• Yes, Dortmund was a better place to be than North Korea
    The Borussia Dortmund-Liverpool Europa League showdown was not only a battle of former European champions and two clubs who share a special bond -- they even sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the Westfalenstadion -- it marked the return of Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp to Dortmund, where he led BVB to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.
  • Comedy of errors mars duel of giants
    The most even of the four UEFA Champions League quarterfinals pits Paris St. Germain and Manchester City, two clubs backed by Gulf royal riches, PSG by Qatar Investment Authority and City by Abu Dhabi United Group. They have built PSG and City into two of the most ambitious clubs in Europe.
  • Leicester City is England's best team masquerading as Cinderella
    Leicester City extended its lead over Tottenham to seven points with six games to play in the Premier League by winning its fifth game in six tries by a scoreline of 1-0, this time over Southampton. With feel-good stories of fairy tales and glass slippers one fact should not go unmentioned, Leicester City is England's best team.
  • Soccer ties to Panama Papers are least of FIFA's problems
    Much of the attention in the release of the Panama Papers -- a vast dump of data and documents leaked from a law firm Panama-based Mossack Fonseca specializing in creating offshore accounts -- has been on the international leaders found to have ties to accounts -- from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.
  • Shining era of Chilean soccer is tarnished by scandal
    Third in the FIFA rankings and fourth in the Conmebol World Cup qualifying standings, Chile is adapting well to life as Copa America champion despite losing at home to Argentina last week.
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