Soccer

Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal: Premier League Season Hangs on Final Day

From the vantage point of its end, there is something strange and distant – almost alien – about the start of a season. It is only 10 months ago, after all, barely the blink of an eye, and yet beliefs and convictions and truths from back then now seem as archaic as the idea that …

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Real Madrid Secures $ 380 Million From Sixth Street

Real Madrid, the European soccer behemoth, closed a deal in which the investment firm Sixth Street, based in the United States, will pay about $ 380 million for a 30 percent stake in the team’s stadium operations. The announcement Thursday came amid growing optimism among executives that Real Madrid, a 13-time European champion, could complete …

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‘Wagatha Christie’ Case Offers a Riveting Peek Into Celebrity Culture

LONDON – A candid window into the glamorous world of English soccer, and an exposure of the machinations of back-stabbing celebrities. A phone lost to the sea, along with the evidence it supposedly contained. And a legal whodunit with powerhouse lawyers dissecting private WhatsApp messages in open court as tears flowed on the witness stand. …

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US Soccer and Players Guarantee Equal Pay in New Contracts

For the first time, soccer players representing the United States men’s and women’s national teams will receive the same pay and prize money, including at World Cups, under landmark agreements with the US Soccer Federation that will end years of litigation and bitter public disputes over what constitutes “equal pay.” The revised pay structures are …

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PSG’s Idrissa Gueye Refuses to Wear Rainbow Jersey, Missing Match

Idrissa Gueye traveled south to Montpellier with his Paris St. Germain teammates for the team’s league game on Saturday but wound up watching it from the stands. Gueye was not injured, his coach said after PSG’s victory: He “had to leave the team for personal reasons.” Those personal reasons, a team source confirmed Monday, were …

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PSG’s Idrissa Gueye Refuses to Wear Rainbow Jersey, Missing Match

Idrissa Gueye traveled south to Montpellier with his Paris St. Germain teammates for the team’s league game on Saturday but wound up watching it from the stands. Gueye was not injured, his coach said after PSG’s victory: He “had to leave the team for personal reasons.” Those personal reasons, a team source confirmed Monday, were …

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Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ Jersey Sells for $ 9.3 Million

During the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup, English soccer player Steve Hodge looped a ball to his goalie that was intercepted by Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, enabling Maradona to score one of the most notorious goals against Hodge’s team. It would become one of the most talked-about goals in professional soccer: In a …

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