Bud Light and Budweiser are getting a makeover at this year’s Super Bowl

New York CNN — Anheuser-Busch may no longer be the only alcohol brand advertising during the Super Bowl, but it will still have a big presence — even if rivals seize the opportunity after a 33-year drought. The beer company announced Thursday that it will have three minutes of national airtime during this year’s big … Read more

Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS starts bidding process to buy Manchester United — reports The Times

CNN — British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s company INEOS has formally entered the bidding process to buy Premier League football club Manchester United, The Times reported on Wednesday. This comes after United’s owners, the Glazer family, announced they were exploring new investment or the potential sale of the England Premier League side in November 2022. “I … Read more

The NFL’s Tennessee Titans are postponing the game by an hour as the state continues to experience power outages

CNN — The NFL’s Tennessee Titans delayed its scheduled noon CT game by an hour due to ongoing blackouts in the region, which have since ended due to the winter storm and brutal cold. “Due to the extreme weather and power outages in our region, kickoff for today’s game has been delayed one hour to … Read more

IPL player auction: English cricketer Sam Curran becomes most expensive purchase ever

CNN — England cricketer Sam Curran has become the most expensive auction purchase in Indian Premier League (IPL) history – after being sold to the Punjab Kings for 18.5 crore rupees ($2.22 million). Friday’s auction, which took place in the Indian city of Kochi, broke multiple records, with English and Australian cricketers being the main … Read more

David Beckham responds to criticism of his ambassador role at the World Cup in Qatar

CNN — English football great David Beckham has criticized his role as Qatar’s ambassador at the World Cup, saying it is “positive that debate on key issues has been directly stimulated by the first World Cup to be held in the region”. British comedian Joe Lycett called on Beckham to step down from his role … Read more

France and Argentina bring multiple storylines to the mouth-watering World Cup final

CNN — And just like that, after 62 games in almost a month, the way was clear for the final of Qatar’s showpiece 2022. Two-time champions Argentina defeated Croatia in the first semi-final earlier this week, while defending champions France ended Morocco’s 2022 World Cup dream with a 2-0 win on Wednesday. Attention now shifts … Read more

It is no great surprise that the European Parliament has a corruption problem

CNN — The European Union has been reeling in recent days from one of the worst scandals to hit Brussels in decades. Belgian police said late last week that they had raided and arrested four people in connection with an ongoing corruption investigation into alleged payments and gifts from Qatar to members of the European … Read more

Netherlands vs. USA: Two exciting young teams battle for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals

CNN — Saturday’s round of 16 match between the US men’s team and the Netherlands is one of the more intriguing showdowns in Qatar 2022’s first knockout round. Although the bookmakers have the Netherlands as an odds-on favourite, this meeting is certainly closer and both teams will be sure to book a spot in the … Read more

Uruguay and Ghana are gearing up for an epic rematch 12 years after the controversial World Cup quarter-final

CNN — Uruguay and Ghana’s quarter-final meeting over South Africa in 2010 is widely regarded as one of the most iconic World Cup matches in history. On a thrilling evening in Johannesburg, this was a game that had it all; drama, controversy, heartbreak, a villain and a hero – both played by the same person. … Read more

Big moments for women at the men’s World Cup

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. Sign up for free to receive it in your inbox here. CNN — An unexpected result of the U.S. men’s national team reaching the knockout round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is that the U.S. women’s national team gets the … Read more