• EFL Cup Final preview: Saints aim to deny Manchester United, Mourinho
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    EFL Cup Final preview: Saints aim to deny Manchester United, Mourinho

    With the Community Shield in tow, Jose Mourinho aims for his first full tournament trophy as Manchester United boss when his Red Devils meet Southampton at 11:30 a.m. EDT Sunday. Wembley Stadium is the venue for the EFL Cup Final, a trophy United has claimed four times. The last one came in 2010, as the Red Devils clinched their third League Cup in five seasons. Sunday marks Southampton’s first final since 1979, when Saints fell 3-2 to Nottingham Forest. Saints continue to make due without Virgil Van Dijk and Charlie Austin, but newcomers Manolo Gabbiadini, Sofiane Boufal, and Martin Caceres could all feature on Friday. Gabbiadini almost certainly will, and he’s been a difference maker for Saints

  • Hope Solo, now eligible to return, remains a long way from USWNT comeback
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    Hope Solo, now eligible to return, remains a long way from USWNT comeback

    Longtime superstar goalkeeper Hope Solo is eligible to return to the United States women’s national team following her six-month suspension as of Friday, U.S. Soccer has confirmed to Yahoo Sports. Not only better in fact, but so much better that it would be crazy not to put her on the team, in spite of the obvious downsides.

  • Bugatti Chiron gets soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's seal of approval
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    Bugatti Chiron gets soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's seal of approval

    The first few Bugatti Chirons are about to hit the street, but before that happens the French automaker allowed soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to get behind the wheel. As Bugatti puts it, the automaker wanted to give "a real champion" the chance to drive and approve of the 1,500-horsepower luxury cruise missile before it officially hits the road. The short video shows that even in a garage full of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and a Rolls-Royce, the Chiron stands out. The video features a brief glimpse at Ronaldo's impressive collection of cars just before the low rumble of 16-turbocharged cylinders rolls in with test driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel. Wallace won the 24 Hours of Le