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Major Link Soccer: Thursday, must be a Serie A firing

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Serie A fires coaches like it rains in Seattle, oh and Kobe Bryant retired.


It's confirmed, Nigel de Jong will be suspended for his tackle but we still do not know for how long it'll be. Oh and the man that gave the yellow, Allen Chapman, will not be on the field this week.

Sporting Kansas City, better known as the KC Wizards, are finally accepting their past bringing back some "beautiful" jerseys.

Dyanmo's Colin Clark Suspended Three Games For Verbally Abusing Ball Boy

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Certain words aren't used in polite company. In heated moments we all use words we wish we hadn't. What Colin Clark did went a bit beyond a heated moment. His targeting of foul and homophobic language at a minor, which as caught on national television goes beyond Kobe Bryant and Joachim Noah's infractions.

League To Review Colin Clark Comments

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I'll be honest. I wanted to stay away from this story but it's something that is worth brining up here. During Friday's Seattle-Houston game, Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark yelled a pretty nasty two-word slur, a homophobic slur, to a Sounders ball boy.

Clark posted an apology for his remarks on Twitter a few hours after the match.

TSG’s MLS 2012 Preseason Prediction Preview

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Whew...that took longer than expected.

Better than this sequel? You decide...

Last year, a group of so-called TSG "experts" converged on Las Vegas ("got together online") and dropped science on the 2011 MLS season that not even the father of a toddler wouldn't cringe at.

Juan Pablo Angel for the Golden Boot (JRodius).

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Nguyen Reveals Why He Wears #24 on #MambaDay

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen might be one of the best playmakers in MLS, but he's never won the traditional no. 10 during his time in New England. And on Wednesday, he revealed why.

While much of the sports world turned its attention to the final game of Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Kobe Bryant's playing career, Nguyen posted on Instagram that he adopted the no.

Kobe Bryant: FIFA corruption ‘damages the emotional Shangri-La you get from sport’

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant called the eight-year bans issued Monday to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini an "important first step" in cleaning up global soccer. The 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, a five-time NBA champion and twice an Olympic gold medal winner, is in his 20th and final NBA campaign, announcing his retirement last month.

Kobe Bryant: FIFA corruption ‘damages the emotional Shangri-La you get from sport’

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant called the eight-year bans issued Monday to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini an "important first step" in cleaning up global soccer. The 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, a five-time NBA champion and twice an Olympic gold medal winner, is in his 20th and final NBA campaign, announcing his retirement last month.

Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant

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Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lionel Messi goes all out against the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. What they're fighting over is an autograph, in this Turkish Airlines TV commercial.

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Show Time with the WNT

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Kobe Bryant with his Southern California U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning teammates

Seven U.S. WNT players joined their Olympicteammates as guests of the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 4 at Staples Center to take in the game and get honored at halftime.

Perhaps the Olympians brought the Lakers a bit of luck, as the Kobe's team won their first game (of many Ws we think) of the year.

Kobe Blames Pau Gasol for Game 4 Collapse

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The Los Angeles Lakers walked off their home floor with another loss on Saturday night, leaving the team down 3-1 in the series and on the verge of playoff elimination. And though Kobe Bryant missed eight of 10 shots in the fourth quarter, he insists the 103-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder wasn't his fault.

Kobe Drops 43, Lakers Still Lose

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The Los Angeles Lakers were attempting to eliminate the Denver Nuggets in Game 5. However, despite 43 points from Kobe Bryant, the Nuggets were able to survive by beating the Lakers by a final score of 102-99. Denver was led by Andre Miller and JaVale McGee, who both came off the bench.

Miller had 24 points and eight assists on 8-for-11 shooting from the field.

NBA Power Rankings – April Edition

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With ten days remaining before the end of the 2012 NBA season, it's time to take another look at the NBA power rankings. Who are the best basketball teams on the planet? That's the question we will be answering below.

Here is the April Edition of our NBA power rankings:

1. Chicago Bulls
With or without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are beastly.

Kobe Bryant Shakes Off Slow Start, Beats Hornets

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We all know that Kobe Bryant has a killer instinct. That fact was on full display on Saturday against the New Orleans Hornets. Even though Kobe Bryant missed his first 15 shots, he came up big at the end to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 88-85 victory.

Even though Kobe Bryant was only 2-for-20 from the field, he had the confidence to take a three-pointer with the Lakers down by two points with less than 24 seconds remaining.

Thunder Top Lakers, Remain in First

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The young guns in Oklahoma City continue to show they are the team to beat in the Western Conference. On Thursday, the Thunder traveled to Los Angeles for another test against the Lakers. The result? A 102-93 victory to move eight games ahead of the third place Lakers.

The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook's 36 points.

Injury Update: Kobe Bryant Concussion

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Kobe Bryant probably wishes he would have skipped the 2012 NBA All-Star Game now. Not only did Dwyane Wade break his nose, the impact of Wade's hard foul caused a concussion. Now Kobe's status going forward is unknown.

