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The Canadian Premier League Could Finally Awaken A Sleeping Giant

As time continues to roll along, we're going to continuously see plans for the Canadian Premier League (CPL) come to fruition. As of last week, the CPL had officially approved its formative plans, and it's now only a matter of time until the league is a real thing. We can now all watch it develop with excitement.

When will the Canadian Premier League start?

The Cost Of Premier League Relegation Is At Least $50 Million

Although Chelsea has all but secured a second Premier League title in three seasons, the relegation battle is just heating up. Sunderland and Middlesbrough are going down to the Championship next season, and Hull City and Swansea City are trying to avoid the same fate. 

Relegation certainly adds drama and raises the stakes for the final games of the season, but exactly how much do these teams stand to gain by staying up?

Lionel Messi Close To Signing New Barcelona Contract, Says Club

Lionel Messi has scored 51 goals in 49 games this season for Barcelona. So, it's no wonder that club executives are in a hurry to get negotiations over with and to get Messi's contract finalized.

It appears today that the club and Messi's agents may be close to a deal. Only a day after we reported that Messi's camp rejected Barcelona's initial offer, Barcelona VP Jordi Mestre said "it won't be long" before Lionel Messi signs a new contract with FC Barcelona.

Messi Reportedly Rejects Barcelona Opening Contract Extension Offer

According to Diario AS, Lionel Messi's camp has rejected Barcelona''s initial offer of a contract extention. Messi's contract runs through June 2018.

Despite the initial rebuff, no one expects Messi to play anywhere besides Barcelona. It's understood he'll sign an extension eventually, but certainly the powers that be at Barcelona will be much happier should that happen sooner rather than later.

The offer was reported to be in the neigborhood of 30-30 million Euros per year.

Tottenham Hotspur Find New Temporary Home For Next Season

Following a board meeting today, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they will play all of their home games at Wembley Stadium next season while waiting for their new world-class stadium to be finished.

Spurs have called White Hart Lane their home for the past 118 years. The new stadium, set to be ready by the start of the 2018-19 season, will be adjacent to their current home.

NFL Assisting In Funding New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

According to media reports, the NFL has contributed $12.8 million toward Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium.

The initial payment will  likely go towards custom-tailoring the 61,000-seat stadium for hosting NFL games. Tottenham had agreed to a 10-year deal that allows the NFL to host a minimum of two games per season at the stadium, which is not expected to open until the start of the 2018-19 season.

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