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Seán McCabe: World football’s first Climate Justice Officer

Seán McCabe: World football’s first Climate Justice Officer

Seán McCabe is concerned. Not about Bohemian FC’s next opponents, nor those who lie in wait in the weeks and months ahead. It’s of a greater, invisible opponent — one that is discernibly shaping the present and threatens to leave an indelible mark on the future. The opponent: the climate emergency. “It’s already occurring […]…

How the European Super League united football against the game’s wealthy owners

How the European Super League united football against the game’s wealthy owners

As crowds gathered outside Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium, there was a moment — almost like the flick of a switch — when angry jeers turned to whooping cheers. Fans, currently unable to watch Premier League games amid Covid-19 restrictions, had come together on Tuesday to protest Chelsea’s participation in the European Super League ahead of…

European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawal

European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawal

One by one, they began to fall. First it was Manchester City and then, like dominoes, the other five Premier League clubs soon followed, before none were left in the so-called European Super League. The dramatic collapse of the multibillion-dollar league came less than 48 hours after it was first launched. In a video posted…

Multiple clubs announce plans to withdraw from breakaway Super League

Multiple clubs announce plans to withdraw from breakaway Super League

Less than 48 hours after the formation of a new European Super League, several English clubs have already withdrawn from the controversial competition. Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City have confirmed in public statements that they will no longer participate, some citing feedback from fans and other stakeholders. The withdrawal announcements came…

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

Football fans, politicians and governing bodies are united in fury after 12 of the sport’s biggest teams announced plans to breakaway from European football competitions and form their own “Super League” — a move that poses an existential threat to the world’s favorite sport. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about the…

Football fan groups condemn ‘ultimate betrayal’ of European Super League

Football fan groups condemn ‘ultimate betrayal’ of European Super League

Football fan groups have reacted angrily to the prospect of the European Super League, calling it the “ultimate betrayal” and “cynical greed.” The breakaway league, which has been announced by 12 of Europe’s most prominent clubs, would involve 15 founding clubs and five other teams who would qualify each year based on achievements from the…

Max Verstappen wins at Imola but Lewis Hamilton stays ahead

Max Verstappen wins at Imola but Lewis Hamilton stays ahead

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a chaotic and crash-halted Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Sunday, with Lewis Hamilton second for Mercedes and retaining the lead in the championship by a single point. The win, by a commanding 22 seconds at the chequered flag, was the 11th of the Dutch youngster’s career. “It was…

Paris Saint-Germain ends Lyon’s stranglehold on Women’s Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain ends Lyon’s stranglehold on Women’s Champions League

For the first time in six seasons, there will be a new Women’s Champions League winner. Paris Saint-Germain’s stunning quarterfinal comeback against perennial champion Lyon finally ended one of the most dominant dynasties in modern football. Lyon has won the last five Women’s Champions League titles and during this season’s competition had looked in imperious…

YouTube star Jake Paul wins latest boxing match in first round against Ben Askren

YouTube star Jake Paul wins latest boxing match in first round against Ben Askren

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul defeated former MMA fighter Ben Askren in a much-anticipated boxing match with a first-round TKO, as the two squared off Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Paul, 24, entered the match with a professional record of 2-0, previously defeating fellow YouTube personality AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson. Askren, 36,…

How Hideki Matsuyama became Japan’s new national hero

With one small putt, Hideki Matsuyama ascended from professional golfer to national treasure. Like Naomi Osaka before him, the 29-year-old’s victory at the 2021 Masters propelled him into a Japanese superstar and a potential Olympic poster boy. By claiming a dramatic one-shot victory, Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a golf major. One…

What you need to know about the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren boxing match

What you need to know about the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren boxing match

YouTube star Jake Paul is set to fight in his third professional boxing match against former UFC fighter Ben Askren. Tonight’s eight-round pro boxing match will be held by Triller, a video-making and social-networking app. This will be the second time the platform has hosted a fight. Who is fighting? Paul, 24, first entered the…

Hamilton sees off the Red Bulls to seize his 99th pole

Hamilton sees off the Red Bulls to seize his 99th pole

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 99th Formula One pole position after seeing off Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday. Mexican Perez, in only his second race for Red Bull, lines up alongside Mercedes’ seven-time world champion for what will be his first front…

Matthew McConaughey: How actor’s wife ‘injected’ soccer into his blood

Matthew McConaughey: How actor’s wife ‘injected’ soccer into his blood

Before he became one of Hollywood’s leading men, before the Oscar for best actor in 2014 and he went Interstellar on the silver screen, Matthew McConaughey was learning his craft and, in fact, preparing to shoot his very first scene. In 1993, he delivered an ad-libbed line — “Alright, alright, alright!” — that would stay…

UEFA bans Slavia Prague’s Ondřej Kúdela for 10 games for racist behavior

UEFA bans Slavia Prague’s Ondřej Kúdela for 10 games for racist behavior

Slavia Prague defender Ondřej Kúdela has been banned for 10 matches by UEFA after the governing body’s investigation into allegations of the player’s “racist behavior” towards Rangers’ midfielder Glen Kamara during the sides’ UEFA Europa League meeting at Ibrox stadium last month. The incident occurred late in the match when Kúdela was seen saying something…