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Photos: Players’ Night Out

From The Players’ Tribune: <p><em>The Players’ Tribune </em>took to the Los Angeles Hills last night for its annual Players’ Night Out summer celebration. An exclusive list of athletes and entertainers attended, including Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony, Vince Staples, Kevin Love, Russell Wilson, Isaiah Thomas, Blake Griffin and Keegan-Michael Key. The evening was highlighted by Pusha T, […]

Hi, I’m Playing on the PGA Tour This Week….

From The Players’ Tribune: <p class=”Normal1″>… And I’m really, really excited!</p> <p class=”Normal1″>But before I get into all the reasons why, I want to try to clarify a few things.</p> <p class=”Normal1″>First off, I didn’t agree to do this right away. Let me just say that up front. This wasn’t an automatic yes for me. […]

The World Cup in Photos

From The Players’ Tribune: <p>Over the last four weeks, the extraordinary talents of football’s best players and teams have been on display in Russia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.</p> <p>From Day One to the final, here are our favorite photos.</p> <hr class=”tpt-apostrophe-divider”> </hr> <p><img alt=”” class=”article-image fullbleed aligncenter wp-image-138319 size-full” data-caption=”” data-credits=”Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images” […]

WC32 Poster Giveaway

From The Players’ Tribune: <p>To mark the end of a memorable 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Players’ Tribune will be giving away five posters from the selection below. To enter:</p> <ol> <li>Follow <a href=”https://twitter.com/tpt_global”>@TPT_Global</a> on Twitter.</li> <li>Retweet this message.</li> </ol> <p>The contest will run from Friday, July 13 at 3:30 PM EST to Tuesday, July […]

To the Islanders Faithful

From The Players’ Tribune: <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>A</span> <p><em><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>m I having a breakdown?</span></em></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>It was morning in Mississauga, maybe 10 a.m., when it hit me. </span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>I was in the backyard by the pool with my fiancée, Aryne. The whole morning, I’d been out there, just wandering around, in this cloud […]

What Happened When I Tried to Play Men’s Professional Soccer

From The Players’ Tribune: <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>W</span> <p class=”normal”><span lang=”EN”>hen you’re the only woman playing on a men’s pro soccer team, and you also happen to be a goalkeeper, here’s how things go down:</span></p> <p class=”normal”><span lang=”EN”>If you’re really, really lucky, your coach isn’t going to care if you’re from Venus or Mars. He’s not going […]

Faces of the World Cup

From The Players’ Tribune: <p>Thirty-two teams came to Russia with dreams of being world champions.</p> <p>Take a look at a few of this year’s World Cup heroes in a gallery of <em>The Players’ Tribune’s</em> best pictures.</p> <hr class=”tpt-apostrophe-divider”> </hr> <p><img alt=”” class=”article-image fullbleed aligncenter wp-image-138713 size-full” data-caption=”Paulinho, midfielder, Brazil.” data-credits=”Vanessa Montero/The Players’ Tribune” data-image-height=”1286″ data-image-id=”138713″ […]

For Toronto

From The Players’ Tribune: <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>I</span> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>t takes 35 steps to get from the home locker room of the ACC to the ice. </span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The doors open, and you can hear the rumble of the crowd — it’s still quiet. As you turn right, following the sound, it starts to build. […]

No White Flags

From The Players’ Tribune: <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>I</span> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>t was Monday, March 12, 2018. I was in a hotel in Dallas, lying in bed when my phone rang at exactly 8:23 AM. My agent was on the line, yelling before I could even say hello.</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>“Damion, wake up man! I need you to […]

Esta é para o meu irmão

From The Players’ Tribune: <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>O que vem a seguir resume tudo o que você precisa saber sobre a minha família em uma única, e breve, história.</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Copa do Mundo. 1998. Estou com cinco anos de idade. Meu irmão Muriel, 10. Nós estamos assistindo ao jogo da semifinal entre Brasil e Holanda […]

