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Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United FC is one of the Premiere league clubs Jarrod Bowen celebrates scoring their first goal with Vladimir Coufal.  (Image: Glyn Kirk/Reuters)

UK May Ban Gambling Ads on Jerseys Just as US Introduces Them

The UK is considering a ban on gambling company ads on the front of Premier League soccer jerseys. Meanwhile, Caesars Entertainment just announced it would advertise its sportsbook on the front of the Washington Capital’s NHL jerseys. The news highlights the countries’ contrasting sports betting history. Bookmakers have been legal […]

Cristiano Ronaldo tops the highest earners' rankings in world football, according to Forbes. (Image: skysports.com)

Cristiano Ronaldo Overtakes Messi as Highest-Paid Football Player

Ronaldo is expected to earn $125 million before tax in the 2021-22 season, $15 million more than Messi, according to Forbes. Ronaldo and Messi both changed clubs this summer, with the Portuguese striker returning to Manchester United and Messi choosing to join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain. Ronaldo will […]

James Rodriguez left Everton after just one season. (Image: Twitter/brfootball)

James Rodriguez Joins Al-Rayyan in Qatar

Colombian superstar James Rodriguez, a former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich player, left Everton to join Qatari side Al-Rayyan. Rodriguez wasn’t part of Rafael Benitez’s plans at Goodison Park. He traveled to Qatar at the weekend to undergo medicals, then put pen to paper on his new contract until 2024. […]

Leo Messi celebrated with the Argentinean fans after scoring a hat-trick against Bolivia. (Image: Twitter/Deporte Total)

Messi’s Special Night Leaves Him in Tears

Leo Messi couldn’t hold his tears back as the Argentinean national team finally celebrated winning the Copa America in front of their fans. The restrictions imposed by the pandemic meant Argentina’s players and supporters couldn’t cheer together until now for their triumph against Brazil on July 10. The ceremony started […]

Raheem Sterling dedicated his goal to a late friend. (Image: Twitter/England)

England’s Players Targeted with Racist Abuse in Hungary Win

Euro 2020 finalists England beat Hungary 4-0 in Budapest to stay at the top of their group in the race to World Cup 2022. Sporadic monkey chants were heard at the Puskas Arena, Sky Sports informs. England’s players were booed by various parts of the crowd after taking the knee […]

The cast of 'The League', a comedy series on FX about competitive friends in a long-standing fantasy football league. (Image: FX)

Funny Name Suggestions for Your Fantasy Football Team

Are you looking to shake things up with your fantasy football team this year? Then, consider changing your team’s name. If you can’t figure out how to name your fantasy team, then we have a few suggestions like clever puns on player names, pop culture references, fictional football names, paying […]

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Beer Companies Ramp Up Sponsorship of Women’s Sports

Two major beer brands announced new women’s sports programs on Thursday. Heineken announced new sponsorships with UEFA women’s soccer and motorsport’s W series. Meanwhile, Michelob ULTRA is committing $100 million over the next five years to promote gender equality in sports. Beer companies have traditionally been among sports’ largest sponsors. […]

Giannis Anteokounmpo (Image: Getty)

Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins Brewers Ownership Group as Investment Surge Continues

NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo attended a Milwaukee Brewers game on Tuesday. And, while Antetokounmpo has attended many Brewers games, this was his first as the team’s newest minority owner. Antetokounmpo’s investment is hardly unique, however, as professional athletes, actors, and private equity firms continue to pour money into professional sports. […]

Qatar will take on the United States in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday. (Image: Omar Vega/Getty)

USA Faces Special Guest Qatar in CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals

The three most prominent CONCACAF nations – regional powers Mexico and the United States, along with rising contender Canada – all advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 Gold Cup. But they’ll be joined by an unusual opponent in the final four: Qatar, which is participating in the tournament as […]

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics say that a last-minute cancellation is still possible, if unlikely, as the Games are set to hold an opening ceremony on Friday. (Image: Reuters)

Cancellation Still on the Table for Tokyo Olympics as COVID Worries Mount

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee isn’t ruling out the possibility of a last-minute cancellation as the number of COVID-19 cases among athletes and other personnel continues to rise ahead of the Summer Games. Assuming the current schedule remains in place, the opening ceremony will kick off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics […]