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Transfer Priorities: Sancho, Depth on Man United’s Docket

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This is the fourth in a series assessing Premier League teams and their transfer priorities for the summer. Read more on Arsenal and its progression under Mikel Arteta, how Tottenham must rebuild on a budget under Jose Mourinho and why Chelsea has the look of a team going all in. Manchester United......
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Barcelona Backs Quique Setien, Leaves Door Open for Xavi

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FIFA: Infantino to Remain President Despite Investigation

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LONDON (AP) — Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football’s governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino’s conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country’s attorney......
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Portland Timbers Come From Behind to Beat NYCFC, Advance to Semis

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Valeri and Andy Polo came on in the second half to score key goals as the Portland Timbers defeated New York City FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the final quarterfinal......
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Minnesota Advances to MLS Semis With 4-1 Win Over San Jose

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Robin Lod had a goal and an assist, Hassani Dotson had two assists and Minnesota United advanced in the MLS is Back tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Arsenal Ends Season on a High Note With FA Cup Win Over Chelsea

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Christian Pulisic Opens Up Scoring in FA Cup Final

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In his first FA Cup final appearance, U.S. men’s national team star Christian Pulisic opened up the scoring with an early goal for Chelsea. With an assist from Olivier Giroud, Pulisic sent the shot sailing from the center of the box to the bottom left corner of the net to......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

How to Watch Arsenal vs. Chelsea

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ESPN

El Paso Strong: How soccer and friendship helped a girls’ team heal from a mass shooting

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7:29 AM ET Chris ConnellyReporter Close Reporter for ESPN and ABC Stories appear on Outside the Lines and E:60, as well as College GameDay and SportsCenter, Has won three Sports Emmys and six Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as a Prism, a Gracie, and a National Headliner Award. FOURTEEN......
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MLS Tournament Favorite LAFC Blows Late Lead, Upset in Penalty Kicks

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Serena Williams, Natalie Portman To Bring New Soccer Team to Los Angeles

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Angel City Coming To City of Angels  Natalie Portman, Serena Williams, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, and others formed a woman’s ownership group and secured the exclusive rights to create a women’s soccer team in Los Angeles that will compete in the National Women’s Soccer League starting in the Spring of......
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Transfer Priorities: Chelsea Is Going All In

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Union Oust Sporting KC to Reach MLS Is Back Semis

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamiro Monteiro and Sergio Santos scored two minutes apart midway through the first half, Santos added a second goal just before halftime and the Philadelphia Union reached the semifinals of the MLS is Back tournament with a 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Pulisic Eyes FA Cup to Add to Successful First Chelsea Season

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Brian Straus Consider the burst—the change of pace he uses to blow by defenders and eviscerate the opposition—and it should come as no surprise that Christian Pulisic likes to get things done quickly. He’s good enough, so he’s old enough.......
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Tuchel: Mbappe Only Has ‘Very Small’ Chance to Face Atalanta

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PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has only a “very small” hope Kylian Mbappé will recover from injury in time to face Atalanta in the Champions League quarterfinals on Aug. 12. The 21-year-old forward, who has 30 goals in 34 appearances this season, was ruled out for about......
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Cruz Azul President Accused of Money Laundering

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro An arrest warrant has been issued for Cruz Azul president Guillermo Alvarez, according to ESPN’s Tom Marshall.  Mexico’s attorney general’s office issued a warrant on Thursday, accusing Alvarez of “involvement in financial fraud and organized crime,” per Marshall. Alvarez will......
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Napoli President Has Coronavirus Concern Over Match in Barcelona

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Saudis Withdraw Newcastle Takeover Bid

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Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund withdrew its bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday after the process was stalled by concerns about piracy by the kingdom and human rights complaints. The league has spent four months considering whether to approve the 300 million pound ($392 million) takeover......
CNBC Business

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe speaks out about race and change as part of new Nike campaign

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Megan Rapinoe voices Nike’s new “You Can’t Stop Sport” film. Source: Nike Soccer star Megan Rapinoe says the world has gone through big changes this year when it comes to race and equality but the conversation needs to continue.  “Players......
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Swiss Prosecutor Opens Criminal Case vs. FIFA President

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor. The case is connected to a meeting Infantino had with the Swiss attorney general. The special prosecutor, Stefan Keller,......

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