Month: September 2021

5:32 PM ET Associated Press Brazilian legend Pele has been discharged from the hospital where he received treatment for nearly a month, according to a statement from the facility. The 80-year-old Pele removed a tumor from his colon on Sept. 4 and spent days in intensive care after the surgery. “The patient is stable and
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4:23 PM ET Paul Riley is out as Courage coach amid allegations of abuse. Photo by Amy Kontras/ISI Photos/Getty Images North Carolina Courage has fired coach Paul Riley effective immediately following allegations spanning over a decade of sexual coercion and inappropriate comments about players’ weight and sexual orientation. The announcement comes after The Athletic published an investigation
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12:00 PM ET Adriana Garcia Hirving Lozano has revealed he thought he would die after suffering an eye injury. Photo by Franco Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images Mexico international Hirving “Chucky” Lozano feared he would die and leave his family behind after being told the injury he suffered at this summer’s Gold Cup could be life threatening.
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10:27 AM ET Serie A champions Inter Milan have posted an Italian football record of €245.6 million ($284.6m) in losses for the 2020-21 financial year, the club announced Thursday. Earlier this month, Juventus had announced losses of €210m ($246.3m), which at the time was the most of any team. – Don’t have ESPN? Get instant
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7:06 AM ET Barcelona continue to seek alternatives to replace Ronald Koeman with former Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo and River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo the latest names added to the list of candidates, several sources have told ESPN. While ex-Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez remain on the list, several sources have
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7:30 AM ET Matchday 2 of the Champions League group stage is in the books and there is plenty to discuss, from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi starring for Manchester United and PSG respectively, to a woeful week for Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. We asked Gab Marcotti, Mark Ogden and Sam Marsden to
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5:25 AM ET Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time Champions League appearance record on Wednesday as his last-minute goal helped Manchester United beat Villarreal 2-1. Ronaldo had been level with retired goalkeeper Iker Casillas on 181 appearances but Wednesday’s showing brought him to 182. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide:
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1:25 AM ET Raphael Wicky is out as Chicago Fire coach, ESPN television analyst Taylor Twellman has reported. The decision came after one of the Fire’s better performances of the season in beating New York City FC 2-0. But with a record of 7-15-6, Chicago’s chances of reaching the postseason have long been slim, and
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4:52 PM ET Thomas Tuchel suffered his second successive 1-0 defeat as Juventus claimed victory over Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday. After Chelsea lost at home to Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Saturday, Federico Chiesa scored the only goal of the game straight after half-time to give Juve the points. Juve
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10:49 PM ET Associated Press Columbus Crew opened the scoring on Brayan Angulo’s own goal in the fourth minute and the defending MLS champions beat Cruz Azul of Mexico 2-0 on Wednesday night in the Campeones Cup. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more Jonathan Mensah scored in the 74th on a
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7:33 PM ET Sergio Busquets said Barcelona‘s situation is “critical” after Benfica inflicted a second successive 3-0 Champions League defeat on them to leave Ronald Koeman’s job hanging by a thread. Two goals from Darwin Nunez sandwiched a Rafa Silva strike in Lisbon on Wednesday as Benfica followed Bayern Munich in putting three goals past
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5:01 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic goal for Manchester United in the Champions League game against Villarreal. Getty Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed an stoppage-time winner as Manchester United came from behind to secure a 2-1 Champions League Group F win over Villarreal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. After
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6:15 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United can still do late drama. A game they should have lost ended in a 2-1 victory over Villarreal thanks to a winner deep into stoppage time from Cristiano Ronaldo. It was one of those nights when United’s No.7 seemed so much on the periphery that
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11:00 AM ET Chelsea‘s Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund‘s Gio Reyna have been left off the United States men’s national team roster for three upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to injury, the U.S. Soccer Federation said on Wednesday. Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has earned a recall after being suspended for two qualifiers last month by
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8:38 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona‘s financial crisis has been laid bare after LaLiga cut another €300 million from their spending limit, with six clubs in the Spanish top-flight now permitted to spend more than them. The bar for operating costs for Barca for the 2021-22 season has been reduced to €97m, which
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