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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar today at 02:29. 10 comments

Barcelona, Real Madrid, And PSG Are In A Three-Way Standoff Over Neymar's Future

Barcelona, Real Madrid, And PSG Are In A Three-Way Standoff Over Neymar's Future

The first Clásico of the season isn’t until the end of October, but Real Madrid and Barcelona are currently in the throes of a battle with much higher stakes than any one match. After a summer’s worth of rumors and reports linking Paris Saint-Germain’s star forward Neymar to a return to Barcelona, Real Madrid have reportedly entered the fray for the Brazilian’s services. The result of the...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar yesterday at 01:29. 12 comments

MLB To Horny Players: Please Use The Good Dick Pills, Not The Bad Ones

MLB To Horny Players: Please Use The Good Dick Pills, Not The Bad Ones

Baseball players are too damn horny. So says MLB, which had to send out a memo to its players on Monday telling them to stop using over-the-counter “sexual-enhancement pills.” The risk, beyond engorged wooden bats, is that these pills have substances in them that might get flagged on a drug test.

Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the memo was circulated to both major- and minor-leaguers, to ensure no...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 21, 2019 at 23:09. 12 comments

Baseball Maniac Hunter Strickland Broke His Nose With A Barbell To The Face

Baseball Maniac Hunter Strickland Broke His Nose With A Barbell To The Face

Last time we checked in on Nationals pitcher Hunter Strickland, he was sending himself to the injured list for two months after punching a wall . While not as self-evidently stupid, his most recent injury is just as bizarre: in the run-up to Tuesday’s game against the Pirates, Strickland got hit in the face with a flying barbell in the weight room, reportedly breaking his nose.

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 21, 2019 at 04:03. 16 comments

By Banning Protest Signs, MLS Is Trying To Lobotomize The Fandom It Asked For

By Banning Protest Signs, MLS Is Trying To Lobotomize The Fandom It Asked For

MLS and its clubs are currently embroiled in a fight against their own supporters over what the league claims are violations of its anti-politics rules. Over the last two weeks, multiple fans in multiple stadiums have been ejected for banners that run afoul of the league’s Fan Code of Conduct. There has also been a blanket ban on imagery pertaining to the Iron Front, an anti-fascist supporter...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 20, 2019 at 22:01. 13 comments

Report: Inter Miami's Proposed Stadium Site Is An Arsenic-Filled Poison Pit

Report: Inter Miami's Proposed Stadium Site Is An Arsenic-Filled Poison Pit

The long wait to watch David Beckham’s Miami MLS franchise play in all the promised glitziness has hit yet another unfortunate snag: the ground where Inter Miami’s ritzy new stadium is to be built is literally poisoned.

A new report, first published by the Miami Herald, claims that the golf course Inter Miami plans to build the new stadium on has dangerous levels of arsenic, barium, and lead...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 20, 2019 at 04:08. 5 comments

Banger King Rúben Neves Scores The First Great Goal Of The Premier League Season

Banger King Rúben Neves Scores The First Great Goal Of The Premier League Season

One of the best ongoing statistical oddities in English soccer is that Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Rúben Neves has never scored for the club from inside the penalty box in open play. Heading into Monday’s game against Manchester United, the 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder had 12 goals for Wolves. Nine of those came from outside the box; the other three goals were from the penalty...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 19, 2019 at 22:46. 17 comments

Philippe Coutinho Never Made Sense At Barcelona, And Now He's Gone

Philippe Coutinho Never Made Sense At Barcelona, And Now He's Gone

Turns out, there was no happy ending , only a long, sad breakup.

Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s most expensive signing ever, has shipped off to Germany to play for Bayern Munich. There, Coutinho will attempt to right a listing career that saw him go from one of the hottest transfer targets in the world, to someone no club seemed to want. A precipitous fall from grace only 19 months after a...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 16, 2019 at 22:04. 9 comments

Bury Are The Latest English Club To Flirt With Financial Disaster

Bury Are The Latest English Club To Flirt With Financial Disaster

The last thing any English soccer club wants right now is to be mentioned in the same breath as Bolton Wanderers , but Manchester-area League One side Bury are on a similar road to ruin. On August 8, the third-division club was given a two-week deadline to get its finances in order or risk getting kicked out of the English Football League, the body that oversees tiers 2–4 of the country’s...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 15, 2019 at 23:27. 8 comments

UEFA Thankfully Won't Uphold The Dumb VAR Rule That Marred The Women's World Cup

UEFA Thankfully Won't Uphold The Dumb VAR Rule That Marred The Women's World Cup

One of the worst-received aspects of the Women’s World Cup this summer was the VAR-induced penalty kick debacle . The choice to subject goalkeepers’ feet locations to exacting scrutiny with video review, and to let penalty takers try their kicks again should VAR detect that a keeper drifted a centimeter too far off her line, memorably tainted a few matches. It was such a nuisance that FIFA...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 15, 2019 at 22:14. 15 comments

Report: MLS Will Expand To St. Louis, Might Not Completely Fleece The City For A Stadium

Report: MLS Will Expand To St. Louis, Might Not Completely Fleece The City For A Stadium

Congratulations, St. Louis! According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the city has successfully thrown enough money around and greased the right wheels to win economic promotion to MLS!

