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The most grotesque sports contract for someone at zero risk of actual injury while playing a sport

Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, is reportedly seeking a contract that would pay him $49.5 million year, and include such perks as the lifetime use of a private jet.<p>That salary would pay him far more than the league’s best-paid player—that’s Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, …

Jeff Immelt

Leganes 0 Barcelona 3

Barcelona were not at their best at Butarque and Leganes had their chances, but LaLiga's leaders had enough in the tank to seal a 3-0 win.<p>Luis Suarez ended his Barcelona goal drought with a pair of scruffy goals as LaLiga's leaders escaped Leganes with a hard-earned 3-0 win.<p>Barca were nowhere near …

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Somehow, the Blue Jays have extended their losing streak beyond the baseball season

This week at Major League Baseball's general managers' meetings, the Toronto Blue Jays talked up their chances of hitting the off-season's biggest jackpot – Japan's Shohei Otani.<p>If you buy the hype, Otani is the most complete ballplayer to emerge in nearly a century. He both hits and pitches at an …

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Leganes 0-3 Barcelona player ratings: Luis Suarez shines as Lionel Messi experiences rare off day - Mirror Online

Luis Suarez rediscovered his goalscoring touch to help Barcelona past Leganes and extend their lead at the top of La Liga.<p>The Uruguayan grabbed a …

Soccer

Suarez ends drought to lead Barcelona past Leganes

MADRID — Luis Suarez scored twice to end a five-match scoring drought and help Spanish league leader Barcelona beat Leganes 3-0 on Saturday.<p>Suarez …

Soccer

Luis Suarez Nets Brace as Barcelona Cruise Past Leganes

Luis Suarez ended his goalscoring drought in style to help Barcelona increase their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points. Suarez bagged a brace as Barca beat Leganes 3-0 at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Saturday.<p>Substitute Paulinho added the third in the penultimate minute after Suarez …

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Spanish La Liga match report Leganes v FC Barcelona 18 November 2018

Posted: <b>18 November 2017</b> Time: <b>14:37</b><p>FC Barcelona maintained their unbeaten start to the season by defeating Leganes 3-0 on Saturday evening.<p>Asier …

Soccer

Premier League 17/18 Week 12: Leicester City vs Manchester City – Lineups, Preview and Prediction

15:00 GMT, Saturday 18th November, King Power Stadium (Leicester, England)<p>Claude Puel remains unbeaten at Leicester with a win and a draw from his …

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Atletico Madrid fans long for 'home' ahead of Madrid Derby

<b>(CNN) —</b> "People were simply happier there. It was our home," Antonio Álvarez, a lifelong Atletico Madrid fan, says ruefully.<p>At the start of this season, Spanish side Atletico moved into their ultramodern 68,000-seater stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, leaving behind the Vicente Calderon, the place …

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Barça squad named for Leganés trip

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The <i>Blaugrana</i> travel to Madrid for what promises to be a tough <i>La Liga</i> game against Leganés, and Ernesto Valverde …

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Neymar 'wasn't Paris Saint-Germain's first choice signing' this summer as club tried to land ANOTHER Barcelona ace - Mirror Online

Neymar wasn't Paris Saint-Germain's first choice signing in the summer transfer window.<p>That's according to reports from Spain, claiming the Ligue 1 …

Soccer

Kane's first coach on starting in goal, joining Arsenal & Spurs' new wonderkid

Imagine looking back years later and knowing that the kid who once volunteered to be your first goalkeeper in your youth football team has grow up to …

Soccer

The Best Kits Of The 2018 World Cup… So Far

At the time of writing, there are 208 days left until the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia next summer. That may seem like a lot, but with …

FIFA

Major Link Soccer: Caleb Porter out in Portland

Seattle<p>Many of you know Atlantic Crossing as a bar that’s been at the center of the soccer renaissance in Seattle over the last 10 years. It’s also …

Soccer

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi reveals the teams he fears most

