Chelsea hire ex-Leipzig technical director Vivell

Chelsea hire ex-Leipzig technical director Vivell

Chelsea have appointed Christopher Vivell as technical director after his departure from RB Leipzig, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Vivell left Leipzig earlier this year, with the Bundesliga side citing “differing views” in the statement confirming his exit. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) He previously spent five years at … Read more

Kevin Durant still just wants to hoop. The game demands more.

Kevin Durant still just wants to hoop. The game demands more.

Comment on this story Comment NEW YORK — The storm of another tabloid-backpage season has again sought to engulf Kevin Durant, but he keeps hunting down the quiet. He finds it in the gym when no one is watching; in packed arenas where his efforts come under scrutiny; and on this night, after another Brooklyn … Read more

Mbappe’s inspiring WC final team talk revealed

Mbappe's inspiring WC final team talk revealed

Kylian Mbappe‘s rousing half-time pep talk to France teammates at the World Cup final has been revealed in a new documentary. The 24-year-old is heard encouraging his international teammates after they fell behind 2-0 to Argentina following a poor first-half display. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) A documentary called “Merci Les Bleus” … Read more

In a stunner, Carlos Correa will join the Mets instead of Giants

In a stunner, Carlos Correa will join the Mets instead of Giants

Comment on this story Comment In one of the more stunning offseason twists in recent baseball memory, Carlos Correa will now be a New York Met, not a San Francisco Giant, when spring training begins seven weeks from now. A week ago today, Correa agreed to a 13-year megadeal worth $360 million to join the … Read more

WC final 2nd most-viewed ever in US at 25.7m

WC final 2nd most-viewed ever in US at 25.7m

Argentina‘s dramatic victory over France in a penalty shootout at the World Cup final was the second most-watched soccer match of any kind in the United States. The early numbers from Nielsen, Fox and Telemundo show Sunday’s match had an English- and Spanish-language combined audience of 25,783,000. That trails the 26.7 million that tuned in … Read more