A joint statement from the league and the ownership group is expected next week to formally announce the city’s purchase of a spot in the league. The new St. Louis franchise is tentatively set to begin play in...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 15, 2019 at 02:01. 5 comments

WWE Needs To Learn From Its Own King Of The Ring Mistakes

WWE Needs To Learn From Its Own King Of The Ring Mistakes

It was easy to miss between the next chapter in the Seth Rollins chronicles and Sasha Banks’s triumphant return, but Monday night’s episode of RAW featured a blast from the past: WWE is bringing back the King of the Ring tournament. Or, more precisely, WWE is bringing back a tournament with King of the Ring branding and none of the original pay-per-view’s Attitude Era stylings. This will be...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 14, 2019. 6 comments

The Cubs Were Screwed By The Worst Strike Three Call Of The Season, Maybe Of All Time

The Cubs Were Screwed By The Worst Strike Three Call Of The Season, Maybe Of All Time
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Maybe it’s time to let our robot umpire overlords reign supreme. At the very least, Cubs fans would be well within their rights in calling for the technology that will, in theory if not yet in practice , remove human error from strikes and balls, after Chicago was on the wrong end of one of the worst strike three...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 13, 2019. 2 comments

Marseille Release Adil Rami For Faking An Injury To Appear On A Reality Show

Marseille Release Adil Rami For Faking An Injury To Appear On A Reality Show

Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille have released 33-year-old center back Adil Rami, but reportedly not for his rapidly deteriorating skill set or advancing age. No, the French club severed ties with Rami due to “gross misconduct,” resolving a bizarre situation that involved a reality show, a missed training session, and mud wrestling.

The problems started when Rami missed a training session at...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 13, 2019. 11 comments

Former Ohio State Coach Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing Underage Diver

Former Ohio State Coach Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing Underage Diver

Former Ohio State diving coach William Bohonyi was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday on two counts of sexually abusing Estee Pryor, a diver who trained with the Ohio State University Diving Club when she was underage.

Bohonyi had pleaded guilty to the two counts of sexual battery back in May. Judge Michael Holbrook handed down a two-year prison sentence for each of the charges...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 12, 2019. 15 comments

Josef Martínez Adds Two More MLS Scoring Records To His Growing Collection

Josef Martínez Adds Two More MLS Scoring Records To His Growing Collection

Atlanta United forward Josef Martínez can’t stop breaking records. Last season, the 26-year-old Venezuelan shattered the MLS single-season scoring record with 31 goals, four more than the previous record of 27. On Sunday, he added two more records to his collection with this towering header against NYCFC:

That header extended Martínez’s goal-scoring streak to 10 consecutive matches, a new...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 10, 2019. 11 comments

This Is Still Manchester City's Premier League

This Is Still Manchester City's Premier League

Do you feel that? That’s the oncoming rush of another Premier League season , which officially kicks off on Friday. After the greatest title race in league history last season, the Premier League could have a worthy sequel on its hands. League runners-up Liverpool returned all the important parts of their Champions League-winning squad, Tottenham and Arsenal both improved dramatically over...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 09, 2019. 15 comments

WWE's Part-Timer Disease Is Now A Year-Round Problem

WWE's Part-Timer Disease Is Now A Year-Round Problem

Monday’s episode of Raw closed with The Miz hosting a contract signing for what was supposed to be a SummerSlam match with Dolph Ziggler, which certainly sounds like typical WWE stuff. The fact that it was happening in the main event was a bit suspicious, though, as was the presence of Shawn Michaels a former WWE legend and current NXT trainer. Why would something as mundane as this be the...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 09, 2019. 15 comments

Here Are Some Other Potential Locations For MLB Games

Here Are Some Other Potential Locations For MLB Games

On Thursday, the Yankees, White Sox, and MLB announced a partnership to play a regular-season game next year at—or, more precisely, near—the iconic Field of Dreams. This follows the recent trend of the league scheduling meaningful games in non-traditional places like Japan, Mexico, and London .

This celebration of the 31-year anniversary of Kevin Costner’s saccharine baseball epic got us...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 08, 2019. 22 comments

The Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Is Going To Be Nuts

The Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Is Going To Be Nuts

The Premier League transfer window officially closes in less than 24 hours, and the usual whirlwind of transfer rumors has turned into a tree-uprooting, house-demolishing super tornado. New, credible reports of big-name players going into and out of the Premier League are flying around and changing direction seemingly by the minute, as the biggest clubs in England (and also Everton?)...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 06, 2019. 7 comments

Old Man Wayne Rooney Will Leave MLS To Be A Player-Coach At Derby County

Old Man Wayne Rooney Will Leave MLS To Be A Player-Coach At Derby County

It looks like Wayne Rooney’s vacation in the United States will only last 18 months. Derby County manager Phillip Cocu confirmed, per the Guardian, on Tuesday that the 33-year-old Englishman will be moving back across the Atlantic in January to join Derby as a player-coach.

Rooney’s stint at D.C. United has been a great success. He has 11 goals and six assists in 23 league appearances so far...

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