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Pep Guardiola vows to stay at Manchester City despite Champions League ban

Pep Guardiola vows to stay at Manchester City despite Champions League ban

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has promised to stay at the club despite its two-year ban from European competitions. City was punished by European football’s governing body for “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations and, as a result, will not be permitted to play in the Champions League for the next…MORE

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with criminal offenses in FIFA case

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with criminal offenses in FIFA case

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been charged in Switzerland for criminal offenses around the awarding of media rights for various World Cups and Confederations Cups. Former FIFA secretary general Jerôme Valcke has been charged by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) with accepting bribes, several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement and…MORE

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery

Roger Federer has pulled out of this year’s French Open after undergoing knee surgery. The Swiss star announced on his Twitter page that he had been dealing with pain in his right knee for a “little while.” The 38-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland Wednesday which will rule him out for the second grand slam…MORE

‘The car was turning for me’: Sam Bird on the race of his life

‘The car was turning for me’: Sam Bird on the race of his life

Sports stars often talk about being in the “zone,” that mythical place where good things happen. For Formula E driver Sam Bird, his “zone” moment came in what he calls the “race of my life” in Buenos Aires in 2016. The Briton led from the start and says he was at one with his car,…MORE

RB Leipzig overpowers Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League

RB Leipzig overpowers Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League

Bundesliga club RB Leipzig outplayed Tottenham Hotspur to take charge of their Champions League last-16 tie. There was another winner from Wednesday’s game in Leipzig coach Julien Nagelsmann, who set up his team from the outset to outrun and outpress Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, as the 32-year-old German further burnished his growing reputation as a manager.…MORE

Manchester United fans ‘ejected’ for singing homophobic chants, says Chelsea

Manchester United fans ‘ejected’ for singing homophobic chants, says Chelsea

Chelsea says a large group of Manchester United fans sang homophobic chants during its English Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge Monday. The club released a statement Tuesday saying a number of away supporters were prevented from entering the stadium while others were ejected from the ground. “This behavior will not be tolerated at Chelsea…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…