Former N.F.L. Cheerleaders’ Settlement Offer: $1 and a Meeting With Goodell

Ms. Blackwell asked for a response from the N.F.L. by May 4. “We’re not asking them to admit fault, or to admit guilt, or even admit that there is anything wrong,” Ms. Blackwell said in a phone interview. “But if they do want and expect that cheerleaders should have a fair working environment, as they have stated, then it doesn’t make any common sense why the answer would be no.” The letter was sent to Steven Hurd, a New York lawyer at the firm Proskauer who often represents the N.F.L.…

Robin van Persie: ‘I have to be honest with myself’ in continuing career

Robin van Persie returned to Feyenoord in January after nearly 14 years away from the club. Robin van Persie told Dutch broadcaster NOS he will need to “be honest” with himself as he contemplates his future with his contract at Feyenoord set to expire after the season. Van Persie, 34, returned to his first club in January after leaving Fenerbahce, where he had played since his departure from Manchester United in 2015. He scored his side’s second goal in a 3-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Cup final…

Man United vs. Chelsea FA Cup final to be refereed by Michael Oliver

Juventus’ second leg comeback was undone deep into second-half stoppage time as Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to send Real Madrid to the Champions League semis. Juventus’ second leg comeback was undone deep into second half stoppage time as Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to send Real Madrid to the Champions League semis. The FC panel examine the biggest moments between Real Madrid and Juventus, including the late penalty for Real Madrid, Gianluigi Buffon’s red card and more. Gianluigi Buffon didn’t hold back when asked about the penalty decision at…

Mock Draft: The N.F.L. Experts Make Their Predictions

“Darnold is my No. 1 guy,” said Mike Mayock of the NFL Network, “Because I think he can beat you from both inside the pocket and outside the pocket.” “Josh Allen may be the top guy,” Esch said. “Darnold is the most accomplished; Allen is the best athlete.” Most sportsbooks have Darnold as the odds-on favorite, followed by Allen. The quarterback who doesn’t go No. 1 might well go No. 3 to the Jets. Let’s See Those Mocks Here are the key predictions of some of the more prominent selectors,…

When — if Ever — Will the Super Bowl Champion Eagles Visit the White House?

“We have been in contact with White House representatives and are currently discussing the logistics of an upcoming visit to Washington,” a spokesman for the Eagles said on Monday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that the team had been invited. “We are honored to receive this invitation and view this not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field accomplishments, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country.” There is no formal routine for the scheduling of White House…

Liverpool unveil new training gear

Liverpool released their new home kit last week and they now have a training range to go with it. On Monday, the Merseyside club revealed their training kit for the 2018-19 season, with shirts, jackets and performance wear coming in bright red, black and dark grey. The clothing, manufactured by New Balance, has been designed to be lightweight and comfortable, while developed to aid movement and agility, a press release from the club proudly proclaims. Liverpool also say this reveal is just “phase one” of New Balance’s training kit launch…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s World Cup hopes rest on call to Sweden coach

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told he must pick up the phone and call Sweden coach Janne Andersson if he has any chance of being at the World Cup this summer. Ibrahimovic retired from international football after Euro 2016. But he has dropped regular hints in recent months that he would like to return for the World Cup. “I am going to the World Cup, yes!” the LA Galaxy forward told reporters last week, although he would not say whether as a player or pundit. Speaking to German outlet kicker, Anderson…

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has torn muscle in left knee

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri comments on their 1-0 win over Juventus as his team close the gap to the Serie A leaders to a single point. The ESPN FC guys discuss the rejuvenated title race in Serie A and debate the quality of the match between Juventus and Napoli. Kalidou Koulibaly headed in a late winner in Turin to send Napoli to within a point of Juventus in the race for the Serie A title. Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has torn a muscle in his left knee, the club announced…

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri: Middle finger gesture a response to insults

The ESPN FC guys discuss the rejuvenated title race in Serie A and debate the quality of the match between Juventus and Napoli. Napoli coach Maurizi Sarri has defended his middle-finger gesture as the Napoli team bus arrived for Sunday’s win over Juventus, saying it was a response to people who had insulted Neapolitans. Sarri, who made the gesture as his team arrived at the Allianz Stadium, said he had nothing against Juventus fans but could not tolerate discrimination against his club. “It was not aimed at Juve fans but…

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of Atletico first leg and Mesut Ozil still a doubt

Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Arsenal’s win over West Ham, what the future holds for him after his 22-year tenure ends and more. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League semifinal against Atletico Madrid, Arsene Wenger has confirmed, while Mesut Ozil remains doubtful because of flu. Mkhitaryan damaged a knee ligament against CSKA Moscow in the quarterfinals last month, but Wenger had said last week that there was a chance he could return for Thursday’s match against Atletico. However, he ruled out that possibility following…