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# Concern

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Sorry
Barca coach Xavi apologises for comment after Alves accusations
The 39-year-old defender was sacked by Mexican club Pumas after his arrest.
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January 2023
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Baggio asks for probe into 'supplements' after Vialli and Mihajlovic deaths
He also cleared up widespread reports that he had said in a television interview on Tuesday players were doped during the 1990s.
# Concern
Everton review security arrangements ahead of ‘high-risk’ Arsenal game
Merseyside Police is in contact with the club over alleged threats made towards the club’s directors.
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'It’s embarrassing. I think all the players are aware of the situation'
Snooker great Steve Davis has his say on the ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing.
# Concern
Leinster and Ireland face wait on Sexton after out-half suffers facial injury
The 37-year-old could be facing another spell on the sidelines.
Last year
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Police investigate report of burglary at home of England star Raheem Sterling
A police statement confirmed that “no threat of violence was involved” in the incident.
# Concern
Football legend Pele says he is ‘strong with a lot of hope’ amid health concerns
The 82-year-old has been receiving treatment for colon cancer, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour during September 2021.
# Concern
Too early for prognosis on Neymar injury, say Brazil
Coach Tite insisted that his talisman will be fir for the rest of the tournament.
# Leeside
All-Ireland-winning minor manager informed by email that he wasn’t being reappointed
Outgoing Cork ladies minor football manager Joe Carroll is ‘at a loss’ following county board process.
# Concern
McCloskey standing by with Henshaw emerging as a doubt for Ireland
The Ulster man could get a chance as Ireland worry over an injury issue for Henshaw.
# Concern
World Cup worry for Chilwell as he suffers hamstring injury in Chelsea win
Chilwell was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League victory.
# Concern
Chelsea and England await news on Reece James injury after setback in Milan
The full-back was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League win at San Siro.
# Concern
Reece James injury blow mars Chelsea’s Champions League win over AC Milan
The England full-back limped off just 40 days before the start of the World Cup.
# Concern
'My son’s life cannot be put in danger. I’ve already lost one' – Chris Eubank Sr
Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are scheduled to meet in a 157lb showdown.
# Concern
Official confirms that 10 members of crisis-hit Sri Lankan team vanish from Commonwealth Games
Three of them – judoka Chamila Dilani, her manager Asela de Silva, and wrestler Shanith Chathuranga – had disappeared last week.
# Horn of Africa
In pictures: The drought causing animals to drop dead in Kenya
A glimpse into the current situation for people in two Kenyan counties.
# Blow
Injury rules Ballon d’Or winner out of Euro 2022
Spain’s Alexia Putellas sustained a knee injury in training today.
# Concern
Michael Obafemi emerges as doubt for Ukraine game after Scotland heroics
Stephen Kenny also praised Ireland’s ‘most significant home win in seven years.’
# The Jukebox
'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.
# Concern
John Hodnett added to Munster’s injury list as Toulouse clash looms
Hodnett joins Andrew Conway, Gavin Coombes, Dave Kilcoyne, RG Snyman and Tadhg Beirne on the absentee list.
# Concern
Galway sweating over Whelan's fitness for rest of Leinster campaign after hamstring injury
The corner-forward limped off against Wexford after 59 minutes.
# Worry
No guarantees Chelsea can complete season, says Cech
The technical and performance advisor and former goalkeeper says the club must ‘go day-by-day’.
# Concern
Galway still manager-less - 'It's extremely disappointing when the league is starting this weekend'
The Tribe face Donegal in their Division 1 opener on Saturday.
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Benzema injury sparks fears he may miss PSG clash while Barca leave it late to win in Alaves
Frankie De Jong strikes late for Barca after Real Madrid were pinned back by Elche.
# Concern
Man Utd to support players in improving security following Victor Lindelof break-in
The defender’s family were subject to a “very traumatic” break-in at their house as he played against Brentford on Wednesday.
# Concern
Leinster and Ireland await update after Tadhg Furlong suffers fresh calf injury
The tighthead limped off in the early stages of the province’s win against Montpellier today.
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Covid-hit Montpellier see Top 14 fixture postponed ahead of trip to play Leinster
The French side are due in Dublin on Sunday week for a Champions Cup meeting with the province.
# Concern
Bucs coach hopes NFL star gets 'help' after sacking
Antonio Brown’s career has been left hanging in the balance after recent events.
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Spurs hit by fresh Covid outbreak ahead of League Cup semis
The London club already had an outbreak that affected nine first-team players in December and saw three games called off.
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Managers and players meeting to discuss Premier League Covid issues
Thursday’s discussion follows a clubs’ meeting on Monday.
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Bristol boss Pat Lam worried for Premiership if Covid lockdown comes
‘I don’t mean to be all doom and gloom, but this is not as cosy as people think,’ said the Bears DOR.
# Concern
Premier League prepares for Covid summit on Monday
Managers have called for clarity on the criteria used to call off matches.
# issue
Victor Lindelof breathing struggles gave David de Gea serious cause for concern
The Manchester United defender had to be replaced by Eric Bailly at Carrow Road.
# Concern
Wigan striker stable in hospital after collapsing during training
Charlie Wyke is being monitored and will be unavailable for selection for the immediate future.
# Concern
Sheffield United midfielder Fleck taken to hospital after ‘urgent medical care’ during game at Reading
The 30-year-old went down unchallenged in the second half of the game.
# Concern
Euro 2020 winners Italy's World Cup bid in the balance after penalty miss
The Azzurri remain ahead of the Swiss at the top of Group C on goal difference.
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'Al feels pretty good' - Wales deliver positive injury news on Wyn Jones after All Blacks loss
The captain suffered a shoulder injury as his side were defeated 54-16.
# Concern
Newcastle fan who received emergency treatment at game ‘stable and responsive’
The supporter was taken ill during the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham with the match suspended for 20 minutes.
# Worry
Former Manchester United star Pallister fears dementia
‘You put it all together and you start thinking, ‘Crikey, I’m a prime candidate for dementia.”
# Concern
Brazil football icon Pele 'stable' following readmission to intensive care
The 80-year-old left hospital in Sao Paulo earlier this week following an operation to remove a tumour from his colon.