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Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

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Former England boss Sam Allardyce says he turned down the chance to return to Newcastle United as the club's manager.Allardyce was in charge of the Magpies from 2007 to 2008 and was considered as a replacement for Rafael Benitez, who left the club at the end of June.Benitez departed after his contract expired, saying the Premier League club "did not share his vision". "I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing - don't go back," Allardyce told Talksport."It never got to the type of talks people are suggesting but it wasn't for me. I politely said no."Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce is the latest name being considered by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley."I never got to talk...

Activist arrested for chanting ‘Down with Polish fascism!’

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An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" The incident occurred in Przymysl, a Polish town near the border with Ukraine, during an event Sunday promoting dialogue between Poles and Ukrainians, who share a difficult history. At one point several people showed up and attempted to disrupt the event by blaring loud music. The activist, Tomasz Grabowski, then began chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" as he held a European Union flag. Private broadcaster TVN24 showed footage of him being escorted away by police. He later told the broadcaster he was held by police six hours and charged with insulting the Polish nation, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC Ne...
Australia 3-2 Brazil: Matildas fight back from 2-0 down to claim first win

Australia 3-2 Brazil: Matildas fight back from 2-0 down to claim first win

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Media playback is not supported on this device Australia battled back from 2-0 down to beat Brazil in an extraordinary five-goal thriller and inflict a first group-stage defeat on the South Americans in 24 years.The Matildas suffered a surprise loss to Italy in their opening game and their campaign looked in serious trouble when they trailed to a Marta penalty and Cristiane's fourth strike in two matches.But the Matildas levelled through Caitlin Foord's poked finish and Chloe Logarzo's cross-shot either side of half-time, with Marta needing to be withdrawn with a knock at the interval, h...