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Covid-19: Genoa confirms 14 cases among players and staff
Covid-19: Genoa confirms 14 cases among players and staff

A total of fourteen between team members and staff of Serie A side CFC Genoa have tested positive for Covid-19, the club announced in a statement on Monday.

According to Italian soccer newspaper 'Gazzetta dello Sport', eleven out of fourteen positive cases are players, while three are members of the staff.

In a statement posted on their website, the club wrote: "The club has activated all the procedures according to the protocol and informed the authorities. The club will provide updates as the situation evolves."

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Miami Heat win the East Conference and will face the Lakers on the NBA Finals
Miami Heat win the East Conference and will face the Lakers on the NBA Finals
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Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals, with the title of the East Conference after a 4:2 series against Boston Celtics.

The Heat will face Lakers, the winner of the West Conference, for the 2020 NBA title. The first game will be Wednesday, September 30.

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Valtteri Botas wins Russian Grand Prix
Valtteri Botas wins Russian Grand Prix
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Valtteri Botas won the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. The Finish driver has now nine victories in the category.

Botas finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, with Lewis Hamilton in third.

In the post-race interview, Botas said: "Once I was in clean air I felt that the pace was pretty awesome and that I could control everything.

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Lakers win West Conference and advance to first finals since 2010
Lakers win West Conference and advance to first finals since 2010
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Los Angeles Lakers are in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, with the title of the West Conference after a 4:1 series against Denver Nuggets.

LeBron James was the man of game 5 with a 38-point triple-double.

The Lakers now wait for the winner of the East Conference, either Boston Celtics or Miami Heat. Miami Heat leads the series 3:2.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Sochi, the 96th of his career
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Sochi, the 96th of his career
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Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Russian Grand Prix, in Sochi. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas took the third place, Sergio Perez the fourth position, and Daniel Ricciardo will start in the fifth position.

After the session, Hamilton said, "Firstly, I have say a big hi to all the fans that are here, we've missed the fans all year! I hope everyone's staying safe."

The Russian Grand Prix will happen Sunday, September 27, at 11:10 (UTC).

Sports • Golf
DeChambeau wins US Open in first major victory for the US American

Bryson DeChambeau has won the US Open in Mamaroneck with a six-stroke lead. This is the 27-year-old Californian's first triumph at a major tournament. He had started into the final round two shots behind Matthew Wolff on Sunday. On the last 18 holes of the par-70 course he shone with 67 shots in difficult conditions, while young professional Wolff needed 75 and finished second.

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Tadej Pogacar seals Tour de France to become the youngest winner since 1904
Tadej Pogacar (on the right)
Tadej Pogacar (on the right) Credit: A.S.O./Alex Broadway

The Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won the 2020 Tour de France after he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey in the 21st stage won by Sam Bennett. The 21-year-old cyclist is the youngest man to win the race since Henri Cornet in 1904.

Pogacar, who will turn 22 on Monday, became the first to claim three of the event's simultaneous competitions in the same year: the yellow jersey for the general classification, the polka dot one as the race's top climber, and the white jersey awarded to the Tour's best young rider.

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Gareth Bale is back to Tottenham on season-long loan
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

Welsh forward Gareth Bale is back to Tottenham on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. Bale left Tottenham in 2013 to join Real Madrid.

On a video released by the Spurs, Bale said: "It's nice to be back. It's such a special club to me. It's where I made my name." said Bale.

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Lionel Messi is the fourth athlete to reach $1 billion in pretax career earnings
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi Credit: Lluís (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

After earning $126 million in 2020, the Argentinean player Lionel Messi became the fourth athlete to reach a career total of $1 billion in pretax earnings. Before Messi, only golf legend Tiger Woods, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Cristiano Ronaldo had reached the same milestone.

In 2020 Messi had $92 million paid to him as salary and $34 million from endorsements.

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German soccer player Leistner attacks fan of opposing team
Toni Leistner 2016
Toni Leistner 2016 Credit: Textilvergehen from Berlin, Deutschland (DE) (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

After the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) between Hamburger SV and Dynamo Dresden had concluded, the HSV player Toni Leistner went to the spectator stands, grabbed a Dresden fan by the upper body, and pushed him to the ground.

He later stated on his Instagram that he had been "massively insulted after the game from the stands in my home town. I can usually handle that. But then it went extremely below the belt against my family, my wife and my daughter. At that moment, my fuses blew".

