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But can you do it on a wet Tuesday night in Stoke?
The Bank of England are currently accepting nominations for iconic Brits to appear on the next £20 note.
Raheem Sterling's high-profile £48 million move from Liverpool to Manchester City has earned him a reputation as a bit of a moneygrabber. But now there's a campaign to get Raheem to appear on money.
A group of friends have got together to hijack a nomination vote on the Bank of England's website to determine the next Brit to appear on the £20 note.
It's very unlikely, but it means that Sterling could actually be in with a chance of appearing on the £20 note.
Alex Micu, one of the people behind the campaign, told BuzzFeed UK:
"Two of my colleagues, who are into football, really want to get Raheem Sterling on the new £20 notes so they are hoping Bank of England will hear them out as they ask the public to suggest characters for the new note."
The trouble is, the Bank of England are specifically looking for a figure from the visual arts community to appear on the note, but it could be argued that Raheem is adept at visual arts.
The Bank of England are also unlikely to accept nominations for people who are still alive, unless they set a new precedent. No living person, other than the Monarch, has appeared on UK sterling.
And the Bank of England have specified they are not looking for "fictional or living characters".
But one of the friends behind the campaign thinks he can change their mind.
“The Bank of England say they won’t feature living characters but we think they should make an exception," said Stephen Cross, who is an Arsenal fan.
"The timing is perfect, he shares his name with our currency and in one deal has probably just earned the country a huge sum in tax”.
The trio have built a website to promote their cause, and with the Bank of England nominations only open for two more days, they're hoping then can get Sterling on our sterling.
The group of friends behind that campaign all work together at a marketing agency, but insist that this is not a press stunt on behalf of a brand (or even on behalf of Raheem himself).
"There is nothing behind it, no brands. It was done for fun by my two colleagues, Simon and Stephen," Alex told BuzzFeed UK.
Simon Connor is hoping that the campaign might actually unite two north-west rivals: “I think this is the only thing that could possibly unite the fans of Manchester United and Liverpool. But only with the support of the entire football community can we make the Bank of England seriously consider our proposal."
NOTHIN’ BUT NET TIMES TWO!
Just watch this video to see Kevin Libertowski throw all sorts of awesomeness at you!
Here it is from this angle. It's so QUICK... it's hard to tell if Kevin even made it, but TRUST — he CRUSHED IT.
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Might as well celebrate that sh*t.
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Oh, and here it is again from behind...
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“What if I told you that her speech last night saved even one human being from attempting to take their life.”
Last month, ESPN announced it would honor Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Jenner accepted the award at Wednesday's ceremony with a moving speech about transgender issues.
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But ESPN's decision to honor Jenner was criticized online soon after it was announced, partly due to a viral meme — which BuzzFeed News and others debunked — that said Iraq war veteran and amputee Noah Galloway was the "runner-up" for the prize.
Dance like no one’s watching.
Riley Curry, daughter of current NBA MVP Stephen Curry, adorably captured our hearts and minds this NBA playoff season.
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Well, the princess of precociousness is back at it again.
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Today her mother, Ayesha Curry, uploaded this video of her doing the "Whip/Nae Nae" dance on her third birthday. Naturally, she nailed it.
This toddler is so cute it hurts.
The stunt was carried out by British comedian Simon Brodkin at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich.
British comedian Simon Brodkin – better known as his character Lee Nelson – stormed into a FIFA press conference on Monday afternoon and threw a pile of cash at FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
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The executive committee of world soccer’s governing body made the announcement Monday, almost two months after a far-reaching corruption scandal shocked the sport.
The announcement by the executive committee of world soccer's governing body came almost two months after a wide-ranging corruption scandal erupted that involved some of the most powerful officials in the world of soccer.
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From the time U.S. federal prosecutors decided to launch criminal proceedings against a number of high-ranking FIFA officials in May, the organization's embattled president, Sepp Blatter, sought to downplay the corruption allegations, dismissing them as part of a plot to undermine his presidency.
But even as Blatter got re-elected to a fifth consecutive term in charge of one of the most powerful organizations in sports, U.S. Justice Department officials continued to produce evidence of the pervasive nature of the corruption within FIFA.
With many — both within and outside the organization — calling for Blatter's resignation, the 79-year-old announced at a news conference in Zurich last month that he would "lay down his mandate" at an extraordinary elective Congress.
Monday's announcement brings weeks of uncertainty over FIFA's future to an end. As Blatter announced his resignation but set no deadline for the election of his successor, skeptics suggested he was just trying to buy time to find a way to cling to power.
But at a news conference in Zurich on Monday, Blatter told the world's media that his time in charge of FIFA is definitely coming to an end.
"I will not be a candidate for the 2016 election," he told journalists. "I cannot be declared responsible for the moral behavior of the members of FIFA."
