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FC Porto v AS Roma - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
A Roma legend says goodbye to his hometown club.
Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Cagliari, supporters will not be punished for racist abuse of Moise Kean
Apparently the chants had “an objectively limited relevance” and so they are not worthy of punishment. Disgusting and shameful all around.

Daniele De Rossi to leave Roma after 18 seasons
The 36-year-old will pull on the Giallorossi shirt for the last time this weekend against Parma. He might be on his way to England or MLS. In an era of unprecedented player movement, spending nearly two decades with one club is a rarity. Kudos to him.

UEFA seeking Champions League ban for Manchester City
Before you get too excited, it almost certainly does not mean Arsenal will get their spot, as we wrote yesterday. Still, it would be nice to see UEFA give it’s financial regulations some teeth.

SkySports on Manchester City’s potential ban
This article is a little easier to digest - clearly designed for mobile (I’d say).

Breakdown of the 2018-19 Premier League payouts
In case you wanted to know exactly how much Arsenal won’t be spending this summer.

Bolton Wanderers set up a food bank for staff who haven’t been paid
The club went into administration and will start next season with a 12-point deduction. At least they are taking care of their employees.

Champions League draw pot scenarios
For those of you who are daring to dream.

New Orleans Pelicans get the first pick in the NBA draft
Zion Williamson is heading to the Big Easy (almost certainly). My hometown Washington Wizards wound up with the 9th pick, a less than 4% chance to fall that low.

Vlad Guerrero Jr. hits his first career MLB home run
In other news, we are all old.

ESPN to open a Las Vegas studio for gambling programming
Sports gambling is here. ESPN is going to have it front and center of its content. Is this the new future / direction for the Worldwide Leader?

Parents brawl at a Texas Little League game
Today, in signs of the apocalypse. Warning: this one got nasty.

Boston TV station reports Boston accent is the sexiest in the world
Uh huh. Sure.