Spurs youngster Alfie Devine has impressed Antonio Conte – what will next season bring?

Spurs youngster Alfie Devine has impressed Antonio Conte – what will next season bring?

For regular watchers of Alfie Devine, Sunday night’s excellent goal in England Under-19s’ 2-0 European Championships win over Austria will have come as little surprise. It was the kind of goal he makes a habit of scoring, drifting into space unchecked and then finishing clinically. For Tottenham Under-23s last season, he scored nine goals in … Read more

$4.75M: Schwartzel wins richest golf event amid Saudi outcry

$4.75M: Schwartzel wins richest golf event amid Saudi outcry

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel banked $4.75 million on Saturday by winning the richest tournament in golf history, while the event’s Saudi backers faced renewed backlash after a 9/11 victims’ group called for American players to withdraw from the rebel series. Schwartzel held on for a one-shot victory at the … Read more

Imagining the (summer) 2022 World Cup: Suarez in goal, Perustralia and Pitbull

Imagining the (summer) 2022 World Cup: Suarez in goal, Perustralia and Pitbull

The 2022 World Cup finals would have kicked off today had FIFA not torn up the entire football calendar so Qatar could host it. The Athletic asked Jack Lang to neck industrial quantities of psychedelics use his imagination and consider what we might be missing… Fifi’s preamble Hello, man! Gather round, gather round. My name … Read more

Bayern-fueled Germany look much more impressive under Flick

Bayern-fueled Germany look much more impressive under Flick

Few people still believe that 2-0 is a dangerous lead or that it’s advisable to shoot from distance on a wet surface. But another well-loved cliche of German football has proved much harder to discard: a strong Bayern Munich presence has been seen as key for a strong national team for as far back as … Read more