Month: May 2021

11:36 AM ET The 2020-21 Premier League season was unlike any other. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the 2019-20 season to conclude in late July, teams had a little over six weeks to reboot, reset and regroup. From there, the grueling calendar took hold, with a compressed league schedule and cup competitions squeezed around international
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10:03 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Sergio Aguero will join Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City when his contract expires next month, the Spanish club announced Monday. Aguero, 32, has agreed to a two-year deal with a €100 million buyout clause after announcing earlier this season that he would end his 10-year
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4:00 AM ET The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world of football, and while the summer transfer window will open as normal across Europe (just like the January window), this summer’s budgets for clubs are expected to be hit hard again. 2 Related Clubs spent nearly €1.5 billion less ($1.9bn) in summer 2020 than
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6:25 AM ET Adriana Garcia Players of Cruz Azul celebrate after becoming Mexican league championship for the first time in 23 years, defeating Santos Laguna 2-1 on aggregate. Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images Cruz Azul ended a 23-year wait to be crowned Mexican league champions after beating Santos Laguna 2-1 on aggregate. The Mexico City-based club went
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6:54 AM ET Rodrigo Faez Alex Kirkland Manchester City are following Sergio Ramos‘ situation closely and are considering offering him a two-year contract if the defender doesn’t renew at Real Madrid, multiple sources have told ESPN. Coach Pep Guardiola values Ramos’ experience and leadership qualities. – La Liga on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays
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3:34 AM ET Zinedine Zidane has criticised Real Madrid and the club’s president Florentino Perez, blaming a lack of “trust” and “messages leaked to the media” in an open letter, for his decision to quit as head coach. Zidane resigned last week after two years in the job in his second spell in charge, following
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9:37 PM ET Kacper Przybylko had one goal and one assist to lift the host Philadelphia Union past the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday. Sergio Santos and Jack Elliott each added one goal for the Union, who extended their unbeaten streak to five straight. Kai Wagner and Cory Burke contributed assists for the Union. Two-time
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10:16 PM ET Associated Press The Copa America is without a host country only two weeks before kickoff after South American soccer federation CONMEBOL ruled out Argentina amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country. CONMEBOL said Sunday night on Twitter — and it was later confirmed by an official — that it was
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press Thierry Henry is back in Roberto Martinez’s Belgium coaching staff for the European Championship. Belgium, the world’s top-ranked team, made the announcement on Sunday, saying Henry and the national team had “unfinished business.” – European Soccer Pick ‘Em: Compete to win $10,000 The former France striker was an assistant coach
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6:12 AM ET Kevin De Bruyne is in danger of missing the start of Belgium‘s Euro 2020 campaign after sustaining a fracture to his nose and left orbital during Manchester City‘s Champions League final defeat against Chelsea on Saturday. The 29-year-old midfielder was forced out of the game in Porto on 60 minutes following a
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7:34 AM ET Manchester City‘s Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker were racially abused on Instagram after the team’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea in Saturday’s Champions League final, and the social media firm has removed the accounts of those guilty. Sky Sports reported that the pair were sent monkey emojis on their Instagram pages after the
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