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Assange fathered two children while hiding in Ecuadoran Embassy, partner says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange secretly fathered two children with one of his lawyers while he evaded espionage and rape charges inside London’s Ecuadoran Embassy, Assange’s partner said in court documents and a video posted Saturday by WikiLeaks and the Daily Mail. The couple conceived Gabriel, 2, and Max, 1, as Assange was wanted in the United States for leaking classified intelligence materials and in Sweden for rape allegations, an attorney for Assange confirmed Sunday. Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, said she revealed the relationship because she wants 48-year-old Assange released from the London prison where he landed after the Ecuadoran Embassy rescinded his political asylum a year ago.

American defender Matt Miazga lent back to Reading by Chelsea

American defender Matt Miazga has been lent back to second-tier Reading by Chelsea for the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-4 center back from Clifton, New Jersey, was sent to Nantes last summer on what was supposed to be a season-long loan. The loan was cut short after a coaching change, and he was lent to Reading in January. He made 18 appearances for the Royals, helping the club avoid relegation.

Eden Hazard scores 2 as Chelsea beats Arsenal 4-1 in Europa League final

Eden Hazard scored twice past his former teammate as Chelsea sliced through Arsenal in the second half, netting four times in the space of 23 minutes to win the Europa League 4-1 in a London derby played far from home. The Belgian then confirmed that he is likely to leave the club this summer, amid widespread speculation about a move to Real Madrid.

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of serious harm by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American armed forces.

FIFA rejects Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer ban

FIFA has rejected Chelsea’s appeal against a one-year transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules. FIFA says its appeals committee upheld the ban imposed in February. Chelsea is expected to challenge the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger out for rest of season with knee injury

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery. The Germany international was injured during Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Manchester United and Chelsea said he underwent surgery on his left knee meniscus on Tuesday. The club said “he will miss the rest of this campaign and will rehab over the summer to be back early next season.”

Chelsea signs Gonzalo Higuain on loan in bid to fix scoring problems

Gonzalo Higuain has joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season, reuniting the Argentina striker with coach Maurizio Sarri. The 31-year-old Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A games in his one season at Napoli under Sarri. He had been on loan at AC Milan this season, having joined Juventus in 2016.