(CNN)Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has rarely rushed things. On his way to becoming Bulgaria's all-time record goalscorer, seven-time footballer of the year and the country's most expensive player, it sometimes seemed as if Berbatov barely broke stride as he nonchalantly netted goal after goal. Now approaching the twilight of his career, it's easy to see why the 36-year-old thinks this is a vintage year for football's over 30s. "There are some players that are exceptions to the rules and they deserve a lot of respect," Berbatov tells CNN, extolling the virtues of United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sunderland's Jermain Defoe, a pair of fellow thirtysomething strikers who have scored 15 and 14 goals in the English Premier League respectively this season.
By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports, according to two people familiar with the situation. Facebook has pushed to sign deals with owners of sports rights to live stream their games, going after an audience that competitor Twitter Inc is also trying to capture, according to sports media consultants. For social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, live streaming sports is key to attracting people since sports is one of the few types of content that people still watch live.
Mauricio Pochettino has claimed it will take him just 50 seconds to know whether or not Tottenham Hotspur will stage a Europa League fightback at Wembley on Thursday night. The national stadium is sold out for the game against Gent, who lead Spurs by a single goal after last week's first leg in Belgium, with manager Pochettino aware that a positive start at Wembley will be crucial.