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Champions League Final: Meeting Set on Move to London

Champions League Final: Meeting Set on Move to London

Champions League Final: Meeting Set on Move to London Champions League Final: Meeting Set on Move to London European soccer’s governing body will hold talks with the British government on Monday about moving this month’s Champions League final to London because travel restrictions related to the coronavirus have made it almost impossible for domestic fans of the finalists — the …

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The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another

The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another

The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another Less than two weeks after they became partners in a superleague project that would have cast aside the structures and organizations that have underpinned European soccer for a century, a group of the sport’s biggest clubs are now …

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Champions League: Deep Pockets, Deep Benches, English Winners

Champions League: Deep Pockets, Deep Benches, English Winners

Champions League: Deep Pockets, Deep Benches, English Winners Champions League: Deep Pockets, Deep Benches, English Winners That is possible, of course. Make no mistake: Chelsea and Manchester City most definitely are better teams than Real Madrid and Paris St.-Germain. They are more complete, more coherent, smarter, fitter, better drilled. But at this level, among the handful of the greatest teams …

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Athletes Stranded After Suspension of the Indian Premier League

Athletes Stranded After Suspension of the Indian Premier League

Athletes Stranded After Suspension of the Indian Premier League Athletes Stranded After Suspension of the Indian Premier League The Indian Premier League provides international cricket stars with their most lucrative paydays of the year. The annual event in cricket-mad India draws television viewers from around the world and pays top players as much as $2 million for two months’ work. …

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Manchester City Beats PSG, Advancing to Champions League Final

Manchester City Beats PSG, Advancing to Champions League Final

Manchester City Beats PSG, Advancing to Champions League Final Manchester City Beats PSG, Advancing to Champions League Final MANCHESTER, England — In those last few minutes, even with the game sealed and a place in the final secure, Manchester City’s staff and substitutes could not sit still. They pulsed with energy. They roared at every poor challenge. They demanded action …

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Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year Burley, the catcher from Central California, typically wakes up by 9 a.m., checks his email, eats breakfast and makes the 20-minute drive to the workout center. He goes through a catalog of exercises prescribed from an …

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At Real Madrid, the Champions League Can Still Slip Away

At Real Madrid, the Champions League Can Still Slip Away

At Real Madrid, the Champions League Can Still Slip Away At Real Madrid, the Champions League Can Still Slip Away Why he was prepared to do that can, in part, be gleaned from Real Madrid’s balance sheet. The club is drowning in debt, behind on its salary bill — another six-monthly installment of player salaries is due on June 30 …

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What Happened to Europe’s Soccer Super League?

The Short, Unhappy Life of Europe’s Super League

What Happened to Europe’s Soccer Super League? What Happened to Europe’s Soccer Super League? The 48-hour history of European soccer’s long-discussed, hastily arranged, belatedly announced, much-derided and quickly abandoned Super League was short on chapters but long on drama. The battle for control of soccer’s billion-dollar economy — a fight that Rory Smith of The New York Times referred to …

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Europe’s Super League Is Gone. What Now?

Europe's Super League Is Gone. What Now?

Europe’s Super League Is Gone. What Now? Europe’s Super League Is Gone. What Now? The prime difference between sports in the United States and soccer in Europe is dynasty. Dominant teams will, occasionally, surface in the major leagues of North America: The Golden State Warriors will win three championships in four seasons; the New England Patriots will sustain their success …

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The Short, Unhappy Life of Europe’s Super League

The Short, Unhappy Life of Europe’s Super League

The Short, Unhappy Life of Europe’s Super League The Short, Unhappy Life of Europe’s Super League The 48-hour history of European soccer’s long-discussed, hastily arranged, belatedly announced, much-derided and quickly abandoned Super League was short on chapters but long on drama. The battle for control of soccer’s billion-dollar economy — a fight that Rory Smith of The New York Times …

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