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Premier League/England

Leroy Sané fires Manchester City past United to tip scales in title race | Football | The Guardian
Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sané scored in a 2-0 win at Manchester United.

Manchester City weigh up bid for Benfica’s €60m-rated midfielder Florentino Luís | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City are considering making an offer for Benfica’s 19-year-old defensive midfielder Florentino Luis.

Championship: Clubs vote down EFL spending rules for greater transparency - BBC Sport
Championship clubs agree that the EFL should continue to independently police spending rules after a motion for greater transparency was rejected.

Chelsea boss charged by FA after Burnley draw - BBC Sport
Maurizio Sarri is charged with misconduct by the FA after he was sent to the stands in Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley.

EFL vote on Coventry’s expulsion over lack of a ground postponed until May | Football | The Guardian
Brexit means Br...wait a minute

Hamstring Injury Woes Continue for Almirón as His Season is Cut Short - Coming Home Newcastle
Fact: Miguel Almirón’s favorite dip is smoked salmon and Gouda dip.

Premier League top-4 race: How Champions League, Europa factor in | SI.com
England’s top-four race is anything but straightforward as the Premier League season winds down.

Europe

Stéphanie Frappart to make history as Ligue 1’s first female referee | The Guardian
A French top-flight match will be refereed by a female official for the first time when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of Amiens’ Ligue 1 home match against Strasbourg on Sunday.

How Radamel Falcao became king of the Europa League | FourFourTwo
No player has terrorised this competition like the Colombian – a back-to-back winner with an astonishing scoring record.

Getafe: Inside rise from Segunda B to Champions League contention | SI.com
Getafe cementing a berth in the Champions League would be one of the most improbable and unexpected developments in Europe this season.

MLS/Americas

Tenorio: One weekend in LA offers a glimpse of MLS’s future – The Athletic ($)
In a season where quality has been lacking across the league and MLS’s biggest markets are underperforming, Los Angeles is a bright spot.

MLS club execs: Fixing major markets more important than expansion – The Athletic ($)
The biggest expansion projects for the league aren’t in Miami or Nashville—they’re in places like Dallas and Chicago.

NYRB’s Kaku suspsnded two more games for reckless conduct incident
His suspension was increased from one to three games and he was fined for reckless conduct, for kicking the ball into the stands.

Seattle Sounders to host German giant Borussia Dortmund this summer | Pro Soccer USA
Borussia Dortmund are headed back to the United States ,where they will face the Seattle Sounders at Century Link Field on Jul. 17.

Other

What Does a Fullback Do in 2019? | StatsBomb
It used to be so simple. A fullback’s job was to stop the opposition winger from putting crosses in.

When Saturday Comes - Editorial: Pitch invasions by fans a symptom of a wider problem
A spate of recent on-field incidents in which players have been targeted for abuse or assault reflect a warped view among some where they are deemed to be fair game