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Manchester City’s plan for global domination

Football has already been transformed by big money – but the businessmen behind Man City are trying to build a global corporation that will change the game for ever. By Giles Tremlett<p>On 19 December 2009, Pep Guardiola stood and wept in the middle of Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The …

Real Madrid Parade 2017: Twitter Reaction, Photos, Videos and More

After sealing their 33rd La Liga title, Real Madrid returned to the Spanish capital Monday morning to celebrate with their fans.<p>Los Blancos beat Malaga 2-0 Sunday with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, thus ensuring they eclipsed hated rivals Barcelona for the top spot in the league. …

What you need to know about Trump's first speech as president

Guardian US writers examine President Trump’s take on national security, the economy, climate change, healthcare, justice, immigration and gender<p>Donald Trump’s economic nationalism was on full display in his inauguration speech. The president spoke of the “American carnage” he claims has been …

Pep Guardiola: my debt to Andrés Iniesta and how he has shaped my tactics

In an extract from a new book, Guardiola reveals the backing he got from Iniesta during a tough start at Barcelona and describes him as a ‘master of space and time’<p>Late summer 2008. Barcelona lose 1–0 in Soria against little Numancia on the opening day of the league season. A tough baptism for the …

Grading Atletico Madrid on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

That sound you heard echoing all across Europe on Wednesday was the transfer window “slamming shut” in its usual dramatic fashion, but how can Atletico Madrid reflect on their summer of business?<p>Diego Simeone’s side have got off to a poor start in LaLiga, with successive draws against newly …

Grading Barcelona on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

Although only time will tell how good a transfer window Barcelona had this summer, all indications point to it being one that both set them up nicely for this season and has a big influence on the club’s future.<p>This is the first summer window in which the club has been allowed to register players …

Grading Paris Saint-Germain on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

This summer was always going to be tough for Paris Saint-Germain. With Unai Emery in charge, it is a start of a new era in the French capital, and the Spanish boss is looking to mould the team in his own image.<p>The departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United helped in that regard, but …

Soccer

Grading Juventus on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

As always, the last 24 hours of the summer transfer window delivered drama, intensity and some unexpected twists.<p>Deadline day for Juventus was spent chasing Axel Witsel, but they were unable to complete a deal, losing out on the Belgium international in the minutes before the 11 p.m. cut-off point, …

Grading Manchester United on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

This time last year, Manchester United fans were reeling from an incredibly dramatic end to the transfer window. It seemed almost impossible to believe that David De Gea had really stayed and that United had spent what seemed then to be a vast fortune on a relatively unknown French teenager.<p>Of …

Grading Liverpool on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

"We have to change a lot of things to be successful," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters at the beginning of March, but while the German was widely believed to be plotting a slow build for his first summer transfer window in England, a lot has changed for Liverpool since the end of the …

Grading AC Milan on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

This summer was an important one for AC Milan. Having failed to qualify for Europe for the third consecutive year, the squad was in need of reinvigoration. They also needed to bring in players that corresponded to new coach Vincenzo Montella’s style of play.<p>The results were far from …

Grading Real Madrid on Their 2016 Summer Transfer Window Business

As far as transfer business goes, Real Madrid were perhaps the quietest of all Europe's major clubs this summer, restricting themselves to minimal changes to the senior squad after winning the UEFA Champions League little more than three months ago.<p>Head coach Zinedine Zidane has repeatedly said how …

Real Madrid

Chelsea have 38 players out on loan – but who and where are they?

