Vinícius Júnior soccer racism dispute ignites heated off-field debate in Spain
Repeated abuse directed at Brazilian striker Vinícius Junior has reopened a debate over racism in Spanish football – and in wider society. AP shows how the country has been slow to tackle the issue.
Kirsten Neuschafer was the only woman to compete in the 2022 Golden Globe Race, where contestants try to circle the planet in sailboats. The Washington Post tells the story of her 235 days at sea.
'A problematic relic' - what is the future for San Siro?
Milan's San Siro stadium is striking on the outside, but hopeless outdated inside. No wonder the two clubs that share it would like to move to a new, more profitable home, The BBC has the story.
Man City vs Real Madrid is the ‘real’ Champions League final
Manchester City and Real Madrid are arguably the best teams in Europe. While Real's record in the Champions League is unmatched, this very much appears to be City's year, according to The Independent.
What is horse racing doing to prevent catastrophic injuries?
The horse-racing industry has recently taken steps to make races less dangerous for the animal involved. While this has reduced the fatality rate, some people believe more should be done. AP reports.
The world’s oldest ultramarathon runner is racing against death
The Walrus has an immersive feature on 81-year-old Dag Aabye and his participation in the Canadian "Death Race," a 125-kilometer course made up of muddy inclines and exhausting switchbacks.
Messi’s future up in the air as PSG entente comes to an end
Lionel Messi has almost certainly played his final game for his French club, PSG. The question is, will the Argentina captain now sign for his beloved Barcelona? Don't bet on it, writes El Pais.
Haaland breaks Premier League goal record for season
The Norwegian scored his 35th league goal against West Ham to move past the previous record set by Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole. And he has five games left to add to his tally. The BBC reports.
Tragedy chanting: ‘Vile’ soccer songs about deaths fueled by ‘need to hurt’ opposing fans
While most soccer fans are quick to condemn tragedy chanting, the practice shows no sign of going away. The CNN looks at how the phenomenon started and what—if anything—can be done to eradicate it.
Ding Liren becomes first Chinese world chess champion
China now holds the men and women's titles in chess after never having had a champion before. The cultural revolution forbid chess and Liren only got to play after a competitor was banned, DW says.
The deadline to bid on football club Manchester United is this Friday at 10pm. Will the bid "blow everyone out of the water", as was initially expected? The Independent has the story.
Only Man United and Real Madrid can stop Man City winning the Treble
After defeating Arsenal 4-1, Manchester City could well be on the road to win English Premier League, F.A. Cup and the U.E.F.A. Champions League unless stopped by two teams, opines ESPN's Mark Ogden.
Premier League club Chelsea has struggled this year. Could Mauricio Pochettino as manager turn things around? The Guardian examines what the future might look like with the Argentine at the helm.
‘We need to stop’: Chelsea star’s plea to American billionaire owner after $600 million spent with no success
Chelsea's season has lurched from tragedy to farce at times, according to CNN. The bottom line for its U.S. owner is that the soccer club has nothing to show for it, despite his massive investment.
Real Madrid and Barcelona in war of words over Spain’s fascist past
A refereeing scandal has ignited a string of claims and counterclaims by Spain's biggest soccer clubs. As CNN reports, the feud concerns alleged favoritism stretching as far back as Franco's regime.
‘We'll find you and we won't let you live’ – a team’s fight to exist
Afghanistan's women's cricket team had to leave as the Taliban is intolerant of women pursuing careers. BBC Sport reports on how even the International Cricket Council isn't doing much to help.
Offshore cash and huge loans: Leak reveals how Roman Abramovich funded Chelsea’s success
When he was owner of Chelsea, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich used a network of companies to move billions of dollars made from Siberian oilfields into the soccer club. The Guardian reports.
Chess was once banned in China. Today, the country wants to win the World Chess Championship
China used to fine anyone who dared to play chess. These days, the country is a major force in the sport and its first grandmaster is currently challenging for the world title. El Pais reports.