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5:32 AM ET Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has publicly backed Simone Biles’ decision to focus on her mental health. Photo by MICHAEL SOHN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has praised U.S. gymnast Simone Biles for her “undeniable strength” after she withdrew from events at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
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7:16 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens United States international Sergino Dest has turned down approaches from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal because he wants to stay at Barcelona, sources have told ESPN. Monaco also sounded out a move for Dest but all four clubs were knocked back by both the player and Barca.
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4:59 AM ET Wayne Rooney has apologised after images surfaced of the Derby County manager at a private party. Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and the club after images of him at a private party appeared online last weekend. Cheshire Police said on Wednesday that
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9:43 AM ET The United States men’s national team will face Mexico in a World Cup qualifier at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium on Nov. 12, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday. The choice of venue amounts to a break with recent tradition. While the game will mark the sixth consecutive time that the U.S. has
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6:16 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the arrival of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer proves “the ambition” of Manchester United ahead of the new season. United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of more than £100 million and Solskjaer admits he “could not have asked
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9:54 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Giovanni Reyna is becoming a central figure for Borussia Dortmund. Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images Giovanni Reyna has taken Borussia Dortmund‘s No. 7 shirt following the departure of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. Sancho left Dortmund for the Premier League in a €85 million move on a
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5:55 AM ET Germany forward Marco Richter reacts during the Tokyo 2020 game against Ivory Coast. KOHEI CHIBAHARA/AFP via Getty Images Germany have been eliminated in the group stage of the men’s Olympic football tournament after a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu on Wednesday. Stefan Kuntz’s side, who won silver
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5:27 AM ET Gareth Southgate wants more done to help South Asian footballers. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images England manager Gareth Southgate said the country needs to adapt its approach to scouting in order to uncover more British South Asian footballers. Despite making up 7% of the whole population, just 0.25% of professional footballers are from a British
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10:42 PM ET FC Dallas has locked up emerging 18-year-old star forward Ricardo Pepi with a five-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday. Pepi, who has been linked with a move to Serie A‘s Bologna, has eight goals in 14 appearances (nine starts) this season. – ESPN+: MLS chat and more on ESPN FC
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7:55 AM ET Gabriel Tan Toby Alderweireld has left Tottenham after six seasons with the Premier League outfit to join Qatari giants Al Duhail. The move was confirmed by all parties on Tuesday, with Alderweireld stating it had been “an honour” to play for the North London outfit. – Ranking Tottenham’s ‘Magnificent 7’ after Lamela
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4:54 PM ET Two late goals saw Chelsea come back to beat Bournemouth in their first friendly of the preseason. Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images Chelsea came from a goal down to win their first friendly of preseason, beating AFC Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday. United States international Christian Pulisic started for
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2:04 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have confirmed on Tuesday that they have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane. United are set to pay an initial €41 million for the defender with another €8.2m in add-ons. Madrid have agreed to cover a solidarity payment due to Varane’s previous club Lens. –
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6:38 PM ET Ilaix Moriba shared some of the online racist abuse toward him. David Ramos/Getty Images Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba has received racist abuse on social media as contract negotiations with the Catalan club drag on. Ilaix, 18, published a video on his TikTok account on Monday revealing a string of offensive messages that have
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