(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend. "I disagree with the president and othersRead More »
With the 2o17/18 football season underway, it's fair to say that money has dominated the summer headlines. Premier League clubs have collectively spent over a billion pounds on signings already, while Paris Saint-Germain broke the world transfer record when it spent €222 million (£200 million) on Neymar. Clubs are boosted by record TV revenues. This helps them pay players huge wages. Footballers are also free to pursue off-the-pitch sponsorship deals. Following on from our list of 15 richest football club owners in England, Business Insider has ranked the 13 richest footballers in the world using net worth data from the Sunday Times rich list, Forbes, football website Goal.com, and financial
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.
Jose Mourinho will not sign another player for Manchester United this summer but instead wait for the transfer window to reopen in January, according to reports. Mourinho has already spent around £150 million (about $193 million) on improving his United squad ahead of his second season as manager at Old Trafford. Victor Lindelof, the Swedish center-back, was the first through the door this summer from Benfica for £31 million ($40m), followed by Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku for £75 million ($97m) from Everton.