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7:58 PM ET Gareth Bale was all smiles during the first round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Former Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale made a strong start to his first appearance at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Thursday, as he and his professional partner Joseph Bramlett
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9:40 AM ET Former Netherlands international John Heitinga will remain Ajax coach for the remainder of the season, the club said on Thursday. The former Atletico Madrid and Everton defender was moved from Jong Ajax, the club’s reserve team who play in the Dutch second division, to take over the first team last weekend as
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5:05 PM ET Barcelona extended their LaLiga lead to eight points after Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski scored to earn them a hard-fought 2-1 win at Real Betis on Wednesday. Barca are top on 50 points, eight points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid, who have a game in hand and will host struggling Valencia on Thursday.
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11:02 AM ET Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will not make his long-awaited comeback when his side host Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals on Thursday, coach Massimiliano Allegri said, but striker Dusan Vlahovic is likely to start. Both Pogba and Vlahovic are returning from lengthy injury absences and were named on the bench in Serie
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7:34 AM ET Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has been chairman at Leicester since 2018. Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images Leicester City chairman has paid the outstanding debt of the Premier League club to its parent King Power International (KPI) by converting more than £194 million ($239.03m) in loans into equity, the club said on Wednesday. The club’s chairman Aiyawatt
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7:11 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Mexico failed to advance from the group stage at the 2022 World Cup. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP via Getty Images Mexican Football Federation president Yon de Luisa and his Liga MX counterpart Mikel Arriola revealed a detailed roadmap and list of proposed changes to Mexican soccer on Tuesday. The announcement comes on the
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9:05 AM ET A total of 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster. One victim died in July 2021. Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images Britain’s National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have apologised to survivors and the families of
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7:17 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United hope Christian Eriksen can play again this season. Naomi Baker/Getty Images Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to be out at least three months with the ankle injury suffered against Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday. Eriksen left Old Trafford on crutches following a challenge from Andy
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5:20 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Mexico international Diego Lainez has joined Tigres on loan from Real Betis, the Liga MX club announced on Monday. According to ESPN MX, the winger will arrive on loan from the LaLiga side, with an option for Tigres to buy his contract for $7 million. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga,
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11:58 AM ET Brandon Vazquez is just one dual national who excelled for the U.S. during January camp. Shaun Clark/ISI Photos/Getty Images As January camps go, the 2023 edition was like no other for the U.S. men’s national team. For one, it was an abbreviated version, lasting all of eight days as opposed to the multiweek
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2:20 PM ET Associated Press U.S. Soccer has introduced a Safe Soccer program that will require comprehensive vetting of individuals involved in the sport as the federation continues to address its investigation into coach misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. The Safe Soccer program announced Monday aims to overhaul the criteria for participation in
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9:58 AM ET Weston McKennie is set to complete a loan deal to Leeds United from Juventus. Nicolo Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images Weston McKennie is undergoing a medical at Leeds United ahead of a season-long loan move from Juventus, a source has told ESPN. The United States international has been told he can leave Juventus after
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3:04 PM ET A late goal from Sheffield United’s John Egan put the brakes on a blockbuster win for Wrexham in a 3-3 FA Cup draw at the Racehorse Ground on Sunday. Wrexham, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, were on the verge of recording an upset win over the Championship club
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4:54 AM ET Chelsea have completed the signing of France under-21 international Malo Gusto from Lyon, and the 19-year old right-back will stay on loan at the Ligue 1 club until the end of the season. ESPN sources have said the transfer fee could reach €40 million, with €30m guaranteed and a further €10m in
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4:52 PM ET Three quick-fire second-half goals allowed Manchester United to ease to a 3-1 win over Championship side Reading in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Old Trafford. After a frustrating first half, Casemiro struck twice in four minutes before the hour mark to put United on the path to victory. Substitute Fred
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2:38 PM ET Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw against visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday to leave them with a slim, one-point Bundesliga lead after dropping points for the third game in a row with the same scoreline. The German champions, who face Paris Saint-Germain on Feb. 14 in the Champions League Round of
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