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FA Charges Tottenham and Chelsea with Failure to Control Team

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele now faces an excessively long match ban as the Football Association issued a statement on his very ugly incident in Monday night’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The FA stated that your typical three match ban will not be sufficient in this case. Dembele eye-gouged Chelsea striker Diego Costa. See the video over at this link, just in case you...
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Tottenham M Dembele Faces an Excessive, Lengthy Match Ban

Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Mousa Dembele escaped a booking for his disgusting eye-gouge of Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Monday night. The official may have missed it, but the Football Association did not. Dembele has been charged with violent conduct, but he’ll be away from the pitch for much more than the industry standard three match ban. The FA said that the usual three...
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Jose Mourinho, Chelsea Congratulate Leicester City on League Title

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho may be managing at Old Trafford come this summer. Mourinho reportedly still believes that he’s taking over for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United this summer. Most football experts and pundits seems to agree. Van Gaal, on the other hand, thinks that he’s staying. Old Trafford has not announced a decision either way. Confusing...
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FA Charges United’s Fellaini, Leicester’s Huth with Violent Conduct

Why Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal loves to play Marouane Fellaini so much, over the likes of better, more efficient players, we’ll never know. This past weekend he once again made a dirty play that got him in hot water. However, he wasn’t alone, and the other player involved in the altercation, Leicester City’s Robert Huth, joined Fellaini in being charged by the...
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Tottenham-Chelsea Brawl: Lamela, Fabregas, Dembele in Trouble

Tottenham Hotspur midfielders Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela could face disciplinary action from the Football Association due to their actions in very ugly incidents in last night’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea. Dembele eye-gouged Chelsea striker Diego Costa. See the video of that incident over at this link.     As for Cesc Fabregas, both the Evening Standard and The Times are reporting...
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Marouane Fellaini, Robert Huth Charged with Violent Conduct

Why Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal loves to play Marouane Fellaini so much, over the likes of better, more efficient players, we’ll never know. This past weekend he once again made a dirty play that got him in hot water. However, he wasn’t alone, and the other player involved in the altercation, Leicester City’s Robert Huth, joined Fellaini in being charged by the...
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Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea Players Discuss Postgame Fight

    Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea: these are two sides obviously don’t like each other very much, with the rivalry reaching a new and nastier level last night. These two London clubs played an emotional physical 2-2 draw last night that might have produced the ugliest scenes in the long history of the rivalry. Tottenham Hotspur received nine bookings in their 2-2 draw with...
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Tottenham Break Single Game Booking Record; Hit With Automatic Fine

  Tottenham Hotspur received nine bookings in their 2-2 draw with Chelsea last night. Those nine cards is the most any one team has received in a single match in Premier League history. That means Spurs will be hit with an automatic fine from the Football Association. Any team that receives six or more bookings during a single match gets charged and then hit with at least a £25...
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Illini Football: 2016 NFL Draft Return a Future Springboard?

In 2016 Lovie Smith takes over an Illini football program that recently had a really good reputation as a NFL vocational development school. Then Mike Thomas came along; and hired Tim Beckman. For two years the NFL Draft then became an Illini football free zone. Illinois excelled in winning draft night up until 2014, as the program was then shut out in 2015 and 2016. The Illini...
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Hardy Nickerson Big Get for Illini Football; Still Holes to Fill

Hardy Nickerson gives the Illinois football program a tremendous upgrade over Tim Banks at the Defensive Coordinator position. You always hear about what a huge upgrade Lovie Smith is over Tim Beckman and Bill Cubit, and rightfully so. However you don’t hear all that much about Hardy Nickerson. That’s because football media don’t write, talk about and feature their show around...
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Charlotte Hornets Icon Muggsy Bogues in “Shower Thoughts”

Charlotte Hornets icon Muggsy Bogues showing there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to brilliance on the court. In the subsequent videos, actor/musician/YouTube personality Chester See discovers that the tuba is the coolest instrument around, while Pretty Little Liars regular Brendan Robinson shows how standout style can make all the difference. Muggsy Bogues, or Tyrone Bogues...
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League Champions Leicester City Gave Out Free Donuts, Beer

Congrats to Leicester City football club, for completing the objective and writing a fairy tale type story. The Foxes are now champions, and their triumph is perhaps the biggest underdog story in the history of sports. Homer J. Simpson must have a new favorite sports team. Or at least he would if he knew about what Leicester City did for one Sunday match last month. The newly crowned...
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5000-1 Longshot Leicester City Wins Title; Best Social Media Responses

