Friday Kickoff: Ranieri, England, Balotelli and more


Less than a year after winning the title, Leicester made a shocking move while a ban for diving could be coming to England very soon.

Leicester City fired manager Claudio Ranieri less than one year after winning the Premier League. (REPORT)

England could introduce retroactive bans for diving as soon as next season. (REPORT)

Mario Balotelli earned a two-match suspension for insulting a referee. (REPORT)

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is set to miss time with a hamstring injury. (REPORT)

Cologne is hoping to seal a permanent move for defender Neven Subotic, who is currently with the club on loan. (REPORT)

Everton’s Yannick Bolasie is set for a second operation on his injured knee. (REPORT)

AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca reportedly rejected a move to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian. (REPORT)


SBI takes a look at the Houston Dynamo, who have brought in several new faces to help lead a push up the table. (READ)

MLS is reportedly nearing a deal to play Real Madrid in the All-Star Game. (READ)

Borussia Monchengladbach completed a stunning turnaround, headlining Thursday’s Europa League action. (READ)

An injured Bobby Wood is “looking” good as he pushes to play this weekend against Bayern Munich. (REPORT)



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