Soccer

‘Brazilian football has been in chains’ – Is this its Premier League moment?

History does not always look historic. On a nondescript weekday morning earlier this month, a group of men and women in suits filed into a hotel in São Paulo. A few hours and several liters of coffee later, they filed back out. To the untrained eye, these resembled the bookends of a generic big-city business …

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USMNT June roster projection: Who is in frame for key camp?

The US men’s national team finally has its marching orders for the first of two World Cup preparation camps between now and the first kick against a to-be-determined opponent in Qatar on Nov. 21. Now, it’s all about sifting through who will be given the chance to state their case for the unclaimed tickets to …

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A hug from ‘Grandad’, a renamed pub and thousands of tributes

On Sunday, Feb. 27, the day after Leeds United were drubbed 4-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, Ashleigh Ross asked her nine-year-old son Riley to sit down in the living room for an important conversation. She had been dreading it all day. Riley has a very rare condition called Wieacker syndrome, …

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