Dejan Lovren Reveals “Disgusting” Death Threat He Received on Instagram

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Embattled Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren took a whole lot of heat on social media during his side’s 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur a couple weeks ago. Lovren’s extremely poor performance saw him subbed out in just 31 minutes.

Heavy criticism comes with the territory when you’re a high profile, well paid public figure, but threats are always, without question, morally repugnant and uncalled for. Today Lovren went on his official Instagram account and posted a direct message he had received from a user which read: “I’m gonna murder ur family u Croatian prick.”

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Tottenham Hotspur Planning World’s First Retractable Pitch

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard much about the White Hart Lane redevelopment plan at Tottenham Hotspur football club. For the most part, they have not been shy about sharing artist renderings and animations of the scheme in place. White Hart Lane has also been good at promoting photos of the construction project as it develops.

What they unveiled today is really a very special feature in the proverbial “bells and whistles” category. They are claiming to one day boast of the world’s first retractable pitch.

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Three ex-Man United Players’ Medical Info Exposed by Russian Hackers

Russian Hackers are at it again. They infiltrated and wreaked havoc on the 2016 United States Presidential election. Russian hacking is absolutely destroying the American political process, on all levels, right now.

Today, one very notorious Russian hackers group, The Fancy Bears, have used their power to expose protected medical data in Olympic sports. Tuesday’s revelation was the Fancy Bears’ first exposure in the football world.

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Sports Franchises Further Embracing the Tech World

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As sporting event attendance lulls more and more teams are looking for additional ways to communicate with their fans and keep them engaged while they aren’t watching a game at the stadium.

By Justin Weinger

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Chelsea Send Kenedy Home From Tour Over Controversial Social Media Posts

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For Kenedy, his days at Chelsea FC may be numbered, and the clock probably started ticking as soon as he posted those two controversial Instagram stories. The Brazilian winger was sent home the team’s Asian tour following his offensive social media posts about China. In one post, he dropped the f-bomb on the world’s most populous country, and in the other he appeared to be mocking a security guard.

Many social media users denounced his behavior as racist, and Chelsea football club were left with no other recourse but to issue an official statement apologizing to China.

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Steve Lavin Has a Very Active, Extremely Interesting Instagram Account

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“Social Media Expert” is a meaningless title, said “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver during an episode last season. “All it takes is wanting it bad enough and not caring if people hate you,” he followed up on another episode later that season.

He’s right, and I often reiterate these quotes before judging someone on the content of their social media accounts. When it comes to Steve Lavin, though I have nothing but good things to say.

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Jonathan Toews Makes Passionate Call for Action on Climate Change

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Climate change is real and there is certainly no debate on that. Science has decided that, whether global warming deniers or skeptics choose to accept it. Of course, the major key to resolving the climate crisis is to get everyone on board with the cause and on the same page with their beliefs.

Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews has once again shared his views on climate change, and he’s made his plea to people on both sides of the debate. This is exactly what he hope to see from big time pro athletes like Jonathan Toews, using the tremendous platform he possesses to project a powerful social message.

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March for Science Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

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Yesterday was disastrous for the eco-movement. POTUS Donald Trump made the horrific decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate agreement. The U.S. now joins Nicaragua (who’s out of the accord because they don’t think the pact goes far enough in trying to prevent disastrous climate change) and Syria as the only other major developed nations out of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

This abominable decision by Trump is a complete failure on multiple levels. The United States has now ceded its position as leader of the free world.

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Indy 500, Little 500, Broadripple: Bawdy Tales of Indianapolis Racing Weekend Hijinks

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A decade ago, I attended my first Indy 500, and it was in the infield.

My people watching that day became an essay which is among the site’s most popular posts of all time. A decade later, I returned to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, ready once again to regale you with tales of auto racing’s zaniest fans, on racing’s biggest weekend.

This time we added two more settings- the Little 500 in Anderson (about an hour from the speedway) and Broadripple, the neighborhood boasting the hippest nightlife in all of nap town.

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Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500, Denver Columnist Tweets Bigotry, Gets Fired

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The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 featured more drivers leading the race (15) than any in history. Although it was a very slow moving race due to several cautions, and the long depth of the stoppages, it was still a very exciting race. New ground was broken when former Formula One driver Takuma Sato took home the checkered flag, thus becoming the first Japanese winner in history.

Seeing this special moment in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’s history transpire, one felt compelled to make a Tweet that although totally falling on deaf ears at the time, ended up being rather prescient and completely relevant.

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Tony Stewart Gives Little 500 Race, City of Andersonville Badly Needed Thrill

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It was the hottest Little 500 ticket in recent memory. There’s nothing like a fallen and disgraced celebrity and still hometown hero to bring ’em out on a Saturday night. If the sport is auto racing, and that native son also happened to have once accidentally killed somebody on the track, well that makes all the more a big attraction.

Tony Stewart, yes, “Smoke” himself, native of Columbus, Indiana, just about 90 minutes down the road from Anderson Speedway was in Anderson, Indiana Saturday night to compete in the Little 500.

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WORST (or BEST) of the Indianapolis 500 Infield People Watching

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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield.

All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically house the Vatican, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl all at the same time.

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