Lionel Messi knows the teams he fears most at the 2018 World Cup: champions Germany, Brazil, France and Spain.<p>"I think that at the moment, they're …

FIFA

Chelsea, PSG, Manchester City table contract offer for Lionel Messi — report

Worth a shot.<p>Lionel Messi’s contract at Barcelona is expiring at the end of the season, which means that starting in January, he can sign FOR FREE with any other non-Spanish (or non-Catalan, for that matter) team.<p>Is there a chance that could happen? Of course not. But in a world where PSG can pay …

Soccer

The inside story of how Pep Guardiola has transformed Manchester City - Mirror Online

At the moment, they look unstoppable.<p>Manchester City are on top of the Premier League and on top of the world.<p>Pep Guardiola has led his side to 15 …

Soccer

Barcelona Transfer News: Ernesto Valverde Comments on Antoine Griezmann Rumours

Ernesto Valverde has commented on speculation Barcelona will try to sign Antoine Griezmann by saying he is a "great player" and that the club will "not close the door on anything."<p>The Catalan giants have already agreed a deal in principle to sign the France international next summer, per <i>Le 10 Sport</i> …

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Lionel Messi chills with son Thiago as Argentina sweat over Nigeria defeat

Argentine football is not necessarily in the best of moods at the moment given their stunning 2-4 defeat to Nigeria in a friendly recently. However, …

Soccer

The Euro Preview: Barcelona, Bayern threatening to pull away

With World Cup qualifying complete, one has to wonder whether the title races in Spain and Germany could become forgone conclusions should Barcelona …

Soccer

Russia World Cup 2018 Power Rankings: Ranking every team's chances from 1 to 32 - CBSSports.com

There are about 7-8 teams that can realistically win this thing<p>The 2018 World Cup field is set after Peru became the last team to qualify with its …

FIFA

Cristiano Ronaldo Wants 7 Children to Match Target of 7 Ballon d'Or Crowns

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has set some lofty goals both on the pitch and in his personal life after saying he wants to have seven children to go along with the seven Ballon d'Or crowns he hopes to win.<p>The 32-year-old has already won the Ballon d'Or four times in his career and is …

Soccer

Lionel Messi and Neymar have discussed PSG troubles and possible return

Neymar made the stunning decision of leaving Barcelona in the summer, tying up a £200million move to PSG.<p>With 11 goals from 12 games so far, the …

Soccer

Ronaldo, Messi ... who's the next best Champions League scorer?

The Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi race for supremacy has dominated the elite football landscape over the past decade, not least in the UEFA …

Soccer

FM 18: Best bargain strikers

Goals win you football matches, so strikers are the most expensive players on the pitch. If you want a player to fire you towards a league title, be …

Soccer

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Mesut Ozil and Nabil Fekir

Barcelona have reportedly not yet made an approach for Mesut Ozil, while Arsenal are said to have already made an offer for Lyon's Nabil Fekir.<p>The Catalan giants are keen on the German as a possible alternative to Philippe Coutinho if they are unable to land the Liverpool star in January.<p>However, …

Soccer

Atletico Madrid: What does the future hold for Antoine Griezmann?

Few players have commanded quite as many column inches over the past twelve months than Antoine Griezmann.<p>The 26-year-old has risen to global …

Soccer

It's A Crucial Week Ahead For Juventus And It's Time For Their Stars To Deliver

Federico Bernardeschi is finally starting to show signs of his potential at Juventus<p>Following the national team’s embarrassing failure to qualify for …

Soccer

Socceroos Greats - Where are they now: Terry Greedy

The World Game's monthly feature pays tribute to yesteryear's heroes who left their mark on football down under. Goalkeeper Terry Greedy shares the …

Tom Rogic

Socceroos, Wallabies, green and gold: It's biblical

Kelly got the job done, in much the same time as the Socceroos did against Honduras.<p>Gotta love that singer.<p><b>Lost for words</b><p>Meantime, as if you didn't …

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