Manchester City Footballer Benjamin Mendy Pleads Not Guilty to Seven Charges of Rape

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Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy pleaded not guilty on May 23 to nine counts of sexual offenses, including seven charges of rape, against six women. The 27-year-old French international denied all the charges, including one on attempted rape and one …

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US Soccer Announces Equal Pay Deal

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The U.S. Soccer Federation announced collective agreements on Wednesday to pay its men’s and women’s football teams equally, including World Cup prize money. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the U.S Women’s National Team Players Association, and the U.S. National Soccer Team …

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Jake Daniels Becomes First UK Male Footballer to Come Out as Gay Since 1990

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Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has become the first active male professional football player in the United Kingdom to come out publicly as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990. Daniels told Sky Sports, which first reported the news, that he knew …

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UEFA Bans Russia For The 2022-23 Season

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on Monday that Russian clubs are barred from competing in the Champions League and all other European competitions next season. “Russia will have no affiliated clubs participating in UEFA club competitions in …

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Manchester United Confirm Two Leading Scouts Left the Club

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Premier League has confirmed on Wednesday that Manchester United’s chief scout, Jim Lawlor, and Marcel Bout, their head of global scouting, have both departed the club. Lawlor was promoted to United’s chief scout in 2014, while Bout was a member …

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Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Announces Death of Newborn Son

Cristiano Ronaldo and his wife Georgina Rodrguez announced the death of their newborn son on Monday. Ronaldo’s wife Rodriguez gave birth to twins, but only their daughter survived, while their son’s cause of death remains unclear.  “It is with our …

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Ex-FIFA Officials Blatter and Platini Face Corruption Trial

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The Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland said that former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini would be tried for fraud and other offenses in June after more than six years of criminal proceedings. Authorities accused Blatter, who served as …

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