He added an apology stating that he formally apologizes for his "behavior and can only promise that no matter what insults are thrown at me, nothing like this will ever happen again".

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Dominic Thiem wins the 2020 US Open
Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem Credit: Pete Staples/USTA

The Austrian Dominic Thiem won the 2020 U.S. Open Sunday after defeating the German Alexander Zverev in a five-set comeback (2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York.

During the post-match press conference, Thiem said: "It was tough to stay there and to still believe, but I did, It's a Slam final...the belief was always there."

The 27-year-old Thiem won his first Grand Slam silverware.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th victory in the category
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th victory in the category
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Lewis Hamilton won a turbulent Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix in Mugello. The race had two red flags, and 8 drivers abandoning it. The British driver has now 90 victories in the category and six in the 2020 season.

Hamilton finished ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, with Alexander Albon in third. The victory gave Hamilton a 55 points lead over Bottas.

The Briton is one victory away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record and set to equal his seven titles.

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Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will play for the 2020 U.S. Open title
Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem Credit: Darren Carroll/USTA

Dominic Thiem will face Alexander Zverev for the 2020 U.S. Open title after a victory over Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 7-6 and 7-6. Zverev qualified to the final following a win against Pablo

Carreno Busta.

Each is chasing his first Grand Slam title, even after years of consistently being in the top 10.

The U.S. Open final will be played Sunday 20:00 UTC at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York.

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Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win the 2020 U.S. Open women's singles title
Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka Credit: Simon Bruty/USTA

The Japanese Naomi Osaka won the 2020 U.S. Open Saturday after defeating Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York.

The 22-year-old Osaka celebrated her third Grand Slam title and her second U.S. Open.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Mugello, the 95th of his career
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Credit: Formula One (Twitter Reproduction)

Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Tuscany Grand Prix, in Mugello. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place, Alexander Albon the fourth position, and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc will start in the fifth position.

After the session, Hamilton said, "This track is phenomenal. It’s a really challenging circuit. I’ve been working so hard in the background to improve on my lines and set up. I finally got the lap I needed."

The Tuscany Grand Prix will be the 1,000th race for the Ferrari Formula 1 team.

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Naomi Osaka to face Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open final
Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka Credit: Simon Bruty/USTA

Naomi Osaka will face Victoria Azarenka for the U.S. Open 2020 title after a victory over Jennifer Brady 7-6, 3-6 and 6-3. Azarenka qualified to the final following a win against Serena Williams.

Osaka and Azarenka pursue their third Grand Slam title.

The U.S. Open final will be played Saturday 20:00 UTC at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York.

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F1: Vettel to race for Aston Martin in 2021
F1: Vettel to race for Aston Martin in 2021
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The German driver, and four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel signed a multi-year contract with the Aston Martin F1 Team from 2021. Aston Martin F1 Team will be the rebrand of the current Racing Point.

Vettel said: "I'm extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It's a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year, and I believe the future looks even brighter."

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Tour de France director tests positive for Covid-19
Christian Prudhomme - 2012 Tour de France
Christian Prudhomme - 2012 Tour de France Credit: Josh Hallett from Winter Haven, FL, USA / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating in a hotel room for a week of quarantine.

All 165 cyclists have tested negative for Covid-19.

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Serena Williams becomes the only player to win 100 times in the Arthur Ashe Stadium
Serena Williams becomes the only player to win 100 times in the Arthur Ashe Stadium
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With her win over Maria Sakkari, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, the American professional tennis player Serena Williams becomes the only player to have won 100 matches in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Williams now moves to the quarterfinals.

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Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting a line judge

The number one ranked Tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic, has been disqualified from the US Open after hitting a line judge during the round of 16 match against Pablo Carreño Busta from Asturias, when the score was 6-5 in favor of the Spaniard.

After broken by his opponent in the last game of that first set, the Serbian turned and when he shot the ball towards the back wall, it accidentally hit the lineswoman standing at her spot, who immediately fell to the floor and had to be treated by the organization's medical services. Although Novak defended that there was no intention, as was clear, the has been given to Carreño.

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Lionel Messi stays with FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi stays with FC Barcelona
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The sports journalist and insider Fabrizio Romano has announced that Lionel Messi will stay with the FC Barcelona for the 2021 season as he did not want to get "into a legal dispute".

Following a quote of Messi that he published he soccer player stated that "the management of the club led by Bartomeu is a disaster".

