tower

The Paris Olympics organizers on Friday unveiled a display of the five Olympic rings mounted on the Eiffel Tower as the French capital marks 50 days until the…

Sports Quan Hongchan and Chen Yuxi, China: These teenagers have gone back and forth as the world's top female divers off the 10-meter platform. (The AP)

Paris Olympics: What to Know and Who to Watch During the Diving Competition

A roadmap to follow for the diving competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes To Watch —Wang Zongyuan, China: The Tokyo silver medalist on 3-meter…

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Sports Whenever Portugal is in town, the focus invariably falls on Ronaldo and the five-time world player of the year is preparing to take part in his 11th major tournament  ( The AP)

Ronaldo’s Portugal Among the Group Rivals for Debutant Georgia at Euro 2024

Georgia had to wait more than 30 years to play in a major soccer tournament after gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The time has now come at…

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