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Coronavirus: Sporting president Varandas to work as doctor during crisis

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Sporting CP president Frederico Varandas has announced he will offer his services as a doctor during the coronavirus crisis.

Varandas, 40, studied medicine in Lisbon and is a specialist in sports medicine, as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).

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AC Milan forward Rafael Leao to pay Sporting €16.5m in damages

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AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has been ordered to pay €16.5 million to former side Sporting Club for unilaterally terminating his contract in 2018.

The ruling was made by Portugal's Court of Arbitration for Sport -- Tribunal Arbitral do Desporto (TAS). The TAS has also ordered the Portuguese club to pay Leao €40,000 for "the practise of moral siege."

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Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Casillas 'calm' as home among those raided in Portugal

Porto's Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas' home in Portugal has been raided.

Iker Casillas has said he is "absolutely calm" after his home was among those targeted in a series of raids on football clubs, directors, agents and players by Portuguese authorities investigating alleged tax evasion and money laundering.

Police officers and tax inspectors searched 76 locations across Portugal early on Wednesday -- including the offices of the country's biggest clubs Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Club -- in an investigation they are calling "Operation Offside."

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Porto's Moussa Marega: Racist incident a 'massive humiliation'

Porto forward Moussa Marega called the racist incident he endured in Sunday's league match at Vitoria Guimaraes a "massive humiliation."

Marega, a French-born Mali international, was visibly angered by monkey noises targeting him after he scored Porto's second goal in a 2-1 win. Several Porto and opposition players attempted to dissuade him from walking off the field in the 71st minute, when he demanded to be substituted.

Marega wrote on his Instagram account later Sunday that "idiots" went...

Real Madrid icon Casillas announces Spanish FA president candidacy for 2020

Iker Casillas, Spain
Iker Casillas is likely to confirm his retirement from football after a 21-year career.

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his intention to run for the role of president of the Spanish FA, a move that is set to lead to him retiring from professional football as a player.

Casillas, who captained Spain to World Cup glory in 2010 as was well as European Championship success in 2008 and 2012, has not played since he suffered a heart attack during training with Porto in May 2019, but is still registered as a player on the club's books.

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