Rome’s city council votes to terminate 2024 Olympic bid

As far as city leaders are concerned, Rome’s bid for the 2024 Olympics is finished. The city council voted in favor of scrapping the bid on Thursday, a week after Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the candidacy, citing concerns over costs. “It was irresponsible to say yes to the candidacy,” Raggi wrote on Facebook. “We wanted […]

Rooney back in action in Man United victory

Wayne Rooney finally made a difference for Manchester United this season, setting up Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal two minutes after coming off the bench to beat Ukraine’s Zorya Luhansk 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. Inter Milan fell 3-1 at Sparta Prague to lose its second in a row in the European competition, while Mario […]

Allardyce’s actions unwise, but not exactly crime of the century

The after-dinner drinks and conversation were in full flow. Sam Allardyce, then manager of Sunderland, was holding court and half a dozen football correspondents hung on his every word. Whatever your perception is of him as manager, Allardyce is great company, especially after-dinner company. A man’s man. Someone with a treasure chest of stories and […]

Barnsley coach Wright loses job after newspaper sting

A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained […]