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Argentina wins World Cup 2022



2022 World Cup final: Argentina 3-3 France (aet, 4-2 on pens)

Lionel Messi, fully robed up, rubs his hands in anticipation of finally – finally – lifting the World Cup. The Emir of Qatar and Fifa president Gianni Infantino hand over the golden prize. Messi takes possession of the holy grail, ekes out the moment by bobbing lightly along the podium, in front of his team-mates … then hoists the World Cup high into the air! Fireworks! Dancing! Glee! Argentina are champions of the world!

Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy to officially crown Argentina as WORLD CHAMPIONS

Lionel Messi gets his medal, then needlessly is draped in a black and gold robe by FIFA chiefs including president Gianni Infantino who has a word or two with him with him arm around him, before allowing the maestro the chance to pick up the trophy greet his team-mates and bounce up and down with them to mark Argentina’s third World Cup win. What a moment!

Now up come the winners…

One-by-one the Argentina players are collecting their medals as their names are being read out. No surprises who will be last to stand and collect theirs….

From Mail on Sunday’s chief sports writer Oliver Holt in Lusail

‘It is a cliche, of course, but France did not deserve to lose that final tonight. They were mediocre in the first half but their second half comeback was absolutely stunning.

‘They came out of nowhere to turn the final into a classic and they could have – should have – won it in the dying seconds of extra time.

‘They were magnificent and Kylian Mbappe, in particular, was dazzling. They were winners, too, in their way but it will not feel like that for them now or ever.’

France trudge up to collect their runners-up medals…

Four years on from winning in Russia, they now get hit with the other side of the coin in the World Cup final. No need for me to tell you they all look devastated.

There is a consolation prize for Kylian Mbappe

A hat-trick in the World Cup final is every boy’s dream but it’s a nightmare for Mbappe, whose treble sees him take the Golden Boot with eight goals. He looks ashen faced – no surprise given France’s defeat.

Pundits lavish the ‘greatest moments in football history’

Jermaine Jenas: I can’t get my head around this game. One of the greatest moments in football history. Credit to France. Mbappe has got a World Cup hat-trick, he will come again.’

Alan Shearer: ‘I have never seen anything like it. It was a pleasure to be here. Thank you to Messi and Mbappe. I felt it was written in the stars for the biggest star, and it was. They kept going. The mentality and courage they showed to take the penalties. Well done and thank you for entertaining it.’

Rio Ferdinand: ‘I can tell my grandkids I was here for this final. Not only for Messi to lift the world cup, but also seeing the next generation in Mbappe. What a way to finish your international career.’

Pablo Zabaleta: ‘It is one of those moments…. I was looking at Messi, I know what it means.. Well done to France for that great game. But a perfect story for Messi. I am so happy to be here and enjoy that.’

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What happened to Travis Rudolph? Ex-NFL WR faces murder trial over death of Sebastien Jean-Jacques




Former NFL wide receiver Travis Rudolph faces murder trial in a shooting incident from April 2021.

He is charged with one count of first-degree murder over the death of Sebastien Jean-Jacques. The former Florida State star also faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Both sides presented their arguments on the first day of the trial. The prosecution insisted that Rudolph was the aggressor, while the defense maintained that he was the victim.

Last year, Rudolph asked Judge Jeffrey Gillen to dismiss the case on the ground of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Gillen denied the request. Now, the jury will decide if Rudolph instigated Jean-Jacques’ death or shot him in self-defense.

Updates on the Travis Rudolph murder trial

The Palm Beach Post reports that Dominique Jones, Travis Rudolph’s ex-girlfriend, took the witness stand on Day 1 of the trial. She recalled an argument on that fateful night after discovering her partner’s infidelity.

She said her emotions got the better of her, and she texted her brother, Keishaun Jones, saying, “Please go shoot his s*** up.” Jones admitted that it was a horrible choice of words.

Meanwhile, Keishaun Jones testified that he and three other men arrived at Rudolph’s residence to demand an apology, not to assault. He also clarified that Jean-Jacques did not point a firearm toward the defendant.

However, Tyler Robinson, one of the three men with Jean-Jacques, admitted that he had a gun in his pocket. He brought the firearm because he was upset that Rudolph physically assaulted Jones.

One of Rudolph’s neighbors, Ruben Estes, said that Dominique Jones slapped her then-boyfriend after learning about his cheating. He also said that a confrontation took place between Rudolph and Jones’ brother’s entourage.

