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Azerbaijani chess player wins Prague Open 2022

Azerbaijani chess player Azer Mirzayev has become the winner of the Prague Open 2022 held in the Czech Republic.

Switzerland directly qualify for 2022 World Cup while Italy surprisingly into playoffs

Switzerland defeated Bulgaria 4-0 Monday and finished at the top of the UEFA World Cup Qualifiers Group C table while Italy surprised everyone with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland and will go to playoffs, according to Anadolu Agency.

Nur-Sultan to host World Rapid and Blitz 2021

This year’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship will take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, according to the official FIDE website.

Fenerbahce manage to get home draw with 99th minute goal

Fenerbahce managed to get a 2-2 draw against Yukatel Kayserispor with a last minute goal in the Turkish Super Lig week 12 game on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Real Madrid claim 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, Benzema scores twice

Two goals by Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory Wednesday against Shakhtar Donetsk in a UEFA Champions League Group D match, according to Anadolu Agency.

Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as new manager

Tottenham Hotspur have appointed former Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte to replace Nuno Espirito Santo, according to ESPN.

Milan beats Torino 1-0 to move 3 points clear atop Serie A

AC Milan again struggled in a 1-0 win that saw it move three points clear at the top of Serie A on Tuesday, according to AP news.

Besiktas comeback to beat Galatasaray in derby

Besiktas completed a 2-1 comeback to topple city rivals Galatasaray in Monday's Istanbul derby in the Turkish Super Lig, according to Anadolu Agency.

FIFA chief Infantino opens door to World Cup in Israel, Palestine and neighbours

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has opened the door to a World Cup being held in Israel, Palestine, and their Middle Eastern neighbours in the future, Baku Tribune reports citing The Athletic.

Spain beat Italy 2-1 to advance to UEFA Nations League final

Spain on Wednesday beat 10-man Italy 2-1 to advance to the UEFA Nations League final, according to Anadolu Agency.

Brazilian soccer legend Pele leaves hospital

Legendary Brazilian soccer star Pele was discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo on Thursday after nearly a month of treatment.

2022 UEFA Champions League final branding unveiled

The branding for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final in Saint Petersburg has been revealed, drawing on an abstract art style inspired by Russian artists Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, according to the official website of UEFA.

Mercedes driver Hamilton wins F1 British Grand Prix

British driver Lewis Hamilton won the 10th Grand Prix of Formula 1’s 2021 season held in the United Kingdom on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Italy wins UEFA Euro 2020, beating England in penalty kicks

Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday, Baku Tribune reports.

Azerbaijani wrestler crowned European champion

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Turan Bayramov has become the winner of the European Junior Championships in Dortmund, Germany.

England reach EURO 2020 quarterfinals after beating Germany

England beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday to reserve their place in the UEFA EURO 2020 quarterfinals.

Argentina, Chile book place in Copa America quarterfinals

Argentina and Chile advanced to the 2021 Copa America quarterfinals on Monday.

Azerbaijani wrestler wins bronze at 2021 Poland Open

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Hajimurad Hajiyev has taken a bronze medal at the 2021 Poland Open Wrestling event held in Warsaw.

Tokyo Olympics fans need inoculations or coronavirus test: report

Tokyo Olympics fans may have to be vaccinated or test negative for coronavirus before being allowed into venues, a Japanese newspaper report said Monday.

Barcelona president says Messi deal extension talks 'going well'

Barcelona Chairman Joan Laporta confirmed Friday that talks over a new deal with team captain Lionel Messi are going well but are not done yet.

Europa League: Villarreal beats Man United on penalties to claim title

The penalty shootout was going badly for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in the Europa League final, beaten by every Villarreal player who stepped up to the spot.

Atletico Madrid clinch Spanish La Liga title

Atletico Madrid clinched the Spanish La Liga title with a 2-1 away victory against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Tottenham left reeling after Harry Kane tells club he wants to leave this summer

Harry Kane has let it be known to Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to leave the club in the summer. The striker expressed his frustration at the end of last month at a continued inability to achieve his ambition of winning major trophies at Spurs in comments that felt like the first step of an exit strategy.

Portugal to host Champions League final

UEFA on Thursday said the 2021 Champions League final on May 29 will be played in Portugal rather than Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Milan hammer Juventus 3-0 in Serie A

Milan thrashed Juventus 3-0 in a highly anticipated Serie A clash on Sunday.

Japan to extend Covid emergency in Tokyo as Olympics loom

Japan is to extend a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until at least the end of the month in an attempt to arrest a surge in cases less than 80 days before the start of the Olympics.

Nadal starts in Madrid with easy win as Barty reaches women's semifinals

Spain's number one seed, Rafael Nadal began his Mutua Madrid Open campaign with an easy win over fellow countryman, Carlos Alcaraz's 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday.

Barca meal could spell trouble for Messi after possible health protocol breach

Both La Liga and the Catalan regional health authorities have opened an investigation into a meal organized for the Barcelona first team squad by Leo Messi at his house on Monday.