Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s appeal against his four-year ban from the sport. Blatter was convicted by FIFA’s own investigative mechanism of apparently bribing fellow presidential candidate Michel Platini not to run in 1999 – when Platini, now also banned, was in charge of UEFA. Blatter had initially been banned by FIFA for eight years, which was then reduced to six.
Liverpool's Emre Can gets the ball at the top of the box and sends a first time shot into the back of the net to give his side a 3-1 lead over Bournemouth.
The third straight 1-1 draw for Manchester United has left Jose Mourinho little more than a broken record. Everton scored on a late penalty to even things up, and it gave the Portuguese manager even more fodder for his tiresome narrative. “We were the best team by far,” Mourinho said. “But we didn’t win. We had chances for 2-0, we had the ball off the post, and then we concede a goal in the last minute.” When asked if his team dropped off at the end, he rejected that notion, and instead decided to lament a perceived double standard among fans and the media. Mourinho feels the focus is always on a negative, whether that is the result or the performance. “When my team wins matches playing a different