Summary of sports news: Soccer-Chelsea beats Juve 4-0 to reach the Champions League in the last 16; Human rights group claims IOC complicit in China’s abuses ahead of Olympics and more

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Soccer-Chelsea beats Juve 4-0 to reach Champions League last 16

Chelsea secured a landslide 4-0 victory over Juventus thanks to goals from local trio Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi and a fourth from Timo Werner to win Group H of the Champions League and advance to the knockout phase. European champions Chelsea took control from the start and never relaxed as they booked their place in the round of 16.

Soccer-Zenit qualify for Europa League after draw with Malmö

A last-breath penalty from Yaroslav Rakitskiy helped 10 Zenit Saint Petersburg players secure a 1-1 draw with Malmo FF in their Champions League Group H clash on Tuesday, ensuring the Russians will play in the Europa League in the New Year. Danish midfielder Soren Rieks netted Malmö’s first goal of the group stage in the 28th minute, combining well with Veljko Birmancevic before shooting low to the keeper’s left to put his side ahead.

Cuban Says Soccer Star Maradona Raped Her As A Teenager, “Stole My Childhood From Me”

Mavys Alvarez, a Cuban who had a relationship with football star Diego Maradona two decades ago, told a press conference on Monday that the Argentine player raped her when she was a teenager and “stole his childhood”. Alvarez, now 37, testified last week in a court of Argentina’s Justice Ministry investigating her allegations of trafficking against Maradona’s former entourage, linked to events when she was 16 years.

Biennial exclusive soccer World Cup could cost leagues 8 billion euros per season, study finds

A FIFA proposal for a World Cup every two years and changes to the Club World Cup could cost the big domestic football leagues and UEFA around 8 billion euros ($ 9 billion) per season in lost TV rights, game days and trade deals, according to a report commissioned by the leagues. More frequent international competitions, along with additional international club matches, could lead to major changes in domestic leagues, including a reduction in the number of teams participating, a shift from weekend matches to weekday matches and fewer domestic matches, according to the report. noted.

Human rights group claims IOC complicit in China’s abuse ahead of Olympics

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the International Olympic Committee of being complicit in China’s rights abuses ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the IOC President’s appeal with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who, according to his supporters, could be under political duress. Foreign governments and human rights activists stepped up criticism of China’s human rights practices when Peng disappeared for nearly three weeks after alleged on social media that the former Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her.

Soccer-Solid Benfica defense keep Barcelona in goalless draw at Camp Nou

Benfica held Barcelona to a scoreless Champions League draw at Camp Nou on Tuesday night, meaning the second team to advance to the Group E round of 16 behind Bayern Munich will be determined in the final game of the group stage. Barca are two points ahead of Benfica with one game to play, but they face a tough task in the final group when they travel to Germany to face Bayern, who have a perfect winning record until here. Benfica, meanwhile, will host Dinamo Kiev winless at home in Lisbon in their final game.

Football-Prolific David strikes again to take the lead of Lille

Jonathan David scored the only goal as Lille put aside their dismal domestic form to beat RB Salzburg 1-0 at home on Tuesday and take control of their Champions League group. The French champions are winless in five Ligue 1 games, but took the lead in the 31st minute when prolific Canadian striker David finished at close range after a crazy dribble from his attacking partner Burak Yilmaz.

Hall of Famer Michael Strahan goes to space

Michael Strahan will take a giant leap next month. The New York Giants legend and member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame will travel to space on December 9 aboard the New Shepard, a spacecraft owned by the Blue Origin company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Tennis-No Nadal but Alcaraz set to shine in Spain’s Davis Cup defense

Defending champion Spain finally have the chance to try and hold onto their Davis Cup crown when competition resumes in a new format in three European cities this week with all eyes on teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the absence by Rafa Nadal. Two years ago, in the inaugural edition of the revamped team event, a Nadal-inspired Spain won the title after a grueling week at Madrid’s Caja Magica.

Record football audience for the 2021 NWSL final

Audience for Saturday’s National Women’s Football League (NWSL) championship game was up 216% from the 2019 final, the league reported on Tuesday. The Washington Spirit’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars in Louisville, Ky., Averaged 525,000 viewers on CBS, the NWSL said, after most of the regular season aired on the streaming service. Paramount +.

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