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    Everton's appeal against Premier League points deduction to be fast-tracked

    The Premier League said on Monday a speeded-up, "expedited" process will be put in place after Everton appealed against a two-point penalty imposed on the club for breaching financial regulations.The two-point punishment followed a previous six-point penalty imposed for the three-year period to 2021/22, reduced from 10 on appeal.

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    Santos women's coach resigns amid harassment claims, protests

    Kleiton Lima, a former coach of the Brazilian women's national football team, resigned Monday as manager of top-flight team Santos, the club said, after he faced player protests over accusations of harassment.During pre-match ceremonies over the weekend, footballers for several of Brazil's top women's teams put their hands over their mouths and ears to protest Santos's decision to re-hire Lima, who had stepped down last year after the club received 19 anonymous letters from players accusing him

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    Records galore as Hyderabad beat Bengaluru after IPL best 287

    Sunrisers Hyderabad amassed 287-3 for the highest-ever Indian Premier League total and beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 25 runs on a Monday full of records and featuring a century by Travis Head.Hyderabad posted 277-3 against Mumbai Indians at their home ground on March 27 to go past the 263-5 by Bengaluru in 2013.

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    Mbappe and PSG face fight to keep Champions League dream alive

    The spectre of another disappointing exit from the Champions League hangs over Paris Saint-Germain after a 3-2 first-leg defeat at home left them with a fight to turn around their quarter-final tie against Barcelona in Tuesday's return.But he did not play well in the first leg against Barcelona, when PSG's goals came from Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha while he toiled on the left flank.

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    Scheffler dominates back nine to win second Masters title

    Top-ranked Scottie Scheffler dominated a back-nine shootout to capture his second Masters title on Sunday, taking a four-stroke victory at Augusta National.Only Horton Smith needed fewer, taking two of the first three Augusta titles in the 1930s.

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    US officials defend Olympic kit, say athletes have options

    United States track and field athletes will have multiple kit options to choose from for the Olympics, officials said Sunday, following criticism over one skimpy design for the Paris games that has been branded "sexist."United States Track and Field (USATF) said in a statement to AFP on Sunday that the outfits unveiled by Nike were two of only dozens that will be available to athletes competing in Paris.

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    How the Premier League title race stands with six games to go

    Manchester City hold the destiny of the Premier League title in their hands after Arsenal and Liverpool stumbled to shock defeats on Sunday.City will be pushed to their limit in the coming weeks as they aim to defend all of the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

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