Barcelona look certain to add Neymar’s replacement quickly

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsApp In the world of football, especially close to deadline day, which is August 31st for the summer transfer window, one lesson reigns supreme. That is that anybody and everybody has a price at which they are for sale. This should have been made clear when Paris Saint-Germain’s owners at Oryx Qatar Sports Investment more than doubled the world record transfer fee to sign Barcelona forward Neymar. Now, with roughly two weeks until the August 31 deadline, the Catalonia based giants of Spanish football are…

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Sierra Leone wracked by mudslides; hundreds dead, more missing

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppA mudflow, more commonly known as a mudslide, is a form of mass wasting which is defined as “bulk movements of soil and rock debris down slopes” in this case involving large amounts of water causing said movement. These events can be particularly dangerous in cases where heavy rain occurs near heavily populated areas and is exactly what is happening in Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown which is home to over one million of the country’s seven million person population. The small West African nation…

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Bettis tosses 7 shutout innings in return from cancer treatment

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppCancer affects approximately 454.8 people per 100,000 in the United States every year according to the National Cancer Institute and approximately 171.2 of those people will succumb to the deadly disease. Of these cases, approximately 9,000 new cases will be men with testicular cancer. One of these cases was Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis who, after not pitching since September 30th while he underwent treatment, made his triumphant return to the mound last night. Bettis may not have gotten the statistical “win” last night, but…

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed five match ban

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFootballers get carded for a number of reasons concerning on-field conduct including, but not limited to, dangerous conduct on the field (i.e. attempting to injure an opponent), using racial slurs, and celebrating a goal in a fashion that is deemed by Law 12 to be excessive. These kinds of activities can result in either a yellow card or a straight red card and automatic ejection for more egregious violations of the rules. A player can also receive a second yellow card that leads to a…

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Premier League recap: first week sees plenty of goals

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThe wealthiest league in world football kicked off its season in high flying fashion. Week One started on Friday with the opening match between Leicester City and Arsenal and ended with the Sunday match between Manchester United and West Ham. There were draws, blowouts, nailbiters and goals–plenty of them. The opener ended 4-3 in favor of Arsenal when Olivier Giroud scored an 82nd-minute header after coming on as a substitute. The next highest scoring affair was a 3-3 draw between Watford and Liverpool in which…

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