So far, 14 soccer officials — many of them direct FIFA employees — have been indicted on corruption charges by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Blatter has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
Once you see this, you can’t un-see it, so prepare yourself for a day of frustration.
This Arsenal trivia question could have you tearing your hair out all day, here's how it goes...
Do you think you can solve it? Have a go...
If you're struggling, you can reveal a clue:
Jules Bianchi succumbed to the serious head injuries he suffered nine months ago at the Japanese Grand Prix. He was 25-years-old.
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French Formula 1 racing driver Jules Bianchi died on Saturday from the serious head injuries he sustained in a brutal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix nine months ago. He was 25.
Bianchi had been in a coma since his Marussia car collided with a recovery vehicle in Suzuka last year. He died in a hospital near the southern French city of Nice, surrounded by his family, his team said.
Officials at Manor, formerly known as Marussia, said in a statement on the team's Facebook page that the news of Bianchi's death was received with "enormous sadness."
"Words cannot describe the enormous sadness within our team this morning, as we come to terms with losing Jules," team principal John Booth said. "He has left an indelible mark on all our lives, and will forever be part of everything we have achieved, and everything we will strive for going forward."
“Now I’ve seen it all.”
UPDATE: Three time world champion Mick Fanning has posted an awesome tribute to his mate, Julian Wilson who helped him escape a shark attack during a live TV broadcast.
The touching surfer-on-surfer man-love was captured in South Africa.
Until the insane shark incident at Jeffreys Bay on Sunday, Fanning and Wilson were fighting for the world title and ranked number two and three in the world.
A lot of people wore basketball jerseys to Pitchfork Music Festival. So we made a team.
This past weekend, Chicago's Near West Side played host to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Curated by music publication Pitchfork, 2015 marked the fest's 10th year.
Attracting nearly 20,000 concert-goers during each of its three days, the festival featured over 40 acts, predominantly of the indie-rock, hip-hop and electronic ilk. Newly reunited rock band Sleater-Kinney, Chicago-based hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, and rap duo Run the Jewels were just a few of the many acts to perform standout sets.
With temps in the high 80s and 90s throughout the weekend, more than a few people in the crowd wore basketball jerseys to combat the heat. So, we did the obvious thing and decided to create an entire team.
12 players. 4 alternates. We're going for gold.
The Pitchfork crowd attempts not to succumb to heat stroke.
Starting Center – Shaquille O'Neal
There weren't a lot of big men represented at Pitchfork. Luckily, we ran into Shaq (who guided Dream Team II to gold in the 1996 Olympics) on the third day of the festival. Orlando Magic Shaq was the most fun Shaq.
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Starting Shooting Guard – Michael Jordan
There were a TON of MJ's walking around Pitchfork which, duh, what else do you expect in Chicago? Union Park is only a few blocks west of the United Center, where a bronze Jordan statue is still revered as one of the city's most beloved landmarks.
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EA ain’t MESSIn’ around when it comes to women’s soccer.
2015 World Cup champion Alex Morgan will join Leo Messi on the regional U.S. cover of FIFA 16!
Which is a huge deal because she's the FIRST woman to ever appear on the cover.
And she is the first World Cup champ to appear on the cover since 2009. (Unless you count Messi's U-20 World Cup trophy.)
Ronaldinho (who won a World Cup with Brazil in 2002) graced the cover from 2005 to 2009.
2010: Frank Lampard
2011: Cristiano Ronaldo
2012: Wayne Rooney
2013–present: Leo Messi
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Say hello to the golfer boys of Chalsa.
Chalsa is a small town in the state of West Bengal, India. But the little settlement has a lot more to it than the sprawling tea gardens.
Tourists come to the The Chalsa Polo club to play golf. The children of the tea pickers in the estate serve as caddies for these tourists, and they developed a passion for the game.
Unable to afford the costly golfing equipment, the talented kids started playing the game they love using clubs they made all by themselves.
Having learnt the nuances of the game, the boys collect wood from the forest nearby, which they use to make their own golf clubs.
At the same time, they're trying their best to ensure that they don't get caught by the forest officials for taking the wood.
Very kind of you, Mr Shark.
Earlier: Aussie surfer Mick Fanning has given his first interview since he was ATTACKED BY A SHARK on live TV over the weekend.
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The three time world champ told Red Bull that he "completely lost it" once the adrenaline wore off and he was able to reflect with some close friends.
"In that little room a few of my closest friends from the CT came in and I completely lost it," he said. "There was about eight grown men in there, and every single one of us was crying. At that moment I realised there was going to be some serious concern from my family and friends around the world, so I asked if I could do an interview so they could hear it from me that I was OK."
