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April 30, 2021


Nagelsmann to Bayern, Marsch to Leipzig: Bundesliga’s top clubs in transition

In another week of change in Germany‘s top flight, this time at the clubs set to finish the season first and second, ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae assesses what awaits Julian Nagelsmann and Jesse Marsch in their new environments and how they can put their stamp on two already-established......

Super League collapses: How fan revolt ended English clubs’ breakaway

The roar from outside Stamford Bridge reverberated around a corner of southwest London, but it was felt throughout the footballing world. Chelsea‘s team bus was marooned outside their home ground, just a couple of hours before kickoff against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday night. It led to Chelsea legend......

Atletico, Inter join English clubs in ESL withdrawal

Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have followed Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in announcing their withdrawal from the European Super League. On Sunday, 12 leading European sides confirmed the creation of a midweek breakaway tournament, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan the other......

Super League breakaway in tatters after English clubs quit

European soccer’s breakaway Super League project lay in tatters on Tuesday after the six English Premier League clubs involved in the project quit 48 hours after agreeing to join Italian and Spanish teams in the controversial elite competition. After a storm of protests from fans, players, managers and governments, alongside......

Super League suspended: Why English clubs pulled out, and what’s next for them and UEFA

One of the army of public relations folks hired by the 12 clubs behind the Super League notified media late Tuesday that, after an emergency meeting, the project was “suspended.” Yeah, suspended by a thread over a giant pit of derision, incompetence and failure. – Super League chaos as English......

FIFA Tells Super League Clubs: ‘You Are In or You Are Out’

New York Times
Tariq Panja Either you are in, or you are out. The president of world soccer’s governing body, FIFA, delivered a short but powerful message on Tuesday to the dozen rich and powerful European clubs whose planned breakaway Super League has threatened to upend the decades-old structures that underpin the world’s......

UEFA blasts ‘disgraceful’ Super League plan, threatens clubs with ban

European soccer’s governing body UEFA on Monday said clubs and players joining a proposed breakaway Super League could be banned from all of its competitions and the World Cup as it condemned a “disgraceful and self-serving proposal”. Addressing an emergency meeting the day after 12 of Europe’s top clubs announced......

European Super League announced — with 12 football clubs, including six from England

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Shaun Botterill | Getty Images Sport | Getty......

Sources: 15 clubs in $6bn Super League talks

Fifteen of Europe’s biggest clubs are in talks to launch a European Super League, planned to start in time for the 2023-24 season, with a $6 billion (£4.3 billion) fund backing the project, sources have told ESPN. If the initiative is successful, it would threaten the existence of the Champions......

Report: Top European Clubs Agree to Breakaway League

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwNDA3NjAwNTIzNzgxMjcw/super-league.jpg Andrew Gastelum A group made up of the biggest soccer clubs in Spain, England and Italy has agreed to join a breakaway league that has the potential to change the landscape of world soccer, according to The New York Times.  So far, 12 teams have reportedly endorsed or signed......

Transfer sagas will dominate the summer, but can clubs spend on Salah, Haaland, Kane or Messi?

The transfer market this summer is setting up to be unlike any other in recent memory, with a host of star players seemingly lined up for big moves and some of the world’s top clubs struggling to find a way to sign their targets while also keeping their best players.......

Pulisic, Pogba, Salah among Premier League stars facing critical decisions at their clubs

The Premier League returns this weekend with all clubs entering the final straight of the season and issues to be decided at both ends of the table. But while the focus will be on Manchester City‘s pursuit of four trophies, the race for Champions League qualification and the battle to......

Ranking MLB Clubs by Entertainment Value

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Will Laws We are mere days away from real, consequential baseball games. People are undoubtedly hungry to regain the privilege of witnessing home runs, strikeouts and even sacrifice bunts. But which teams will present the most compelling forms of baseball this......

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