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FIFA Drops Plan for 48-Team World Cup in 2022

FIFA has abandoned plans championed by its president to expand the 2022 World Cup to include 48 teams, concluding that it could not host the larger tournament in Qatar or come up with a solution to share the event with the tiny gulf emirate’s neighbors. The expansion proposal, proposed and …

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The World’s Most Dominant Team Isn’t Who You Think

For many in women’s soccer, the reference point in United States sports is something else entirely: both Emma Hayes, the coach of Chelsea, the team Lyon narrowly beat in this year’s Champions League semifinals, and Phil Neville, the England national team coach, call Lyon the Harlem Globetrotters. This is a …

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Jets Fire General Manager Mike Maccagnan

The Jets fired their general manager, Mike Maccagnan, on Wednesday. It was a curiously timed move, coming just after the N.F.L. draft and free-agency period, during which Maccagnan was a key player. Coach Adam Gase will serve as interim general manager until the team finds a person for the job …

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