Social Zone: Pele’s successful surgery brings back memories of dramatic recovery

Brazilian legend hoping to escape hospital soon after operation to remove tumour, while USA’s Weston McKennie is already on his way home.

SOCCER: Pele is currently in hospital recovering from an operation to remove a tumour from his colon. The perfect excuse to relive his greatest moment. He probably counted it in his official goals tally.

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SOCCER: Alvaro Morata has moved into a new home following the extension of his loan deal with Juventus. Wife Alice Campello-Morata particularly likes the shiny floors. Perfect for her favourite hobby of slow-motion spinning.

SOCCER: Juventus team-mate Weston McKennie was sent home by the USMNT for breaching COVID protocols. There has been plenty of speculation as to why, but this seems to be the favourite.

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SOCCER: How quickly people forget the Carabao Cup thrashing of West Brom.

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SOCCER: Apparently Virgil van Dijk has been pushing for tougher punishments for offenders.

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F1: Lewis Hamilton has a new team-mate.

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TENNIS: Shelby Rogers was expecting nine million death threats following her defeat to Emma Raducanu at the US Open. She should instead focus on nice messages like this one.

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