This Is For My Brother

From The Players’ Tribune: <p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>PARA LER EM PORTUGUÊS, <a href=”https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/alisson-becker-esta-e-para-o-meu-irmao/_preview/137962/a4367d19bd”>CLIQUE AQUI</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>This will tell you everything you need to know about my family in one quick story. </span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>World Cup. 1998. I’m 5 years old. My brother Muriel is 10. We’re watching the Brazil vs. Holland semifinal at my […]


From The Players’ Tribune: <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>梅西朝着我走过来。</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>去年六月我们在澳大利亚和阿根廷踢了一场友谊赛。巴西队刚被判了一个任意球,我和威廉还有另外一个队友站在球边上。任意球并不是要由我来罚,我只是诱饵。</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>在这个时候,梅西突然径直走过来看着我说:“怎么样,到底来不来巴萨?”</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>就这样,毫无征兆蹦出的一句话,他说完转过身走开了。</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>我想都没想,就脱口而出:“如果你想要我,我就去!”</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>我很少会在比赛的时候分心,但是从梅西跟我说话到威廉罚出任意球那一刻,我满脑子都是 “他是认真的的吗?他为什么要那么说?天呐,到底发生了什么?”</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>当时我正在为中超联赛的广州恒大队效力,没人相信巴萨会对我感兴趣。我觉得他在开玩笑,试着让我分心,但是那只是场友谊赛,至于么?</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>比赛结束以后,我把自己的球衣递给安保让他交给梅西,他从阿根廷队的休息室出来,递给我梅西的球衣。</span></p> <p><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>等等,这是真的吗?</span></i></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>但是当我们在澳大利亚的巡回比赛结束后,我返回到中国,完全没有听到任何转会的消息。整整一个月过去了,我把这事给忘了。我当时在中超享受着踢球的乐趣。从七月份开始,我们开始听到各种巴萨想要我的流言。</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>我打给我的经纪人:“老大,看在上帝的份上, 能不能告诉我这到底是不是真的?我快疯了!”</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>他说:“嗯,这事有点复杂。有可能,也有可能不成。”</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>我发短信问内马尔:“兄弟,这是真的吗?你有没有听说什么,我真的快急疯了。”</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>但是当时他自己也在转会的水深火热中,所以他也不确定。</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>你们也知道现在的转会是怎么样的一个过程,完全不能相信任何东西。需要考虑的事情和因素有很多,说实话,我当时是真的很享受在中国的时光。我和我的妻子过着很舒适的生活,我在场上表现也很好。在巴萨转会传言开始之前,我一直很心满意足。</span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>球员转会期在八月就要结束了,我觉得没有什么希望了。那个周末恒大正要踢中超决赛,我家里还有从巴西来玩的朋友们。</span></p> <p><span […]

Eu estava no túmulo

From The Players’ Tribune: <p dir=”ltr”> <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>M</span> essi veio andando em minha direção. <b></b>Nós estávamos jogando um amistoso contra a Argentina na Austrália. O juiz tinha acabado de marcar uma falta pra gente, e eu estava parado em cima da bola junto com o William e outro jogador. Eu encostei na bola, mas eu nem […]

I Was in the Grave

From The Players’ Tribune: <p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>PARA LEER EN ESPAÑOL, HAZ <a href=”https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/paulinho-brazil-eu-estava-no-tumulo/_preview/136181/54c6926e7d”>CLICK AQUÍ</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>M</span> essi came walking up towards me. </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>It was last June, and we were playing Argentina in a friendly in Australia. We had just won a free kick, and I was standing over the ball […]

The Best Photos From the World Cup’s Group Stage

From The Players’ Tribune: <p>The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has come and gone, but it will live long in the memory. The first round seemed to have everything: last-minute goals, hat tricks, free kicks, bloodied faces, upsets — and yet another reigning champion bowing out before the round of 16.</p> <p><em>The […]

San Jose

From The Players’ Tribune: <span class=”tpt-drop-cap”>O</span> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>n the afternoon of February 26, 2018, I got three phone calls. </span></p> <p><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The first was from Jason Botterill, the GM of the Buffalo Sabres. He told me he was trading me. I was going to be a San Jose Shark. The second was from […]

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