Football

7:07 AM ET Quinn came out as transgender in September. Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images OL Reign and Canada midfielder Quinn has said they are “proud” after becoming the first openly transgender person to compete at the Olympics but added that “the fight [for transgender rights] isn’t close to over.” Quinn competed at
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5:45 AM ET Chelsea will begin their Women’s Super League title (WSL) defence with a trip to London rivals Arsenal after the fixture list for the 2021-22 season was released on Friday. Manchester City, who finished second last season, travel to Everton, while their cross-town rivals Manchester United host Reading in the opening round of
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2:37 PM ET Brazilian police charged six Boca Juniors players and officials on Wednesday, a day after they were involved in clashes with rivals and police following their Copa Libertadores elimination by Atletico Mineiro. Two were charged with damaging property and released after paying 3000 reais ($574) bail each, the Minas Gerais state police said
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12:15 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer FIFA has announced it will fine the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) 100,000 swiss francs ($109,000) after anti-gay chants were heard from fans during Mexico‘s May 29 match against Iceland in Arlington, Texas. A spokesperson for FIFA confirmed to ESPN Mexico that this latest round of punishment would not include
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8:33 AM ET Adriana Garcia Real Madrid‘s first summer signing David Alaba has said he would love to play alongside Raphael Varane amid reports the France international defender will leave and join Manchester United. Varane, whose contract at Bernabeu is due to expire in June 2022, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top defensive target and sources
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6:53 AM ET Adriana Garcia Boca Juniors and Atletico-MG players clashed in their Copa Libertadores game. Bruna Prado-Pool/Getty Images Police were forced to use pepper spray to prevent Boca Juniors players from entering the Atletico Mineiro changing room following an ugly brawl after their Copa Libertadores game on Tuesday. Atletico won 3-1 on penalties in Belo
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7:55 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are set to seek a solution to their interest in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane before turning their attention to other targets to ensure they stay within their budget for the summer transfer window, sources have told ESPN. United have been encouraged that a deal for Varane is
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4:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen The men’s soccer tournament at the Olympic Games gets underway on Wednesday in Japan and there are plenty of top young players on show until the gold medal match on Aug. 7. Traditionally, the men’s Olympic tournament only allows countries to use players under the age of 23, with the
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12:09 PM ET Steven Berghuis has signed a four-year deal for Ajax, the club announced on Monday. Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images Ajax have signed Steven Berghuis from Feyenoord on a four year deal, the club announced on Monday. The Dutch international’s move has caused controversy in the Netherlands due to rivalry between the two sides, especially between
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3:43 AM ET Maya Yoshida has called for Tokyo 2020 organisers to reconsider its ban on spectators. Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Japan men’s captain Maya Yoshida has questioned the decision to hold the Olympic Games behind closed doors, calling on authorities to reconsider the spectator ban before the football tournaments begin on Wednesday. Yoshida led Japan to
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10:07 AM ET Rob Dawson Tahith Chong opened the scoring for Manchester United at Derby. Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images DERBY, England — Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri got the goals as Manchester United kicked-off their preseason schedule with a 2-1 win over Derby County at Pride Park. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team scored either side
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