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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

Too early for title talk but Mourinho's 'horses' are setting the early pace

Manchester United racked up their biggest league win under Jose Mourinho against West Ham United a week ago and then matched it again in south Wales on Saturday. Two games, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 23:08:39

English top flight should go further than closing transfer window earlier

Premier League clubs are in talks to change the transfer window. In the spirit of Brexit they are going to vote on ­whether they go their own way and stop ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 22:48:39

Arsenal start off Premier League season with a 7-goal thriller victory

If Arsenal wanted to start their season off on a positive note and with a bang, they certainly succeeded Friday when they overcame Leicester 4-3. Having lost their last two ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 23:08:40

Debuts to remember offer instant reminder of Premier League excitement

The opening Saturday of the Premier League did not disappoint even if it did have a touch of the unexpected about it once the dust had settled. New boys Huddersfield ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 23:53:39

Premier League return brings fantasy game's value back to reality

The chances are that even if you have only a passing interest in soccer, you'll be aware of what's happening this weekend. It's the opening round of fixtures in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 23:28:40

Giving World Series ring to ostracized fan is right thing to do

There's never a bad time to do a good deed. Just ask the Chicago Cubs, who on July 31 gave a 2016 World Series ring to Steve Bartman despite the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 23:23:40

Arsenal prevail over Chelsea in latest chapter of rivalry in Community Shield

The Community Shield does not count toward the Premiership but you would not have known it by how both teams ­approached it on Sunday. Arsenal started off their season positively ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 23:33:40

Woeful Yeovil facing return to non-league if they can't stop the rot

Played one. Lost one. A goal difference of minus six. To say that it was not a great opening day to the League Two season for Yeovil Town would be ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 23:43:39

Good luck to Neymar if he thinks he will shine outside of Messi's shadow

There are people who will tell you that Neymar's reasons for leaving Barcelona run into the hundreds of thousands ­every week, but there appears to be only one that matters ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 22:48:40

Beltre's 3,000th hit forces fans to take a closer look at stats

On Sunday, Texas Rangers outfielder Adrian Beltre recorded his 3,000th major league hit. In a century-old league whose record books have recently been skewed to the point of transmogrification, Beltre's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 23:48:39

Jon Jones reclaims UFC LHW title with stunning knockout

After his knockout win to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight belt on Sunday, it would be hard for anyone to dispute that Jon "Bones" Jones is not one of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 22:48:39

This summer transfer window will show extent of Spurs ambitions

It's an interesting time to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan. They finished second last season, as they did the season before, and based on the fact that this group of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 23:43:39

Most numbers are odd when it comes to soccer shirts

Manchester United versus Charlton Athletic in the sixth round of the FA Cup in March 1994 - a game likely long forgotten by the rest of the 44,437 at Old ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 23:43:40