After a protracted contract dispute, Alan Pulido may be heading back to Mexican club Tigres.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the Mexican striker’s attempt to obtain a provisional transfer pass for a move to Greek club Levadiakos, ruling that he still has a valid contract with Tigres.
After last summer’s World Cup, the 23-year-old stated that his contract with Tigres had run out, despite the club insisting he had signed an extension until 2016.
Pulido can still take his case to FIFA, but Tigres believes it unlikely that he will be granted the transfer pass. If that’s the case, his lone option may be to return to the Mexican side.
Pulido has not played in a competitive match for Tigres since April of last year.
Here are some more news and notes from around the world:
BORUSSIA DORTMUND LOSE DEFENDER GROSSKREUTZ
The injury bug has once again bitten Bundesliga bottom-dwellers Borussia Dortmund.
This time Kevin Grosskreutz is the victim, as the defender has has been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury picked up during Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg.
As a result, Grosskreutz will miss at least the first leg of Dortmund’s Champions League last-16 clash with Juventus.
JULIE FOUDY RE-SIGNS WITH ESPNW
Former U.S. Women’s National Team player Julie Foudy has signed a new contract with espnW, ESPN’s primary outlet for news on women’s sports.
As a result, Foudy will serve “as the brand’s primary representative at major sporting events including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, future Olympic Games, the Special Olympics and NCAA Championships,” according to a statement.
Prior to this deal, Foudy was a writer and contributor for espnW, but focused mainly on her work as a features reporter at U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team events and reporter/host of ESPN studio programming. She made her debut for ESPN in the midst of her playing career, aiding in the network’s coverage of the 1998 World Cup
“espnW has been an influential force for women in sports over the last five years,” said Foudy. “W consistently produces engaging content that matters to women, and I’m looking forward to regularly contributing to that effort.”
LIVERPOOL STRIKES MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH NEW BALANCE
Starting next season, Boston-based sportswear company New Balance will be the official supplier of Liverpool kits in a deal the club is calling “record-breaking.”
Under the new, multi-year deal, New Balance will design Liverpool’s kits and training apparel, which will also be carried and sold in over 500 New Balance retail stores worldwide.
The Premier League club’s kits are currently produced by Warrior, with which is signed a six-year deal in 2012. Warrior is a subsidiary company of New Balance. Beginning in 2015-16, Liverpool kits and training apparel will instead bear the New Balance name.
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