Club Africain of Tunisia fans donate US$450K in one day to save club….

Supporters of Tunisia’s Club Africain have donated more than US$450,000 in one day as they battle to save the financially-troubled club – including one blind fan who chose to forego the medicine he had been saving in order to help his beloved team.

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Son Heung-min red card for tackle on Andre Gomes overturned….

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min’s red card for his tackle on Andre Gomes has been overturned by the Football Association. The tackle led to the Everton midfielder’s horrific ankle injury. Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed Son a yellow card before he changed it to red.

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Liverpool to play two games under 24 hours….

Liverpool will field different teams in two separate competitions within 24 hours after the EFL announced the date of their Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa will not be changed. The Reds will play at Villa on 17 December at 19:45 GMT and will compete in the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar the following day at 17:30 GMT.

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Athlete Madiea Ghafoor jailed for drugs trafficking….

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Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been jailed for eight and a half years after being found guilty of drug smuggling and trafficking. The 27-year-old, who competed in the 4x400m relay at Rio 2016, had £2m worth of drugs in the boot of her car when she was stopped at a routine border check near Elten in Germany in June.

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Cardiff City face FIFA transfer ban over Sala fee dispute….

Cardiff City face a three-window transfer ban if they fail to pay Nantes the first instalment of the £15m fee for striker Emiliano Sala. Sala, 28, died in a plane crash in January while travelling from France to join his new club. FIFA has released the full reasons for its September ruling ordering Cardiff to pay the first 6m euros. Cardiff will lodge an appeal against the decision in the next two weeks to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Coach Niko Kovac leaves Bayern Munich….

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Bayern Munich have parted company with manager Niko Kovac. The decision follows Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, which was the German champions’ second in 10 Bundesliga games this season. Kovac leaves with Bayern fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Bottom side Dijon stun PSG….

Paris St-Germain slumped to their third Ligue 1 defeat of the season as bottom side Dijon came from behind to stun the French champions. Kylian Mbappe registered his seventh goal in four games with a delightful chipped finish over Dijon goalkeeper Alfred Gomis after 19 minutes.

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Ancelotti sent off amidst referee buffonery….

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says “buffoonery from the referee” led to coach Carlo Ancelotti and his assistant being sent off in the 2-2 Serie A draw with Atalanta. In a fiery end to the game, Josip Ilicic’s 86th-minute equaliser stood after a long VAR review, as Napoli appealed for a penalty. Ancelotti and his assistant were then shown red cards for protesting.

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Vlatko Andonovski is new USA women’s soccer team coach….

Vlatko Andonovski has been named as the new head coach of the United States women’s football team. The 43-year-old has led National Women’s Soccer League side Reign FC in Seattle for the past two seasons. “I can’t imagine a more perfect match than this coach for this team at this moment in time,” said US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro.

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Naomi Osaka out of WTA Finals with injury….

World number three Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen because of a shoulder injury. Japan’s Osaka, 22, beat Petra Kvitova in three sets in her opening match on Sunday and was due to play world number one Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday. The Australian Open champion will be replaced in the Red Group by alternate Kiki Bertens, the world number 10.

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Swimmer Atherton sets world record….

Minna Atherton became the first woman under 55 seconds in the 100m backstroke as London Roar won again in the International Swimming League. The 19-year-old Australian, who won the 200m and 50m backstrokes on Saturday, recorded a time 54.89 seconds to set the first World Record in ISL history.

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Soccer player concedes penalty while warming up….

Holstein Kiel midfielder Michael Eberwein was warming up behind the goal during a German second division game against Bochum on Friday when he kicked a wayward shot back into play. However, VAR spotted Eberwein had touched the ball before it had crossed the line, prompting referee Timo Gerach to give a penalty and show him a yellow card.

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Federer wins 10th Swiss Indoors….

Roger Federer captured his 10th Swiss Indoors crown with an emphatic 6-2 6-2 victory over Alex de Minaur. The 38-year-old Swiss maestro extended his winning run to 24 matches in the event and sealed his 103rd ATP title. He broke twice to take the first set in 34 minutes against the world number 28, playing his only sixth ATP final.

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