Jose Mourinho called himself a “special one” when he arrived for his first spell in charge at Chelsea nine years ago. Today he said he’s “the happy one” after returning to the Premier League soccer team.
With Germany's Bundesliga soccer league attracting greater attention since monopolizing last month's UEFA Champions League final at London's Wembley Stadium, software giant SAP is seeking to tap some of the afterglow by sponsoring a team. But SAP didn’t choose to back a heavyweight such as finalists Bayern Munich -- sponsored by Deutsche Telekom -- or Borussia Dortmund, which is endorsed by chemical maker Evonik Industries.
Didier Drogba, an Ivorian footballer and former striker for London’s Chelsea, bought a 5 percent stake in the Ity gold mine in Ivory Coast as part of a sale of state assets to a company led by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, a government official said.
Painted on a whitewashed wall at its Rio de Janeiro home is Flamengo’s boast that it’s “the most loved club in the world.” The soccer team is counting on that affection to help rescue it from the taxman.
As video services vie for a foothold in Europe’s fast-growing streaming market, global leader Netflix Inc.’s Hollywood movies and shows are facing stiff competition from a Swedish rival with an ace up its sleeve: live sports.