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Who should USMNT hire to replace Berhalter? Analysing Klopp, Pochettino, Vieira and others

Follow live coverage of Argentina vs Colombia in the 2024 Copa America final today U.S Soccer has taken the decision to part ways with Gregg Berhalter after the United States men’s national team’s disappointing showing at the Copa America on…

MLB midseason awards 2024: MVP and LVP, Cy Young and Cy Yuk, top rookies and more

We interrupt your mid-July search for your favorite tube of sunscreen for this important announcement: Somehow or other, the All-Star break is going to arrive in like 15 minutes. So yes, it’s that time again — time for me to hand…

The story behind the viral photos of Lionel Messi and a baby Lamine Yamal

“It was a difficult photo to take,” Joan Monfort tells The Athletic. “We can say I sweated some blood to take it. “(Lionel) Messi is still shy now; he was much more shy when he was starting out and he…

How Uruguay vs Colombia descended into chaos – and the questions raised by the ugly scenes

Follow live coverage of Canada vs Uruguay at the Copa America third place play-off What should have been a showpiece game in the semi-final of the Copa America in Charlotte on Wednesday night descended into something more akin to a…

Why NFL players trust a football outsider to navigate 18-game-season negotiations and more

LOS ANGELES — Lloyd Howell needs directions. “Wait,” the NFL Players Association executive director asks, weaving through a crowd of future star players and their entourages convened for a rooftop reception. “Which way is stage right?” It’s the penultimate night…

U.S. women’s water polo, with an unlikely hype man, eyes Olympic history — and change for the sport

Flavor Flav realizes it’s an unexpected crossover. The rap icon once had only a vague awareness of water polo, as he’d seen Olympic matches on television. But Flav has a new appreciation for the sport, marveling at the immense stamina…

Christina Unkel: Team president, attorney, app creator and breakout star of Euro 2024

Follow live coverage of England vs Netherlands in the Euro 2024 semi-final today The breakout star of this summer’s European Championship only played her first game on Monday. ITV’s referee analyst Christina Unkel speaks to The Athletic before setting off…

Keegan Bradley, the 2025 U.S. Ryder Cup team and the start of something new

NEW YORK — The Google Meet call lasted an hour and a half but was decidedly wrapped within five minutes. Now that Tiger Woods was officially bowing out — after months, if not years, of being the frontrunner — who…

Statcast at 10: From MLB’s secret project to inescapable part of modern baseball

By Stephen J. Nesbitt, Rustin Dodd and Eno Sarris The email landed in Cláudio Silva’s inbox on the evening of Dec. 6, 2011. One of the first things he noticed was the three letters in the subject line: MLB. Baseball?…

Perfection, by Lamine Yamal – The Athletic

Follow live coverage of England vs Netherlands in the Euro 2024 semi-final today A tear in the universe opened up at the Allianz Arena. A space that wasn’t apparent to the other 21 players on the pitch, notably France goalkeeper…