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Germany ideal opponents as Southgate looks for blueprint for England revolution

It's fitting that Gareth Southgate's first game in charge of England since he became the permanent manager of the national team is against Germany on Wednesday. While it might only ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 23:43:39

Kingsmeadow plays host to night worth its weight in gold

While the world was transfixed on the ding-dong between Manchester City and Monaco on the Mediterranean coastline, there was another game that caught the attention. This one was not played ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 23:43:39

‘Slave master’ comments are inappropriate

Over the course of a 6-month NBA regular season, the average player is bound to say something dumb during a post-game interview. Just ask ­Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 0:23:39

ICC China hoping to avoid repeat of last year’s fiasco

For the third year in a row, the International Champions Cup (ICC) will have a China component, with Italian giants Inter and AC Milan, German clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayern ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 23:38:39

Barcelona, Arsenal experience historic week but for different reasons

This past week in the Champions League was a strange one. There were three very one-sided games but it was a week that will be remembered in history. Barcelona's 6-1 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 23:23:39

Lack of challenge for Celtic is holding back Scottish game

Sunday was the fourth Old Firm derby of the season, and the first that Celtic have not won. In fact, this side have dropped just four points in the league ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 23:43:40

MLS player survey makes for fascinating insight into the US game

Along with All-Star games, general razzmatazz and the Scoreboard Bar at San Jose Earthquakes Avaya Stadium (the longest outdoor bar in North America), you can add ESPN's annual survey of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 0:08:39

Outspoken father needs to let son’s play do the talking

American professional sports leagues are peppered with a smattering of under-the-radar overachievers, athletes who enjoy a greater degree of success at the highest competitive level than they did in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:08:40

Farcical U23 rule overshadows solid kick-off for CSL

Substitutions are an integral part of soccer, and have been ever since they were phased into the professional game more than 50 years ago. But something happened over the weekend ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 23:28:40

Loss to Liverpool and Sanchez row worsen Arsenal’s troubling season

Up until the weekend, Liverpool had had a terrible 2017. With just one win in the Premiership this year, they were coming off a 3-1 spanking by a rejuvenated Leicester ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 23:58:39

Fixture farce means EPL has winter break in all but name

It was only a couple of months ago that the games were coming so thick and fast for Premier League sides that the talk of a winter break got its ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 23:23:40

Zlatan’s will might mean extended stay at Old Trafford

The match reports after Sunday's EFL Cup final were unanimous. Southampton were the better side and deserved to win but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the outstanding performer and deserved to win ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/3 0:13:39

One week later, Cousins trade doesn’t look bad for Kings

The Sacramento Kings' February 21 announcement of their DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans trade was about as subtle as Donald Trump. Longtime announcer Grant Napear tweeted that Cousins ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 0:13:39

Interference must be minimized for Yao to achieve promised reform

For the first time in his life, Yao Ming is going to find out what it’s like to be unpopular.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 0:08:40

Relegation scrap is where the real action is in the Premier League

Despite FA Cup, Champions League and Premiership games, the most notable soccer event in the past week was not a match but the sudden firing of Claudio Ranieri by Leicester. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 23:43:39

Foxes board need to roll the dice for Ranieri replacement

The bell has tolled for the dilly ding, dilly dong era. Claudio Ranieiri has been sacked as Leicester City manager just nine months after he led the club to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 23:48:39

Potless Palace facing up to curse of FA Cup’s losing finalists

Some people would have you believe the FA Cup is not all it's cracked up to be. Well, the game between Sutton United and Arsenal gave them plenty of ammunition. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:23:39

‘Underwear Olympics’ not the best way to judge players

One thing that major American sports have in common is a ­major off-season event. Baseball has its winter meetings, basketball has its Las Vegas summer league, and football has the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 0:13:40