Getting diagnosed with a concussion is now a big deal in the NBA. To get cleared for action again, Kobe is going to have to convince an independent doctor that he's free from all concussion symptoms.

Dwyane Wade Apologizes to Kobe Bryant

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During the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, Dwyane Wade broke Kobe Bryant's nose. On Monday, Wade sent a note of apology to Kobe. Considering these are two of the biggest competitors in the NBA, it's a bit of a surprise that Wade even went that far.

However, wade explained it like this: "It's all I can do.

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Kobe Bryant and Andrew Luck Star In New World Cup Panini Sticker Commercial [VIDEO]

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US sports stars Kobe Bryant and Andrew Luck star in the third and final spot of Panini's World Cup "Who Do You Collect" series. The video showcases how growing up in Europe both Kobe Bryant and Andrew Luck played the game of soccer and how they became fans of the World Cup and how that experience translates to their success on the basketball court and football field.

NFL Quarterback Andrew Luck Stars In New Soccer Commercial [VIDEO]

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Like Kobe Bryant, Andrew Luck spent part of his early childhood living in England and Germany where he grew up playing the game of soccer and became a fan of popular international teams (rooting for U.S. players) and the FIFA World Cup, along with the Houston Dynamo and that affinity for the game continues to this day.

WATCH Kobe Bryant In New World Cup TV Commercial, Wearing a USMNT Jersey [VIDEO]

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NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant stars in a brand-new World Cup TV commercial, and proudly wears the USMNT World Cup jersey.

The video takes Bryant back to his days growing up in Italy learning the game of soccer, and how those skills translate to his success on the basketball court. It's the first of three videos from Panini to promote its World Cup 2014 sticker collection that's now available in stores nationwide.

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Lionel Messi und Kobe Bryant kabbeln sich um die Welt

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Vor ziemlich genau einem Jahr lief einer der bis dato erfolgreichsten Werbespots auf der Videoplattform Youtube. Schon damals konkurrierten Fussballer Linonell Messi und Basketballer Kobe Bryant miteinander und schon damals gab es nur einen Gewinner und das war der Auftraggeber des Werbespots, die Turkish Airlines.

Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout.

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08.12.2013 - Atentos y asumidos desde hace tiempo que la mejor manera de explotar la imagen publicitaria de Leo Messi es no hacerlo hablar, los publicistas contratados por Turkish Airlines continuan de tal modo la saga que enfrenta a la Pulga vs la estrella del basquet, Kobe Bryant.

Lionel Messi Can’t Beat Ice Cream

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He might be able to defeat Gerd Muller's record for goals in a calendar year, and he might eventually assume the throne for G.O.A.T., but when it comes down to a little kid, he can't beat ice cream. And neither can Kobe Bryant, for that matter.

But they'd probably kill it at a carnival with those balloon animals and houses of cards.

La lista con los deportistas mejor pagados del mundo 2012

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¿Quien gana mas dinero: Messi o Cristiano Ronaldo? ¿Quien es el deportista mejor pagado? ¿En que lugar se encuentra la mujer deportista mejor pagada? ¿Cuanto ganan por publicidad?
Todas esas preguntas se te contestaran con la siguiente lista , te llevaras muchas sorpresas, para empezar con el primer lugar, quien ademas se encuentra en la cárcel, lo que nos dice que casi todo lo puede don dinero, casi todo.

Messi, Tévez, Mascherano y Di María en Londres 2012

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12.04.2012 - Si bien Argentina, bicampeón olímpico de fútbol vigente, no logró clasificar para defender el oro, los nombres de Lionel Messi, Carlos Tévez, Javier Mascherano y Angel Di María (entre otros) estarán presentes en Londres 2012.
Las 361 estaciones de la red de subterráneos de Londres cambiarán sus nombres durante el desarrollo de los Juegos Olímpicos (entre el 27 de julio y 12 de agosto de 2012) en homenaje a las leyendas Olímpicas de la historia.


25 Championship Records of Superstar Athletes

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A player really establishes himself as an all-timer when he is competing for a championship and the public recognizes him as someone who belongs there.

As sports are dominated by a handful of teams, the players associated with those teams begin to ascend the rankings among their peers and standout in the sports world.

Dwight Howard falla dos tiros libres: la imagen de Lakers (Video)

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La manera de jugar el basquetbol debe de ser: Espectacular, emocionante, rápida y precisa, así es la NBA, aunque no siempre .
Dwight Howard es un jugador muy popular, pasó del Magic de Orlando al equipo más popular de la liga: los Lakers de Los Angeles California.
Pero el deporte a veces es muy injusto, resulta que Dwight Howard ha sido seleccionado para el juego de estrellas, pero el desempeño con su nuevo equipo ha sido pésimo ¿No me creen?

