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6:05 PM ET Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo is asking a U.S. judge to order a woman’s lawyer to pay the international soccer star more than $626,000 after claiming in a failed lawsuit seeking millions of dollars that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier. In a bluntly worded court document, Ronaldo’s
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12:47 AM ET The United States women’s national team made hard work out of its 2-0 friendly win over Colombia at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday that included an hour-long delay due to lightning and severe weather in Sandy, Utah. Vlatko Andonovski’s side had already beaten Colombia 3-0 on Saturday and was playing its last
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5:33 PM ET Associated Press Scott Vermillion, who died in 2020, is the first player in MLS history to be diagnosed with CTE. Getty Images Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion had the degenerative brain disease.
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3:18 PM ET Zack Steffen faces a battle with new Arsenal signing Matt Turner to start in goal for the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup. Jan Kruger/Getty Images United States men’s national team and Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen is expected to join English Championship side Middlesbrough on loan through the 2022-23 season, sources confirmed
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6:02 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have decided they will not stand in the way of Raheem Sterling‘s proposed move to Chelsea, sources have told ESPN. City expect to receive a fee of between £50 million and £60m for the England winger, who has a year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium,
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9:33 PM ET Lorenzo Insigne will be the highest-paid player in MLS after joining Toronto FC. USA Today Images Lorenzo Insigne may be viewed as one of Major League Soccer’s most significant signings but the Italy international shrugged off the notion that he was under any pressure when Toronto FC introduced their prize recruit on Monday.
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1:52 PM ET Wales forward Gareth Bale has joined LAFC on a 12-month contract, with options through to 2024, after his departure from LaLiga champions Real Madrid, the Major League Soccer side announced on Monday. The 32-year-old, who signed for Spanish giants Real from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-record transfer
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5:08 AM ET Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will step down from his role as technical and performance advisor at the end of June, the Premier League club said on Monday, the latest staff member to leave Stamford Bridge following the takeover led by Todd Boehly. Cech, who was appointed to the role in 2019
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4:50 PM ET LAFC co-president and general manager John Thorrington says his club is ready to put Gareth Bale “in a position to succeed” following Saturday’s news that the Wales international would be joining Major League Soccer’s top team this summer as a free agent. “We’ve done our diligence as you would hopefully expect,” Thorrington
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4:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen Striker Loum Tchaouna has starred for the France U19 side. Francis Gonzalez/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The eight-team Under-19 European Championship is into the knockout rounds, with France taking on Israel and England facing Italy in the semifinals on Tuesday. But which players have stood out during the group stage? And
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