Barcelona’s brutal reality check: Mbappe-inspired PSG show why Messi wanted

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Match statistics: Barcelona 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain There was enthusiasm, there was spirit, but ultimately there was Kylian Mbappe and a brutal reality check for Barcelona. Ronald Koeman’s side suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in the Champions League last 16, and they will need another ‘remontada’ to get out of…

Fights, negotiations and millions left on the table: The long

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Oct 7, 2021Mike CoppingerESPN Tyson Fury was jovial, sarcastic and helpful as he worked with the young heavyweights training alongside him at Warriors Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Florida. Just days earlier, the 6-foot-9 "Gypsy King" found out that his dream fight -- an undisputed heavyweight championship bout with Anthony Joshua -- wasn't going to happen.Despite…

Liverpool and Manchester City hurl everything at each other in

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Mo Salah blows past João Cancelo en route to scoring at will.Photo: Getty ImagesIt’s rare that games between the top-table inhabitants of soccer can live up to the billing. They usually cancel each other out, the fear of losing greatly outweighing the benefit of winning, and you might get the odd goal here or there…

Patriots book goes inside secretive franchise

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In the end, Tom Brady just wanted to say goodbye -- in person -- to his longtime coach. But according to a new book to be published next month, Bill Belichick said he wasn't available and insisted the two New England Patriots legends talk on the phone.Even though Belichick told Brady that he was "the…

Sherman: Arrest forced him to ‘go ask for help’

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Nine years after cornerback Richard Sherman infamously trolled quarterback Tom Brady with T-shirts that read "U mad bro?" after a 24-23 win over the New England Patriots, the two are now teammates as members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Brady played an integral role in recruiting Sherman. He reached out to Sherman before…

Houston Texans owner Cal McNair is the latest disgrace in

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Cal McNair, national embarrassment.Photo: Getty ImagesI’m starting to sense a pattern here.The Washington Football Team is not the only embarrassing franchise in the NFL. For at least the last five years, the Houston Texans have systematically ruined a promising young team through mismanagement, power grabs, and scandal — the most recent of which features team…