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Ceferin hits out at offside and handball rules: ‘You are penalized if you have a big nose or big feet’

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at the current offside and handball rules, claiming that: “You are penalized if you have a big nose or big feet”. The laws are set by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), headquartered like UEFA in Switzerland. Ceferin specifically criticized how VAR judged players offside by “five millimeters”, …

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Everton forward Anthony Gordon accused of diving after ‘collision’ with Tyrone Mings

The 21-year-old forward was in a footrace with Villa defender Tyrone Mings when the incident took place. After trying to beat the England international down the right, Gordon flung himself to the ground with 15 minutes on the clock after Mings made contact by lightly brushing his chin. Anthony Gordon has to be the worst …

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Rugby Championship: Are New Zealand in turmoil after three straight defeats? | Rugby Union News

New Zealand’s players were left dejected following last week’s defeat to South Africa It says a lot that, for only the fourth time in the history of New Zealand sports, the bookies had the All Blacks as underdogs for their opening match of this year’s Rugby Championship against South Africa. If that was a rarity, …

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Rugby Australia condemns ‘offensive’ fan behavior towards England and Eddie Jones | Rugby Union News

Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos spoke out after footage posted on social media of England head coach Eddie Jones being abused in the wake of Saturday’s third Test; England won the match 21-17 in Sydney and the series 2-1 Last Updated: 18/07/22 9:58am England head coach Eddie Jones was abused in the wake of …

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Aleksandar Mitrovic accused of DIVING to win penalty against Virgil van Dijk as Fulham stun Liverpool in Premier League opener

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was accused of diving in a clash with Virgil van Dijk to win a penalty against Liverpool. The Cottagers stunned the Reds at Craven Cottage in their Premier League opener, and while Liverpool came back to draw 2-2, there was controversy surrounding the hosts’ second goal. Getty Mitrovic was accused of …

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English football meets MLB: The rise of ‘pillow contracts’

“The pillow is for a restful sleep and not designed for extended periods,” Scott Boras tells The Athletic. One of the most powerful sports agents in the world, the former baseball player turned leading talent broker is also an inventor. β€œThe ‘pillow contract’? Yeah, I created that,” he says. But what are they, how do …

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What is the handball rule now? Explaining VAR interventions and the intricacies of the armpit and shoulder

Handball is a common-sense thing. If a player gets hit on the hand from a close distance: no handball. Fair. If a player moves their arm towards the ball to block it: handball. Sensible. If a player uses their arm or hand to score: handball. Pretty straightforward. If a player uses their shoulder: no handball. …

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