Soccer (Football)

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SPACs: How to Own a Sports Team Without Being a Billionaire

Steve Cohen needed $2.45 billion to buy the NY Mets. But with a SPAC, you don’t need to be a billionaire to own a professional sports team. Special purpose acquisition companies are a hot stock market trend, and they offer individuals an opportunity to own everything from a European football […]

Liverpool faces Chelsea in an early clash between two Premier League favorites on Sunday. (Image: Clive Mason/Getty)

Premier League Weekend: Liverpool Heads to Chelsea for Early Season Showdown

Two of the Premier League’s favorites will face off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea plays host to defending champion Liverpool in an early test for both contenders. Chelsea comes into the match as a +220 underdog to Liverpool (+116), according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Chelsea, Liverpool Aiming for Premier […]

Neymar has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss PSG’s first two matches, according to multiple media reports. (Image: David Ramos/AFP/Getty)

Neymar Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss PSG Season Opener

Multiple media outlets have reported that Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a vacation in Ibiza, Spain. Those reports also say that Angel Di Maria and Leo Paredes, who vacationed with Neymar during the truncated offseason, also tested positive. More Cases Could Trigger Ligue 1 […]

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 […]

Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich face off against PSG in the Champions League final on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Champions League Final: Bayern Munich Favored Over Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain has the opportunity to win its first Champions League final on Sunday, but will face off against an in-form Bayern Munich in Lisbon for the European title. Both teams dominated their respective Champions League semifinals, winning by identical 3-0 scores. Verratti: ‘The Most Important 90 Minutes of Our […]

Manchester City enters its Champions League quarterfinal as a prohibitive favorite against Lyon. (Image: Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport/Getty)

Champions League Favorite Man City Takes on Lyon in Quarterfinal

Manchester City enters the last Champions League quarterfinal on Saturday as a massive favorite over Lyon, though manager Pep Guardiola remains wary of the French side. The winner of Saturday’s match will take on Bayern Munich in the semifinals on Aug. 19. City Seeks Champions League Breakthrough City failed to […]

Kylian Mbappe (right) should be able to play for PSG in the club’s Champions League quarterfinal match against Atalanta on Wednesday. (Image: David Ramos/AP)

Champions League Quarterfinals: Atalanta Challenges European Powerhouse PSG

First-timers Atalanta will try to keep their incredible run alive as they battle French champions Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarterfinal match in Lisbon on Wednesday. The Champions League is concluding with single-elimination games in the Portuguese city after nearly five months off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Atalanta […]

Chelsea faces a three-goal deficit as it heads to Germany to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash. (Image: Clive Mason/Getty)

Champions League: Chelsea Faces Overwhelming Deficit vs. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich holds a commanding 3-0 lead and will host the second leg of its Champions League matchup against Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea will need at least three goals to have any chance of advancement, a tall order in Allianz Arena after the drubbing at Stamford Bridge in February. Bayern […]

LAFC defeated the Seattle Sounders in the round of 16 to advance to the MLS is Back Tournament quarterfinals. (Image: Getty)

MLS is Back Tournament: LAFC Leads Contenders Heading into Quarterfinals

Eight teams remain in contention in the MLS is Back Tournament at Walt Disney World, with LAFC emerging as the favorite to take home the title and the guaranteed CONCACAF Champions League berth. The MLS is Back Tournament began with 26 teams, though FC Dallas and Nashville SC withdrew from […]

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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 […]