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Sarah Jessica Parker releases mismatched heels in honour of Carrie Bradshaw  


Fictional Bradshaw wore mismatched heels during season three of SATC


Review: As Better Call Saul Returns, Breaking Bad Comes Into View  


In the fifth season of AMC’s esteemed drama, Jimmy McGill completes his transformation into Saul Goodman and the show’s separate story lines also start to converge.


Manchester City chief executive hits out at Uefa over Champions League ban   20%


Uefa handed out a two-year Champions League ban and €30m fine last Friday to the Premier League champions


MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologizes for Nazi analogy to Sanders victory   50%

He said he'd try to do a better job elevating the debate this campaign season.


Olympiacos vs Arsenal line-ups: Team news ahead of Europa League fixture   50%


Mikel Arteta may see this competition as the best chance for the Gunners to make the Champions League next season


Streaming TVs Boom Is a Mixed Blessing for Some Hollywood Writers   -8%


The glut of shows has created more opportunities, but short seasons and unpredictable schedules have made life tricky.


Detroit Red Wings' fog of uncertainty thickens as NHL trade deadline arrives, losses mount   -50%


There are still 18 games left in this colossally awful Detroit Red Wings season. But on Monday they can erase one thing from their misery index.

       


Manchester United: Ed Woodward commits to squad rebuild in latest financial results   -50%


United have endured a difficult season on-the-pitch but remain in contention to return to the Champions League


Norwich vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV  


Jurgen Klopp's side are looking to extend their unbeaten record this season


UEFA bans Manchester City from Champions League for two seasons   -11%


UEFA has banned Manchester City from the Champions League for two seasons for “serious breaches” of financial regulations.The Abu Dhabi-owned English Premier League champion has also been


Finals or bust for Hinkley, Koch confirms  

Port Adelaide chairman says Ken Hinkley's future as coach hinges on whether the Power make the eight this season.


'Better Call Saul' inches closer to 'Breaking Bad' as the end draws nearer   35%


"Better Call Saul" returns for its second-to-last season, inching closer to "Breaking Bad's" turf both in its narrative timeline and its impressive quality. Although the prequel is running out of room, the AMC drama continues to achieve a dazzling balancing act in building toward an ending that is, in some ways, a beginning.


26 teams and counting: has MLS become too big for its own good?   10%


The league will have 30 teams by 2022, and that figure may rise even higher. But there are fears that expansion has come at the cost of quality

The number ’25’ has formed a central pillar of Major League Soccer’s promotional push ahead of the new season as the competition celebrates a quarter century of existence. Twenty-six also holds some significance, with the introduction of Inter Miami and Nashville further expanding MLS to 26 teams. By next year the league will count 28 franchises among its ranks. There will be 30 by 2022.

This represents a 300% growth since 1996, when the league’s 10 founding teams contested the inaugural MLS season. Of course, there are many yardsticks with which to measure the maturation of the league over the past 25 years, but this rapid expansion must be considered a sign of MLS’s overall success.

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Manchester United's net debt rises 73.6m to 391.3m in three months   -5%


  • Financial results for quarter show revenues down 19.3%
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær gets backing from Ed Woodward

Manchester United have announced the club’s net debt has risen £73.6m to £391.3m and have backed Ole Gunnar Solskjær to implement “our footballing vision”.

The net debt increase is published in United’s Q2 financial results that also document how broadcast revenue for the quarter showed a decrease of £39m – 37.6% – due primarily to not competing in the Champions League this season. Total revenues were also down, by 19.3% to £168.4m.

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Kenya: First Ever NSL Gala Coming Soon   41%

[Nation] Outstanding players and coaches in the Betika National Super League will be feted at the end of the season, Football Kenya Federation has announced.


Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta hopes Bukayo Saka is rewarded with long-term contract  


Bukayo Saka has been one of Arsenal's standout players this season but only has 18 months remaining on his contract


Pep Guardiola hints at extending contract at Manchester City   -2%


The Spaniard said he expected to talk with City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak about his future 'at the end of the season, or in the middle of next season, and we will see'


RB Leipzigs Timo Werner praises Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp as best coach in the world  


Prolific Germany international is set to leave the Bundesliga at the end of this season


Soccer: Inter Aliyah finished first half with draw against Bnei Yehud   -4%

In final game of the season’s first half, Inter failed to convert its many chances and was left to rue leaving the field with just a point


There is a lot happening in the 'Westworld' Season 3 trailer  


Commence malfunctioning: the "Westworld" Season 3 trailer is here.


The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.   -25%


It’s been an unsettling end to the Italian season, but at Marni and Bottega Veneta, antidotes were in the offing.


