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Ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner arrested, freed on $2.5 million bail

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner turned himself over to police Wednesday shortly after they issued an arrest warrant at the request of authorities in the U.S., where he was one of 14 people linked to international soccer indicted on corruption charges. Warner appeared in court, where a judge read 12 charges against him and then granted him $2.5 million...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Maradona on FIFA: "I was treated like a crazy person ... Now the FBI has told the truth."

Former soccer great Diego Maradona says that for years he has said FIFA was corrupt but that he wasn't taken seriously. "I was treated like a crazy person," Maradona told radio station Radio La Red in Buenos Aires. "Now the FBI has told the truth." "There is no soccer. There is no transparency. Enough lying to people and dinner parties to re-elect Blatter," he said, speaking about...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

IRS official calls FIFA scandal 'World Cup of fraud' (Video)

IRS official Richard Weber described the scandal leading to the arrest of several top FIFA officials and other corporate executives as the "World Cup of fraud" during a press conference Wednesday discussing the corruption charges.In the same sentence, Weber went on to say that FIFA was being issued a "red card" for their behavior.Not sure if that was the right time or place for a...
Via Holdout Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: IRS official zings FIFA with play on words

The scandal that rocked the soccer world on Tuesday was serious enough that several FIFA officials were arrested at their hotel in Switzerland, but that wasn’t going to stop one IRS official from delivering a clever one-liner. While discussing the corruption charges — which include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering — against the FIFA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blatter, corruption and Women's World Cup: It's complicated

Who wears short shorts?   Women’s soccer players wear short shorts — or they would, if Sepp Blatter designed their uniforms, in addition to the vast power he holds over both the men’s and women’s international sports. Blatter was not accused of wrongdoing in the massive sting Wednesday morning in which several major FIFA executives were arrested in Zurch and accused...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

FIFA officials arrested, to be extradited to US for corruption

Multiple FIFA officials were arrested at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday and will be extradited to the US to face charges of corruption, The New York Times reports. The officials were in Zurich for their annual meeting. FIFA was expected to re-elect Sepp Blatter as president for a fifth term at the meeting,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Change is Coming to New York City FC

Frank Lampard is set to join New York City FC this summer (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) It has been a tough start for New York City FC, but history shows that expansion teams do not experience too much success in their first MLS campaign. With the talent that NYCFC has (Mix Diskerud, David Villa, etc.), their struggles will not last much longer. Frank Lampard is finally...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: This Jose Mourinho speech is like a roast on the other EPL teams

Jose Mourinho is known for having a very high opinion of himself. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing or that it’s not deserved but it’s very true. During Chelsea’s year end awards banquet, Mourinho gave a speech that was more of a roast as he made fun of his positional rivals. First of all, looking at the set, it looks like Mourinho is about to announce the newest iPhone...
Via 32 Flags
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Didier Drogba wants to play in MLS. It’s summer, and that means its time for a host of aging superstars to be linked with a move to MLS, a league that’s claiming not to be a “retirement league.” Even after giving a bunch load of money to Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Kaka and David Villa to come over and end their illustrious careers. Here are the league’s latest...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona taking precaution with Luis Suarez leading up to Copa del Rey final

Barcelona are taking no risks with Luis Suarez leading up to their Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday (live on ESPN2 in the United States). The Uruguayan has not returned to first team training since picking up a knock during the club’s Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on May 12. The striker was ruled out of Barcelona’s next game at the Vicente...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Soccer goaltender allows goal while drinking from water bottle (Video)

In Chinese Super League soccer action Sunday, Chongqing Lifan goalkeeper Weijie Sui gave up the tying goal against Liaoning in the 85th minute...while he had stepped aside to take a drink from his water bottle.Sui left the net open and had his back turned, apparently oblivious to the fact that live action was about to resume on the pitch. Liaoning executed a quick freekick to catch...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The strange and curious case of French talent Yoann Gourcuff

Yoann Gourcuff is France’s soccer enigma. On his day Gourcuff is a mesmerizing presence who makes the game of soccer look ridiculously easy. Elegant on the ball, creative with an uncanny ability to dictate the pace of a soccer match the soon to be ex-Olympique Lyonnais star (whose departure was confirmed by the club’s owner Jean-Michel Aulas) delighted the masses at the Stade...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after trophy-less season

Carlo Ancelotti has been relieved of his duties as Real Madrid manager after two years in charge. The move to dismiss the Italian comes as no surprise after a disappointing 2014/2015 season in which they got knocked out at the semi-finals stage of the Champions League at the hands of Juventus and lost out on the La Liga trophy for the third year in a row. As a result, the club have...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Norwegian soccer player gets sent off, then falls on rear end (Video)

