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David Beckham

Major Link Soccer: Hope Solo comes forward about sexual assault by Sepp Blatter in 2013

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Major League Soccer

Matt Doyle looked at one big question for each of the remaining MLS playoff teams. For Seattle: will they be able to get penetration through the midfield?

Jeff Carlisle assessed the long-shot MLS expansion candidates in the conclusion of a two-part series.

VIDEO: Italian TV host touches Golden's balls

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Apparently in Italy, sexual assault in the sake of humor is OK.

TV host/journalist/lady Elena Di Cioccio thought it'd be cute to grab David Beckham in the man region during an interview. Then she flipped out and started screaming stuff like:"E piccolo, Beckham!

AFP

US star Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault

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Lisbon (AFP) – US women’s football star Hope Solo accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault on Friday, claiming the disgraced former FIFA president groped her backside at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony.

The 36-year-old Solo, her country’s standout goalkeeper, claimed the 81-year-old Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby Wambach.

US star Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault

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Lisbon (AFP) – US women’s football star Hope Solo accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault on Friday, claiming the disgraced former FIFA president groped her backside at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony.

The 36-year-old Solo, her country’s standout goalkeeper, claimed the 81-year-old Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby Wambach.

Case against Real-bound Hernandez dismissed

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Madrid (AFP) – No charges were brought against French wonder kid Theo Hernandez on Tuesday after a complaint of sexual assault had been made against the 19-year-old whilst on holiday in Marbella, a judicial source confirmed.

The court in the southern Spanish city “decided to provisionally dismiss the case,” indicating there “had been no signs of a crime,” a spokesperson for the Andalusian High Court of Justice told AFP.

Case against Real-bound Hernandez dismissed

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Madrid (AFP) – No charges were brought against French wonder kid Theo Hernandez on Tuesday after a complaint of sexual assault had been made against the 19-year-old whilst on holiday in Marbella, a judicial source confirmed.

The court in the southern Spanish city “decided to provisionally dismiss the case,” indicating there “had been no signs of a crime,” a spokesperson for the Andalusian High Court of Justice told AFP.

title IX

Report: Baylor sexual assault victim hires Title IX attorneys

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The Baylor sexual assault victim and her family have retained prominent Title IX attorneys John Clune and Chris Ford of Colorado to "investigate a number of issues surrounding the case," The Dallas Morning News reported.

Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu, a transfer from Boise State, was convicted last week of sexually assaulting a former female athlete at the school, in September 2013.

Penn State's manual for receiving reports of harassment (more notes on a scandal)

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College campuses are obliged to have policies regarding sexual harassment/sex discrimination. These very broad overlapping categories include sexual assault and the systemic cover-up of abusive behavior within a department. These kinds of a matters are handled by Penn State's Affirmative Action Office.

Reflections on Penn State: A Brief Look Back, to Colorado

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As we read one editorial after another expressing outrage at Penn State's failure to respond to complaints regarding Sandusky, and try to wrap our minds around the consequences of this "scandal," we should step back and remember that U.S. universities have a long history of failing victims of sexual assault.

Illinois

Bloomington Illinois Aikido

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French explorers, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, explored both the bloomington illinois aikido on Long Term Care. The council's main job is basically to give Illinois' residents that want information on Long Term Rehabilitation Centers or Nursing Homes near their area.

Listings In Illinois

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You must also have been charged with a hard frame. This will work on your cheap Illinois home insurance policies and recommend strategies for the listings in illinois in this busy and bustling state. However, rural Illinois is very favorable towards car dealers does not put limits on interest rates and closing costs, it does prohibit the listings in illinois of certain loan types.

footballers

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Victoria Beckham, sole provider of Harper Seven's ridiculous wardrobe, covers the March 2012 edition of Numero Tokyo in a to-die-for turquoise leather trench.

To put things into perspective, this was the "highlight" of our weekends.

Saturday

- Former Paraguay striker, Salvador Cabanas, made his triumphant return to professional football, two years after nearly dying from a gun shot to the head that's fragments are still partially lodged in his skull.

Photo: Defending Via Attack

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It's been a rough week for Brazilian footballers and sexual assault, with Mancini being jailed a couple of days ago and Marcelinho suspended on suspicions today. Add Braga's Ewerton to the list with his questionable methods on Wade Elliot of Birmingham.

