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Piquet apologises for racist slur towards Hamilton

Three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet on Wednesday apologised "wholeheartedly" to Lewis Hamilton after using a racially offensive term to describe the Mercedes star. Hamilton said the "time has come for action" following Piquet's remarks, while Formula One and motorsport's governing body the FIA condemned the 69-year-old Brazilian. "I …

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Lukaku ‘happy’ ahead of Inter return

Romelu Lukaku said he was "very happy" to be back after the Belgian international striker arrived in Milan on Wednesday ahead of his return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea. A beaming Lukaku emerged from Linate airport in the early hours of Wednesday morning and gave his short but …

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‘Last tickets to be sold from July 5’

The remaining tickets for this year's World Cup in Qatar will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from next week, FIFA said on Wednesday. About 1.8 million tickets were sold in the first two batches of sales, FIFA said, without saying how many are now available. Qatar will host …

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Hamilton wants action after Piquet’s racist slur

Lewis Hamilton said the "time has come for action" after being the subject of a racially offensive term used by three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet. Formula One and motorsport's governing body the FIA condemned the 69-year-old Brazilian, who made the comments during a podcast. "It's more than language," …

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UEFA do not lack ambition for women’s Euro, says Kessler

UEFA's head of women's football Nadine Kessler has dismissed claims European football's governing body lacked ambition in the selection of venues for Euro 2022, with attendance records for the tournament in England set to be smashed. Sell-out crowds for the opening game between England and Austria at Old Trafford and …

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Serena loses on Wimbledon return

Serena Williams was defeated in her first singles match for a year on Tuesday, going down 7-5, 1-6, 7/6 (10/7) to unseeded Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon. "For my first Wimbledon it's wow — just wow," said Tan. Seven-time champion Williams was cheered as she walked onto …

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Veronica dreams of Olympic glory

“My dream is to win the Olympic gold medal in 2024,” the 18-year-old Veronica Sohail beamed as she talked about her inclusion in the Pakistan Olympic Association's Athletes’ Commission that held its election on June 10. Veronica has been the youngest in the family of the female star weightlifters and …

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Shahid Afridi fined for overspeeding on motorway

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday was fined for overspeeding on a motorway while travelling to Karachi from Lahore. The star cricketer was fined Rs1,500 by the motorway police for violating speed limits. The former captain hailed the motorway police, saying law was equal for all and suggested …

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French minister sorry for UCL chaos

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Tuesday made a partial apology for chaos at last month's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Paris, while insisting fake tickets and "delinquency" were mostly to blame. "Should things have been managed better at the Stade de France (stadium)? The answer …

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Berrettini out of Wimbledon with Covid

Italy's Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 Wimbledon runner-up and a title favourite this year, pulled out of the tournament on Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus. "I am heartbroken to announce that I need to withdraw from @wimbledon due to a positive COVID-19 test result," the 26-year-old Italian wrote on Instagram. …

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