Gerard Pique Hilariously Rips Arsene Wenger on Twitter

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Ace Barcelona defender Gerard Pique had a fun and meaningful day on Twitter when the once relevant, but now desperate for attention media personality Piers Morgan made a plea to the former Manchester United man. The hard core Arsenal supporter, known to quite often get into Twitter tiffs with players, media and fans of rival teams, asked Pique to leave Barca and join up in North London.

Pique had the perfect answer as to why he won’t be going to the Emirates, and it included a slam at Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger.

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Hope Solo Suspension, Contract Termination a Make Up Call

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At first glance, it appears that Hope Solo received a six month suspension and the termination of her contract for the comments she made after the U.S. was eliminated from the Olympics. Solo epitomized the “sore loser” label by calling Sweden “a bunch of cowards,” due to the conservative, defensive style they played to achieve that victory.

It’s not cowardly if it’s legal, it works, and you know it’s coming and yet you still can’t stop it. It’s also not uncommon for Olympic athletes to trash their competition in a manner as harsh as Solo did. It’s ridiculously bad form, but it does happen and it’s not the real reason that US Soccer dropped the hammer on Hope Solo today.

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Petr Cech Impressed his Arsenal FC teammates with Free Style Rap

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been in the headlines a lot lately, for all kinds of reasons. Cech gave a very strong take on the Brexit vote (you can read that here), and he also crashed up his car (more on that here) following the 4-3 loss to Liverpool.

Today, in Petr Cech news, we cover a much more pleasant and fun topic. Through chasing ambulances, now we chase butterflies.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger United Future Uncertain, MLS an Option?

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is perhaps the most fun name to say in all of sports. That’s not an understatement; I really mean that. The Manchester United and Germany midfielder announced his retirement from international competition on July 29th; meaning the 2016 European Championship semi-final versus France was in fact the end of the line for the Captain of Die Mannschaft.

Also, his club future is very much still in doubt. United Manager Jose Mourinho‘s treatment of Schweinsteiger this summer has been quite controversial.

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Arsenal Star Alexis Sanchez has Cute Instagram Page for his Dogs

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Arsenal FC star Alexis Sanchez has made an Instagram page for his dogs and the results are predictably adorable. I mean they are truly, unbelievably adorable. And this isn’t the first “news story” this week of global football players being involved with dogs.

USWNT forward Christen Press was featured, along with her rescue puppies, in a new PETA ad the night before the USA was eliminated by Sweden in the Olympics on penalty kicks. Press missed her pen very very badly, and her attempt was the last chance for the U.S.

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White Sox Have Awful New Ballpark Name; Best of #BetterSoxStadiumNames Tweets

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For the first time since the Adam LaRoche debacle in spring training, the Chicago White Sox are nationally relevant. Once again it’s not because of anything that anyone could consider “good.” Comiskey Park II opened in 1991. It became U.S. Cellular Field in 2003. Today it was announced that the venue will be renamed again, to Guaranteed Rate Field, effective November 1st.

Basically going from U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field is like a teenage girl telling her parents that her 25 year old boyfriend left his mall kiosk job; and now works as a credit default swap salesman.

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Alyssa Naeher, Ashlyn Harris USWNT Options Beyond Hope Solo

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The autopsies have been conducted on the United States Women’s National Team early exit from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. There is blame deservedly all around, but one particular scapegoat is greatly overshadowing all the others. Goalkeeper Hope Solo said postgame that the USWNT lost to a “bunch of cowards” in Sweden.

In actuality, there was nothing cowardly at all about the Swedes’ performance. They’re a “park the bus” team, and that’s exactly what they did. We all saw it coming too. It’s on USA Coach Jill Ellis for not having a better strategy to counter it, and in game, not adjust to it.

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Cornerback Devin Butler Could be Dismissed from Notre Dame

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Six Notre Dame football players were arrested over the weekend, in two separate incidents. Five of the six were involved in the same incident which resulted in Safety Max Redfield getting kicked off the team. Here’s a link to more on that situation.

The sixth, cornerback Devin Butler, was charged with a felony on Tuesday.

According to the Indy Star, “Butler was arrested on a preliminary felony charge of resisting law enforcement causing bodily injury to a law enforcement officer stemming from an incident outside a South Bend bar…The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment for minor injuries, including a sore wrist, he said.”

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Tottenham Strike DeAndre Yedlin Deal with Newcastle for £5m

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The latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace etc. involve DeAndre Yedlin. It appears a deal is done and the American international is on is way out of White Hart Lane and headed to St. James Park.

Multiple reports in various outlets claim that the 23-year-old defender is having a medical with Newcastle United after the clubs agreed a £5 million transfer fee.

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Iowa QB C.J. Beathard on Donald Trump Rally Appearance Backlash

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It will be very hard for the Iowa Hawkeyes to replicate last year’s 12-0 regular season, but the B1G Ten West division remains rather weak. Iowa returns a couple major key pieces, in cornerback Desmond King, probably the league’s top rated NFL draft prospect and quarterback C.J. Beathardwho was anointed “the next Tom Brady” by Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Of course, an endorsement from Trump on anything is worth…about as much as a degree from Trump University.

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Paul Pogba Makes Birthday Dance Video with his Twin Brothers

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Jesse Lingard scored both the last official goal of the Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United, and the first of the Jose Mourinho era. Both scoring strikes came at Wembley Stadium too. When it comes to goal celebrating, Lingard loves his dab, and now he has Paul Pogba on board to do it with him.

Left back Luke Shaw will not be joining in this particular party however.

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Liverpool FC Looking to Loan Mamadou Sakho this Year

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Liverpool Defender Mamadou Sakho returned to training yesterday after recovering from an achilles injury but he might be sent out on season long loan. The Times, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph all report that LFC are now considering the idea of letting him go to another club in order to rebuild both his form and fitness.

It will be very interesting to see what happens with Mamadou Sakho here going forward.

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