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- 10/25/15--18:42: David Pocock Is Just A Flawless Human Being
- 10/27/15--05:06: Dynamo Kiev Considering Segregating Black Fans To "Avoid Racism"
- 10/27/15--10:10: The Transformation Of These Athletes Will Blow Your Mind
- 10/27/15--09:54: Thierry Henry Says It's Time To Welcome Gay Footballers
- 10/27/15--18:50: World Series Halted After Fox Experiences "Technical Difficulties"
- 10/27/15--19:09: Father Of Royals Pitcher Dies Moments Before World Series Debut
- 10/28/15--07:55: 25 Quotes Guaranteed To Make Football Fans Laugh
- 10/28/15--10:03: What The World Was Like When The Royals Last Won The World Series
- 10/28/15--11:52: Can You Keep Up With The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Workout?
- 10/28/15--13:03: 21 Of The Greatest Moments In The History Of Abby Wambach
- 10/28/15--21:36: 23 Things Everyone Who Has Played Touch Football Will Relate To
- 10/29/15--07:35: 21 Absolutely Fucking Perfect Moments In Sporting Caption History
- 10/29/15--08:21: The Hardest Football League Badge Quiz You’ll Ever Take
- 10/29/15--12:08: Can You Name The NFL Stadium Where These Mascots Play Football?
- 10/30/15--07:24: The Absolutely Fucking Impossible Arsenal Game
David Pocock for Australian of the year.
The time (this morning) that he completely dominated Argentina to help the Wallabies make the Rugby World Cup final.
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Seriously he was so good it's ridiculous.
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The time he caught us staring at him but he didn't mind.
The time he hung out with a llama.
An official from the Ukrainian club revealed the proposal after claims of racial abuse during a match against Chelsea last week.
Champions League football club Dynamo Kiev are considering segregating fans based on the colour of their skin.
The Ukrainian club's fans been involved in two high-profile incidences of racial abuse in European competition this year, and their "Ultras Faction" often clashes with police and with fans of rival clubs.
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The club hosted Premier League side Chelsea in the Champions League group stage last week, where footage appeared to show four black Kiev fans being racially abused by some of the club's white fans.
Dynamo Kiev's stadium director, Volodimir Spilchenko, has responded to the incident by suggesting non-white fans might be segregated from the rest of the club's crowd in order to try and avoid such incidents.
"We are trying, maybe, to make a separate sector [for black fans] in an attempt to avoid racism," he said in a press conference.
His remark came in response to a question from a journalist about the latest controversy surrounding the club.
But racism in Ukrainian football is not just limited to the stands. Some black fans have complained of suffering abuse around the stadium, and in Kiev's city centre.
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10 years can make a big difference.
LeBron became a professional athlete straight out of high school. He was drafted #1 overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a 4 year stint with the Miami Heat, LeBron has come home to the team that raised him. He's entering his 12th season in the NBA and ranking in at 6 foot 8 and 250 pounds.
The Real Madrid all-time leading scorer is one of the fastest—and greatest—players in the world. The all-time leading goalscorer for Portugal has played in 3 World Cups and has won 3 Ballon d'Or trophies. At age 30, he ranks in at 6'1" and 180 pounds.
“It should be OK by now.”
Arsenal and France football legend Thierry Henry has said that playing alongside a gay footballer is "great for any human being".
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Henry made the comments during an interview on Sky News – prompted by recent claims that two Premier League footballers are set to publicly come out before next season.
A story in the Daily Mirror said that two Premier League footballers, one of whom has played for England, have told their friends and family that they are gay, and that they will soon make a public announcement because they "believe the time is right to come out".
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Mike’s still got it!
Mike Tyson is always unpredictable. His recent appearnce on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon was NO different. His impersonation of Drake's "Hotline Bling" is just, well, special.
Here's the meme in question. The Roots bandmate Questlove recently posted it on his Instagram.
So, Tyson thought he'd get in on the meme and prove he had that drizzle-dizzle.
Mike wanted to give it one more 'gain and crushed it.
“Perhaps I shouldn’t have used that phrase.”
President Obama welcomed the 2015 World Cup-winning U.S. women's soccer team to the White House on Tuesday.
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While praising the champions for their accomplishments, both as athletes and role models, he let slip that they "taught all America’s children that playing like a girl means you’re a badass."
I'm sorry, what was that, Mr. President? Could you please repeat that on a six second loop for the rest of eternity?
That's right — the president said "badass" during public remarks while discussing female athletes.
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Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra is seen during his sentencing for grand theft auto in this March 5, 2012 file photo.
