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Premier League Will Not Release Players for World Cup Qualifiers

Premier League Will Not Release Players for World Cup Qualifiers

Premier League Will Not Release Players for World Cup Qualifiers Premier League Will Not Release Players for World Cup Qualifiers FIFA ignored those entreaties, though, and added two extra days for qualifying matches in September and October. The clubs, and their leagues, were furious, but they face sanctions if they refuse to release their players. That appears to be a …

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For Volunteer Umpires, Little League World Series in the Pinnacle

For Volunteer Umpires, Little League World Series in the Pinnacle

For Volunteer Umpires, Little League World Series in the Pinnacle For Volunteer Umpires, Little League World Series in the Pinnacle Every game at the Little League World Series starts the same way — nine players on the field, another holding a bat, and an umpire behind the plate, as anxious as anyone else, pointing toward the mound and shouting, “Play …

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Paying the Price for Premier League Riches

Paying the Price for Premier League Riches

Paying the Price for Premier League Riches Paying the Price for Premier League Riches Pereira, as one example, most likely could not earn what he does at Old Trafford if he moved to the sort of team, in Italy or in Spain, that might be interested in his services: Lazio, say, or Valencia. Even if he was prepared to accept …

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South Korea’s Baseball League Halts Season After Infections

South Korea's Baseball League Halts Season After Infections

South Korea’s Baseball League Halts Season After Infections South Korea’s Baseball League Halts Season After Infections Last summer, as Major League Baseball reeled from coronavirus outbreaks and canceled games, its analog in South Korea became a poster child of how to successfully hold spectator sports in a pandemic. Now the roles are reversed. As M.L.B. prepared to hold its All-Star …

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Brazil’s Top Clubs Are Planning a Breakaway League

Brazil’s Top Clubs Are Planning a Breakaway League

Brazil’s Top Clubs Are Planning a Breakaway League Brazil’s Top Clubs Are Planning a Breakaway League Earlier this month, the clubs listened to pitches from groups, domestic and international, eager to play a part in the new championship, which they believe could be worth multiples of its current value. Over a Zoom call, one group that included Charlie Stillitano, the …

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Minor League Parks, Stripped of America’s Pastime, Await New Fates

Minor League Parks, Stripped of America’s Pastime, Await New Fates

Minor League Parks, Stripped of America’s Pastime, Await New Fates Minor League Parks, Stripped of America’s Pastime, Await New Fates The artwork of elementary school students decorates the office windows behind home plate at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island. One encourages residents not to litter. Another drawing, of the stadium’s infamous Staten Island pizza rat mascot, reads: “Better …

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As France Chases Title at Euros, Its League Faces a $400 Million Hole

Euro 2020: As France Raises Bar, Ligue 1 Faces a Crisis

As France Chases Title at Euros, Its League Faces a $400 Million Hole As France Chases Title at Euros, Its League Faces a $400 Million Hole French soccer’s new television deal was supposed to save the league and its clubs from a financial meltdown. Instead, it may have made a bad situation worse. Soon after France’s top soccer league, Ligue …

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Baseball Reference Adds Negro League Stats

Baseball Reference Adds Negro League Stats

Baseball Reference Adds Negro League Stats Baseball Reference Adds Negro League Stats On Monday, Baseball Reference, the go-to source on the internet for such matters, would have told you that Stan Musial led the major leagues with a .357 batting average in 1943. It also would have said numerous pitchers took a turn leading the majors in strikeouts per nine …

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Chris Hogan Left Lacrosse. A League Has Given Him, and Others, a Path Back.

Chris Hogan Left Lacrosse. A League Has Given Him, and Others, a Path Back.

Chris Hogan Left Lacrosse. A League Has Given Him, and Others, a Path Back. Chris Hogan Left Lacrosse. A League Has Given Him, and Others, a Path Back. In high school, Chris Hogan didn’t see a path forward in lacrosse. He played three years at Penn State, but with his final year approaching he had a decision to make; try …

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Chelsea’s Champions League Secret: N’Golo Kanté

Chelsea's Champions League Secret: N'Golo Kanté

Chelsea’s Champions League Secret: N’Golo Kanté Chelsea’s Champions League Secret: N’Golo Kanté PORTO, Portugal — Another attack had broken down, another minute had passed, and by now there was just a hint of panic in Kyle Walker’s eyes. The Champions League title was slipping away. And so he did what he has been conditioned to do these past five years. …

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