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Erdogan

Turkey ex-football star on trial for insulting Erdogan

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial in his absence Thursday on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Sukur is one of several thousand people including journalists, politicians and the occasional celebrity, to face similar legal proceedings.

Turkey ex-football star on trial for insulting Erdogan

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial in his absence Thursday on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Sukur is one of several thousand people including journalists, politicians and the occasional celebrity, to face similar legal proceedings.

New England Revolution

Revolution star Charlie Davies to appear on Good Morning America

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This should be good.

Anyone who follows Charlie Davies on social media knows how savvy he is and soon he will share his knowledge with the entire country.

Davies is one of three MLS players that will take over Good Morning America on Monday, May 30. Davies, along with Maurice Edu and David Villa, will talk about the art of taking selfies, interacting with fans, and deciding what to post on social media.

Jermaine Jones Takes To Social Media, Again

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The out-of-contract midfielder doesn't have any problems negotiating a new contract in public.

Jermaine Jones has not hidden the fact that he's upset with the New England Revolution over his current contract situation.

Jones believes the team has low-balled him on a new offer after his initial 18-month deal expired at the end of 2015.

Social media provides a glimpse at the Revolution's first day of preseason

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Jay Heaps is rocking a beard.

Preseason is here for the New England Revolution as the players reported to Gillette Stadium on Friday for entrance physicals. The guys will return today for their first day of training as well as their first media availability. While we weren't there for day one (we will be for day two), social media gave us a glimpse at the first preparations of 2016.

Serie A

Backlash as ‘AC Milan’ perform pre-match Haka in advertising stunt

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Struggling Serie A giants AC Milan were left red-faced amid a social media backlash that mocked the club for a bizarre pre-match 'Haka' ritual dance prior to a Serie A game on Thursday.

Seven-time European champions Milan hosted relegation-haunted Carpi at the legendary San Siro stadium looking for a win to boost their bid to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Backlash as ‘AC Milan’ perform pre-match Haka in advertising stunt

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Struggling Serie A giants AC Milan were left red-faced amid a social media backlash that mocked the club for a bizarre pre-match 'Haka' ritual dance prior to a Serie A game on Thursday.

Seven-time European champions Milan hosted relegation-haunted Carpi at the legendary San Siro stadium looking for a win to boost their bid to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Videos

Non-League: Horsham FC Striker Terry Dodd Misses Sitter, Drowns Sorrows By Nabbing Fan’s Beer (Video)

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"Chin chin..."

Horsham FC striker Terry Dodd has become something of a non-league superstar over the past few days after footage of his performance againstHalisham Town began doing the social media rounds.

Having skipped in behind the defence with all the grace and ease of movement of an African antelope, Dodd proceeded to plop his shot into the side netting despite the Halisham goal being completely vacant.

Tweet and Video: Mesut Ozil backs Arsenal’s We Got Ozil chant ahead of Chelsea game

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to give his backing to a new chant in his honour. The Germany international has caught wind of the...

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running

#Split9K: Una ruta bastante divertida

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Ahora si que me sorprendieron los amigos de adidas.

La ruta del #Split9K estuvo bastante divertida, con cierto grado de exigencia, pero también con sus partes que te permitían explorar tus límites tanto de fuerza/resistencia como de velocidad. Por eso me encantan las carreras de adidas, no están diseñadas para andar de "socialito", si no para exigirte y prepararte rumbo a un Maratón.

#Split6K adidas: temporada abierta

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Inicia el camino al Maratón. Es temporada abierta. Arrancamos. En sus marcas, listos... fuera.

Con el #Split6K de adidas arrancamos oficialmente la temporada de carreras que, en mi caso, debe terminar con un maratón (Space Coast Marathon) en Noviembre. Y es que, aunque ya ha habido otras carreras en el año, la llegada de los Splits marcan el inicio de la preparación formal para aquellos que quieren hacer el Maratón de la CDMX o bien, para los que simple y sencillamente traen otras metas en mente.

#TeamVic: El proyecto

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¡Estamos de regreso!

Este 2016 tengo algo muy especial para todos ustedes, un reto. #TeamVic busca personas que quieran participar en un desafíode 8 meses. Les explico a detalle de que va:

  • Estoy en búsqueda degenteque tenga un reto importante que quiera lograr mediante el running (Bajar de peso, correr por primera vez un maratón, reactivarse físicamente, etc)
  • Iniciando en Abril y terminando en Noviembre, cada mes tendremos un reto para el #TeamVic y el ganador se llevará un regalo/premio (Cómo lo quieran ver).

