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Football field-sized asteroid zooms dangerously close to Earth

Just a day after being discovered dangerously close and approaching Earth, an asteroid, potentially capable of causing significant damage, has darted past our planet nearly missing it on an astronomical scale. While rare at that size, asteroids more than a quarter-mile wide are capable of causing a disaster on the global scale. Astronomers across the globe are rigorously applying efforts ...

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‘Our matches were an event’ – Putin talks secret service football games in East Germany

In a World Cup year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shared warm memories of playing friendly football games against East German counterparts during his time serving with the Soviet Union’s KGB. Putin was talking to journalist and television presenter Alexander Kondrashov during the latter’s candid documentary film on the Russian leader’s life, which includes topics such as his political start ...

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‘It’s not that important’ – Russian football legend on UK officials’ World Cup snub

Russian Football Union (RFU) vice president Nikita Simonyan says he doesn’t consider the decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to ban British officials from attending the Russia 2018 World Cup “important.” Read more Soviet football icon Simonyan, who won an Olympic gold medal and reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup, called for sport to not become mixed ...

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Sky Sports suspends spit-shame pundit Carragher until end of football season

Sky Sports has suspended pundit Jamie Carragher until the end of the football season after he was filmed spitting on a rival fan’s 14-year-old daughter. He was reacting to being goaded by her father. Read more The incident happened after Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday, when both parties were driving away from ...

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Greek football match abandoned after gun-toting owner storms pitch to confront referee

The Greek Superleague match between PAOK FC and AEK Athens was abandoned Sunday after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch armed with a gun after the referee disallowed his team a goal. The game was tied at 0-0 when PAOK’s Fernando Varela netted a goal in the 90th minute to give his team the lead. However, referee Georgios Kominis ...

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World-renowned football coach José Mourinho signs with RT for special Russia 2018 World Cup coverage

Enigmatic football manager and self-styled ‘Special One’ José Mourinho has become RT’s latest signing. He’ll offer his unique insight into the game for the channel’s FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia special coverage. Named FIFA World Coach of the Year in 2010, Mourinho boasts one of the most outstanding coaching resumes in world football. He will be in Moscow to share ...

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'Iranian women will have access to their football stadiums soon’ – FIFA boss Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said Iranian authorities have assured him that women will soon be provided with access to football stadiums. They are currently banned from attending games. The announcement follows reports that 35 Iranian women seeking to watch a game between local teams Esteqlal and Persepolis, which was attended by Infantino, had been denied entry to the stadium. ...

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Johnson & Davis are ‘the Messi & Ronaldo' of cabinet – Michael Gove mocked for football comparison

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has been ridiculed on Twitter after comparing fellow cabinet ministers David Davis and Boris Johnson to football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview with the Huffington Post, the Brexiteer dismissed suggestions he was “annoyed” at being not given a chance to deliver his own Brexit speech, a privilege bestowed upon colleagues Davis and ...

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‘Sheer evil’ pedophile football coach Barry Bennell handed 30 years in jail

Pedophile former football coach and scout Barry Bennell, described as “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate,” has been sentenced to 30 years in jail with one year on license for abusing dozens of youth players over three decades. Bennell was told by the judge during sentencing at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday that he had inflicted “the maximum impact upon ...

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Comeback kings Loko carry league form into Europe – Russian football roundup

A total of four Russian Premier League teams began their UEFA Europa League campaigns this week, with mixed results from their first-leg matches in the competition’s Round of 32 knockout phase. Spartak Moscow welcomed Athletic Bilbao to the Russian capital, while cross-town rivals Lokomotiv and CSKA faced away trips to OGC Nice and Red Star Belgrade respectively. Zenit also ventured ...

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