But while he didn’t see the men exposing weapons, Estes managed to retrieve his firearm before hearing shots fired by Travis Rudolph. After the shooting, he saw Rudolph walking back to his home with a rifle in hand.

The incident happened in the residence of Rudolph’s mother, and it was revealed that she convinced the visitors to watch the recorded door camera footage of Jones hitting her son.

Rudolph was arrested following that incident on April 7, 2021. He allegedly fired 39 rounds of an AR-15 pistol, killing Jean-Jacques and wounding others.

In April 2022, his attorney successfully negotiated his release from jail on a $160,000 cash bond. The presiding judge ordered that Rudolph would remain on house arrest.

Travis Rudolph’s football career

The Florida native went undrafted in 2017 despite being a Second-Team All-ACC member the year before. But the New York Giants took a chance by signing him as an undrafted free agent.

He made it to the active roster after injuries to several starters at wide receiver. However, he didn’t do much and was waived before the 2018 season.

The Miami Dolphins signed him to their practice squad. Unfortunately, an ACL tear relegated him to the practice squad/injured list. He ended his NFL career with eight catches for 101 yards.

Travis Rudolph tried his luck in the Canadian Football League by signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on January 2020. The team released him on April 2021.

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UFC Star ‘catches wife in bed with mate on Wedding Night’




UFC fighter Tim Elliott claims his ex-wife cheated on him with his friend on their WEDDING NIGHT and during their ‘entire marriage’.

UFC flyweight fighter Tim Elliott has accused his ex-wife Gina Mazany of cheating on him with his friend and teammate Kevin Croom throughout their marriage – including on their wedding night, it’s been reported by The New York Post.

The report found Elliott took to Twitter to make his accusations – posting a picture of Mazany reading wedding vows to his daughter Sterling (who he had through a past marriage) while Croom holds a microphone for her.

‘You want to see something gross? This is my “wife” reading vows to my daughter on our “wedding” night,’ Elliott wrote.

‘The guy holding the microphone was my “friend/teammate” my wife cheated on me with this guy the same night! and they have had a relationship our entire “marriage.”‘

The Post reports Elliott also says that he is no longer married to Mazany. He also says Mazany and Croom are currently together. has reached out to their representatives for comment.

UFC flyweight fighter Tim Elliott is reportedly accusing his ex-wife of infidelity in a Twitter post

  Gina Mazany

Kevin Croom

Elliott made this post, calling out Mazany’s infidelity with his friend Croom (holding mic)

Elliott says he found out about the alleged infidelity through text messages sent by Mazany to a friend, according to the report.He also says Mazany later confessed to him.He also says that the wedding night cheating happened as he went back home to put his daughter to sleep. Mazany didn’t go back with him afterwards due to ‘friends there from out of state’.

Elliott poses for a portrait with now ex-wife Mazany after his UFC victory back in July 2020

Mazany has deleted her Instagram account but pictures of the couple are still on Elliott’s page

Elliott and Mazany at the annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards in Las Vegas in July 2019

Mazany has deleted her Instagram account recently. However, there are a number of posts of the former couple still up on Elliott’s page.

Both Mazany and Croom were cut by the UFC last April following losses – but they have since pursued other promotions.

Elliott has not fought in the UFC since his appearance in UFC 272 where he defeated Tagir Ulanbekov by unanimous decision.

He’s next scheduled to face Victor Altamirano on June 3.

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Former NFL player Chris Smith dies at 31




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Former NFL star Chris Smith has died, his agent announced on Twitter. He was 31.
Smith, who was a former defensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, spent eight years in the NFL and played for multiple teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Las Vegas Raiders.
His cause of death was not immediately known.
On social media, tributes poured in for the former player.
“Chris was one of the kindest people, team-mates and friends we’ve had in our organisation,” the Browns team wrote on Twitter.

Smith began his NFL career in 2014 when he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a defensive lineman. But his personal life was marred by tragedy. In 2019, his girlfriend Petara Cordero was killed in a car accident just weeks after giving birth to their child.

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Image caption, Chris Smith played for multiple teams in the NFL including the Cleveland Browns

Tony Khan, son of Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, described Smith as a “great team-mate and friend”.

“He suffered a tragic loss,” he wrote on Twitter. “I hope they are reunited in Heaven.”

Smith spent three seasons with the Jaguars before going on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. But before he joined the NFL, he was a hometown hero and star of his North Carolina high school football team, according to a local newspaper.

“He had been the ultimate give-back guy and had been a generous donor to local schools and projects,” the Salisbury Post wrote in an obituary.

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