How Premier League and NFL prove it's not megastars who make a league successful

It's long been said that sports is entertainment driven by stars, and you need stars in order to succeed. You only need to look at the Premier League and NFL to see how that's not true.


Liverpool's 'special' trophy, Modric's Madrid magic, more Man United woe

Jurgen Klopp said Sunday's Carabao Cup was the most special trophy he's ever won and it's easy to believe him. PLUS: Luka Modric, 38, shows he still has some magic left while Man United's latest defeat leaves them further adrift.


Bayern Munich are making a mistake by keeping lame duck Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel's summer exit makes sense given Bayern's struggles, but keeping him around now is a bad decision.


Seven reasons Premier League's transfer window was slow

What's behind the Premier League's slowest January outside of COVID seasons in a decade? Gab Marcotti explains this winter's transfer market slowdown.


Arsenal quality outshines Liverpool, more: Marcotti recaps the weekend

Liverpool's blunders dominated highlights, but it was Arsenal who dominated their game. Plus, Madrid's depth bites them and Inter close in on title.


Why the secrecy around Man City's FFP case with Premier League is so damaging

Manchester City will eventually sit with the Premier League to address the charges against them, but the needless secrecy around things such as the date for those hearings is creating a toxic void.


Monday Musings: Xavi calls it quits as Barca lose again

Xavi tried his best at Barcelona, but his exit leaves a ton of questions as to where the club goes from here.


Breaking down Jurgen Klopp's announcement that he's leaving Liverpool

Klopp's decision to go public in midseason about his Liverpool exit allows all sides to move forward.


Tuchel's Bayern crisis deepens, Maignan abuse must lead to change, more

Thomas Tuchel has crossed a line, criticizing the players as Bayern fall behind in the Bundesliga title race. Is this the beginning of the end? Plus: reaction to Maignan and Milan's walkout, Real Madrid's comeback win and more.


Why Roma sacked Jose Mourinho, and why he still splits opinion

And so Mourinho is gone, let go by Roma. Once again, in his third season. Once again, under a cloud.