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Leicester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Premier League/England

Football League scout says majority of U23 football is ‘pointless’ - Planet Football
A scout believes it is failing to prepare young players for the real thing.

Liverpool end US tour winless - ESPN
THIS MEANS SOMETHING!!!

said no one

Tottenham: Is this the season for Pochettino’s side to deliver trophies? - BBC Sport
Tottenham have kept their manager, have invested heavily and reached last season’s Champions League final – but can they push on?

Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho sues Wada for £13m over drugs-test error | Football | The Guardian
Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho claims that a drug-test error effectively ended his career with Liverpool.

Europe

Marco Asensio: Real Madrid winger suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury - BBC Sport
Real Madrid winger to miss most of the season after he ruptures an ACL against Arsenal.

Rest of the World

Caf ExCo member Bility banned by Fifa for 10 years - BBC Sport
Shockingly, a football official was misappropriating of funds.

Other

New rugby league president Tony Adams to focus on promoting game | Sport | The Guardian
The new Rugby Football League president said he will stay out of the technical aspect of the game.

Filming not watching: is digital distraction changing how we experience live sport? | Barry Glendenning | Sport | The Guardian
Not just an “old man yells at cloud” article, complete with “old man yells at cloud” reference.