Luis Suarez Gets 9-Game Ban for Biting Italian Defender During World Cup Match

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Luis Suarez Gets 9-Game Ban for Biting Italian Defender During World Cup Match

FIFA announces nine-game ban for Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez after biting incident in World Cup match against Italy earlier this week. Pictures of Suarez appearing to bite the Italian during a game last year have also surfaced.

This isn’t the first time Luis Suarez has been caught biting opponents. He got a 10-game ban last April for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. This came after he had previously been banned for seven games for biting   PSV’s Ottman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in Nov 2010. This is why FIFA should have banned Luis Suarez for two years.

FIFA banned Luis Suarez for four months from all soccer-related activity and fined him 100,000 Swiss Francs.

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SHAMEFUL: Uruguay’s Luis Suárez Bites Italian Player During World Cup Match

#LuisSuarez: Uruguay’s Luis Suárez has a problem with biting and he did it again during the World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday in Brazil after chomping down on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder in the 79th minute of the match. Alays the actor, Suarez fell to the ground and held his teeth as Chiellini attempted to show the bite mark to the referee.

Suarez, who is a striker for Liverpool, is no stranger to biting opponents. He started the 2013-2014 season by biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. This is his third biting incident. Luis Suárez has also been caught making racially insensitive remarks.

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Uruguay’s Luis Suárez Bites Italian Player During World Cup Match (Photo Credit: Fansided)

Here’s the actual bite mark allegedly left by Luis Suárez:

NY Times U.S. Has 63% Chance of Advancing at World Cup, Nate Silver Says 76%

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NY Times U.S. Has 63% Chance of Advancing at World Cup, Nate Silver Says 76%

The battle of the polls — The New York Times says the U.S. has a 63 percent chance of advancing to the Round of 16 at the World Cup, while FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver ups that number to 76 percent. So, who is right?

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NY Times: USA Has 63 Percent Chance of Advancing at World Cup

NY Times:  United States advances with a tie or win against Germany. If the United States loses, it will be rooting for anything but a Ghana win in the Ghana-Portugal match — because Ghana is in a better tiebreaker position than Portugal. The United States, regardless of what it does, advances with a tie between Ghana and Portugal; if Portugal wins, Portugal is likely to lose the tiebreaker to the United States, whereas Ghana has a decent chance to win the tiebreaker over the United States. The United States wins the group with a win over Germany.

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FiveThirtyEight: USA Has 76 Percent Chance of Advancing at World Cup (Credit: FiveThirtyEight)

FiveThirtyEight:   has a 76 percent chance of reaching round of 16, 37 percent to the quarterfinals, 13 percent to the semifinals, four percent to the finals and a one percent chance of winning the World Cup.

FIFA Probes Blackface Fan Photos, Neo-Nazi Sympathizer Invades Germany-Ghana Match

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FIFA Probes Blackface Fan Photos, Neo-Nazi Sympathizer Invades Germany-Ghana Match (Credit: Twitter)

A Neo-Nazi sympathizer invaded the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match at the World Cup on Saturday. Fare, the fans’ anti-discrimination network, said the man had messages written on his chest and back, including “HH,” for Heil Hitler, and “SS,” referring to the Nazi paramilitary unit.

Fare, which is preparing a report for FIFA, also found instances of fans wearing blackface makeup at the match in Fortaleza without intervention from the security at the stadium.

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee is “analyzing” both incidents.

 

Isaiah Austin, NBA Draft Prospect, Diagnosed with Career-Ending Genetic Disorder

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Isaiah Austin, NBA Draft Prospect, Diagnosed with Career-Ending Genetic Disorder (Credit: NCAA)

Baylor University center Isaiah Austin’s NBA aspirations have come to a screeching halt after he was diagnosed with Marfan sydrome, a rare genetic disorder.

Baylor coach Scott Drew issued a news release on Sunday saying that the diagnosis means Isaiah Austin will not be able to play in the NBA. He was predicted to be a second-round draft pick.

Marfan syndrome affects the body’s connective tissue and can weaken the aorta, which is the artery that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

Isaiah Austin averaged 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds this season. He had announced in April that he planned on leaving Baylor after his sophomore season to enter the NBA draft, which is on Thursday.

 

Obama’s Brother-in-Law Craig Robinson Fired as Oregon State Head Basketball Coach

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Obama’s Brother-in-Law Craig Robinson Fired as Oregon State Head Basketball Coach (Credit: Getty Images)

REPORT:  Craig Robinson, head basketball coach at Oregon State University fired. The only reason this is making waves on the news is simply because Robinson is  President Obama’s brother-in-law.

Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 93-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.

The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State’s season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State’s administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million. Credit: Sports Illustrated

 Obamas Brother in Law Craig Robinson Fired as Oregon State Head Basketball Coach

UConn Star Shabazz Napier: “I Go to Bed Starving” Due to College Athletic Poverty

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UConn Star Shabazz Napier: “I Go to Bed Starving” Due to College Athletic Poverty (Fox Sports Video Screengrab)

SHAMEFUL: UConn star Shabazz Napier, who led the team to a decisive victory in the NCAA men’s basketball championship against the Kentucky Wildcats, Monday night, created buzz off the court when he told Fox Sports that he’s so poor he can’t afford food beyond what’s offered by the university’s cafeterias.

