4:00 AM ET The opening day of the 2021-22 Premier League season will see Manchester City begin their title defence away at Tottenham Hotspur on Aug. 14, the league announced on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s City will have to face Spurs, Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool in their first seven games of the season. – When
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6:31 PM ET Danny Lewis With most of the major European seasons now complete, the rumour mill has been sent into overdrive as clubs ponder their moves ahead of what will be a busy transfer window. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Atletico to sign Liverpool target
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12:52 AM ET Paul Pogba accused Antonio Rudiger of “nibbling” him on the shoulder during France‘s 1-0 win on Tuesday, but said he was not looking for the Germany defender to face punishment. The two players clashed towards the end of the first half, with Rudiger caught on camera putting his face close to Pogba’s
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6:44 PM ET U.S. Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone said Tuesday that with the regard to the equal pay lawsuit filed by players on the U.S. women’s national team, asking the federation “to make up the difference in FIFA prize money is untenable, and would likely bankrupt the Federation.” – Watch USWNT vs. Nigeria
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11:18 PM ET The United States men’s national team will open up their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in September with a visit to El Salvador. Along with El Salvador, Canada and Panama also advanced on Tuesday to join the USMNT, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, and Mexico in CONCACAF’s final round of qualifying for
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5:28 PM ET Associated Press UEFA has said “several people” are being treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into Munich’s Allianz Arena before France‘s 1-0 victory over Germany at Euro 2020. – Euro 2020 on ESPN: Latest news, features, video– Euro 2020 on ESPN: Stream LIVE games and replays
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7:04 PM ET How some things change in football. Back at the 2014 World Cup when Germany knocked out France in the quarterfinals, Mats Hummels was the game’s lone goalscorer. On that night in Rio de Janeiro, it was the German defender who broke French hearts despite Les Bleus dominating the game and creating the
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3:23 PM ET Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been admitted to next season’s Champions League despite their involvement in the proposed breakaway European Super League project. Admission letters have been sent to all Champions League participants, European football’s governing body UEFA has said. – Euro 2020 on ESPN: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S.
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6:54 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona‘s summer shake-up is set to continue this week with the signing of Memphis Depay and the departures of several squad players, sources have told ESPN. Depay, 27, is out of contract with French side Lyon at the end of June and has been a Barca target since
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12:00 PM ET Adriana Garcia Portugal‘s Cristiano Ronaldo‘s two-goal performance made history at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, making him the leading scorer in the Championship’s history with 11 goals in a record fifth tournament appearance. The Portugal captain overtook France great Michel Platini with his first goal in a 3-0 win over Hungary at the
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5:12 AM ET Albert Sambi Lokonga is wanted by Arsenal as they revamp their midfield options. Photo by Herman Dingler/BSR Agency/Getty Images Arsenal have had a £12.9 million bid rejected by Anderlecht for midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, sources have told ESPN. The Gunners have been told a fee of £17.2m will be enough to land the
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10:19 AM ET Jamie Vardy is one of the Premier League’s most recognisable players. Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images Premier League striker Jamie Vardy has bought a stake in U.S. football club Rochester Rhinos. The Rhinos have been out of action for four years, but are targeting a 2022 comeback. Vardy, 34, has said
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5:13 AM ET Associated Press Brazil’s health ministry has documented 41 cases of COVID-19 related to the Copa America, including 31 players or staff members and 10 workers who were hired for the event. The ministry said in a statement that all workers who tested positive were in Brasilia, where Brazil kicked off the tournament
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3:30 AM ET Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has said he feels “fine — under the circumstances” in his first message to fans since he suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday. Eriksen, 29, collapsed in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland in Copenhagen. He was administered CPR on the field and then
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9:30 PM ET Associated Press Diego Maradona’s life was honored in a tribute featuring lights and projections onto the pitch before Argentina‘s Copa America opener against Chile. No fans were present at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the latest tribute to the Argentine football great, this one organized by CONMEBOL. –
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