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Former MLB player and convicted felon Lenny Dykstra said Tuesday that during his playing career he hired a "team of private investigators" to dig up dirt on umpires that he'd use to intimidate them into calling fewer strikes against him.
"I just pulled a half-million bucks out and hired a private investigation team," Dykstra explained Tuesday afternoon on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports.
"Their blood is just as red as ours. Some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble. Some of them do whatever … It wasn’t a coincidence do you think that I led the league in walks the next two years, was it? Fear does a lot to a man."
Dykstra claimed that after an umpire would call a strike against him, he'd turn around and ask, "Did you cover the spread last night?"
Two umpires who worked during Dykstra's playing career have come out as gay; Dale Scott, who came out quietly in 2014 in an issue of Referee Magazine, is an active umpire.
Former umpire Dave Pallone, who resigned after he was outed in 1988, said following the interview that Dykstra had never blackmailed him.
Dykstra claimed to Cowherd that his blackmailing of umpires — which he says started "after he got the money" — is the reason he led the league in walks in 1993. That season, Dykstra walked 129 times. Statistically, his '93 season is drastically different than the years that preceded and followed: Dykstra walked 40 times in 1992 and 68 times in 1994.
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Cowherd asked Dykstra if this was the first time he had told his story about investigating and blackmailing umpires. Dykstra said yes, and that he has more to say in his upcoming book.
At the beginning of the interview, Dykstra said he spent $500,000 on the private investigator team, but later told Cowherd he'd decided to blackmail the umpires to support his family.
"I had to do what I had to do to win and to support my family," he said.
Dykstra made his MLB debut in 1985 with the New York Mets. He batted leadoff for the Mets during their 1986 World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox. He spent eight seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, retiring in 1996 at the age of 33 following numerous injuries.
Post-MLB career, Dykstra attempted various business ventures, but filed for bankruptcy in 2009. In 2011, he was arrested for attempting to purchase a stolen car and charged with bankruptcy fraud. Dykstra pleaded no contest to related felonies in 2012 and spent six and a half months in prison.
Dykstra claimed he had a single cell in federal prison between Dr. Conrad Murray — who treated Michael Jackson before his death — and a leader with the Mexican mafia. He claimed he was instructed by the gang leader to read while he was in prison to pass the time.
"I never read a book growing up because I thought it would hurt my eyes for baseball," Dykstra said Tuesday, then claiming he read 300 books during his half-year stint in prison.
For a few moments in the fourth inning, viewers at home were unable to watch the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals, forcing a delay of game.
Game 1 of the World Series was temporarily brought to a halt Tuesday night after the Fox telecast experienced a "technical issue," leaving U.S. viewers unable to watch the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals, and forcing a delay of game.
After broadcasting a "technical difficulties" image, the broadcast cut to a network anchor who said the issue occurred after a transmission truck at the Kansas City stadium unexpectedly lost power during the fourth inning.
The game delay lasted about 7 minutes, with the broadcast outage first occurring at 9:19 p.m. ET and later resuming at 9:26 p.m.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Fox said the blackout occurred after "a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the FOX Sports production compound to lose power."
"The issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time needed to switch to carriage of Major League Baseball's international feed, powered by a different generator on site," the statement continued. "The on-field delay was due to replay capability being lost in both team's clubhouses."
After the broadcast failure, managers of both teams eventually agreed to continue without the use of replay.
In 2014, video review practices were expanded and teams now have rooms at ballparks where employees can monitor several feeds, and relay information to players in the dugout that allow them to know when to challenge umpires call.
Edinson Volquez’s father reportedly died just before Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. It was unclear how the pitcher found out about the death.
Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday.
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ESPN reported the death, saying Daniel Volquez, 63, died of heart disease complications.
Royals spokeman Mike Swanson told BuzzFeed News in an email that Volquez's wife initially asked that he not be told about his father's death. Volquez eventually did find out, though Swanson said he did not know when that happened.
The Royals were playing the New York Mets in Kansas City Tuesday night, and Volquez served as his team's starting pitcher. Before the game ended, USA Today reported that Volquez was with family.
According to the Associated Press, Volquez was introduced to baseball as a 10-year-old by his father, who worked professionally as a mechanic.
In 2012, Volquez was asked about his best baseball memory in the Dominican Republic. He said it was when he signed his first contract, then singled out the importance of his parents.
"It was my best moment," Volquez recalled. "My mom and dad was there. They were more excited than even me. I jumped from being a little kid to being a professional player."
