Soccer star Son Heung-min gives his top 3 tips for making it as a pro athlete

As captain of the South Korean soccer team and a forward for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung-min knows a thing or two about becoming a pro athlete. In an interview with CNBC, Son shared his top tips on going pro and handling the pressures that come with it. “Sleep well, eat well … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s new love for soccer could cause ripple effects across the sports world

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a photo with the jersey after signing with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr Football Club in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 30, 2022. Al Nassr Football Club / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi club Al-Nassrand the kingdom’s growing investments in the sport, could … Read more

Pelé, Brazilian soccer star and only player to win the World Cup three times, dies at age 82

Pelé, the Brazilian soccer icon who brought the World Cup trophy to his home country three times, becoming an international superstar and the highest-paid team athlete in the world at the time, has died. He was 82. His daughter Kely Nascimento announced his death Thursday on Instagram. Pele’s health had been deteriorating as he aged. … Read more

World Cup 2022 – England 1-2 France: Harry Kane misses late penalty as Olivier Giroud heads defending champions into semifinals

France celebrates after beating England the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final match in Al Khor on Dec. 10, 2022. Gabriel Bouys | AFP | Getty Images Harry Kane blazed a late penalty over the bar as England’s World Cup dreams ended with a 2-1 defeat in the quarter-finals to defending champions France. The England captain … Read more

World Cup 2022 – Morocco 1-0 Portugal: Youssef En-Nesyri scores winner as Cristiano Ronaldo exits Qatar tournament

Walid Regragui, head coach of Morocco, celebrates after the team’s victory against Portugal on Dec. 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Justin Setterfield | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Morocco became the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup as Youssef En-Nesyri’s first-half winner added Portugal to the list of shocked … Read more

Man Utd sign Parris from Arsenal

Nikita Parris has joined Manchester United from Arsenal. Photo by Lynne Cameron – The FA/The FA via Getty Images Manchester United have added to their Euro 2022-winning contingent by signing England international forward Nikita Parris from Women’s Super League rivals Arsenal. The 28-year-old has signed a contract until the end of the 2023-24 season, United said … Read more

Suarez had long planned Nacional return, yet homecoming is still surreal

5:00 AM ET Sid LoweSpain writer Some time ago on a brick wall outside Parque Central, someone painted the Nacional badge and wrote a message in the club’s red, white and blue. It’s not a particularly polished effort, the letters uneven in size, hurriedly drawn and the badge wonky, the whole thing pretty rough, but … Read more

Rooney’s D.C. signs Benteke from Crystal Palace

D.C. United has signed Belgium international forward Christian Benteke from Premier League side Crystal Palace, the clubs confirmed Friday. Benteke joins D.C. as a designated player on a two-and-a-half-year contract with a club option in 2025. The transfer fee has not yet been disclosed. – MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games, replays (U.S. only)– Soccer … Read more

Arteta hints at more signings after opening win

Mikel Arteta guided Arsenal to a solid win over Crystal Palace in the opening game of the new Premier League season. David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images Arsenal‘s debutants paved the way for a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening night of the Premier League season on Friday and coach Mikel Arteta said there … Read more

‘Out of hospital’: Lewy marks new post-Messi era

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are “out of the hospital” in terms of their financial situation as the LaLiga giants unveiled striker Robert Lewandowski at the Camp Nou in front of 57,300 fans. Lionel Messi departed Barcelona due to financial problems exactly one year to the day that the club presented Europe’s two-time … Read more

Transfer Talk: Kimpembe to stay at PSG despite interest from Chelsea

Kimpembe will look to earn his spot in the starting lineup at PSG under new head coach Christopher Galtier. Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals! TOP … Read more

New season, new Arsenal as debutants Saliba, Jesus and Zinchenko shine

Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League game of the new 2022-23 season. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON — Arsenal started their 2022-23 top flight campaign with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, showing early signs of promise for this season. The Gunners hit the ground running, with their three debutants … Read more

Angel City’s celebrity-backed ownership is taking a new approach to running a soccer club

If Tyler Lussi could send a message to her childhood self with an update from the future, the world she would describe might come across as fantasy. Maybe not for the kid who once dressed up as Princess Leia for Halloween, but for others it would have taken some convincing to believe that in 20 … Read more

The impact of Messi’s Barcelona exit, one year later

As United States international Brenden Aaronson struck a surprise winner for FC Salzburg in a friendly against Barcelona in Austria on Aug. 4, 2021, Barca president Joan Laporta’s activity on his phone alerted the other members of the club’s travelling delegation to an issue. Less than 24 hours later, the nature of Laporta’s frenzied calls … Read more

Tuchel hits back at ‘panic’ transfer window claim

Thomas Tuchel has denied accusations Chelsea are “panicking” in the transfer window as they completed a £63 million deal for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella. The Chelsea head coach is keen on adding reinforcements as they look to fill the void left by losing centre-back duo Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers while closing … Read more

Chelsea sign Cucurella from Brighton for £63m

Chelsea have signed Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion, it was announced on Friday. Cucurella joins Chelsea in a deal worth an initial £56m with a possible £7m in add-ons. Chelsea’s Levi Colwill will join Brighton on a season-long loan in return for the Cucurella transfer. The loan deal does not include an option … Read more

Wijnaldum leaves PSG for Roma on loan

Georginio Wijnaldum leaves PSG just a year after joining from Liverpool. Fabio Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images AS Roma have signed Paris Saint-Germain‘s Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, the Serie A club said on Friday. The former Liverpool midfielder leaves French champions PSG having … Read more

Klopp rules out more signings amid injury woe

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said his side will not make more signings for the sake of replacing injured players. Klopp’s side have signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica, attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen this summer, but they have also been hit by injuries. – Premier League team-by-team guide … Read more

City and Liverpool best bets for PL title

Oddsmakers have pegged the quest for the Premier League title as a two-horse race, with defending-champion Manchester City and Liverpool separated from the pack. Man City, who have won four of the past five EPL titles, are the odds favorite to win it again, listed at -165 at Caesars Sportsbooks. Liverpool, last season’s runner-ups, are … Read more

Ten Hag bites back over Ronaldo criticism

8:54 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Erik ten Hag has said it is “not right” that Cristiano Ronaldo has been singled out for criticism for leaving early after the friendly with Rayo Vallecano given other Manchester United players were also involved. Ten Hag said this week it was “unacceptable” that players left Old Trafford before the … Read more