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Qatar warns against unauthorized use of World Cup logo on car plates

Qatar warns against unauthorized use of World Cup logo on car plates

Qatar the warning general public Sunday against the use of unauthorized vehicle license plates with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 logo, after it auctioned off dozens of number plates for hundreds of thousands of dollars. “It is prohibited to copy and install the World Cup logo on the vehicle number plate,” tweeted the interior …

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Sophia Smith scores twice as USWNT beats Colombia, extends home streak

Sophia Smith scores twice as USWNT beats Colombia, extends home streak

US forward Sophia Smith (11), in front of Colombia Daniela goals two goals Montoya, as the Americans Colombia 3-0 to extend their home unbeaten streak to 68 games. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press) Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half, and the US women’s national team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend …

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Tantrums and tactics turned Lukaku's Chelsea dream into a nightmare

Tantrums and tactics turned Lukaku’s Chelsea dream into a nightmare

Romelu Lukaku arrived at Chelsea heralding his move as a dream come true, but less than a year later the Belgian striker is set to rejoin Inter Milan as one of the most expensive flops in Premier League history. Lukaku was hailed as the final piece of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea jigsaw when he was signed …

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Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

MADRID — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who lost his job in baseball for sign-stealing, has bought Spanish soccer club Leganes. “We will do all we can improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum from prior owners …

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Newcastle sign England keeper Pope from Burnley

Newcastle sign England keeper Pope from Burnley

Newcastle signed England goalkeeper Nick Pope from Burnley in a deal worth a reported £10 million ($12 million) on Thursday. Pope agreed a four-year contract with Eddie Howe’s side after passing a medical on Tyneside. The 30-year-old, who has eight England caps, established himself as one of his country’s top keepers during 141 league appearances …

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