Hahaha. Espens Hoffs koking etter rødt kort. #2fx pic.twitter.com/HRXXZIUZPg— Terje Stensønes (@TerjeStensones) May 25, 2015In recent soccer action from Norway, IK Start forward Espen Hoff was furious after receiving a red card, so he tried to let loose and kick something in the tunnel. Unfortunately, things went from bad to worse when he slipped on the tunnel floor and fell...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC187: Cormier Wins But I Refuse To Call Him Champ

Daniel Cormier won at UFC 187 but I refuse to label him as the UFC Light-Heavyweight champion. I’m not hating or throwing shade to Cormier. He looked awesome at UFC 187 against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Early in the fight Cormier took some shots that we’ve seen snatch the souls of other fighters while displaying an iron-like chin. A chin tested for the first time at this...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid set to offer €90m for Sergio Aguero

Real Madrid set to offer €90m for Sergio Aguero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to AS, Real Madrid are set to offer 90 million euros for the services of Sergio Aguero. The Manchester City striker has been linked with the Spanish giants numerous times in the past and it seems Real Madrid might finally act on the speculations. It is no secret that Florentino Perez...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid ready to let Cristiano Ronaldo go

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sport Mediaset. The Portuguese is against the decision of replacing coach Carlo Ancelotti but Perez is determined to first replace the Italian and then to sell the 30-year-old. Ronaldo joined Los Merengues in the summer of 2009, becoming one […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Internazionale ready to sign Javier Hernandez from Manchester United

Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini wants to add Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to his squad, according to reports from Italy. "Chicharito" failed to make an impact during his loan spell at Real Madrid, starting only eight games in the Spanish Liga, scoring seven goals in 23 appearances. Hernandez will return to Manchester United at the […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SEALED! Arturo Vidal set for £25m Arsenal move after Copa America

SEALED! Arturo Vidal set for £25m Arsenal move after Copa America - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. The £25m midfielder will be sold to fund moves for the likes of Cavani and Dybala as the Italians look to beef up their attacking options this summer. Despite rumours linking Pogba with a move...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Advocaat considers Sunderland offer

Veteran coach Dick Advocaat has confirmed that Sunderland have asked him to extend his stay at the club after steering them clear … [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Football or Soccer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat trick, sets career high for goals

  Cristiano Ronaldo needed three goals in Saturday’s game in order to surpass his career high of 60 goals in season. That would be a heavy task for many, but not for the Real Madrid superstar.   Before the half of the season finale against Getafe ended, Ronaldo netted a hat trick, bringing his goal tally this year to 61, with 48 of those coming in La Liga matches...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why a Manchester United move for Gareth Bale is a bad idea

After what has been touted as a rough second campaign at the Bernabéu for Gareth Bale, the rumors started circulating that the Welshman could be set for a potential move back to his Premiere League roots, with Manchester United footing the bill. This is a categorically bad move for both Manchester and Madrid; as well as Bale. If transfer rumors are true, Gareth Bale could be leaving...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Johnson Floors Daniel Cormier With Massive Punch Early On Only to Submit in the End

If I could have thought of a better way to describe this punch that didn't involve cursing I would have used it. Most men would not have been able to stand up after taking a hit like the one Anthony Johnson landed on Daniel Cormier here. Not only did Cormier get back up, but in the end he ended up getting Johnson to submit making him the new light heavyweight champion.Well done Mr...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Door Closes on Frank Lampard’s Premier League Career

Frank Lampard refuses to celebrate after scoring for Manchester City against former club Chelsea back in September (Mandatory Credit: mirror.co.uk) On Sunday, the Barclays Premier League will wave goodbye to one of its all-time greats. Frank Lampard will make his 609th and final appearance in English football’s top flight when his Manchester City team host Southampton tomorrow...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

“FIFA President Sepp Blatter Didn’t Know Who I Was” Says Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan, United States Women’s National Team superstar, is a pretty recognizable figure in women’s soccer. She has over 1.7 million Twitter followers, many young women that want to emulate her play on the field, many men that are fond of her beauty, and is seen as one of the key players of the USWNT. With all her acclaim you would think the President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter...
Via 32 Flags
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Keane Returns, Shows Why the LA Galaxy Have Missed Him so Much

Robbie Keane #7 and Alan Gordon celebrate the goal in extra time against the Houston Dynamo on Friday May 22, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: Gabriela Vidal/The Sports Journal) The Los Angeles Galaxy’s slump finally came to an end on Friday night, when they defeated the Houston Dynamo 1-0 at StubHub Center. Much of the credit belongs to a specific player that has been unable to to help...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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