One American is through to the German Cup final. Another could join him today. For the third time in five tournament matches Tuesday, Eintracht Frankfurt advanced on penalty kicks, outlasting Moenchengladbach, 7-6, after a 1-1 away draw. U.S. right back Timmy Chandler played all 120 minutes. Injured compatriot Fabian Johnson remained sidelined for Moenchengladbach. In the May 27 final in Berlin, Frankfurt will face the winner of today’s semifinal between Bayern Munich and visiting Borussia Dortmund. American Christian Pulisic scored in the previous cup match, a 3-0 victory at third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte. Coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN, ESPN3.com and fuboTV.
Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered the rearrest of goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes, who was convicted of conspiring in the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio. Fernandes, 32, played professionally for Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro in Brazil before he was arrested in 2010 for his part in the murder of Samudio, who wanted him to pay child support for their son. Fernandes confessed to conspiring with friends who strangled Samudio; prosecutors said her body was then cut up and fed to dogs. Fernandes was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment in 2013 but a judge’s ruling in February 2017 allowed him early release on parole after serving fewer than seven years of the sentence. Boa Esporte, a
Let’s make an outrageous assumption (it’s basically fact at this point) that Chelsea and Tottenham will finish in the top two places in the Premier League and that Everton, who have played up to three more games than their nearest contenders, are out of this battle for the top four. Without Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana, this ridiculously easy run-in is looking arduous.