Month: August 2022

3:09 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens AC Milan are set to beat Villarreal to the signing of United States international Sergino Dest on loan from Barcelona, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Dest was reconsidering an offer from LaLiga side Villarreal after a phone call from coach Unai Emery, but sources say the 21-year-old is
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5:19 PM ET Fabio Carvalho snatched a 2-1 victory for Liverpool against Newcastle United with a stunning volley five minutes into stoppage time that ended the visitors’ unbeaten start to the season and kept Jurgen Klopp’s team in touch with the early Premier League pace-setters. Alexander Isak‘s debut goal for Newcastle had given Eddie Howe’s
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12:19 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona‘s Sergino Dest is reconsidering an offer from LaLiga side Villarreal after a phone call from coach Unai Emery, sources have told ESPN. Villarreal approached Dest about a season-long loan earlier this week after losing right-back Juan Foyth to injury, but the United States international was initially reluctant
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12:24 PM ET Associated Press Ryan Giggs made a club-record 963 appearances for Manchester United during his 23-year senior career. Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images The jury in the trial of Ryan Giggs was discharged Wednesday after failing to reach a verdict on domestic violence charges against the former Manchester United star. Giggs, 48, had been
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8:34 AM ET Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana on a seven-year contract, the club announced Wednesday. ESPN reported Saturday that Chelsea agreed a fee in the region of £75 million for Fofana after Leicester demanded the same £80m fee they received for defender Harry Maguire when he moved to
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10:09 AM ET Associated Press RedBird Capital Partners have purchased a controlling interest in AC Milan for €1.2 billion. Nicola Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images AC Milan announced their latest ownership change on Wednesday, which involves a minority stake for the New York Yankees. RedBird Capital Partners completed the deal to purchase a controlling interest in the
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8:12 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Erik ten Hag insists Cristiano Ronaldo will still be a Manchester United player after the transfer deadline, while also suggesting the club’s spending will come to an end after the completion of deals for Antony and Martin Dubravka. United are finalising moves for Ajax winger Antony and Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka
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6:30 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Sources have told ESPN the injury will keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out for around three weeks. David Ramos/Getty Images Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffered a broken jaw during a robbery at his house earlier in the week, sources confirmed to ESPN. Aubameyang was assaulted in the early hours of Monday
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11:15 PM ET Associated Press A Las Vegas police report compiled a decade after a woman first made a 2009 rape complaint against international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo almost became public Tuesday by mistake, before a Nevada judge backtracked and kept it sealed. Clark County District Court Judge Jasmin Lilly-Spells decided to at least temporarily
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press A former North Carolina State soccer player sued the school in federal court Tuesday, saying he was sexually abused for years by the Wolfpack’s former director of sports medicine under the guise of treatment. The lawsuit filed by Benjamin Locke accuses Robert Murphy Jr. of improperly touching his genitals during
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7:09 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain have signed central midfielder Fabian Ruiz from Italian side Napoli with the Spain international signing a five-year contract, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed but media reports said PSG paid an initial fee off €21.5 million ($21.5m). – Storylines to watch ahead of transfer
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2:54 PM ET French prosecutors are investigating allegations that Paul Pogba, seen here with Kylian Mbappe, was the target of extortion by his brother. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images World Cup winner Paul Pogba paid €100,000 ($100,000) to an organised group, including his brother, that was trying to extort him for millions, French officials said Tuesday. French prosecutors
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2:36 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens United States international Sergino Dest is open to a move to Manchester United but any move away from Barcelona before Thursday’s transfer deadline is dependent on several factors, sources have told ESPN. Dest, 21, has not been named in the squad for any of Barca’s three LaLiga games
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5:53 PM ET Thomas Tuchel said his Chelsea team were bullied by Southampton on Tuesday and urged them to toughen up for future Premier League away games. The Blues lost 2-1 at St Mary’s despite Raheem Sterling opening the scoring midway through the first half, as Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong struck to give the
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12:26 PM ET Gwendolyn Oxenham Last month, former USWNT star Heather O’Reilly came out of retirement and joined Irish club Shelbourne FC ahead of their Champions League campaign. David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images When Shelbourne FC team captain Pearl Slattery picked up her two teammates, Shauna Fox and Izzy Glennon, for the drive to training in
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4:39 PM ET Chelsea suffered their second defeat of the young Premier League season after giving up an early lead to go down 2-1 to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday. Raheem Sterling put Chelsea in front in the 23rd minute with his third goal in two games but Southampton leveled within five minutes
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11:14 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund, sources have told ESPN. City are nearing an agreement of around €17.5m for the defender, who has a year left on his contract at Dortmund. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) The 27-year-old
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10:26 AM ET ESPN News Services A prosecutor on Monday announced a sprawling indictment targeting members of what she said is a violent street gang that has been targeting the Atlanta-area homes of famous athletes — including Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley — entertainers and others who flaunt expensive possessions on social media. Ridley, singer
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