Month: January 2021

6:56 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have condemned abuse Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial received on social media. Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images Manchester United have branded supporters who racially abused Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe on social media following the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday as “mindless idiots.” The club issued
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5:52 PM ET Associated Press Turin’s mayor and four others were convicted and sentenced to a year and six months in jail on Wednesday in connection with a stampede during a public viewing of the 2017 Champions League final, which was projected on a maxi-screen in one of the Italian city’s main piazzas. More than
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11:22 PM ET AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has defended himself against accusations he aimed racist comments at Inter‘s Romelu Lukaku during the Coppa Italia quarterfinal on Tuesday, saying there is no place for racism in “Zlatan’s world.” Ibrahimovic and Lukaku, who played together at Manchester United, exchanged words at the end of the first
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5:30 PM ET Jose Mourinho has urged officials to clamp down on Jurgen Klopp if necessary when Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool in Thursday’s Premier League clash after reiterating his claim that other managers are shown more leniency for their touchline behaviour. The Spurs boss clashed with his Liverpool counterpart Klopp following the reverse fixture in
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5:02 PM ET Manchester United squandered a chance to reclaim top spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 loss to Sheffield United on Wednesday. The Old Trafford side had seen their position in the league overtaken by Manchester City on Tuesday. Looking to climb back atop the table, they were undone by goals from
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4:30 PM ET MLS has issued a memo to its teams and league staff instructing them to prepare for a work stoppage. The memo, sent by MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott, comes ahead of a Jan. 29 (midnight, Jan. 28) deadline to negotiate a revised collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between MLS and the
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2:56 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Chelsea began life under Thomas Tuchel with an uninspired goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel made four changes to the side that started Frank Lampard’s final Premier League game in charge of Chelsea with Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Timo Werner on
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12:39 PM ET The National’s Women’s Soccer League has announced the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup will begin on April 9. Following the Challenge Cup, the NWSL’s 10 teams will participate in a 24-game regular season beginning May 15. There will be no break for the Olympic Games and the season is scheduled to conclude on
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7:23 PM ET Nick JuddTransfer writer The transfer window opened in early January, and speculation is heating up about potential deals. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. United eyeing move for Baumgartner The Sun is reporting that Manchester United are considering a move for Hoffenheim‘s talented Austria international Christoph
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6:02 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has said Eric Garcia is prepared to go unpaid until the end of the season if it helps push through a move before the transfer window closes on Feb. 1. Font added Manchester City would accept €3 million for the defender but Barca
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5:20 AM ET Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte praised midfielder Christian Eriksen after his last-gasp winner against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals but said the ex-Tottenham Hotspur man is “shy.” Eriksen joined Inter from Spurs last January but has struggled for game time and has often found himself not featuring at all in
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8:44 AM ET Fulham have launched an investigation after former youth player Max Noble claimed he was bullied, abused and threatened during his time at the London club’s academy. Noble said in an interview with the i newspaper he felt depressed and contemplated suicide due to the treatment he received. Among the incidents were Noble
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7:13 AM ET Dele Alli is facing an anxious wait over his proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reluctant to let the midfielder leave, sources have told ESPN. The 24-year-old has been frozen out of the first-team picture under head coach Jose Mourinho and former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen
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8:11 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta said Paris Saint-Germain‘s public pursuit of Lionel Messi is “disrespectful” to the Spanish club and urged FIFA to intervene. Messi, 33, is out of contract at the end of the season and, since Jan. 1, has been free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement
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