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Premier League clubs vote to tighten ownership rules - reports - ESPN FC
Premier League clubs have agreed to changes that will tighten rules around ownership, according to multiple reports in England.

Craig Shakespeare: Leicester City caretaker named permanent manager - BBC Sport
After rescuing Leicester's season following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City name caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare as their permanent manager on a three-year deal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United after club decide against deal | Football | The Guardian
Manchester United have decided not to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new deal when his current contract expires at the end of the month. Guess the Cult of Zlatan didn't impress Jose Mourinho all that much.

Diego Costa may cost Chelsea millions by saying Antonio Conte wants him out | Football | The Guardian
Diego Costa’s decision to make public a text message exchange with Antonio Conte could end up costing the Premier League champions millions of pounds. Couldn't happen to a nicer team.

United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Football Match Report - June 8, 2017 - ESPN
The US struggled vs. Trinidad and Tobago but two Christian Pulisic goals snared the US all three qualifying points.

Soccer: Five critical things to know about the US women's win over rival Sweden
On Thursday, the U.S. women's national team defeated Sweden 1-0.

Does FC Dallas have an advantage playing on Bermuda grass? - Big D Soccer
One of the most tedious debates in American soccer is whether grass or turf is better to play on. An actually-sort-of-interesting subset of that debate is the subject of this quick dive into the stats for FCD playing on ryegrass vs bermuda grass.

And finally, one that has nothing to do with soccer, but is fascinating, particularly for every time you watch a pro sports person do a pro sports thing badly and think "I could do better". SPOILER ALERT: you can't. At least not without a minimum of a year's worth of work:

How to Homer: One SI writer's quest to go deep in an MLB park | Longform - SI.com
Could a 45-year-old writer with no baseball experience hit a home run in a major league park?