Or maybe just well-timed photography.

The Daily Rant…Footballers Being Rappers

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As we have shown you before, footballers seem to think they are some kind of gangster or a budding rapper. I think they all need their head shrinking....

Yes, now Ashley Cole wants to be a rapper. Maybe him Anton Ferdinand, Nigel Reo Coker and Ryan Babel should start a rap band together.

Newcastle United

Notts County Striker Lee Hughes In Trouble Again, Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault

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By Alan Duffy


Lee Hughes has already seen his career severely damaged by a previous prison sentence, and now, the 35-year-old striker is facing the possiblity of even more prison time. This comes in the same week that ex-Manchester United starlet Ronnie Wallwork (another ex-West Brom player) was sent down for dealing in stolen cars and also after the son of Trevor Francis was arrested on charges of burglary.

Notts County striker Lee Hughes arrested over sexual assault

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Notts County's Lee Hughes has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault. Hughes was arrested at a hotel in south London after police were called to an incident at 11pm on Saturday. A 35-year-old man, reportedly Hughes, was arrested at the hotel in Croydon and taken into custody. He was bailed until a date [.

Notts County striker Lee Hughes arrested over sexual assault

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Notts County's Lee Hughes has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault. Hughes was arrested at a hotel in south London after police were called to an incident at 11pm on Saturday. A 35-year-old man, reportedly Hughes, was arrested at the hotel in Croydon and taken into custody. He was bailed until a date [.

Titus Bramble arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug

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Bramble in custody Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been arrested by police investigating claims of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug. The former Wigan, Newcastle and Ipswich centre-back was arrested in Yarm in the early hours of this morning. A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion [.

Rene Osei Kofi demonstrates how to get fired

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Kofi signing his contract with Ajax in 2008

There aren't many things a professional player can do to make a club fire him. Time and time again we've seen players be welcomed back into the fold after being accused of some pretty serious allegations (though the validity of such accusations is often questionable).

English Premier League

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Korean Clubs, Sunderland and Carlos Tevez

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In this week's review section, we look at stories from the Asian Champions League, pressure at Sunderland and Carlos Tevez embroiled in more controversy. You can listen to these and other stories on our weekly podcast and can find explanations of key vocabulary in bold below, or highlighted in blue.

Sunderland Suspend Bramble After Sex And Drug Arrest

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Sunderland have suspended defender Titus Bramble after he was arrested early Wednesday morning for alleged sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug.

Bramble was grilled for 15 hours before being released on bail pending further enqueries. Bramble who earns £40,000 a week at Sunderland was out on the town on Tuesday night for the weekly singles night known to locals as 'grab a granny night and was getting all the attention from the Ladies as he posed for photo's, but it all turned sour at 2.

ANOTHER EPL PLAYER ARRESTED

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First it was Sunderland's, Titus Bramble getting arrested over claims of raping a woman, now West Ham United's Portuguese centre half, Manuel da Costa has been charged with sexual assault at a nightclub in East London.

He was bailed, to return to the police station in early December pending further inquiries.

Hooliganism: Did It Ever Go Away? Who Foots The Bill?

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Is football hooliganism in the U.K. more prevalent than ever?

In an age of astronomical transfer fees, CCTV, better policing methods, higher ticket prices & all-stadium seating, one would think not. Aren't we always led to believe that football in the U.K. has emerged triumphantly out of the dark ages of the 70's & 80's?

Marlon King

Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd’s unlikely theory on Marlon King’s reception

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Boo boys or Boothroyd boys? Fresh from the appeal against his conviction for sexual assault being rejected, Coventry City striker and ex-jailbird Marlon King has found his status as a target for opposition fans has only increased. But Sky Blues manager Aidy Boothroyd is not entirely convinced that his convict striker is the intended target [.

Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd’s unlikely theory on Marlon King’s reception

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Boo boys or Boothroyd boys? Fresh from the appeal against his conviction for sexual assault being rejected, Coventry City striker and ex-jailbird Marlon King has found his status as a target for opposition fans has only increased. But Sky Blues manager Aidy Boothroyd is not entirely convinced that his convict striker is the intended target [.

