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Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

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Celtic have been charged by Uefa after a fan ran on to the pitch and appeared to aim a kick at Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.The incident happened late in the first half of Tuesday's Champions League match at Celtic Park, shortly after the visitors' third goal in a 5-0 win.PSG also face a charge after seats were damaged in the away section. The cases will be dealt with by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 October.Police Scotland reported seven arrests at the match, including a 21-year-old man charged with alleged pitch incursion and assault.He was taken into custody, along with three other men who were accused of assault, breach of the peace and violating the offensive behaviour at football act 2012.Match report: Celtic 0-5 PSGWe played like under-12s, says Rodger...
Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Kevin White has landed on injured reserve after suffering a serious injury for the third consecutive season.White, 25, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had two catches for six yards in the Chicago Bears' loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons before exiting with a fractured shoulder blade. The Bears also added linebacker Jerrell Freeman to injured reserve due to a pectoral injury.Freeman, a six-year veteran, had 110 combined tackles in 12 games last season.Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson and wide receiver Tanner Gentry to its active roster from its practice squad. The Bears signed running back Joshua Rounds and wide receiver Mario Alford to their practice squad. Chicago released wide receiver Rueben Randle from its injured re...
Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

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Sky will be able to stream midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League.All EFL clubs will be able to stream midweek league games via their websites if Sky are not broadcasting it live.The contract will run from 2019-2024, with the value of the rights increasing by 36% from the present agreement.Sky will also continue to broadcast the Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and play-offs until May 2024.Matches played between 14:45 BST and 17:15 BST will continue to be blocked from live streaming.From next season, Sky will be able to offer an interactive service for all midweek Championship fixtures."These negotiations came at what was an incredibly challenging period in the sale and acquisition of sports rights in the UK,"
Palace had no confidence in De Boer two weeks ago

Palace had no confidence in De Boer two weeks ago

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Crystal Palace were already considering replacing manager Frank de Boer two weeks before he was eventually sacked.De Boer, 47, met with Palace chairman Steve Parish and sporting director Dougie Freedman on Monday, 28 August. Parish and Freedman left that meeting very underwhelmed and with no confidence that the Dutchman was the right man to turn Palace's fortunes around.They made contact with former England manager Roy Hodgson - the favourite to take over at Selhurst Park - and other potential replacements about their availability that week - but the club's focus turned to player recruitment at the end of the transfer window.De Boer was expected to be sacked before Sunday's trip to Burnley and although that did not materialise and there were signs of encouragement despite Palace's 1-0 defe...
Rafael Nadal: US Open champion puts resurgence down to 'passion' for tennis

Rafael Nadal: US Open champion puts resurgence down to 'passion' for tennis

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Rafael Nadal put his remarkable resurgence down to his "love for the game" after claiming a 16th Grand Slam title at the US Open.The 31-year-old Spaniard beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win his third title in New York.Following his French Open success in June, it is the first time since 2013 that Nadal has won two Slams in a year."I wake up every morning with the passion to go on court and to try to improve things," he said."I still want to compete and still feel the nerves every time that I go on court. While that keeps happening, I will be here."When some day arrives that I don't feel the nerves or that extra passion for the game that I feel, it will be the day to say, 'OK, I do another thing.'"I am 31, I'm not 25, but I still have the passion and the love for the game....