• Soccer club draws ire over signing of convicted murderer
    USA Today

    Soccer club draws ire over signing of convicted murderer

    VARGINHA, Brazil — Ronaldo Sarto’s hot dog truck hums with activity as students from nearby universities gather to eat and discuss the day’s news in this southeastern Brazilian city. Lately, one topic has dominated the conversations: local soccer club Boa Esporte’s decision to sign a two-year contract with Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a former star goalkeeper who in 2013 was convicted with the grisly murder of his ex-girlfriend. Souza, 32, was found to have ordered the kidnapping and murder of Eliza Samudio in 2010 after she demanded child support for the couple’s newborn. Police said parts of Samudio's body were fed to dogs. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison but has been temporarily released pending

  • Paddy McNair 'The day I told Mourinho I wanted to leave United'
    BBC Sport

    Paddy McNair 'The day I told Mourinho I wanted to leave United'

    Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair recalls the day he told Jose Mourinho he wanted to leave Manchester United. McNair said United had wanted him to go out on loan - but his wish was for a permanent move away from Old Trafford. The 21-year-old from Ballyclare in County Antrim got his way and joined Sunderland for £5.5m in August 2016.

  • MLS commish 'confident' St. Louis will get a team if voters approve stadium funding
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    MLS commish 'confident' St. Louis will get a team if voters approve stadium funding

    ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many many years will be fulfilled,” Garber said Monday at a news conference here. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced later this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which