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Some of soccer’s most impressive talents are those who couldn’t become stars

There is one universal truth in soccer and that is - if you ask anyone - fan, ­player and pundit alike - they will always tell you that the most ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 23:38:39

Peterson’s fluid narrative keeps NFL fans coming back for more

There are many reasons sports are so popular - fans' allegiance to certain teams, the rivalries that grow out those allegiances, etc. One oft-overlooked element, however, is the fluid concept ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 23:33:40

De Boer dismissal and Hodgson hire both signs all is not well at Palace

How long is long enough to wait before making the decision to sack your manager? It seems that a mere four Premier League games - five matches in total including ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 23:38:40

Arsenal halt slide with smooth victory

Arsenal were deep in crisis before the international break, but a home win over Bournemouth was just what was needed to rectify the state of affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 22:08:40

Hughes and Mourinho are latest pair to make football all about hands

Football, they say, is a funny old game and Jose Mourinho has done little to disprove that this weekend. The Manchester United manager refused to shake his Stoke City counterpart's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 23:03:39

Now is the time for Ballon d’Or 2018 hopefuls to start proving themselves

The international break is done, the European domestic game returns this weekend and the Champions League follows hot on its heels early next week. In other words, it's about time ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 23:43:40

Blind football player’s debut causes huge stir

Far too often, sports fans get bogged down in negative stories about misbehaving athletes, cheating coaches, clueless owners and so on. But every so often, a positive story comes along ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 23:28:40

Scientists say there’s value in the market but overpaying is the new normal

Neuchatel, a Swiss town of just 30-odd thousand people, might not mean a lot to soccer fans. Those with a love of lesser European leagues might recognize local side Neuchatel ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 23:43:39

Two sensational Test cricket upsets dent bleak outlook

It was an incredible week for Test cricket last week as two upsets rocked the popular notion that the sport was becoming too uncompetitive and predictable.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 22:13:39

Billericay Town ambition making headlines well above non-league level

It was the international break this weekend, meaning no action in the Premier League and the Championship, but many clubs below the Football League also found their league campaigns interrupted. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 22:28:39

Summer signings failing to juggle is proof that modern game is a circus

As much as everyone hates the transfer window, it does guarantee one thing: transfers. More importantly that means unveilings and because there is justice in the world that means unveiling ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 23:43:39

ESPN college football announcer change is not a good sign

On Saturday, the University of Virginia's football team will open its season against William and Mary. Ordinarily, this would be a commonplace, innocuous game between a power conference school and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 0:23:40

Forget FFP and let the clubs spend but tax them to support grass roots

The last few days have confirmed the summer's second worst-kept secret: Kylian Mbappe will head home to Paris after swapping French champions Monaco for PSG. The only real news is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 23:43:39

Last few days of big spending could make for record transfer window

The international break is upon us and that means that the teams in ­European soccer's top leagues have time to take stock and see what they need before the transfer ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 23:33:39

Carabao Cup curbs calamity but still looks clueless

Credit where it's due, the suits at the English Football League (EFL) have managed to outdo themselves once again. It seemed impossible based on past history - they had Donald ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 23:33:39

Rookie QBs’ preseason success challenges long-held beliefs

For decades, it has been said that the most popular person in an NFL city is the team's back-up quarterback. Fans gush over his unproven potential, convincing themselves that he ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 23:18:39

Rooney exhibits expert timing in answering country’s call for goals

While there were plenty of people quick to wish Wayne Rooney well on Tuesday night when he scored his 200th Premier League goal, there might not have been many in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 23:03:39

West Indies defeat signifies dire decline in Test cricket

The West Indies have been a spent force in global Test cricket for well over a decade now, but their loss to England on the weekend was still a new ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 22:38:41