Abramovich cedes 'stewardship' of Chelsea amid threat of sanctions

Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who turned Chelsea into a global powerhouse, announced Saturday he’s surrendering control of the club to trustees of its charitable foundation, throwing into question the billionaire’s future as owner amid the growing threat of sanctions against him. Abramovich faced calls to denounce Vladimir Putin after the Russian president ordered troops […]

Bill introduced to end tax break for stadium builds

The investigation into the Washington Commanders’ workplace — and the NFL’s response — served as an impetus for a bill introduced in Congress aimed at eliminating subsidies for professional stadiums. Three members of Congress — Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) — introduced a bill on Tuesday that would immediately […]

4 takeaways from Tuesday's Champions League action

The Champions League last 16 rumbles on this week with the final batch of first-leg matches. Below, we dissect the biggest talking points from Tuesday’s games in Europe’s premier club competition. Silva’s all-around game still staggering In the 86th minute, Thiago Silva shifted to a different persona. The Chelsea defender quietly and almost invisibly mopped […]