SC Corinthians Paulista, Brazil’s biggest soccer team by sales, will use its television contracts to convince Manchester City that it can pay a national record of more than $55 million for striker Carlos Tevez, a club executive said.
The walls of Ray Ranson’s Manchester office celebrate the high points of his 17-year run as a defender in English soccer. In one of his most memorable moments, Ranson’s Manchester City was battling Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of the F.A. Cup in May 1981. The 92,000 chanting fans at London’s Wembley Stadium were making such a din that he couldn’t even hear the referee’s whistle.