During the same interview, Volquez also said his "mom and dad always took care of me," and that the Dominican Republic was still home.
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In an extensive Q&A with TASS, a Russian news agency, FIFA president Joseph “Sepp” Blatter shared his opinions on the current state of the FIFA administration. He maintained that the scandal was spurred largely by years of accumulating animosity between him and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) president Michel Platini.
“I think this crisis, and this is also the idea of my lawyers, has nothing to do with any criminal activity,” Blatter said. “So it was by perception.”
The tension between Blatter and Platini appears to have begun in 2010, when FIFA began deliberating over who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.
Blatter told TASS that it had been previously decided that the 2018 World Cup would be held in Russia and the next one would be held in America, but Blatter allegedly intervened and submitted a nomination for Qatar to host in 2022. The move, he said, “has changed all pattern.”
Blatter and Platini are currently on suspension from FIFA for 90 days, an announcement made by the FIFA ethics committee on Oct. 8, while the soccer governing body conducts investigations into allegations of corruption.
The FIFA president called the suspensions “total nonsense,” adding that he was not given the opportunity to respond to the call for his temporary departure.
“This is not justice,” he said. “I put these people into the office, where they are now in the ethics committee, and they don’t even have the courage to listen to the secretary general, Platini, or me.”
Blatter maintained that while the “football has never been so good as now,” the leadership of FIFA is in crisis.
He told TASS that FIFA needs more parity between governing regions, pointing out that Europe has three vice presidents even though Africa has more member associations. He also believes that “we should give more access to women in the executive committee.”
When asked if he had any advice for the future FIFA president, Blatter said, “Don’t forget that FIFA is the most valuable institution in the world.”
“Football is connecting people,” he added. “It makes bridges. This is football and this we cannot abandon.”
Meanwhile Tuesday, the AP reported that seven candidates put their names in the running to be the next president of FIFA. The candidates are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale, Musa Bility, Jerome Champagne, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa, and Michel Platini, whose nomination is pending since he's been suspended.
A breakdown of the candidates shows that three are from Europe, two from Africa, and two from Asia. A three-man election panel will first vet the candidates and will then announce next month which have been "officially accepted," according to the AP.
Read the full Blatter interview with TASS here.
“It’s like they’ve got 11 Dicks on the field.”
Why not kick off with a quote about Dicks?
A Metro Radio reporter has a slip of the tongue...
Kevin Keegan on Argentina's impressive football team:
George Best looks back on his fast lifestyle with no regrets:
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The legendary Brian Clough reflecting on his managerial career:
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In 1985, the Kansas City Royal won their first and only World Series.
Now they're back, looking for title number two.
In honor of their return, let's travel back in time 30 years to see what the world was like the last time the Royals won the World Series..
This is what a laptop looked like.
The Supreme Court Justice (aka The Notorious R.B.G.) is one tough cookie.
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The justice starts with a five-minute warm-up on the elliptical, followed by stretching and rotational exercises. Lately, Bryant Johnson [her trainer] has had her do one-legged squats — holding on to his hands — and planks, where he does his best to knock the tiny justice down. But the signature move is one that Johnson describes as "the exercise that will actually stop you from having to have a nurse 24/7," preventing the client from getting to "the moment you can't sit down at the toilet and get up."
The U.S. soccer legend announced she will retire after the national team ends its World Cup victory tour in December.
Abby Wambach, the leading career scorer (male or female) in international soccer, announced her retirement from the game yesterday after over 15 years on the field.
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TFW when you dive for the five metre line instead of the try line.
When you played the first game of the season and felt totally wrecked afterwards.
As the season went on you developed an epic shorts and sock tan.
You knew all too well the feeling of battling awful hayfever during spring-time games.
When you were put on the wing you knew it was because you were fast, but sometimes it felt a little like a punishment.
“Mycock has put in a lot of effort.”
But at least it's not as a bad as British athletics.
That's all you can ask for, really.
...or French rugby.
Sounds potentially painful.
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They’ve all been Premier League clubs at one point in their history, but have you been paying attention to these Football League teams’ badges?
Haha look at their tiny little helmets.
“I think we all know why I wore the purple cleats.”
William Gay, a 30-year-old corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was fined $5,787 on Wednesday for violating the NFL's uniform rules.
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According to ESPN, Gay was fined for wearing these purple cleats, which do not match the Steelers back and yellow uniforms.
Gay wore purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, for which he is a vocal advocate. Gay has been personally affected by domestic violence: His mother was killed by his stepfather when he was 7.
He’s used a fair few players in his time. Can you name them all?