Month: August 2021

Antoine Griezmann will rejoin Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in a $12 million loan deal with an option to stay permanently for $47 million. Griezmann will sign a two-year contract with an optional third year at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atleti intends to make the transfer permanent next summer. Griezmann left Atletico for Barcelona in a €120 million
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Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have had their transfer talks involving Kylian Mbappe stall. Madrid had offered PSG €180 million — €170m plus €10m in variables — last Thursday for Mbappe’s transfer, an improvement on a initial €160m bid from earlier in the week. Mbappe will remain with PSG this season if there is not
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4:48 PM ET Associated Press WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Monmouth University men’s basketball coach King Rice has been given a five-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season. University president Patrick Leahy and athletic director Jeff Stapleton announced the deal on Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Rice was voted Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coach of
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12:51 PM ET Michigan will start junior Cade McNamara at quarterback for Saturday’s season opener against Western Michigan, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Harbaugh labeled McNamara as the Wolverines’ starter before preseason camp opened, and the junior has only strengthened his position during the past month. McNamara appeared in four games last season and started
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Leeds United and Manchester United are in talks on a transfer for Daniel James. James has started two of United’s first three games of the season and was set to stay at the club. James, however, may not feature as prominently for United following their transfer for Cristiano Ronaldo.  Leeds have long been admirers of
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Tottenham have agreed a fee of €30 million to sign right back Emerson Royal from barcelona. Emerson has spent the past two years on loan at Real Betis, who he helped to qualify for the Europa League last season under the manager Manuel Pellegrini. Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian Tags: Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor
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1:33 PM ET Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton has hired Marcus Blossom away from Holy Cross to be its new athletic director. Blossom replaces Bruce Rasmussen, the Bluejays’ longtime athletic director who retired this summer. Blossom was Holy Cross’ athletic director for two years after spending five years at Boston College as senior associate
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12:34 PM ET Tennessee will start Joe Milton III at quarterback for its season-opening game against Bowling Green on Thursday night. First-year coach Josh Heupel announced the decision during a news conference Monday, citing Milton’s skills and decision-making. In April, Milton transferred to Tennessee from Michigan, where he began last season as the starter before
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3:51 PM ET CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois starting quarterback Brandon Peters departed Saturday’s season-opening 30-22 win over Nebraska late in the first quarter with a left shoulder injury. Peters, a sixth-year senior, remained down after being sacked by Nebraska’s Deontre Thomas on Illinois’ final series of the opening quarter. He immediately went into Illinois’ injury
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Paris Saint-Germain will target Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, or Everton’s Richarlison should Kylian Mbappe make a move to Real Madrid this summer. PSG and Real Madrid have yet to agree to a deal but discussions are ongoing.  Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi was in Paris on Monday and has offered his client
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5:44 PM ET A four-person Big 12 subcommittee tasked with exploring expansion held a videoconference on Friday, and Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt told ESPN nobody in the Big 12 has directly contacted any other schools about membership yet. “Not to my knowledge,” he said. “There’s nothing imminent.” Hocutt is one of the four
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