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Gone but not forgotten: Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute

Gone but not forgotten: Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute

There’s a special bond between German football club Union Berlin and its fans and the closeness of that relationship was honored in a poignant way over the weekend as the team made its Bundesliga debut. Ahead of Saturday’s match against RB Leipzig, Union supporters held up placards of deceased loved ones with the inscription “Endlich…MORE

Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open after the sudden death of her father and coach Konstantin Anisimov. One of the most talented tennis players in the world — she became the youngest woman to reach the French Open semifinals for 13 years earlier this season — the 17-year-old Anisimova had been…MORE

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

Mohamed Salah has warned Liverpool’s opponents that VAR’s introduction will lead to him winning more penalties — despite insisting he’s no fan of the video assistant refereeing system. Salah believes VAR takes the element of chance out of football and should only be used to protect players from dangerous challenges. While VAR was used at…MORE

Mo Salah on women’s rights in the Middle East and the Amr Warda controversy

Mo Salah on women’s rights in the Middle East and the Amr Warda controversy

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah says his teammate on the Egyptian national football team Amr Warda requires “treatment or rehabilitation” after the player was alleged to have sexually harassed a woman on social media. Warda, who was originally dropped from the Egypt squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in June following the alleged harassment, was…MORE

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among Puskas award nominees

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among Puskas award nominees

Long-range screamers, mazy solo runs and stunning acrobatic strikes, this year’s Puskas Award has it all. The prize is given by FIFA to the best goal of the year and this year’s candidates include ever-present Lionel Messi, previous winner Zlatan Ibrahimovic and some lesser known names such as Billie Simpson of Northern Ireland Premiership side…MORE

Mohamed Salah is ‘happy at Liverpool’; less so with the Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah is ‘happy at Liverpool’; less so with the Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah could scarcely be happier. A Champions League winner with Liverpool, a Premier League and international superstar and a hero to millions across the world, Salah’s popularity continues to soar. So much so that this year he was one of six TIME 100 cover stars, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential…MORE

Steve Smith’s concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket

Steve Smith’s concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket

The ball crunched against the Australian cricketer’s forearm. Soon after, another rocketed into Steve Smith’s neck — just below his left ear — poleaxing the Aussie batsman. Unflappable, unwavering and unflustered — as he had been throughout this Ashes series — Smith had looked on course for tis third straight century on Saturday before, under…MORE