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Switzerland’s Sommer saves Mbappé’s penalty to send France crashing out

Kylian Mbappé was France’s sure thing. That is why he was fifth in their list of penalty takers and is why, when he stepped up to keep them in Euro 2020, the thought he might miss felt like too heady a twist in the narrative. Things like that have simply not happened to Mbappé during […]

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Raiders’ Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. “I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” said Nassib, a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that […]

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Argentina see off Paraguay as Uruguay earn Copa América draw with Chile

Papu Gómez scored in the 10th minute as Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 and secured their place in the Copa América knockout stage. The result at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia moved Argentina to the top of Group A with seven points from three matches. The game also gave Lionel Messi a record 147th cap […]

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Police search for three men allegedly involved in Stuart MacGill’s kidnapping

Detectives are hunting three men they believe are involved in the kidnapping of former Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill. Police have released CCTV footage of two men entering a Bunnings just hours before MacGill was allegedly abducted and assaulted on Sydney’s north shore at gunpoint by a group of men on on the evening of […]

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Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard backed by Australian rival and New Zealand PM

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has won the support of her Australian Olympics rival, Charisma Amoe-Tarrant, as the Kiwi’s selection for Tokyo reignites debate around the highly sensitive and complex issue of inclusion and fairness in women’s sport. The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said all parties had “followed the rules” in allowing Hubbard to […]

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Portugal’s ‘bus driver’ Santos hopes to find route through France to last 16

Fernando Santos came back with a fine retort to Marco Rossi’s observation that a kit man or coach driver could manage Portugal given the depth of talent at their disposal. “I have huge respect for all my colleagues but I also have huge respect for all bus drivers and kit men,” he replied. “And I’m […]

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Wales team bond summed up by forgotten goalkeeper Danny Ward

Forty-five minutes after the final whistle sounded at the Olimpico in Rome on Sunday, the Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward headed out of the away dressing room and slumped, feet crossed, against a post in front of an empty Curva Sud to toast his team’s progress to the last 16 – and Father’s Day – with […]