Soccer

Real Madrid Secures $ 380 Million From Sixth Street

Real Madrid, the European soccer behemoth, closed a deal in which the investment firm Sixth Street, based in the United States, will buy a 30 percent stake in the team’s stadium operations. The announcement Thursday came amid growing optimism among executives that Real Madrid, a 13-time European champion, could complete a deal to sign Kylian …

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‘Wagatha Christie’ Case Offers a Riveting Peek Into Celebrity Culture

LONDON – A candid window into the glamorous world of English soccer, and an exposé of the machinations of back-stabbing celebrities. A phone lost to the sea, along with the evidence it is supposedly contained. And a legal whodunit with powerhouse lawyers dissecting private WhatsApp messages in open court as tears flowed on the witness …

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PSG’s Idrissa Gueye Refuses to Wear Rainbow Jersey, Missing Match

Idrissa Gueye traveled south to Montpellier with his Paris St. Germain teammates for the team’s league game on Saturday but wound up watching it from the stands. Gueye was not injured, his coach said after PSG’s victory: He “had to leave the team for personal reasons.” Those personal reasons, a team source confirmed Monday, were …

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PSG’s Idrissa Gueye Refuses to Wear Rainbow Jersey, Missing Match

Idrissa Gueye traveled south to Montpellier with his Paris St. Germain teammates for the team’s league game on Saturday but wound up watching it from the stands. Gueye was not injured, his coach said after PSG’s victory: He “had to leave the team for personal reasons.” Those personal reasons, a team source confirmed Monday, were …

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Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ Jersey Sells for $ 9.3 Million

During the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup, English soccer player Steve Hodge looped a ball to his goalie that was intercepted by the Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, enabling Maradona to score one of the most notorious goals against Hodge’s team. It would become one of the most talked-about goals in professional soccer: In …

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Russia Is Barred From Women’s Euros and 2023 World Cup

Russia was ejected from this summer’s European women’s soccer championship and barred from qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup on Monday, deepening a sporting isolation that resulted from the country’s invasion of Ukraine. UEFA, the governing body for soccer in Europe, announced its decisions Monday. In addition to barring Russia’s team from the two …

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Russia Is Barred From Women’s Euros and 2023 World Cup

Russia was ejected from this summer’s European women’s soccer championship and barred from qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup on Monday, deepening a sporting isolation that resulted from the country’s invasion of Ukraine. UEFA, the governing body for soccer in Europe, announced its decisions Monday. In addition to barring Russia’s team from the two …

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