After years of controversy, Russian officials think their World Cup has weathered the storm. Stadiums are either finished or nearing completion, and the Confederations Cup is going smoothly. "The project is very big and there are some delays or operational questions, minor questions, but nothing critical," Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who oversees World Cup preparations, said Saturday.
Jose Mourinho’s father has passed away at the age of 79. Vitoria Setubal confirmed in a statement that Felix Mourinho had died in Portugal and will be buried in the City of Setubal, 25 miles south of Lisbon, on Tuesday. No cause of death has been given
Chinese company 5USport has agreed to purchase a majority stake in English League One side Northampton Town, the club said in a statement. 5USport, a sports development and education firm, will purchase a stake in Northampton Town Ventures Limited, who own the majority shareholding in the club, following approval from the English Football League. Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas said the talks over the deal began about seven months ago.