Morality and Marlon King

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"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." Albert Camus

It's easy and facile to suggest that morality has no place in football, that ultimately only results count, that money talks louder than ethics, and that fans don't care anyway. The furore over the hiring of Marlon King by Coventry City aside, it's obvious that morality, both of the general type and of a more specific version relating to football, is at the heart of most interesting discussions about football.

Marlon King: 18 Months Hard Time & A Sex Offender.

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Well, what was a comic divee into the ego of the professional footballer has turned into an an incredible hammer blow from the British justice system. Marlon "Do you know who I am?" King was found guilty of both sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm for groping a girl and then breaking her nose [.

King jailed after club assault

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10 months after Marlon King was accused of sexually assaulting a young student in a London nightclub, the Wigan Athletic Forward has been slapped with an 18-month jail sentence after being found guilty of sexual assault and actual bodily harm. King, who was celebrating both his wife's pregnancy and scoring a winning goal just hours earlier, [.

The Rest

De Gea: Rape allegation is a lie and I’m staying with Spanish squad

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After reports implicating David de Gea in organising a meeting which ended with sexual assault, our goalkeeper has denied the story completely and said the matter is now being dealt with by his lawyers.

The first person who was surprised by this news story was me. It's a lie. I feel even stronger about staying with the national team.

Baylor hires Philadelphia law firm to conduct internal investigation

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Baylor's Board of Regents has announced they have retained the Philadelphia law firm Pepper HamiltonLLP to conduct its investigation into the university's handling of cases of alleged sexual violence.

The announcement is coming after former Baylor transfer defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual assault of a former Baylor soccer player on Aug.

Boise State reports it was unaware of Ukwuachu’s sexual assault allegations

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Boise State announced Tuesday it was unaware of Sam Ukwuachu's allegations of sexual assault when he was a student-athlete for the Broncos.

This announcement is important for Baylor and Coach Art Briles, who said that Boise State did not inform any member of his staff of Ukwuachu's off-field problems when Ukwuachu transferred into the Bears' program in 2013.

Sevilla President Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

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First it was Luciano Moggi the former Juventus director who was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in prison for his role in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, then former Roma midfielder Mancini was found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to 2 years in prison, now Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido becomes the latest big shot football executive to trade the plush setting of his office suite for a cold hard jail bed.

Notts County striker arrested over sexual assault allegation

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Notts County striker arrested over sexual assault allegation

Lee Hughes has been released on bail after he was arrested on Saturday night

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Sunderland’s Titus Bramble Arrested For Sexual Assault And Drug Possession

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By Alan Duffy

The rather under-rated Titus Bramble has been arrested by Cleveland police on charges relating to sexual assault and the possession of Class A drugs.

While the Class A possession story is arguably open for Pies' brand of cutting wit, the sexual assault story is rather more serious and less funny.

Scottish Footballer With Unfortunate Name Charged Over Alleged Rape

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By Chris Wright

Dundee striker David Goodwillie (must...resist...) has been charged in connection with an alleged rape that took place at a New Years Eve party in West Lothian.

Goodwillie (must...resist...) was charged after police received complaints from a 24-year-old woman a couple of days later.

Marlon King: A Habitual Criminal, Or Capable Of Redemption?

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In the mind's eye, his last sentencing was like the opening titles to the 1970s BBC sitcom, Porridge. "Marlon Francis King, you are an habitual criminal, who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard, and presumably accepts imprisonment in the same casual manner". It is now thirteen years since King's first appearance before the beak and since then he has managed a further thirteen criminal convictions, two of which have ended with him having the opportunity to recreate his favourite scenes from the aformentioned TV show at his leisure.

Robinho Waxes On Family, Sex – Same Quote.

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Robinho has something of a dubious past when it comes to the ol' slap and tickle. A few years back he reportedly requested 40 condoms yes, forty during a party, leaving the world, including his girlfriend, now wife, wondering just who would be using the other 37 or so. Then there was the accusation of sexual assault which brought forth zero charges while with Manchester City innocent, but hardly helping.

Hunky Dory Ads Cause Controversy

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The new hunky dory ads that have appeared on numerous billboards and TV adverts, have caused controversy, leading to a complaint been made by the Rape Crisis Network.