How Premier League and NFL prove it’s not megastars who make a league successful

Gabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer, ESPN FCFeb 28, 2024, 09:33 AM ET Salah is one of a handful of bonafide stars in the Premier League, but it’s not stopped it being an absolute juggernaut of a league. John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images You hear it again and again. Sports is entertainment, entertainment is driven by stars … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Neal Maupay destroys former Everton teammate for Cristiano Ronaldo celebration as ‘biggest s***houses’ ranked

He destroyed his ex-team-mate. Published Feb 28, 2024, 14:21:16 GMTLast updated Feb 28, 2024, 14:21:13 GMT Neal Maupay mocked one of his former Everton teammates for copying Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic celebration. After sparking two separate confrontations with Tottenham’s James Maddison and Manchester City’s Kyle Walker this season, Maupay has developed a reputation as one of … Read more

Saudi Pro League targeting nine world-class Premier League players including three undroppable Liverpool stars

The Saudi Pro League is preparing for another huge spending spree this summer, and some huge Premier League names are linked with a move. Published Feb 28, 2024, 12:25:35 GMTLast updated Feb 28, 2024, 12:24:32 GMT The Saudi Pro League is preparing for another huge spending spree this summer, as they look to continue ruffling … Read more

Mohamed Salah & Kevin De Bruyne top Saudi Pro League transfer wishlist

Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne have been earmarked as the joint-top targets for the Saudi Pro League this summer, 90min understands. After following the acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo with big-money moves for the likes of Neymar, Fabinho and Karim Benzema last summer, Saudi dealmakers are once again plotting to try and lure some of Europe’s biggest … Read more

Why Barcelona should not be tempted to try and keep Xavi as manager

Inevitably, as soon as Barcelona started winning a few games, Xavi’s decision to depart the club would be called into question. Was it premature? Could he still be the man to lead the team forward? Let’s not forget the circumstances that prompted the Barcelona legend to make the announcement in the first place. January was … Read more

Lionel Messi reaches 500m Instagram followers as top 10 most followed stars ranked can do this mate

Lionel Messi became only the second person to reach 500 million followers on social media, as the World Cup winners move to the United States continues to catapult his international fame. Messi moved to Inter Miami in the summer, and instantly became one of the biggest stars in the entire United States with everyone in … Read more

Javier Mascherano may be resigned to losing Lionel Messi for 2024 Olympic Games

Lionel Messi’s chances of competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics are looking slim. The Inter Miami star, who won the World Cup with his nation, is looking to extend his record on an international level this summer. Argentina are also competing in the Copa America, of which they are the defending champions. To prepare for … Read more

Will MLS, Inter Miami build on Beckham’s legacy with Messi?

CARSON, Calif. — Crowded into an unceremonious corner at Dignity Health Sports Park’s press box on Sunday, MLS commissioner Don Garber held an impromptu media availability minutes before the start of LA Galaxy’s first home game of the season against Inter Miami. The topics varied, but it was clear that there was one idea that … Read more

Why Cristiano Ronaldo wore special mouthguard during matches and surprising reason revealed

During the early stages of his career Cristiano Ronaldo was often spotted wearing a mouthguard. Published Feb 27, 2024, 16:58:17 GMTLast updated Feb 27, 2024, 16:58:14 GMT During the early stages of Cristiano Ronaldo’s illustrious career, he was often spotted wearing a special mouthguard during games, and whilst many thought it was for protection, the … Read more

MLS quickly realizing: You can’t stop Lionel Messi, you can only hope to contain him

Lionel Messi (on ground) scores the equalizer in injury time during the second half against the Los Angeles Galaxy. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Galaxy had two full months to prepare and two decades of film to study. They had a high-profile date with Lionel Messi and, by Sunday night, a masterplan to halt … Read more