• First-ever sports SPAC could target English soccer giant Liverpool

    First-ever sports SPAC could target English soccer giant Liverpool

    Two US sports moguls just raised more than half a billion dollars — and insiders bet that they’re shopping for a UK soccer team. Last week, prolific sports banker Gerry Cardinale and Billy Beane — the number-crunching Oakland A’s executive-turned-minority owner played by Brad Pitt in 2011’s “Moneyball” — disclosed they had raised $575 million …
  • Bill Lawrence teams up with Jason Sudeikis for soccer comedy ‘Ted Lasso’

    Bill Lawrence teams up with Jason Sudeikis for soccer comedy ‘Ted Lasso’

    Writer/showrunner Bill Lawrence has entered the streaming series world with the Apple+ comedy “Ted Lasso.” Premiering Aug. 14, it follows Ted (Jason Sudeikis, the show’s co-creator and star), an affable American college football coach who’s hired to run a Premier League soccer team in the UK — despite having no knowledge of the sport or …
  • Organization ran 'White Lives Matter Burnley' banner flight faces scrutiny

    Organization ran 'White Lives Matter Burnley' banner flight faces scrutiny

    A “White Lives Matter Burnley” banner was flown over Etihad Stadium as Manchester City’s game with Burnley began on Monday. Blackpool Airport has announced that it has suspended banner flights from its runway after a plane carrying the message “White Lives Matter Burnley” was flown over a football match. Police investigated the incident after the …