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2:56 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga came to a conclusion on Saturday amid confirmation the Paris Saint-Germain forward had snubbed a move to Real Madrid in favour of signing a three-year contract extension at the Ligue 1 club. ESPN reported last year that PSG rejected a series of bids
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7:30 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona defender Irene Paredes hopes selling out Camp Nou will serve as inspiration for other clubs ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Lyon. Barca twice broke the attendance record in women’s football on their way to this weekend’s showpiece in Turin, with 91,553 fans watching their quarterfinal
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12:29 PM ET Associated Press Members of the winning bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States after being chosen to host the 2026 World Cup. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on June 16. Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the
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4:07 PM ET Gabriel Slonina has chosen to represent the U.S., despite being called up by Poland this week. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina has pledged his international future to the U.S., the player announced on his social media on Friday. Slonina, 18, had been seen himself dragged
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1:12 PM ET Leeds United and Burnley want an independent commission to sit before the end of June to decide whether Everton have seriously breached the Premier League’s financial regulations and potentially given the Goodison Park club an unfair advantage in their successful bid to avoid relegation, sources have told ESPN. With either Leeds or
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7:18 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has confirmed the club are working on the signing of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer. Lewandowski, 33, still has one year to run on his contract but last week revealed his desire to leave Bayern after eight seasons at the German club.
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9:20 AM ET Kevin De Bruyne has been named Premier League Player of the Season for the second time in three seasons. Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named the Premier League Player of the Season, pipping Liverpool striker and league top scorer Mohamed Salah to the award. The 30-year-old’s teammate
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3:30 PM ET U.S. men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter announced his 27-player roster for a pair of friendlies as well as two Concacaf Nations League matches to take place in June. The U.S. will face Morocco and Uruguay in friendlies on June 1 and June 5, respectively. These matches will be followed by CNL
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9:48 AM ET Julien Laurens Rodrigo Faez Kylian Mbappe has said he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain, sources told ESPN, in a shock U-turn that sees Real Madrid miss out again on their long-term transfer target. Mbappe, 23, had been widely expected to move to the Bernabeu this summer, with his PSG contract due to
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10:37 AM ET Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo could be replaced by Luis Campos in the wake of Kylian Mbappe‘s shock U-turn to stay at the club, sources told ESPN. Mbappe is due to sign a three-year deal, snubbing a widely expected move to Real Madrid, after a change of heart following months of negotiations
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5:29 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Paul Pogba is considering an offer to return to Juventus, sources have told ESPN. The midfielder is set to leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of June. There is interest from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in signing Pogba on a free transfer in the summer and
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7:15 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a surprise short-term option as Manchester United explore contingency plans in their pursuit of a new manager, sources have told ESPN. Ancelotti has a close personal relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, someone new United CEO Richard Arnold has sought advice from since
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5:09 AM ET Chelsea is up for sale, sources have told ESPN, as the UK government comes under pressure to sanction owner Roman Abramovich. Alexander Hassenstein – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images Roman Abramovich is willing to listen to offers for Chelsea as pressure grows over his ownership amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, sources have told
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5:32 PM ET Tottenham Hotspur suffered an FA Cup upset at the hands of Championship club Middlesbrough on Tuesday losing 1-0 after extra time in the fifth round at the Riverside Stadium to Chris Wilder’s side. – ESPN+ viewers guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more Josh Coburn drilled in the decisive goal in the
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12:56 PM ET On Monday, FIFA announced that it was indefinitely suspending Russian representative teams (men’s and women’s). (In a joint statement, UEFA announced they were removing club sides from all competitions.) This means Russia will almost certainly not be participating in the Qatar World Cup in November. The previous day, FIFA had condemned the
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12:01 PM ET Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel lost his temper at a news conference ahead of their FA Cup match at Luton Town and snapped at journalists after being repeatedly asked about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The world of sports continued to isolate Russia on Tuesday after it launched its invasion of Ukraine by land,
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8:55 AM ET Associated Press Lokomotiv Moscow coach Markus Gisdol has quit his role. Alexander ShcherbakTASS via Getty Images German coach Markus Gisdol quit his job as coach of Russian soccer club Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday in protest at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Lokomotiv said simply that Gisdol was “removed from the post of head coach”
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