Womens Super League: talking points from the weekends action   37%


Everton start new era with nightmare, Liverpool’s slide shames the Premier League leaders, and Spurs happily eye next season

Manchester City and Chelsea played out a brilliant 3-3 draw, full of relentless end-to-end action, quality play, and the pendulum swinging. There were periods when you were sure Chelsea would go on and win it and 10 minutes when it seemed a City victory was inevitable – we might not have seen the best of either team, but the entertainment was top-level. The league now takes a break while England compete in the SheBelieves Cup, and speaking to the managers afterwards they both agreed that the break will be an opportunity to recharge the batteries and change things up a bit. After a few months of seeing the same faces and hearing the same voices training has maybe become a bit flat, and you could see that in some parts of the game. The City forward Lauren Hemp was the player of the match, had the better of Maren Mjelde all game and nipped in ahead of the Norway captain to score the final goal of what was a stunning game – the last time two members of the top three will meet in the league this season – and make it 3-3.

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No regrets for Mako Vunipola over salary cap scandal but Saracens prop feels for teammates heading for exit   3%


England prop believes he is in a fortunate position to land on his feet if he remains at Saracens next season, but those pushing for England selection will be forced to leave for the sake of their careers


Napoli vs Barcelona live stream: How to watch Champions League fixture online and on TV  


Lionel Messi leads the La Liga champions back into the knock-out stages in pursuit of banishing their demons after the collapse at Anfield last season


Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery   28%


Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season.


This Springs Most Anticipated New Books, in Pictures  


The artist Sophie von Hellermann, whose new solo show opens in London this summer, illustrates scenes from this season’s new releases.


Whats on TV Monday: The Voice and Gentefied   16%


The 18th season of the singing competition debuts on NBC. And Netflix releases a vibrant comedy-drama about a Mexican-American restaurant owner.


Championship rematch highlights CPL season openers on April 11  


The Canadian Premier League announced Thursday its second season will open April 11 and end Oct. 3. Each club will play 28 games — 14 at home and 14 away — during a regular season that ends Oct. 3.


Real Madrid's Eden Hazard suffers right ankle fracture ahead of Manchester City...   11%


Belgium forward Hazard, whose first season at Real has been plagued by injury, will now miss Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 clash with Manchester City and the Clasico with league leaders Barcelona next weekend.


N.F.L. Owners Approve Bargaining Agreement and Await Vote by Players   -6%


The proposed deal would expand the playoffs to 14 teams and extend the regular season to 17 games, among other changes.


TV series show: Al Pacino makes small screen debut in Nazi-hunter drama   23%

Dheepthika Laurent and Olivia Salazar-Winspear discuss what’s shaping up to be a big month in TV series. Al Pacino makes his small-screen debut in the Nazi-slayer drama "Hunters" on Amazon Prime Video. Netflix releases its first African original series, "Queen Sono" and eyes a market with huge potential. Here in France, the hugely popular political drama "Baron Noir" begins its third season. And in our round-up of shows not to miss: a millennial reboot of "High Fidelity", LatinX comedy "Gentefied" and critically acclaimed series "Homeland"’s final season.


Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving 'Riverdale'  


Both Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving "Riverdale" at the end of its current fourth season, a rep for the CW tells CNN.


Kareena Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan: Bollywood embraces the holographic...   23%


The last few runway seasons have seen designers across the board toying with iridescent sparkle. This season, designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s modern range celebrates the magic of sparkle and colours brought to life through a mosaic of sequins in metallic hues.


Jos Mourinho breaks into laughing fit over Tottenham injury crisis video   -10%


José Mourinho says it would be an 'incredible achievement' if Spurs finish in the top four of the Premier League without the injured Harry Kane or Son Heung-min. Kane is expected to be out until March with a hamstring tear, while Son could miss the rest of the season with an arm fracture, leaving Spurs without a recognised striker

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Here is why we have a leap year in 2020  

Without leap years, the 365-calendar  would get off track with the seasons.


Liverpool sink West Ham for record-equalling 18th successive win   50%


Pablo Fornals gave struggling West Ham a stunning lead, but Lukasz Fabianski’s woeful blunder allowed Mohamed Salah to equalise with his 19th goal of the season.


LAFC's blueprint for success enters critical phase in franchise's third MLS season  


To affirm its meteoric rise, LAFC is under pressure to challenge for an MLS Cup title. How will the team perform after its record-setting 2019 season?


The Lakers, the Clippers and a Rare Fight for L.A. Basketball Primacy  


Los Angeles has two N.B.A. championship contenders this season. But can the Clippers ever cut into the Lakers’ dominance, and change the city’s basketball soul?


Ex-Blue Jay Kevin Pillar joins Red Sox on 1-year deal   10%


The Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar, the team confirmed Friday evening. Pillar, 31, started last season with the Blue Jays and was acquired by San Francisco in a four-player trade in early April.


Elliot Daly commits to Saracens as England wing has no regrets over leaving Wasps despite imminent relegation   18%


Daly ended more than a decade at Wasps to join Saracens in the pursuit of success – only to be relegated to the Championship in his first season due to the club's salary cap breach