Basquetbol olímpico Dream Team de 1992 vs 2012 Michael Jordan le responde a Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant no es conocido por su humildad, es de los mejores de todos los tiempos en la NBA eso no se duda, pero creo que se equivoco en las declaraciones que realizo acerca del Dream Team y la respuesta del mas grande de todos los tiempos no se hizo esperar.

La respuesta de Jordan se produjo después que Kobe Bryant le dijo a periodistas en Las Vegas que el equipo olímpico de este 2012 podría ganarle al Dream Team si se enfrentaran en sus mejores momentos.


Pictures: Kobe Bryant Poses With Confederations Cup Stars!

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Injured NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has taken to instagram as he mixes with some of the Confederations Cup's biggest stars. Like most of us, Kobe has been enthralled by what he has seen at this year's Confederations Cup, and instead of just watching events unfold from the VIP box, Kobe sought to get more personal [.

VotD: Calling up Kobe

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While we work out our blogging schedule, please forgive the shameless promotion, but this is more than just the greatest commercial ever featuring several Azzurri players, past and present. While we have been talking about who should or shouldn't go to Euros, we may have missed an important player: Kobe Bryant.


Wednesday Kickoff: Monaco set to break the bank for Ronaldo; AFA bans away fans after supporter death; and more

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AS Monaco just can't get enough.

After spending more than $172 million dollars on the transfers for Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, and James Rodriguez, the newly promoted Ligue 1 club is ready to spend some serious cash, offering Real Madrid nearly $133 million (€100m) for talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a report in England.

Excerpt: On Ronaldo & Group B

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Zack Goldman succinctly and eloquently on Ronaldo & Euro 2012.

This morsel of golden writing might've got lost in the shuffle last week. We excise it from TSG-Page Two. The whole preview is excellent, but this piece per some acknowledgement on Twitter deserves its own promotion.

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Norway U21 players try (and fail) to get business class upgrades by singing to cabin crew

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Business class on a Turkish Airlines flight is more fun than a day with David Luiz at the puppy, candy and firework factory: sometimes you might see Wayne Rooney kick footballs at Bobby Charlton's head while Paul Scholes disapprovingly reads a broadsheet newspaper, other times you might see Kobe Bryant needlessly compete with Leo Messi for the attention of a small child.

Leo Messi and Kobe Bryant compete to impress small child in new airline commercial

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As most seasoned travellers know, when a child illicitly sneaks into the first class cabin of an airline, any celebrity passengers will start outlandishly competing with each other for the youngster's affection.

This is exactly the scenario that plays out in the new commercial for Turkish Airlines, the official carrier of FC Barcelona.

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LeBron & Kobe Search for Best Amateur Players for the Sprite Uncontainable Game

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There's something new at NBA All-Star Weekend 2013 an amateur game featuring some of the best athletes in the world. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have teamed up with Sprite to lead the search for the best amateur basketball players to compete at All-Star Weekend 2013. LeBron and Kobe will also coach the teams that will face off in Houston.

The Case for Tony Parker as NBA MVP

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The Chicago Bulls had an outstanding season and may end up with the best regular season record, but they don't have any clear leader to their season. Incredibly, their season was defined by role players and not by Derrick Rose, who missed many games due to injury.

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Steven Gerrard told to ‘kick some ass’ by basketball star Kobe Bryant when he joins LA Galaxy from Liverpool

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Steven Gerrard has been told to "kick some ass" by basketball legend Kobe Bryant when he joins LA Galaxy from Liverpool in the summer....

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Reports say Union to remove Curtin’s interim tag, MLS playoff schedule released, #KickEbolaInTheButt event at Temple, more

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Multiple reports say Union to remove Curtin's interim tag. #KickEbolaInTheButt event at Temple on Sunday. MLS playoff schedule released, includes time off for FIFA international break. More.

Bill Clinton teams with top athletes to support kids and sports

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File this under Pretty Smart. Former President Bill Clinton joins NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and a host of other athletes including Julie Foudy and Allyson Felix tonight in a Town Hall meeting to focus on children's health and sports.The event, in conjunction with theAspen Institute Project Play,will examine national trends in participation, which indicate that despite the growth of organized youth sports as an industry, most children between the ages of 6 and 17 do not regularly play on a team.

Lament for the Injured: "I Have No Achilles"

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It's not every day that I think, of a player like Kobe Bryant, "I know how he feels." A few days ago Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon. He was remarkably composed in the interview he gave right after the game. This injury is one of the worst. Few come back from it. He might very well have just played his last game as a professional athlete.

Petition: Retract US Soccer Support for Sepp Blatter

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No more Sepp! No more Sepp! (photo edit by John Roushkolb)

Sign the petition now!

A few weeks ago, ESPN columnist Bill Simmons wrote an in-depth column on the leadership style of NBA star Kobe Bryant.

It was a well-premised piece with the central theme being that Kobe Bryant has choosen which leadership-style that of an omnipresent, bristled-at, egotistical bull in a china shop for lack of a better phrase suits him best.