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Martin Bengtsson attempted suicide as a young footballer. Now, his story is changing conversations around mental health in football

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Most sports films end with some moment of triumph. "Chariots of Fire" with Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell overcoming prejudice and their underdog status to become Olympic champions; Rocky wins the adoration of the...

Shakira and footballer Gerard Piqué announce split after 12 years

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Colombian pop star Shakira and her longtime partner, Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, are separating. "We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, ...

17-year-old is first active UK professional footballer to come out as gay in decades

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Jake Daniels, a 17-year-old forward for Blackpool FC in England's second tier, publicly came out as gay Monday in a statement released by the club. The British LGBTQ advocacy group Stonewall says Daniels is the fir...

Footballer David Brooks announces he is cancer free

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Wales and Bournemouth football player David Brooks announced on Tuesday that he has successfully completed his cancer treatment. Brooks was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma last year. It is a form of cance...

Belgian footballer Miguel Van Damme dies at 28

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Belgian footballer Miguel Van Damme has died from leukemia, leaving behind his wife and young daughter, his club Cercle Brugge said Tuesday. He was 28 years old. "It is with the greatest sadness that we report that...

‘King Kazu’ reign goes on as 54-year-old footballer Kazuyoshi Miura joins Suzuka

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(Reuters)Kazuyoshi Miura will continue his professional career into his 55th year this season after the former Japan international striker joined fourth tier Suzuka Point Getters on loan from Yokohama FC on Tuesday....

AS Roma footballer says there was ‘no racist intent’ in banana comment captured in video

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AS Roma player Felix Afena-Gyan says he believes there was "no racist intent" in a comment made by an unidentified person while the Ghanaian forward unboxed a new pair of shoes given to him by manager Jose Mourinho....

Australian pro footballer Josh Cavallo announces he is gay

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Australian professional footballer Josh Cavallo announced on Wednesday that he is gay in a video message released by his A-League club Adelaide United. "I'm a footballer and I'm gay," Cavallo said in the emotional v...

William Ribeiro: Brazilian footballer charged with attempted murder after kicking referee in the head

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A Brazilian footballer is facing a charge of attempted murder after kicking a referee in the head and knocking him unconscious. In a phone interview with CNN, Vinicius de Lourenco de Assuncao, who is the police chie...

Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards welcomes first baby with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards and Liverpool footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have announced the birth of their first child. The pair, both 28, wrote on Instagram that the child had been born on Saturday. They s...

Afghan youth national footballer was one of the victims that fell from US military aircraft, says Afghan Sports Directorate

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A teenager on Afghanistan's youth national football team was one of the victims that fell from the US military C-17 aircraft on Monday, Afghanistan's General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports confirmed in...

Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33

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Former South African football international Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday, according to the country's IPSS Medical Rescue service. In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it respond...