Fanning has watched the footage of his attack several times, saying it's still "surreal" to see, before paying tribute to fellow Australian surfer Julian Wilson, who paddled towards Fanning as it became clear that something was wrong.
"I just want to say thanks to Julian for being such a courageous legend; coming for me and completely disregarding his own safety," he said. "The beach announcers and the WSL Water Patrol were also brilliant. The outpouring of messages of love and support from around the world really means a lot too."
So close to completing these albums… yet so far.
In an unsettling new interview on HBO’s Real Sports, Christy Mack describes the night she was allegedly attacked by her ex-boyfriend, MMA fighter War Machine.
In a new interview airing on HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, Christy Mack, an adult entertainment actress and model, describes in detail the night her ex-boyfriend, MMA fighter War Machine (born Jon Koppenhaver), allegedly viciously beat her and a male friend last year at her home in Las Vegas.
Details of the alleged assault were first made public 10 days after the Aug. 8, 2014, incident, when police in Clark County, Nevada, released documents containing a written statement given by Mack.
War Machine, who was arrested on Aug. 15 in California, is in jail awaiting trial for 32 criminal charges related to the alleged beating, including attempted murder with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, and kidnapping with a deadly weapon. In her interview with Gumbel, Mack says she fears that if War Machine ever gets out, "he will kill me."
Mack goes on to say that during her on-again, off-again relationship with War Machine, he regularly put her in a chokehold — a move common in his sport — and that she never fought back when he allegedly attacked her because she knew she could not defend herself.
On the night of Aug. 8, Mack was in bed with her friend, Corey Thomas, when War Machine entered her Las Vegas home — "he still had a key" — and beat Thomas before turning his attention to her. Before doing so, however, Mack had called 911 and put her cell phone on a nearby table. The recording of that call, in which Mack is heard screaming and wailing, is broadcast in the HBO Sports segment.
During the alleged attack, Mack says War Machine ruptured her liver by kicking her in the side, and she says he intended to rape her but could not maintain an erection.
War Machine the day of his arrest
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The Real Sports segment, which airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, examines the prevalence of domestic violence in the world of MMA, with mentions of UFC and boxing.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, whose recent fight against Manny Pacquiao was aired by HBO and Showtime, is mentioned in passing as an example of a prominent fighting figure with a storied history of domestic violence. In their research, HBO Sports determined that rates of domestic violence in MMA fighters (7.5/1,000, dating back to 2003) are twice as high as the average population (3.6/1,000 in American-born men ages 18 to 39) and 3.5 times as prevalent as in the NFL (2.1/1,000).
In a letter to HBO Sports, War Machine defended his actions that day in Las Vegas, claiming he was "ambushed" when he walked into Mack's home.
The Real Sports segment makes no apparent notice of War Machine's October 2014 suicide attempt in prison. In a note, obtained by TMZ, War Machine said he was hurt by the way Mack "cared for [Thomas] and protected him" during the alleged assault.
Near the end of her segment, Mack tearfully says that she hopes to once again be known as a "strong, beautiful woman," rather than "the girl who got her ass beat."
Three years on, how do you remember it?
On 27 July it will be three years since London played host to the greatest sporting event in the world.
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London 2012 was undoubtedly a sporting success, but for those who were there it was much, much more than that.
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Thousands upon thousands of volunteers, or Games Makers, turned an occasionally ruthless London into – however briefly – one of the happiest places on the planet.
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From memories of sporting greatness, to small acts of kindness and humanity, use the form below to tell us about the things you remember from the summer of 2012.
Joe Johnston has been on a quest to collect a football shirt from every FIFA nation for the last five years.
The deal is on, now you just have to negotiate a fee.
The ousted ESPN personality will join HBO, the network announced Wednesday.
Bill Simmons will join HBO, where he will host a weekly television show beginning in 2016.
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Simmons' contract with HBO begins October 1, HBO confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
Along with a weekly talk show, which HBO says will be "topical and spontaneous," Simmons will also have access to produce "content and assets" for HBO's online presence. This will include podcasts, which have become an anchor of Simmons's career.
In a release, Simmons said "it's no secret that HBO is the single best place for creative people in the entire media landscape."
Since Simmons was let go from ESPN, the network has let go of Keith Olbermann and lost ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd to Fox Sports. Reports of cost-cutting directives from Disney, ESPN's parent's company, have swelled in recent weeks after the three big-name departures. And the fate of Grantland, the sports and culture site started under Simmons, is still unclear. ESPN has stated that they are committed to Grantland without Simmons.
In the release, HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo said Simmons' "Intelligence, talent and insights are without precedent in the areas he covers. We could not be more thrilled for him to bring those talents to HBO and to become a signature voice at the network, spanning the sports and pop culture landscapes."