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Milan looking back to Berlusconi blueprint for return of glory days

For anyone who grew up in Britain in the late 1980s and 1990s, no team symbolized the glamor and sophistication associated with European soccer more than AC Milan. These were ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/21 0:13:40

Upcoming Mayweather-McGregor bout perfectly suited to its times

For decades, certain major sporting events have come to symbolize - for better or for worse - the historical time periods during which they took place. Texas Western's 1966 NCAA ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 0:08:39

McGregor, Mayweather fight turning into traveling circus

The fight between Conor ­McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on August 26 has been described as a farce, so it was apt that the roadshow to promote their bout turned into ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 0:03:39

Preseason wanderings show that soccer clubs are striving to go global

Manchester United kicked off the first of five games in 11 days on their US tour with a win over LA Galaxy at the Stubhub Center in Carson and the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 23:58:39

Time has come for Januzaj to get real about delivering on his potential

Even with the most rose tinted of ­glasses, there were very few highlights at Manchester United under David Moyes. There was one genuine positive: the ­arrival of Adnan Januzaj.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 23:38:39

Bryce Harper’s All-Star suggestion not necessarily a bad idea for MLB

A long, long time ago on playgrounds far, far away, kids played sports free from adult supervision and interference. The best players picked their teams spontaneously, based solely on which ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 0:13:40

German soccer discovering two sides to Chinese coin

A little over two years ago, China released its initial plans for soccer reform and the authorities then set about trying to put those plans into motion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 0:03:39

Arsenal summer heats up after splurging on French star Lacazette

Arsenal broke the bank by coughing up a club-record 52 million pounds ($67 million) for Olympique Lyonnais star Alexandre Lacazette last week. With this, Arsene Wenger deserves a little credit ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 23:48:40

Wolves and Lukaku show that super agents now call shots in transfer market

Whatever the final figure that Romelu Lukaku's impending transfer from Everton to Manchester United is, it is sure to be another decent earner for his agent Mino Raiola. The Dutch-Italian ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 23:48:39

Rooney return to Everton makes sense for all involved

They often tell you that you should "never go back" in soccer, and the pundits are saying it now about Wayne Rooney and what appears to be his impending return ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/7 0:13:39

New York Knicks’ demise not entirely ex-president Phil Jackson’s fault

In an organizational move that was shocking but not at all surprising, the New York Knicks fired team president Phil Jackson on June 28. Shocking because of the timing, unsurprising ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 0:23:39

European transfers gain extra attention due to Chinese connection

Two very different soccer transfers went down this week on opposite sides of the world - but both had a strong Chinese connection.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 0:13:40

Buy-back clauses are logical progression of big clubs stockpiling youth

Chelsea have signed Exeter City's 16-year-old Ethan Ampadu, making the defender the latest in a line of highly rated prospects to sign for the Stamford Bridge side. The question is: ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 0:23:39

Thanks to Shrewsbury, safe standing in English football is starting to get legs

Which team provide the destination for the fans in Alison Moyet's "Blue," possibly the only pop song about supporting Southend United? Which side's kit features in the cult rockumentary This ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/30 0:38:39

Is calling Serena ‘best female player ever’ a sexist statement?

During a National Public Radio interview on Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe confirmed a professional opinion from his new memoir, but seriously, calling Serena Williams "the best female player ever ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 0:18:40

Portugal look to be favorites as Confederations Cup moves into semis

This year's top international soccer competition finished its group stage on Sunday, but it would not be surprising if this went unnoticed by the vast amount of fans worldwide. Despite ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 23:53:39

Is the beautiful game taking its No.1 status for granted?

It's not a question anyone was reasonably expecting to be asked but who is going to be soccer's Ice Cube? Not in the sense of actually rapping - hopefully Memphis ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 23:58:40

Celtics-76ers trade could mean big things for both franchises

Last week the Boston Celtics traded the first overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. In return, the Celtics receive the third overall pick, plus an additional ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 23:08:39