Football

10:31 AM ET Barcelona got a big win, Man United took a heavy loss, Bayern Munich showed why they might be the best team in Europe (and the world) right now, and there were talking points galore for Tottenham, Juventus, and Dortmund. Plus, is anyone in better form than Liverpool‘s all-world forward Mohamed Salah right
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5:46 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has backed Karim Benzema to win this year’s Ballon d’Or. Benzema is among the favourites for the award for 2021’s best male player when it is handed out in Paris next month, alongside Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Cristiano Ronaldo and N’Golo
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12:34 PM ET Sergio Reguilon alerts referee Andre Marriner about an emergency in the stands. Getty Newcastle United‘s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park on Sunday was halted due to a medical emergency in the stadium which led to both sets of players being taken off the pitch before half-time. Tottenham were
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4:16 PM ET BRENTFORD, England — Time will tell whether this was the sort of fortuitous win carved out by Premier League champions or a result to mask their shortcomings, but Chelsea’s defensive record continues to be the foundation of Thomas Tuchel’s success. Brentford defied their newly-promoted status to dominate the second half of Saturday’s
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1:41 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players they need to “look themselves in the mirror” after Manchester United‘s horror run of form continued with a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City. Solskjaer’s team have won just one of their last five games and after a dire performance at the King Power
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5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he disagrees with Sir Alex Ferguson’s assessment that Cristiano Ronaldo should have started against Everton and that it is not the first time he has had a difference of opinion with his former manager. Ferguson was caught on video telling former UFC fighter
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5:00 AM ET Thomas Muller has a penchant for handing out nicknames, from “Lewangoalski” (Robert Lewandowski) to “Roadrunner” (Alphonso Davies). But in the Bayern Munich dressing room, he’s known as “Radio Muller.” That nickname was coined by ex-Bayern assistant coach Hermann Gerland due to his unrelenting on-field communication with his teammates, opponents and referees. Bayern
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4:00 AM ET Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future is shrouded in mystery — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: United may have found their replacement. Jump to: Tchouameni a man in demand | Sterling at City crossroads | Barca’s Ilaix fear | Jese’s freak injury | Fenerbahce’s transfer blunder Barcelona step in as Pogba’s
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4:42 AM ET Adriana Garcia Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he thought club sporting director Leonardo was playing a joke on him when he was first told that Lionel Messi‘s signing was possible. Messi joined PSG as a free agent on Aug. 10, days after Barcelona announced they were unable to register the
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8:55 PM ET The United States came from behind in impressive fashion to beat Costa Rica in its CONCACAF World Cup qualifier at the new home of Columbus Crew on Wednesday night. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed his lineup significantly, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen among nine changes to the starting 11 following Sunday’s 1-0 loss
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1:14 PM ET In the U.S. soccer ecosystem, there are no shortage of cities claiming to be the “home” of the sport in this country. Portland dubs itself “Soccer City, U.S.A.,” for starters. Washington, D.C., has held its share of memorable matches at the soon-to-be-demolished RFK Stadium, while fans in Seattle; Kansas City, Missouri; and
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