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Atletico Denied Long-Awaited Win over Barca, Eibar Stun Real

Atletico Madrid came within a whisker of their first league win over Barcelona in eight years on Saturday only for Ousmane Dembele to dash their hopes with a dramatic equalizer in injury-time.

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Neymar and Mbappe Could be Fit to Face Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said his two star forwards in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could be fit to face Liverpool in the Champions League.

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Barca’s Rafinha Set for Long Absence after Rupturing Cruciate Ligament

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and will require surgery, the club announced on Sunday.

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IOC Chief Voices Concern over Extreme Heat in 2020 Olympics

Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Sunday stressed his concern over extreme heat during the Tokyo 2020 Games, suggesting plans to further bring forward the marathon start time.

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Pogba Fit as Mourinho Reports Clean Bill of Health for Man Utd

Paul Pogba is fit for Manchester United's match against Crystal Palace on Saturday after recovering from a thigh injury that forced him out of the derby defeat and international duty with the French national team.

United manager Jose Mourinho was upbeat on Friday after his players returned from their national sides to prepare for the resumption of the Premier League campaign.

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Xavi Plans to Retire but Insists Barca Coaching Return Not Close

Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has indicated he will retire from playing at the end of the season.

Xavi has played for Qatari club Al Sadd since 2015 but is best known for his glittering career at Barca, where he won eight La Liga and four Champions League titles.

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Ronaldo Gets Back to Business for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo gets back to business for Italian champions Juventus against SPAL on Saturday after missing Portugal's qualification for the Nations League semi-finals amid reports he has been snubbed for the final three in the Ballon d'Or award.

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Powerful Sheikh Steps Aside from IOC after Forgery Charge

World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmed al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was "temporarily" stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after the Kuwaiti was charged with forgery in Switzerland.

The Kuwaiti, one of the most influential figures in international sport, said he "strenuously denies any wrongdoing", calling the allegations "maliciously motivated by political factions within Kuwait."

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Prosecutors Demand Life for Dortmund Bus Bomber

German prosecutors asked a court Monday to sentence a man accused of an April 2017 bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus to life in prison.

Defendant Sergej Wenergold committed almost 30 attempted murders by attacking the bus with three improvised bombs as it left the team's hotel, lead prosecutor Carsten Dombert said.

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Ex-England Footballer Gascoigne Charged with Sexual Assault

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train, British Transport Police said on Monday.

The ex-Tottenham and Lazio player was charged with "one count of sexual assault by touching," said a spokeswoman for the force.

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