Manchester United discussed selling Cristiano Ronaldo in January – now he wants out

Late on Sunday night, only Cristiano Ronaldo truly knew if he would report back for pre-season training with Manchester United today. As doubts continue to grow about the forward’s future, many at the club — including new manager Erik ten Hag and senior United officials — were left unsure as to whether the Portugal captain … Read more

Salah’s Liverpool contract: Barcelona interest, wage could reach closer to £400,000

In the end, everyone was smiling. As Mohamed Salah signed a new three-year contract worth around £350,000 a week, he was flanked by new sporting director Julian Ward and the club’s general counsel Jonathan Bamber, with the Egypt forward’s adviser Ramy Abbas Issa sitting opposite. The setting last Friday was a luxurious villa on the … Read more

Ronaldo leaving Manchester United could end up being a blessing for everyone

It has all begun to feel like a marriage of inconvenience; the power couple reluctantly weighing up a separation. The last six months have shown us that Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer look quite so good together. The player knows it and, deep down, so probably do the club that first helped make … Read more

Why Liverpool made Mohamed Salah their highest-paid player in history aged 30

In late 2019, towards the end of another relentlessly hot day scrambling across Cairo’s concrete sprawl in search of fresh information about Egypt’s most famous footballer, one of his former team-mates found it easy to explain why Mohamed Salah had managed to do what only a select few from his country have been able to … Read more

Salah’s new £350k-a-week Liverpool contract, why it makes sense and why it doesn’t

In late 2019, towards the end of another relentlessly hot day scrambling across Cairo’s concrete sprawl in search of fresh information about Egypt’s most famous footballer, one of his former team-mates found it easy to explain why Mohamed Salah had managed to do what only a select few from his country have been able to … Read more

MLB will not fine A’s for relocating to Las Vegas or wherever

Drawing: Shutterstock The A’s’ time in Oakland is dwindling. We don’t know when they’ll be gone. We just know that it’s going to happen. If team president Dave Kaval’s cryptic tweet talking about the energy from sports fans in Las Vegas last year weren’t proof enough, MLB has all but confirmed our suspicions with their … Read more

Carson Pickett becomes the first player with a limb difference to play for USWNT

The 28-year-old, who was born without part of her left arm, has played for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) since February 2021 when she was traded from Orlando Pride. Pickett has become an integral part of his club; she was named to the 2021 NWSL First-Team Starting XI and … Read more

USWNT’s Carson Pickett becomes first player with a limb difference to feature for U.S. national team

Carson Pickett started for the United States women’s national team in its 2-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday, becoming the first player with a limb difference to appear for the country. A defender who plays for the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL, Pickett was born without a left hand and forearm. – Bonagura: USWNT’s … Read more

Chelsea ‘also in talks for Manchester City defender Nathan Ake as well as Raheem Sterling’

Chelsea ‘start negotiations over the possibility of signing Manchester City defender Nathan Ake’ as well as Raheem Sterling – with Blues looking to pull off huge double deal Chelsea have been linked with a move for Raheem Sterling in recent weeks They have now made contact with Manchester City in a bid to sign the … Read more

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer” in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with … Read more