College athletic poverty is an open secret the NCAA and the colleges try to ignore — treating the players like modern-day slaves while they rake in millions. Still, this has always been a very polarizing subject. That’s evident from the comments left on the YouTube video. The flip side of Napier’s position is that UConn gave him an athletic scholarship, which accounts for a big chunk of money that his family didn’t have to come up with for his education.

Shabazz Napier told Fox Sports, “We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything.”

He added, “We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed.” Napier also said, “When you see your jerseys getting sold, it may not have your last name on it, but when you see your jersey getting sold and things like that, you feel like you want something in return.””Like I said, there are hungry nights that I go to bed and I am starving. So something can change, something should change.”

UConn spokesman Phil Cardis countered Shabazz Napier’s claims saying being given food is a part of his athletic scholarship. Cardis said, “Shabazz Napier, like all our scholarship athletes, is provided the maximum meal plan that is allowable under NCAA rules. UConn does not have a cafeteria devoted specifically to student-athletes, but they have access to the same cafeterias which are available to all our students.”

State Rep. Matthew Lesser weighed in, “He says he’s going to bed hungry at a time when millions of dollars are being made off of him. It’s obscene.” He added, “This isn’t a Connecticut problem. This is a NCAA problem, and I want to make sure we’re putting pressure on them to treat athletes well.”

Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice, Fiancee Arrested After Fight at AC Casino

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Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice, Fiancee Arrested After Physical Fight

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested for getting into a physical fight with his fiancee Janay Palmer at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City Saturday night.

The Baltimore Sun reports Ray Rice’s attorney confirmed the arrest, saying it was over  a ‘very minor physical altercation.’ Janay Palmer was also arrested and charged. The couple have been together since 2008 and have a daughter, 2-year-old Rayven Rice.

 

OSU Star Marcus Smart Shoves Texas Tech Fan Jeff Orr for Calling Him N-Word

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OSU Star Marcus Smart Shoves Texas Tech Fan Jeff Orr for Calling Him N-Word

UPDATED: Marcus Smart, star guard for Oklahoma State University, was suspended for three games after he pushed a Texas Tech fan during a game in Lubbock, TX, after allegedly being called the n-word. The fan has been identified as Jeff Orr. Smart issued an apology Sunday evening. He said, “This is not how I condone myself, this is not how I was raised.””I take the responsibility and the consequences that come with it.”

The Cowboys were down by two points when Marcus Smart ran back on defense and blocked a lay-up by Jaye Crockett with just seconds on the clock. Smart was called for a foul. He stumbled over someone standing on the baseline and fell in the front row of the stands. As he was helped up to his feet, he turned towards the stands and immediately went after Jeff Orr, who was clearly saying something to him. Smart pushed Orr with both hands to the chest. The older man stumbled but didn’t fall.

Marcus Smart was given a technical foul and sat out the rest of the game on the bench. Now, if Jeff Orr called Marcus Smart the n-word or ‘a piece of crap,’ he was clearly in the wrong and was very disrespectful. Being a superfan doesn’t give him the right to verbally abuse Texas Tech opponents. But it’s equally shameful that Marcus Smart put his hands on this man. Two wrongs don’t make it right. He should have taken the high road.

Jeff Orr also issued a statement, saying he will stay away from Texas Tech games for the remainder of the season. He said, “I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere apologies to Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Tubby Smith and the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball program.” “My actions last night were inappropriate and do not reflect myself or Texas Tech – a university I love dearly. I regret calling Mr. Smart a `piece of crap’ but I want to make it known that I did not use a racial slur of any kind.”

Video of Marcus Smart shoving Jeff Orr:

Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas Mom and Grandmother to Watch Superbowl from Prison

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Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas Mom and Grandmother to Watch Superbowl from Prison

Denver Bronco’s receiver Demaryius Thomas‘ mother and grandmother will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday from behind bars. His mother, Katina Smith, is in a Florida prison after being sentenced to 20 years, while her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, who had two previous drug convictions, received two life sentences.

Smith could have gotten a lighter sentence by testifying against her mother, but she refused.

They’ll watch Thomas play in his first Super Bowl Sunday, when he will be matched against Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman for much of the game.

“I think that drives me more to know that they’re there and they’re watching me,” Thomas said. “I try to go out there and play my best because they’re going to talk about it to the people in the jailhouse.”

Thomas’ father was serving in the Army and stationed in Kuwait when his mother and grandmother were arrested. He went to live with an aunt and uncle, Shirley and James Brown, a Baptist minister who lived six miles away. Source: Denver CBS Local

People should talk about the man Demaryius Thomas has become. He seems to have triumphed through the adversity. His aunt and uncle, Shirley and James Brown, rescued him and helped him to see there was a better way. They should be commended. The story shouldn’t just be about his mother and grandmother’s choices, but about his achievement in the face of unspeakable odds.