VICE Sports World News Roundup: February 5, 2016

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Feb 5 2016, 2:44pm

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Good morning, America. It's February 5, 2016. Welcome to the VICE Sports World News Roundup. Be sure to stop every morning for more headlines from around the world.

Rugby's Six Nations tournament kicks off this weekend. Here's a preview, for those of you who need one.

Alex Teixeira, a player Liverpool desperately tried to sign in January, has moved from Shakhtar Donetsk to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for €50 million. Shakhtar reportedly wanted €70 million from Liverpool.

If you're wondering why China is suddenly spending big on soccer, Forbes has answers. The government wants to make sports a bigger part of its economy, for one thing. Then there's this: "CMC in October paid an eye-popping $1.3 billion for the exclusive broadcast rights over the next five years for the Chinese Super League, outbidding a group of competitors which included state broadcaster CCTV. The price is sky high, given that the television rights for the 2015 season only fetched 50 million yuan ($7.6 million)."

In Spain, Rafa Benitez looks set to take over as Valencia coach after Gary Neville's disastrous couple months in charge.

Former Valencia goalkeeper Santiago Canizares told the BBC that he "expected [Neville's] resignation, as well as some apologies," after the team's thumping by Barcelona.

Outlets in Europe are beginning to report that Jose Mourinho will take over as coach of Manchester United at the end of the season. (Some outlets are saying he's only "close to signing.") What better way to rekindle his rivalry with Pep Guardiola?

Video of the Day

The Super Bowl is coming, and San Francisco has been readying itself for a while now. One of the things city administrators have had to work out is, what to do with all those homeless people? Michael Reiner, a young film maker, explored this question in a short documentary.

Homeless in Super Bowl City from Michael Reiner on Vimeo.

You can read more about San Francisco's homeless during the Super Bowl, and other issues the host city has been facing, in Tarin Towers's ongoing series "The Imperfect Host."


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