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Transfer roundup, Jan. 9: Alexis Sanchez latest, Barcelona closes on defender

TUESDAY’S DONE DEALS Georges-Kevin Nkoudou | Tottenham —> Burnley (loan) — Nkoudou joined Spurs on summer deadline day in 2016. At 21, and for a sensible fee, he was always going to be a bit of [...]

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What should Arsenal do with Alexis Sanchez?

Not many football clubs get to dictate the ends of eras. And Arsenal, exceptional for so many years, is no exception. Years of mismanagement have left it with just two standout stars, each with less than [...]

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Even after finalists for U.S. Soccer president are revealed, the future of the race is unclear

At length, some of the shrouds around the election for president of U.S. Soccer in late February are lifting. On Wednesday, the federation winnowed the field from the nine aspiring entrants, since one didn’t have the [...]

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Man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault of Raheem Sterling

Manchester police have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of assaulting Raheem Sterling prior to Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Sterling was reportedly confronted by an unknown man when he arrived at Man City’s [...]

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Steve Gans, the original Gulati challenger, still the first torchbearer for U.S. Soccer reform

On the morning after Hope Solo stunned the American soccer universe with her announcement, the Friday after Sunil Gulati effectively dropped out of the U.S. Soccer presidential race and Kathy Carter entered, Steve Gans’ cell phone [...]

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Arsenal, Manchester City ‘reserves’ advance to League Cup semis

Once upon a time, back when good Premier League footballers cost seven figures, when youth development mattered, and when Manchester City were still the noisy neighbors rather than the runaway, soon-to-be champions, the English League Cup [...]

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Reports: Jose Mourinho soaked, Mikel Arteta bloodied in tunnel melee after Manchester derby

Jose Mourinho was not a happy man after Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. One glance at his postgame comments tells us so. “They are protected by luck,” he said of his victorious [...]

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Manchester City goes 11 points clear as set pieces – and Ederson – doom United

For three months, there had been a growing sense of inevitability about Manchester City – about City, the title race, and the specter of an irredeemable lead. There was a fear that a day like Sunday [...]