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Philippe Coutinho completes permanent transfer to Aston Villa as Barcelona take huge loss

Philippe Coutinho completes permanent transfer to Aston Villa as Barcelona take huge loss

Aston Villa have completed the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, ​​the two clubs announced Thursday. Barcelona said they had accepted a €20 million transfer fee with Barca also inserting a sell-on clause of 50% for any future transfer. Coutinho, who joined Villa on loan in January, became Barcelona’s record signing when he joined …

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Frenkie de Jong: Persist or cash in?  Barcelona's transfer dilemma

Frenkie de Jong: Persist or cash in? Barcelona’s transfer dilemma

Regular Barcelona watchers will recognize the scene. Barca are struggling in a game, laboring to break down their doggedly defending opponents. Around the hour mark, the fourth official holds up a board showing the number 21. Frenkie de Jong walks unhappily from the pitch, and the Nou Camp crowd grumbles. This keeps happening. Before Tuesday …

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Erling Haaland: 'It's a decision for Erling,' Borussia Dortmund CEO says of striker's impending departure transfer

Erling Haaland: ‘It’s a decision for Erling,’ Borussia Dortmund CEO says of striker’s impending departure transfer

CNN — The race to secure Erling Haaland’s signature has been one of the most hotly-contested transfer sagas in recent memory – and it would seem to still be finally reaching its conclusion. Multiple UK media outlets have reported that Manchester City will likely announce in the coming week that it has agreed a deal …

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Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder asked me to get Goodell fired: Ex-Papa John's CEO

Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder asked me to get Goodell fired: Ex-Papa John’s CEO

Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder allegedly wanted their favorite pizza man to get Roger Goodell fired. John Schnatter — the former CEO of Papa John’s, who did, indeed, take a swipe at the NFL commissioner before himself resigning in disgrace — opened up recently to “Fearless with Jason Whitlock” and appeared to confirm suspicions that …

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Chelsea being sold for $3B to LA Dodgers owners, investors

Chelsea being sold for $3B to LA Dodgers owners, investors

LONDON — Chelsea will be sold to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, ending 19 years of ownership and lavish investment by Roman Abramovich until the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to offload the English Premier League club over the war in Ukraine. The sale price of 2.5 billion pounds …

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Roma's 'sense of family' key to reaching Europa Conference League final

Roma’s ‘sense of family’ key to reaching Europa Conference League final

A tearful Jose Mourinho salutes Roma supporters after beating Leicester in the Europa Conference League semifinals. Getty Images Jose Mourinho said a “sense of family” between his AS Roma club and their supporters was the biggest reason they reached the final of the Europa Conference League. The outspoken Portuguese coach told Roma supporters ahead of …

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Diego Maradona's iconic 'Hand of God' shirt sells for record-breaking $9.3 million at online auction

Diego Maradona’s iconic ‘Hand of God’ shirt sells for record-breaking $9.3 million at online auction

The blue jersey was sold to an anonymous buyer for £7,142,500 ($9,284,536), said Sotheby’s. It had previously been in the possession of former England midfielder Steve Hodge, who exchanged shirts with Maradona after Argentina’s 2-1 quarterfinal victory. During the game, Hodge unintentionally flicked the ball into the air for Maradona to score the infamous ‘Hand …

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NFL mock draft 2023 - Todd McShay's early predictions for all 32 first-round picks next year, including five QBs and five more WRs

NFL mock draft 2023 – Todd McShay’s early predictions for all 32 first-round picks next year, including five QBs and five more WRs

The jet lag from Sunday’s flight home from the 2022 NFL draft in Las Vegas has barely worn off, but I’m already digging in on the 2023 class. I’m that excited about this group. After only one quarterback was selected in the first 73 picks this year, we could see a handful in the first …

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Real Madrid: How the football world reacted to Los Blancos' extraordinary Champions League semifinal victory

Real Madrid: How the football world reacted to Los Blancos’ extraordinary Champions League semifinal victory

The last time the two teams faced each other was in Kyiv in 2018, when Salah left the field in tears after being injured in a tackle by Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid eventually won 3-1 and lifted their 13th European Cup. Now, in Paris — after the final was moved from St. Petersburg following Russia’s …

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