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Several clubs are jockeying for position in the Lionel Messi sweepstakes, though Manchester City still appears to be his first choice. (Image: Joan Monfort/AP)

Messi Sweepstakes: PSG, Inter Milan in the Race; Liverpool Bows Out

Manchester City remains the favorite to land the services of Lionel Messi next season, but some of the club’s biggest European rivals have made their interest in the superstar clear as well. Both Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have shown signs that they could potentially be in the mix for […]

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$4 Million Mike Trout Rookie Card Sets Record in Hot Collectibles Market

A one-of-a-kind Mike Trout rookie card broke a record on Saturday when it sold for $3.84 million at auction. Including the buyer’s premium, the card sold for $3.94 million. Honus Wagner’s 1909 T206 card, which fetched $3.1 at auction back in 2016, was the previous record holder. While the buyer’s […]

Arsenal is among four European soccer clubs who have partnered with Twitch. (Image: Getty)

Twitch Adds New Category for Traditional Sports Streams

During the coronavirus pandemic, many professional athletes gravitated to Twitch to show off their esports prowess. Now, they can use Twitch to showcase their on-the-field sports skills, too. Twitch announced that it will introduce a standalone sports category on Wednesday, giving players and teams a dedicated section on the popular […]

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Natalie Portman, Serena Williams Among NWSL LA Team Owners

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) awarded its Los Angeles expansion team rights to an owners group, replete with women actors, entrepreneurs and athletes. The star-studded group includes actor Natalie Portman, tennis pro Serena Williams, and 14 former USWNT players. Last month, The Athletic revealed that an LA expansion team was […]

Pep Guardiola (left) and Jurgen Klopp (right) offered up very different opinions on Man City’s successful appeal of its European ban. (Image: Alex Grimm/Diario AS)

Klopp, Mourinho Blast Man City Ban Appeal; Guardiola Hits Back at Critics

When Manchester City successfully appealed to overturn its two-year European ban, fans reacted with relief or disgust, depending on which club they supported. Now, the managers of two of City’s biggest Premier League rivals are criticizing the decision, prompting a heated defense from the club’s own coach. Tottenham manager Jose […]

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back Tournament due to a reported nine players testing positive for COVID-19. (Image: Getty)

Nashville SC Becomes Second Team to Drop Out of MLS is Back Tournament

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back Tournament on Thursday, reducing the event’s field to 24 teams. Nashville SC followed FC Dallas in leaving the tournament, with both clubs dropping out due to a high number of positive COVID-19 tests among players and staff members. Nashville Reports Nine Positive […]

David Beckham takes his sports investments online. (Image: Getty)

David Beckham Expands His Footing in Esports with Guild Investment

David Beckham, the former Manchester United star, recently acquired a sizable stake in Guild Esports. The mission of the new company is to develop esport talent, primarily through a player academy system and competition. Initially, Guild will focus on Rocket League, FiFA, and Fortnite. This is hardly Beckham’s first sports-related […]

Liverpool supporters celebrated Thursday night after the club clinched its first Premier League ever and its first English league crown in 30 years. (Image: Phil Noble/Reuters)

Liverpool Clinches First Premier League Title as Chelsea Finishes Off Man City

Liverpool officially ended a 30-year English title drought on Thursday, winning the Premier League championship without even having to take the field. The new champions clinched the EPL crown after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1, ending any mathematical hope of a change at the top of the table. Liverpool Ends […]

Rumors that members of the Orlando Pride took unnecessary risks. (Image: Getty)

Orlando Pulls Out of NWSL Tournament After 10 Test Positive

The Orlando Pride announced the team will miss the upcoming NWSL tournament after six players and four staff tested positive for coronavirus. The Challenge Cup is still on schedule to start in Utah on June 27 with the remaining eight teams. The NWSL is the first US professional team sport […]

Florida is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases that could threaten the return-to-play plans of several sports leagues. (Image: John Raoux/AP)

Florida Coronavirus Spike Threatens Potential Returns for MLB, NBA

The growing number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is impacting the return-to-play plans of several major sports that have pinned their hopes on coming back either in part, or entirely, on the Sunshine State. All Major League Baseball teams temporarily closed their spring training facilities after multiple clubs reported positive […]

Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is out for the season with a torn ACL. (Image: Getty)

Denver Broncos Signs First-of-its-Kind Deal with FanDuel

In a league that once disdained gambling, the Denver Broncos announced a historic partnership with FanDuel sportsbook on Monday that makes the company the official sports betting partner of the team. Denver Broncos First to Ink Sportsbook Sponsorship For years, the NFL toed the line on gambling, realizing that betting […]

The UEFA Champions League will likely wrap up with an eight-team knockout tournament in Lisbon during August. (Image: Stephanie Meek/CameraSport/Getty)

Champions League Moving to Lisbon For Two-Week Knockout Finale

The final eight Champions League contenders will conclude the competition this August in a fast-paced, single-elimination knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. UEFA plans to hold the Champions League final on Aug. 23, which will come at the end of a 12-day soccer blitz that includes all of the quarterfinal and […]

The United States is through to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup after a 2-1 victory over Spain. (Image: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Rapinoe Opts Out of NWSL Tourney, Durant Buys MLS Team Stake

Megan Rapinoe has decided to opt out of the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) upcoming tournament. Meanwhile, NBA’s Kevin Durant acquired a 2% stake in Philadelphia’s Major League Soccer Team (MLS) team. Apparently, even without scheduled seasons, US soccer can still make news. Megan Rapinoe’s coach Farid Benstiti was dismayed […]

Roger Federer's lucrative endorsement deals pushed him ito the top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. (Image: Getty)

Roger Federer Forbes Highest-Paid Athlete at $106 Million

Tennis pro Roger Federer takes the top spot in the latest Forbes ranking of sports’ highest earners. Federer, who was fifth on last year’s list, overtook some of soccer’s biggest stars who sustained salary cuts amid the global pandemic. This spring, sporting events and major league seasons abruptly came to […]