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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

HK minnows looking to sink CSL whale

Everyone loves an underdog story, but, in this case, David versus Goliath doesn't even come close.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 23:38:39

FA Cup 5th-round shocks are proof that romance is not dead

"Football, bloody hell!" Those were Sir Alex Ferguson's famous words to describe his Manchester United side's comeback over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final, but they would have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 23:38:39

Have Man City found missing piece of their Champions League puzzle?

Manchester City Football Club may now think that this is their year to win the Champions League. This is not because Barcelona are all but out after losing 4-0 to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 23:33:40

Radical rule changes not the right way to shorten MLB games

A 1998 Nike baseball ad campaign assured us that "Chicks dig the long ball." Apparently neither chicks nor dudes dig long games, however, so for several years MLB executives have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 0:03:40

Stellar season for Beijing’s ice hockey team masks long-term issues

As the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) enters the final week of the regular season, Beijing’s Kunlun Red Star stands poised to qualify for the playoffs in its debut season, a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 22:18:40

Whether Wenger leaves or stays, it would be the ‘wright’ decision

Arsenal legend Ian Wright caused a bit of a stir when he claimed that Arsene Wenger might be retiring. According to Wright, Wenger had said to him during the week ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 23:23:39

Refs under fire equals watershed moment for EPL officials

It's ironic that when it comes to views on the man in the middle, there is no middle ground. Soccer's problem with referees comes into sharp focus in almost every ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 23:13:40

Unbridled joy at Shanghai Shenhua loss is misplaced

Disaster, humiliation and embarrassment. These are the words that dominated the headlines which greeted the news that Shanghai Shenhua had lost their Asian Champions League qualifier to Brisbane Roar of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 23:33:39

Amid NFL, US and global changes, Patriots keep on winning Super Bowl

What a difference 15 years makes. Just ask the New England Patriots, whose come-from-behind 34-28 overtime victory in Sunday's Super Bowl LI added yet another chapter to one of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/8 23:18:39

NFL’s China conundrum facing a number of variables in the future

For all the records that New England Patriots legend Tom Brady broke at ­Super Bowl LI, there was another quarterback in Houston’s NRG Stadium who may just have had an ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/7 23:33:39

Familiar problems doom Arsenal in showdown with leaders Chelsea

It was not that surprising but the final nail was put into the coffin of Arsenal's title hopes for yet another season after a devastating defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/6 23:08:39

Taylor transfer shines light on English football’s unique rivalries

Welcome to Bristol. Those three words were all it took for Bristol City to take a swipe at their crosstown rivals and confirm the signing of Bristol Rovers' star striker ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/5 23:53:39

Giantkillings not the only old-school reason to be cheerful this week

The FA Cup dominated headlines last weekend with tales of giantkillings that will be passed down from generation to generation - at least for the fans of ­non-league Sutton United ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/2 23:13:39

Hacking case shows tech is not always good

Just when baseball fans think they’ve seen everything, one of the sport’s most storied franchises has to forfeit $2 million and two top picks in June’s amateur draft because of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/2 23:08:39