A remarkable 38 Chelsea players are out on loan in countries ranging from Turkey to Colombia and taking in clubs from Juventus to Metropolitan Police<p>A remarkable 38 Chelsea players are out on loan after seven left the club on a temporary basis on deadline day. Teams in England, Spain, Germany, the …

Goethe on Beginner’s Mind and the Discipline of Discernment in Your Media Diet

“One must be something in order to do something.”<p>By the turn of the 19th century, <b>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b> (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832) was not only the world’s most celebrated poet, “the Olympian” of literature, but also a polymath of varied interests, from his fascination with the science of …

Legendary Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee On Creating Incredible Dialogue

McKee had always planned on authoring a trilogy of books: <i>Story</i>, <i>Character</i>, and <i>Dialogue</i>. After <i>Story</i> became a phenomenon, he began researching …

James Milner: the underappreciated enigma of English football

‘Boring James Milner’: as nicknames go, it’s not the worst dished out in England over the last few decades. He could have been called Shrek, or …

Cops Without Guns Dominate as London Awaits 'Likely' Attack

World<p><i>NBC News Digital recently examined how a series of attacks had forced authorities across Europe to re-assess their approaches to tackling terrorism.</i><p><i>In the wake of Wednesday's terrorist attack near the U.K. Parliament, here</i> <i>is a look at how police operate in London.</i><p>LONDON — Seconds after his …

The NSFW Name-Pairing Of Butt And Fuchs Just Won The Olympics

German teammates joined in Olympic legend forever.<p>Linus Butt and Florian Fuchs of Germany enjoyed a first-round 6-2 Olympics field hockey victory over Canada on Saturday.<p>But the unfortunate juxtaposition of their names on TV was internet gold.<p>We don’t have to make middle school jokes ― we’re so …

If the penny ever drops, Ravel Morrison would probably volley it into the net | Jacob Steinberg

Manchester United Youth Cup winner from 2011 looked being a world-beater, just as his then team-mate Paul Pogba went on to become, but after a succession of disasters the Englishman is still struggling to make an impact at Lazio<p>For a heady spell in the autumn of 1995, it was not unthinkable that …

The Top 20 GMO Foods and Ingredients to Avoid – and Why

Guest writer for Wake Up World<p>In the very short time since GMO foods were first introduced, they have tainted ecosystems, created financial strains …

'Impulse' Flight Completes First Solar Round-the-World Journey

World<p>ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday (local time) as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile journey that began more than a year ago.<p>Since its March 2015 take off, …

Swathes Of The Great Barrier Reef Suffer 'Complete Ecosystem Collapse'

In parts of the reef, fish have vanished and corals have died en masse.<p>It’s been a wretched year for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure and one of the most complex natural ecosystems on Earth.<p>The area suffered the worst bleaching event ever, one that impacted over 90 …

Great Barrier Reef

Bear is a beautiful writing app for crafting notes and prose

<i>BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at a beautiful writing app for crafting notes and prose. Submit your startup to get featured too.</i><p>What is Bear?<p>Bear allows you to write everything from quick ideas to essays and even books, then send your work to just about anywhere …

Writing

25 tools and apps to help freelancers stay more productive at work

When you freelance, it can be difficult to cancel out distractions or avoid time-wasting activities. Especially if you work from home or base …

Euro 2016 Foes Spread the Love, Not HIV, in Risqué French AIDS Awareness Ads

Talk about sexual healing. On the heels of Skittles shedding its rainbow for London Pride, Euro 2016 is seeing color in some unexpected …

How To Write a Book

Of all the things I accomplished in 2014, finishing my book was the most satisfying. I had been putting it off since 2000. No joke. I used every …

What Is Cloud Computing Good For?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Cloud computing is a big deal, and only getting bigger. The simple idea of moving large computing tasks from smartphones and desktops into bulky data centers via internet links is gathering a ton of steam. Companies like <b>Amazon.com</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> are building billion-dollar …

Meek Mill Previews New Track Honoring LeBron James' NBA Finals Win and It’s a Banger

People are feeling all types of ways about LeBron James leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an improbable comeback victory in the NBA Finals this …

This Was a Bad, Gruesome, and Utterly Typical Week for Men Killing Their Partners 

The latest—never the last—horrifying deadly shooting rampage in America was brought to us by Mainak Sarkar, a disaffected former UCLA student who …

Crime