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‘More than a Club?’ How FC Barcelona ‘lost its soul’

‘More than a Club?’ How FC Barcelona ‘lost its soul’

In recent times, mention Barcelona and the word “crisis” probably isn’t too far behind. For a number of years, talisman Lionel Messi, widely considered to be the greatest player of all time, has been the glue that has held the Catalan club together. His consistently brilliant match-winning performances have papered over the figurative and literal…MORE

How a yellow jersey is dividing Brazil

How a yellow jersey is dividing Brazil

Brazil’s bright yellow jersey is a symbol that unites the country through a love of football and national pride, but over the past two years the shirt’s adoption by right wing supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, who wear it at protests and rallies to show their political allegiance to the Brazilian president, is causing controversy. That…MORE

LeBron James laughs off Trump’s criticism of NBA players taking a knee

LeBron James laughs off Trump’s criticism of NBA players taking a knee

NBA star LeBron James says the league won’t miss Donald Trump’s viewership after the US President criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem. Following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, NBA players have been vocal in their calls for social justice and, as the season resumed last week, every player knelt during…MORE

American billionaire agrees deal to buy Italian football giant AS Roma

American billionaire agrees deal to buy Italian football giant AS Roma

US billionaire Dan Friedkin has agreed a deal to purchase AS Roma, the Italian soccer giant confirmed on Thursday. The Serie A side said formal contracts with Friedkin’s consortium were signed on Wednesday, in a deal worth 591 million euros ($700m). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of August. Friedkin is…MORE

How ‘gym rat’ Brooks Koepka is bucking golf’s trends

How ‘gym rat’ Brooks Koepka is bucking golf’s trends

“He loves working out; He’s a gym rat; He hits the ball a mile,” are some of the ways Brooks Koepka has been characterized by a number of golf writers and commentators. “I’m not that big,” quips Koepka in a interview with CNN Sport’s Coy Wire earlier this year. “It’s old … I hang around…MORE

Tiger Woods confident of adding to major tally at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods confident of adding to major tally at PGA Championship

Asked if he could win the PGA Championship, golf’s first major of the calendar year amid a disrupted season, a smiling Tiger Woods had a simple answer for reporters. “Of course,” Woods said. With no supporters in attendance at San Francisco’s Harding Park, there will be no roaring atmosphere that Woods usually feeds off at…MORE

Rafa Nadal will not defend US Open title in New York

Rafa Nadal will not defend US Open title in New York

Citing the “complicated” nature of the world under the pandemic, Rafael Nadal has opted not to defend his US Open title later this month in Flushing Meadows, New York. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Nadal said: “I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases…MORE

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