Premier League Is Left Flat-Footed as New Leader Suddenly Backs Out

The English Premier League, soccer’s leading domestic competition, has been forced to reopen its search for a new leader after announcing that Susanna Dinnage, who was picked to replace the longtime executive chairman Richard Scudamore, had a change of heart. Dinnage, a senior executive at Discovery Communications, would have instantly become one of the most powerful women in sports had […]

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Manchester United Thrives Off the Field. That’s the Problem.

MANCHESTER, England — Inside Old Trafford, 75,572 fans stood at attention. On the field, Manchester United’s players gathered in a huddle, fresh from victory against Swansea City, arms draped around each other’s shoulders. In the center circle, Alex Ferguson shuffled from foot to foot. He was about to say goodbye to the club he had managed for 27 years. This […]

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Klopp reveals who he prefers between Mourinho and Guardiola

Jurgen Klopp described Pep Guardiola as the best coach in the world when asked who he prefers between the Spaniard and Jose Mourinho . The Liverpool boss has had the pleasure of facing both coaches in the Premier League over the past two years, and of course regularly came up against Guardiola in the Bundesliga. Both Manchester managers have contrasting […]

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Viv Anderson on making England history 40 years ago — and the work still to do

It was 40 years ago this month – on Wednesday, November 29,1978 – that Viv Anderson shattered that glass ceiling. His debut against Czechoslovakia made the former Manchester United defender the first black player to earn a full international cap for England – and to pave the way for future generations. “When I played in the seventies the first black […]

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Premier League chiefs spark outrage with plan to give Scudamore £5m send-off

Premier League chiefs have caused outrage after an incredible plan to give Richard Scudamore a £5m golden handshake. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck proposed the idea for all of the 20 clubs to contribute £250,000 each as a farewell gift to the outgoing Premier League chief executive. But the idea has caused a major backlash and some clubs are now concerned […]

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Premier League Names Susanna Dinnage Its Next Chief Executive

LONDON — Susanna Dinnage, a senior executive at Discovery Communications, was named the next chief executive of the Premier League on Tuesday, a position that will make her one of the most prominent women in professional sports. Dinnage will replace the Premier League’s outgoing executive chairman, Richard Scudamore, who is stepping down later this year after nearly two decades leading […]

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5 talking points from Arsenal’s draw against Liverpool

Alexandre Lacazette earned a point for Arsenal with a stunning finish in an entertaining 1-1 draw against Liverpool. The Frenchman curled home a belter in the last 10 minutes after evading the on-rushing Alisson after latching on to a through ball. James Milner had earlier put Liverpool ahead after Bernd Leno had parried Sadio Mane’s cross into his path via […]

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