In 2015-16, much of the football world stayed in denial about Leicester City for about as long as they possibly could. All season long, most football pundits put off believing in them until they absolutely had to. However, today is the day! Fairy tales do come true. Pigs fly. Hell freezes over. The Foxes are the Premier League champions and undisputed. When the season began, defending...
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5000-1 Longshot Leicester City Wins Title; Twitter Explodes

In 2015-16, much of the football world stayed in denial about Leicester City for about as long as they possibly could. All season long, most football pundits put off believing in them until they absolutely had to. However, today is the day! Fairy tales do come true. Pigs fly. Hell freezes over. The Foxes are the Premier League champions and undisputed. When the season began, defending...
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Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri Might be Knighted

(Update: Leicester City wins English Premier League Title, Leicester and Leicester City top trending terms worldwide on social media) According to multiple reports a couple weeks ago, Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri is being backed for a knighthood by a cross-party group of MPs if he guides Leicester to the title. Jonathan Ashworth, the Member of Parliament ruling over the...
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Leicester City Handed Out Free Donuts, Beer (Photo)

Congrats to Leicester City football club, for completing the objective and writing a fairy tale type story. The Foxes are now champions, and their triumph is perhaps the biggest underdog story in the history of sports. Homer J. Simpson must have a new favorite sports team. Or at least he would if he knew about what Leicester City did for one Sunday match last month. The newly crowned...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham Midfielder Mousa Dembele Eye Gouges Diego Costa (Video)

Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Mousa Dembele somehow escaped a booking here for his disgusting eye-gouge of Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Sure, Costa is a notoriously dirty player and quite possibly the most polarizing figure in the Premier League, (especially so since Luis Suarez left) but there is still never any excuse for something like this. Check out the video below: VIDEO...
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Tottenham Hotspur-Chelsea Draw Ends in Fight (Video)

Tottenham Hotspur stepped up to have a once in a lifetime season in 2015-16. Chelsea collapsed to have a once in a lifetime horrible defense of their league title. Spurs weren’t able to catch Leicester City down the stretch, and as of today, the Foxes are now Premier League Champions.  Spurs needed a win to keep their faint title hopes alive, but couldn’t get it done, as...
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Tottenham Starting XI vs Chelsea Set; Son in for Alli

Leicester City dropped a couple of points this past weekend at Old Trafford meaning the door is not quite permanently sealed shut for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League title race just yet. The door will officially close tonight though unless Spurs take all three points versus Chelsea. They need a win, and their London rivals are as keen as humanly possible to stop them....
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Pochettino Extended To 2021, Wants to Build Tottenham Dynasty

Tottenham Hotspur has made a big future commitment to Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino. It’s official now, as the 44-year-old announced a new agreement over the weekend to stay with the club until 2021. Pochettino has big plans too. He says he wants to leads Spurs into their news 61,000 seat stadium in a couple years as league champions, and he’s looking to build a dynasty...
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Pochettino Boasts Tottenham Will Open New Stadium as Champions

As Mauricio Pochettino leads Tottenham Hotspur into a London Derby vs Chelsea tonight, he does so making some bold statements. And why shouldn’t he? He’s finishing up the best season that Spurs have seen in a generation, and just secured a new long term contract.  Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has promised he will lead the London club into their new stadium in 2018 as champions...
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Guus Hiddink Blatantly Calls Out Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea caretaker Manager Guus Hiddink, set to be replaced by Antonio Conte in the summer, is having a lot of fun during his final days as boss.  Ahead of his side’s London derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur, Hiddink has thrown some shade at White Hart Lane. Guus Hiddink has questioned whether Tottenham will have the bottle to stay in the title race at Stamford Bridge on...
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Chicago Bears Draft 4th Round Running Back: Meet Jordan Howard

The Indiana Hoosiers are obviously a basketball school, not football. However, IU does have a very explosive offense and they’re quite apt at producing NFL talent at the offensive skill positions, especially at running back. The Chicago Bears selected Indiana running back Jordan Howard in the fifth round (150th overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon at the...
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Illini Football Coach Lovie Smith Praised by NFL Network Pundits

As Illinois Fighting Illini Football Coach Lovie Smith sells the program to recruits, his NFL pedigree will be a persistent theme. (We covered this in depth for RedEye on Thursday) Smith has been out of the college game for 21 years, but he takes over a program that had a really good reputation as a NFL vocational development school up until the last couple of years. Illini football...
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USWNT D Julie Johnston Re-Aggravates Groin Injury

This past weekend, United States Women’s National Team and Chicago Red Stars Center Back Julie Johnston re-aggravated the same groin injury that she suffered back in December. Johnston was held out of a late January USWNT clash against Ireland as a precautionary measure. On Sunday she was listed as an available substitute for the Red Stars NWSL clash versus the Orlando Pride,...
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