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Pep: Everton draw one of the proudest days of my life - Football365
Pep Guardiola has won the Champions League, and yet City drawing with Everton is one of the proudest days of his life.

Serie A has video assistant system successes but also some human error | Paolo Bandini | Football | The Guardian
A penalty awarded against Juventus at home in the opening game was just what the VAR was supposed to pick up – but a referee whistling too soon at Bologna proved costly for Torino.

Benitez: Maybe Toon not ready for Premier League | Sport24
Baseball has the concept of the “AAAA player”, a guy who is too good for the highest level of the minors (AAA ball), but not good enough for the majors. That’s pretty much what I think of when I think of NUFC.

Premier League: Is time-wasting leaving fans short-changed? - BBC Sport
A 90-minute match on Saturday contained only 47 minutes and 40 seconds of actual football - so are fans being left short-changed?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign new Man United contract this week - sources - ESPN FC
Manchester United expect Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a new contract to stay at Old Trafford as early as this week, sources have told ESPN FC.

Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri set for Barcelona move - reports - ESPN FC
Welp, that's another one off the board I guess.

Kylian Mbappe dismissed from Monaco training after confrontation | SI.com
Kylian Mbappé was dismissed from Monaco training after an altercation with former Italy U21 international Andrea Raggi.

VIDEO: Hamburg’s Muller out seven months after goal celebration – ProSoccerTalk
Shades of Tony Adams breaking Steve Morrow’s arm in the League Cup, but solo.

Why charter flights could drive a wedge between owners in MLS' next CBA negotiations | FourFourTwo
As MLS grows and becomes more prosperous, there will be calls to improve some of the ancillary things about the league - first on the list should be allowing teams to use charter flights to each away game and not, as currently done, require them to fly scheduled commercial airlines.