The financial resources of New York City FC, the new MLS expansion team, will be vast. But the real advantages could come from access to Manchester City's new youth academy and the New York Yankees' marketing expertise, writes Scott Regehr.
Mallorca's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league were kept alive by a 1-0 win against Real Betis on Monday. With two rounds left, 19th-place Mallorca is three points behind 17th-place Deportivo La Coruna but with an inferior goal difference.
Arsenal blanked Newcastle 1-0 on Sunday to clinch fourth place in the Premier League ahead of Tottenham, qualifying for the Champions League once again. Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson did not depart a winner as Manchester United manager, his club settling for a 5-5 draw at West Brom.
Atletico Madrid ended a 25-game, 14-year winless streak against rival Real Madrid, getting a 98th-minute goal from Miranda for a 2-1 victory in the Copa del Rey final on Friday night following the ejections of Real star Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Jose Mourinho.