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Young Superstars Neymar And Gareth Bale Are The Future Of El Clásico

Tomorrow is El Clásico, a matchup between two of the biggest, most storied clubs in the world: Real Madrid and Barcelona. It's the best rivalry in sports because it's the best kind of rivalry in sports. For 90 minutes, decades of shared history, clashing politics and nationalism will intersect with soccer to create… » 10/25/13 2:52pm 10/25/13 2:52pm

Gareth Bale Scores On His Real Madrid Debut

After an excruciating summer, Real Madrid bought the Premier League player of the year Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a world-record fee of £85.3 million. Today, Bale made his debut against Villarreal, who surprisingly were kind of thumping Madrid for much of the first half and took a 1-0 lead 21 minutes in. » 9/14/13 5:27pm 9/14/13 5:27pm

Tottenham Sold Their Soul To Beat Arsenal, But It Might Not Be Enöugh

A hundred years ago, Arsenal moved to North London and built Highbury minutes away from Tottenham's stadium, White Hart Lane. For a hundred years the two have fought, the pendulum swinging one way, and then the next, decade to decade. And then the 1990s happened, and then the 2000s, and after nearly a hundred years,… » 9/04/13 3:18pm 9/04/13 3:18pm

The Gareth Bale Transfer Saga Is The Worst Thing In Sports

This is so dumb. A few months ago, rumors started swirling about Tottenham's Gareth Bale, the Premier League player of the year, heading to Spain to sign for Real Madrid. All summer, it seems, Real Madrid has been closing in on the star for what's been reported by everyone to be a record-breaking sum anywhere between… » 8/22/13 5:23pm 8/22/13 5:23pm

Sketchy Reports: Gareth Bale To Be Sold For All The Money

According to a variety of dubious reports in unreliable foreign outlets, Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale is actually, really, finally, supposedly about to be sold off to Real Madrid for (at present exchange rates) $145.81 million, with Spurs supposedly then buying up everyone this side of George Best to make up for… » 8/20/13 12:26pm 8/20/13 12:26pm

Why Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez Want To Move, But Can't

Last May, Borussia Dortmund lost to rivals FC Bayern in the Champions League final after finishing second by 25 points to Bayern in the German Bundesliga. Just days after, it was reported that Dortmund's Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski—possibly the club's two best players—were headed to Bayern. Götze had already… » 7/31/13 3:39pm 7/31/13 3:39pm

Chelsea, Arsenal Reach The Champions League As Spurs Suffer Heartbreak

The last day in the Premier League wasn't for the faint of heart. With 36 goals scored, today was the highest-scoring final match day ever. But while just about every other English side scored goal after goal, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were each entangled in nail-biters to see how their places in the top four,… » 5/19/13 4:24pm 5/19/13 4:24pm

Gareth Bale's Last-Minute Goal Is One Of This Season's Best

It is the age of golazos. Gareth Bale, no stranger to outstanding strikes in this Premiership season, had one of his most important as a last-minute goal seized three points for Tottenham Hotspur and third place in the league standings at the end of today's bout at West Ham. His sheer nerve to attempt the shot is… » 2/25/13 4:58pm 2/25/13 4:58pm

Spurs Suffered An Own Goal When Aaron Lennon Kicked The Ball Off Gareth…

Tottenham Hotspur holds a 2-1 advantage over Liverpool as of this writing, and Spurs players Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale are responsible for all three goals; they each have one for their own team, and they contributed to put the ball in their own net in an ill-fated attempt to clear a Steven Gerrard header. Lennon… » 11/28/12 4:26pm 11/28/12 4:26pm