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Soccer: Brazil to give equal pay to men's and women's national players
Soccer: Brazil to give equal pay to men's and women's national players
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Brazil's women's national players will be paid the same as male players for representing their country, Brazil's football association (CBF) has said.

All players will be granted the same daily and prize amounts for taking part in preparation periods and games.

Rogério Caboclo, CBF president, stated: "What men will receive at the next World Cup will be proportionally equal to what is proposed by FIFA. There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally."

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PSG: Neymar, Di Maria and Paredes tested positive for Covid-19
PSG: Neymar, Di Maria and Paredes tested positive for Covid-19
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PSG announced three positive cases for Covid-19 after the tests carried out Wednesday morning, and according to the French newspaper L'Équipe, the tests were positive for Neymar, Leandro Paredes, and Angel Di Maria.

The three players have returned from vacations in Ibiza, Spain, and will observe a one-week quarantine.

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Bundesliga: Fans set for return to stadium for German Cup
Bundesliga: Fans set for return to stadium for German Cup
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Germany's football federation (DFB) announced on Monday that fans can return to some German football stadiums in mid-September for the first round of the German Cup.

The DFB released a statement saying: "The third division, the German Cup and women's matches, the number of spectators... must be decided by each club in agreement with local health
authorities."

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Tour de France: Julian Alaphilippe wins second stage
Julian Alaphilippe, Tour de France 2019
Julian Alaphilippe, Tour de France 2019 Credit: Malmont2012 (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

French rider Julian Alaphilippe has won the second stage of the Tour de France.

British rider Adam Yates came in second, Swiss rider Marc Hirschi in third.

Overall, Alaphilippe has a four-second lead over Yates, with Hirschi in third place three seconds further back ahead of Monday’s hilly Stage 3 from Nice to Sisteron.

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Lyon win the UEFA Women's Champions League for the fifth time in a row
Lyon win the UEFA Women's Champions League for the fifth time in a row
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Lyon beat VfL Wolfsburg 3:1 on Sunday to win the UEFA Women's Champions League for an unprecedented fifth time in a row. Lyon, which has won seven of the last 10 Champions League crowns, also beat Wolfsburg in the finale in 2016 and 2018.

Eugénie Le Sommer, Saki Kumagai, and Sara Björk Gunnarsdottir scored for the French side, and Alexandra Popp scored for Wolfsburg.

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LaLiga says it will not terminate Messi if he does not pay the termination clause
LaLiga says it will not terminate Messi if he does not pay the termination clause
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LaLiga has stated that Lionel Messi will not be released of his contract with the FC Barcelona without paying €700 million as defined in his contract clause.

Messi has stated that he considers his contract the be expired and did not show up for the mandatory Covid-19 test of the FC Barcelona.

According to LaLiga "the contract is currently in force and has a 'termination clause' applicable in the event that Lionel Andrés Messi decides to request the unilateral early termination of the contract, carried out in accordance with article 16 of Royal Decree 1006/1985, of June 26, 1985, which regulates the special labour relationship of professional sportsmen and women".

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F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian GP, celebrates his 89th victory
F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian GP, celebrates his 89th victory
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Lewis Hamilton dominated and won the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix in Spa Francorchamps. The British driver has now 89 victories in the category.

Hamilton finished ahead of team-mate Valtteri Botas, with Max Verstappen in third. The victory gave Hamilton a 47 points lead over Verstappen.

The Briton is two victories away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record and set to equal his seven titles.

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Bayern striker Lewandowski is Germany's footballer of the year 2020
Bayern striker Lewandowski is Germany's footballer of the year 2020
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Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich was named Germany's Footballer of the Year for the first time in the poll organized by the specialist magazine "kicker". Hansi Flick, who led Bayern to the triple, was coach of the year.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Spa-Francorchamps, dedicate it to Chadwick Boseman
Lewis Hamilton dedicating the pole position to Chadwick Boseman
Lewis Hamilton dedicating the pole position to Chadwick Boseman Credit: Motorsport Images and Mercedes-AMG F1

Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, in Spa-Francorchamps. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished half a second ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place, Daniel Ricciardo the fourth and Alexander Albon the fifth position.

Lewis Hamilton dedicated the pole position to the actor Chadwick Boseman: "What he accomplished and the legacy he left is so incredible to me. He’s inspired a whole generation of young black men and women and provided them with a true superhero to look up to. Rest in power, my friend."