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Ireland basketball CEO steps down after post about Sterling

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DUBLIN — Bernard O’Byrne has stepped down as chief executive of Ireland’s basketball federation after his offensive social media post about England soccer player...

Madrid boss criticizes Ronaldo, Mourinho in leaked audios

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MADRID — A new round of leaked audio recordings published by Spanish media on Wednesday revealed Real Madrid's president privately criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo and...

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

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TOKYO — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. ...

Mewis sisters set to share field in Tokyo, hope to win gold

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There was a time when Kristie Mewis realized her soccer career wasn't quite headed in the direction she hoped. ...

American goalkeeper Horvath signs with Nottingham Forest

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American goalkeeper Ethan Horvath agreed Tuesday to a three-year contract with Nottingham Forest of the second-tier English League Championship. ...

UEFA to investigate England fan violence at Euro 2020 final

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA asked an investigator on Tuesday to study violence by England fans at the European Championship final including at least hundreds...

Mural in soccer star’s hometown becomes anti-racism symbol

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LONDON — Through the pens and pencils of children, England is fighting back against racism. ...

Another Gianluigi makes Italy’s key saves in Euro 2020 final

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LONDON — From Gigi to Gigio, Italy still has a safe pair of hands in goal. ...

UK leader condemns racism directed at England players

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned the racist abuse directed at three Black England players who missed their penalties in...

Southgate’s penalty plan backfires in England painful final

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LONDON — It all ended in a familiar consoling embrace for Gareth Southgate. Wrapping his arms around Bukayo Saka, the England coach felt the...