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# Chaos

Last year
2022
# Chaos
Incredible scenes as Kyrgios wins bad-tempered Wimbledon clash with Tsitsipas
Earlier, Iga Swiatek’s remarkable 37-match winning streak came to an end.
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French government report into Paris chaos highlights ‘multiple failures’
The report blamed failures in crowd management and communication.
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Violent scenes as Saint-Etienne relegated
Their defeat was greeted by a pitch invasion by angry fans and the intervention of French police who used tear gas to stem the trouble.
All time
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Coronavirus outbreak in Newcastle squad forces another Premier League postponement
The Magpies’ upcoming match with Everton has been called off.
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'You just had to put yourself into another place, mentally. It was just horrendous'
Read an extract from ‘This is Your Everest’.
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7 European games postponed but Munster's clash with Castres goes ahead
The southern province will host the French side at Thomond Park tomorrow.
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Thriston Lawrence leads as Ashley Chesters chases Joburg title amid Covid chaos
There has been a spate of withdrawals from the first event of the 2021-22 season as British and Irish players scrambled to secure flights home.
# ain't no sunshine (tour)
Lawrence leads Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes by Covid turmoil
After an exodus of 16 British and Irish players following Thursday’s opening round scrambling to get home to avoid quarantine, organisers took drastic action.
# Chaos
Waterford sack manager Marc Bircham days before crucial relegation play-off game
Bircham announced he had been suspended by the club over a ‘difference of opinion’, and was sacked less than an hour later.
# Disarray
'Yes, there are people in the Lions bubble that haven’t been double-jabbed'
Lions MD Ben Calveley defended the decision to proceed with this evening’s game against the Sharks.
# keep calm
Verstappen wins, Hamilton second in chaotic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola
The rain played havoc, as a high-speed crash forced the race to be suspended.
# Chaos
Hundreds of tennis players and officials forced to isolate after Australia Covid case
The move is not expected to impact Monday’s start of the opening Grand Slam of the year.
# Chaos
Toulon pull out of Champions Cup clash in Wales citing Covid-19 concerns
The French club said the health of their players and staff is of the utmost importance.
# Upheaval
Two Champions Cup games cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in Exeter squad
There could be huge ramifications for Munster, Ulster, and Connacht in Pool B.
# Groundwork
Breakdown 'chaos', Leinster rust and looming semi-final on Sexton's mind after restart
The new law interpretations made reopening night a frustrating one for the Leinster captain.
# Chaos
FAI boardroom divisions deepen as football directors refute claims by Interim CEO Owens
The eight elected directors have taken the remarkable step of releasing a statement calling on Gary Owens to clarify remarks about their awareness of the controversial MOU with the government.
# Chaos
'The SPFL looks an absolute mess' - Gerrard demands investigation in light of Scottish league turmoil
‘I’m watching ex-players, pundits, I’m reading media and it’s getting absolutely battered from pillar to post.’
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Premier League set for civil war over season’s end date
Crunch talks tomorrow centre on when to call a halt to this year’s Premier League with contract issue at heart of debate.
# Chaos
The Premier League has officially been suspended
Euro 2020 looks set to become Euro 2021 and two-legged Champions League matches may be replaced by one-off fixtures.
# Worry
'We would almost certainly fold' - Irish clubs fear for their future amid coronavirus chaos
Finn Harps are one of many League of Ireland teams who can ill afford to play a number of matches behind closed doors.
# Update
Camogie Association intervene in bid to keep Laois in 2020 adult competitions
Laois Camogie announced yesterday that the county would not field for the 2020 inter-county season due to ‘unavailability of players’.
# Chaos
Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus
Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG are in discussions about returning as a result of the protests.
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'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs
A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.
# Chaos
England v France and New Zealand v Italy games called off at the World Cup
Meanwhile, it’s still uncertain if Japan’s clash with Scotland in Pool A will go ahead.
# vestiville
Cancelled Belgium music festival drawing comparisons to disastrous Fyre Festival
A fraud investigation has been launched into the festival.
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VARsical scenes as Portugal have penalty ruled out in favour of a Swiss penalty up the other end
Steven Zuber was adjudged to have been fouled before Portugal broke and won a penalty in the Swiss box.
# Chaos
Conor McGregor tapped out by Khabib Nurmagomedov before event descends into mayhem
Khabib stays unbeaten but there’ll be repercussions for the champion after he kicked off ugly scenes in Vegas.
# Chaos
Police use 'tear gas' on Tour de France protesters who blocked route with bales of hay
Some riders were affected and the 16th stage had to be temporarily stopped.
# Scenes
'We could win this' - Beers and cheers as England fans go wild over World Cup win
Is it really coming home?
# Chaos
Mayhem ensues on streets of Philadelphia during historic Super Bowl celebrations
The initial celebrations captured on television appeared to be in good nature.
Voices
'Dealing with M50 traffic before your day has even started will test the mettle of any hardened citizen'
Therapists would do well to open pop-up sessions on the hard shoulder, writes Áine Carroll.
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Abuse, a 'parasite brother' and a teenager in tears: the war between Gigi Donnarumma and Milan
Ever since the summer, things have not been right between the goalkeeper and the club.
# Not happy
'Whatever happens, this will remain an episode of amateurism': Clermont slam Saracens
The clubs meet in their Champions Cup refix this evening but the visitors aren’t happy.
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11 people you will encounter if you dare to go 'up town' in December
Don’t do it.
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Another dismal night for Everton as they're humiliated in front of sparse Goodison crowd
Serie A side Atalanta put five past David Unsworth’s side in their own backyard.
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An ITV News interview was brilliantly interrupted by a toddler rampaging around the studio
She loved climbing on that desk.
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Lions training gets 'heated' as Gatland's men come under Kiwi pressure
Tomorrow’s meeting with the Blues is bordering on must-win territory.
# don't press this button
British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'
The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.
# brutal attack
The US isn't happy after Turkish President's guards beat protesters
A small group of pro-Kurdish protesters were assaulted by Turkish President Erdogan’s bodyguards.
# media and arts
Eventbrite says it’s stumping up for GamerCon refunds - but the organiser disagrees
Scores of people couldn’t access the gaming event after waiting in the wind and rain for hours.