The most eventful transfer window in the history of the Chinese Super League (CSL) closes at midnight CST on Tuesday, ahead of the new season's start this weekend, bringing to an end two months of big-name signings, mega-money deals and the wildest of speculation.
But while the majority of headlines were generated by the signing of Oscar and Carlos Tevez, as well as speculation over Wayne Rooney's possible move, China's football authorities confused an already muddled picture by drawing up new regulations...
Man United won a trophy, Chelsea padded their lead at the top of the Premier League, and Sunderland look like their luck will finally run out. Iain Macintosh looks back at the Heroes & Villains.
You just knew it would be him. Manchester United could wobble, they could squander their lead, and they could take the game to the very brink of extra time, but you knew, on some deeper, molecular level, that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would save the day. There was no one United fans would rather have...
FIFA president Gianni Infantino marks one year in office on Feb. 26, having taken the helm during one of the most traumatic periods in the organisation's history.
Following the arrests of some of its most senior figures, the resignation of former president Sepp Blatter and with on-going corruption inquiries, Infantino has spent the past 12 months attempting to fulfill his promise to overhaul FIFA and restore its reputation.
Here we take a look at five things that he has done to help make that happen...
Could the unthinkable happen? Could Leicester really go down? It's a huge game for the Foxes on Monday night as Liverpool come to the King Power and now they don't have a manager! The hosts are in real trouble, without a goal or a Premier League point so far in 2017 they sacked Claudio Ranieri and need to start firing on the pitch.
Elsewhere, the first silverware of the season is up for grabs in the EFL Cup final between Manchester United and Southampton.
After sweeping aside Palermo 4-1 in Serie A, Juventus went to Portugal and, thanks to goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves, claimed a 2-0 win vs. Porto that gives them total control of the sides' Champions League round-of-16 tie.