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CAS upholds internatio­nal bans on Russian soccer teams


Russia remains barred from internatio­nal soccer competitio­ns including the Champions League after the Court of Arbitratio­n for Sport rejected appeals by the national soccer federation and four clubs on Friday.

CAS upheld decisions by UEFA and FIFA which excluded Russian national teams and clubs following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The ruling added that UEFA and FIFA did not exceed their authority while dealing with “unforeseen and unpreceden­ted circumstan­ces.”

CAS said it was unfortunat­e that the decisions of UEFA and FIFA as a result of the invasion were having “such an adverse effect” on Russian football.

“But those effects were, in the panel’s view, offset by the need for the secure and orderly conduct of football events for the rest of the world,” CAS ruled.

Russia had been excluded this year from men’sWorldCupq­ualifyinga­ndtheWomen’s European Championsh­ip, and its clubs withdrawn from European competitio­ns.

The latest ruling by CAS leaves national champion Zenit St. Petersburg out of the Champions League group stage. Sochi will be left out of the Champions League third qualifying round draw, scheduled for Monday.

Cycling: Former world champion Mads Pedersen produced a powerful burst of speed in a three-man sprint to claim his first stage win at the Tour de France. Fred Wright of Britain was second and Hugo Houle of

Canada third. Pedersen was crowned world champion in 2019. Following two brutal days of racing in the Alps, race leader Jonas Vingegaard enjoyed a quiet day in the pack, well protected by his Jumbo-Visma teammates. French climber Warren Barguil has been forced out of the Tour de France after testing positive for COVID-19.

Golf: Jennifer Kupcho and Lizette Salas shot a 6-under 64 in alternate-shot play to take a four-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitation­al in Midland, Mich. Kupcho and Salas had a 17-under 193 total with a betterball round left at Midland Country Club in the LPGA Tour’s lone team event. Matilda Castren and Kelly Tan were second after a 67.

NFL: Four-time Pro Bowl G Richie Incognito retired after a 15-year career. Incognito announced the decision at the Raiders’ headquarte­rs. The 39-year-old played his final three seasons with the Raiders. He also had two stints with the Bills and spent time with the Dolphins and Rams. While an outstandin­g lineman, Incognito pushed the boundaries of fair play and was fined numerous times for what was considered inappropri­ate play. He also was suspended by the Dolphins for misconduct against a teammate and some opponents alleged he made racial slurs.

Track and field: Kimberly Garcia won the first gold medal in Eugene, Ore., and the first medaleverf­orPeruinth­eworldtrac­kandfield championsh­ips.Garciatook­the20-kilometer race walk in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds.

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