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Ukraine's hopes of reaching this year's World Cup end with defeat against Wales

Ukraine’s hopes of reaching this year’s World Cup end with defeat against Wales

Ukraine has failed to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup, football’s most prestigious tournament, after a 1-0 defeat to Wales, but when your country is at war it doesn’t really matter. The bloodshed continues, lives are still being lost. Yet, for 90 minutes on a rain-soaked evening in Wales, this match did matter, because …

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'I was close to death,' says former Liverpool star following Champions League final 'disorganization'

‘I was close to death,’ says former Liverpool star following Champions League final ‘disorganization’

Tens of thousands of fans filtered through Paris towards the Stade de France ready to watch Liverpool and Real Madrid go head-to-head for European club football’s premier prize. But for former Liverpool player Alan Kennedy, the match was marred by a terrifying experience, leaving him fearing there would be “loss of life.” The hugely anticipated …

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How Mike Trout figures into the fantasy football fight between Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson

How Mike Trout figures into the fantasy football fight between Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson

BOSTON — As Tommy Pham walked toward the dugout at the conclusion of batting practice Tuesday, the Reds outfielder signed autographs for some fans on the left-field line at Fenway Park. When he finished, he continued on towards the dugout. There, a fan yelled out “Joc deserved it!” Pham stopped and signed an autograph for …

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Qatar Airways CEO defends 160 extra daily flights at 'climate-neutral' World Cup

Qatar Airways CEO defends 160 extra daily flights at ‘climate-neutral’ World Cup

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday it had partnered with regional carriers to allow World Cup ticket holders to fly into Doha and back from neighboring countries just for the day. Climate advocates say the decision flies in the face of the tournament’s sustainability goals. “Please don’t believe people saying only negative [things],” Akbar Al Baker …

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