How Liverpool’s Title Was ‘Made In America’

German manager Jürgen Klopp and his multinational squad of players have been given most of the credit for Liverpool's Premier League triumph but behind the 19th top flight title has been the astute ownership of a group of American executives.

It did not take great imagination to work out why the owners of the Boston Red Sox saw potential in Liverpool when they purchased the team 10 years ago.

Kevin Durant Buys Stake In Philadelphia Union; Where Does He Rank Among Coolest MLS Celebrity Owners

It was reported at the start of June that NBA superstar Kevin Durant had bought a minority stake in the Philadelphia Union. On Monday the club confirmed Durant and his company, Thirty Five Ventures, bought a 5-percent stake of the club.

Manchester City’s Two-Year Champions League Ban Appeal Begins In Switzerland

Manchester City will attempt to overturn their two-year UEFA ban from European football when a three-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland begins on Monday.

European soccer's governing body UEFA ruled in February that City had committed serious breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and failed to cooperate with its investigation, handing them a ban and a $34 million fine.

NBA Star Kevin Durant Reportedly Buys Minority Stake In Philadelphia Union

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant has bought a minority stake in Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, Sports Business Daily reported Thursday night.

Durant's piece of the team is between 1 percent and 5 percent, according to the SBD report.

It's unclear if Durant's stake also includes the Union's USL team and whether it's a personal investment for the former NBA MVP or if it's through his company, Thirty Five Ventures, according to the report.

Durant reportedly tried to buy a stake in D.C. United on two different occasions.

2020 MLS Season Could Resume July 9 After New CBA Avoids Player Lockout

Major League Soccer games will go on after players agreed to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement before Wednesday's deadline for owners to impose a lockout.

The deal opens the door for the season to restart as early as July 9, according to multiple reports, with the league reportedly set to conduct a World Cup-style tournament among all 26 teams at Orlando, Fla.

MLS Owners Prepared To Lock Out Players While Players Refuse Voluntary Training Sessions

Players are facing a deadline of high noon on Tuesday to avoid being locked out by MLS owners, ESPN reported on Monday.

At odds over the return-to-play tournament in Orlando, players voted to approve a counterproposal but owners had already determined their best offer was on the table, per the report.

QPR CEO Stunned, Appalled And Vehemently Opposed To Championship Restart Plans

Queens Park Rangers chief executive Lee Hoos has slammed the English Football League's plans to resume the Championship (second-tier) season on June 20, saying clubs were informed of the decision only moments before it was made public.

The Championship has been suspended since March 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the government has given the green light for elite sport to return from Monday behind closed doors provided strict conditions are met.

MLS Seeks 20% Player Pay Cut With One-Third Of Season Already Postponed

With around one-third of the Major League Soccer season already postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams apparently are looking for salary relief. ESPN reported Monday that MLS formally proposed to the MLS Players Association that all players take a 20-percent pay cut. 

If Elected Barça President, Joan Laporta Vows To Bring Back Pep Guardiola

Joan Laporta has said he will seek to bring former manager Pep Guardiola back to Barcelona if his bid to return as president of the LaLiga club in 2021 is successful, Spanish media reported. 

Laporta was Barcelona president from 2003 to 2010 and was at the helm when Guardiola was promoted from the youth team to manager of the senior team in 2008. 

NFL Turns To Germany’s Bundesliga For Coronavirus Response Blueprint

The National Football League has time on its side as the sports world prepares to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and will use some it to observe German soccer's Bundesliga as a potential blueprint on how to deal with the outbreak.