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Albania hires Italian Edoardo Reja for its national team

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Joint Korean bid stays in 2023 Women's World Cup host race

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Napoli defender Koulibaly soldiers on after racist incidents

AP Published 6:24 a.m. ET April 17, 2019 | Updated 6:37 a.m. ET April 17, 2019 ROME (AP) — A mountain of a man, Kalidou Koulibaly has a fitting nickname in “K2.” At 6-foot-4 (1.95 meters) and nearly 200 pounds (90 kilograms), the Senegal center back is an immovable force in Napoli’s defense. He’s also […]

Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai under pressure after 5th loss

AP d suspensions mount at Hertha Berlin, so do the losses. And coach Pal Dardai is taking the blame. Hertha lost its fifth straight Bundesliga match on Sunday, falling 5-0 at Hoffenheim to leave the team in 11th place and far from the European places. “What’s happening now is difficult,” Dardai said even before Sunday’s […]

Midfield signings finally proving their worth for Liverpool

AP Published 8:40 a.m. ET April 15, 2019 They arrived in the offseason at a combined cost of $140 million, with the intention of bringing a new dimension to Liverpool’s midfield. Fabinho would be the pure, out-and-out holding midfielder the team had been missing for a few years. Naby Keita would be the energetic, goal-scoring, […]

A rested Ronaldo could be dangerous for Ajax in 2nd leg

AP Published 9:27 a.m. ET April 15, 2019 MILAN (AP) — A rested Cristiano Ronaldo is a dangerous Cristiano Ronaldo. Just ask Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo took some time off before the second leg of the last 16 in the Champions League and responded with a hat trick against the Spanish team as Juventus overturned a […]

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Vikings, Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

MINNEAPOLIS – Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced on Friday afternoon. The details of Thielen’s new deal were revealed in an Instagram post by Team IFA, the agency that represents the 28-year-old receiver. Thielen is set to make $64 million […]

Two-star to potential superstar: Josh Allen wants to be the next Khalil Mack

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Someone is missing. The Kentucky Wildcats’ pro day is underway in Nutter Field House, where 15 NFL hopefuls are running, jumping and short-shuttling for an army of stopwatch-wielding men who look as if they jumped off the pages of “team store” catalogs. Every team is represented as they evaluate the draft-eligible players […]

How mathematicians are trying to make NFL schedules fairer

7:30 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Four years ago, a group of University at Buffalo researchers submitted a paper to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, outlining a mathematical approach by which the NFL could potentially produce a […]

Redskins have changed free-spending ways but not the results

During the early days of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s tenure, cornerback Deion Sanders stood at his locker, oozing the aura of “Prime Time” surrounded by cameras and microphones, and proclaimed the following: “Every owner in the league tries to secure free agents. The difference is, Dan shops at Versace, other owners shop at Walmart.” […]

Jake Pope banned after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis

Jake Pope has been banned for six months after taking cocaine and cannabis. The rookie forward, 21, was also fined £1,000 after failing his second drugs test in just over a year. Having made just six appearances for the Premiership club Pope has been handed a lifeline by Sharks boss Steve Diamond, who has vowed […]

Cowboys' Lawrence: Will be ready for opener

FRISCO, Texas — Fresh off signing a five-year, $105 million deal that includes $65 million guaranteed, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder Wednesday. Lawrence is looking at a four- to six-month rehabilitation process, which could put his return for the season opener in […]
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