(Reuters) - As communities across the United States redouble efforts to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces after a far-right rally in Virginia turned deadly, city leaders now face another conundrum: what to do with the statues.Read More »
Arsene Wenger has a lot to sort out in the coming months. Wenger, 67, has nine first-team players who are in the final years of their contracts at Arsenal and although Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have had much of the spotlight when it comes to their respective futures, there is plenty more to sort out. Wenger revealed that Sanchez won’t make the game at Stoke this weekend, but that he’ll likely return against Liverpool on Aug. 27.
Soldier Field is among the sites considered to be included in a 2026 World Cup bid. The “United” bid is a joint bid among the United States, Canada and Mexico. The United Bid Committee will reach out to 44 North American cities, including Chicago, to gauge if the city is interested in playing host to a World Cup game. After hearing back from the cities, the committee will narrow the shortlist of cities by the end of September. The goal is to narrow the list to 20-25 venues for the final bid, which is due to FIFA in Jan. 2018. The 2026 World Cup will be the first time the tournament expands from 32 to 48 teams, which breaks down to 16 groups of three teams with 80 overall matches. When the U.S.
FC Barcelona’s spokesperson has attacked the viral campaign asking for club president to resign, calling the #BartomeuDimiteYa (“Josep Maria Bartomeu Resign Now”) campaign “artificial.” The spokesperson, Josep Vives, claimed that the majority of the messages on Twitter, which caused the hashtag to be the #1 trending topic in the world, originated from outside Europe. "Most of the messages were sent during the early morning hours local time," he said. Analytics showed the hashtag was popular in Europe and outside of Europe. Most of the tweets were written in either English or Spanish. The most retweeted tweets using that hashtag were in Spanish. Vives decried the campaign, saying it had "personally