Liverpool

It’s Complicated: Jordon Ibe Removes All Mention Of Liverpool Football Club From Social Media

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By Joseph Viney (@jjviney)

The relationship between Jordon Ibe and Liverpool appears to have been broken beyond repair after the player removed all mention of the club that pays him a king's ransom from his social media accounts.

The 20-year-old midfielder has barely figured in manager Jurgen Klopp's plans over the last few weeks and his omission from the matchday squadthat beat Stoke 4-1 yesterday afternoon seems to have been the final straw.

Liverpool use Johan Cruyff’s death to praise themselves

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Liverpool are no strangers to ill-judged social media output. Who can forget the tweet of the Liver birds emerging from the smoking Twin Towers on...

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Photo: Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre at airport

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The photo above has been doing the rounds on social media. It reportedly shows Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre at Liverpool John Lennon airport...

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English Premier League

Norwich 1-2 Chelsea: Who cares about the second half performance - it's another three points!

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We are at the business end of the season with points being the be all and end all at the moment. If any if you were asked would you take a below par performance and three points all of us would have said "Yes!" and last night was a massive three points.

Now I am away on holiday in Port Charlotte, Florida for the next two weeks and am unable to watch the games relying on Social Media for updates and various clips of the game.

Chelsea agree deal for midfielder, player confirms on social media

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Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer has signed a new deal at the club.

The highly talented young player confirmed the deal on social media and expressed his delight after agreeing on an extension.

Premier League Twitter Dream Team - Most Tweeted about Players of the 14/15 season.

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As we all know Social Media has taken talk and interaction about Football above and beyond where it used to be. Now with access to the likes of Twitter, you can find out the latest about your club and opinions of Football fans all over the globe.
Mobile Phones Direct have produced the image above revealing just which of the Premier League's players have been Tweeted about the most over the course of this season and it's surprising to see only ONE Chelsea player mentioned!

pato

PATO: When do you think he will be given his chance at Chelsea? Are you looking forward to seeing him?

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For Alexandre Pato it must be a nightmare because having signed for Chelsea on loan in January declaring it as "a dream", you have had to wait for month before you are anywhere near fit to play. Now surely he must be ready but when would YOU give him his chance?

This was an unforgettable day!

Pato's Instagram post "First training with my mates!"

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Alexandre Pato has posted up his first Instagram message from training at Cobham yesterday and it looks like he is already settling in well with his new team mates. That's a good sign already!


first training with my mates... @chelseafc #CFC #london #Chelsea #wintoday

Major League Soccer

Does soccer in the US need mainstream media coverage to be successful?

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Depending on who you ask, soccer needs coverage from the mainstream media in the United States in order to be successful. Or, does it?

It's one of those topics that certainly splits opinions. There are some that think that soccer can't get the mass appeal if the daily newspapers and SportsCenter aren't talking about the games.

Does soccer in the US need mainstream media coverage to be successful?

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Depending on who you ask, soccer needs coverage from the mainstream media in the United States in order to be successful. Or, does it?

It's one of those topics that certainly splits opinions. There are some that think that soccer can't get the mass appeal if the daily newspapers and SportsCenter aren't talking about the games.

Jermaine Jones Takes to Twitter to Comment on Future in MLS

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The defensive midfielder hints at what's to come.

Jermaine Jones is a mystery man. As rumors about his future continue to swirl, he has taken to social media to give "insight" into his latest frame of mind. Of course, that doesn't mean his insight is clear—or even comprehensible. But it just may hint at what's next for the USMNT mainstay.

Major Link Soccer: US Women fall to China

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Wambach's final match wasn't a storybook, but maybe that's because it isn't the end of her story.

Seattle

Brad Evans is up in the current bracket for the "#MLSsoshies" awards which are for the MLS player with the best social media presence.

Marco Pappa to the Colorado Rapids is official, and the club's social media team appears to be excited.

Major Link Soccer: The Day Before MLS Cup

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When the libraries are in a ruckus, you know the hype is real.

MLS:

Orlando City Midfielder Darwin Cerén beat out some impression competition to win Latino del Año.

ESPN FC weigh in on the MLS Cup favorite, and why the final isn't played in a neutral site.

For those visiting Columbus this weekend or in the future, here's a definitive visitors guide.

The Rest

Tres preguntas que debes hacerte para lograr relevancia digital

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Todo se mueve muy rápido, las inversiones, los cambios en los medios sociales, la integración de aplicaciones, nuevos desarrollos. Estamos metidos en una inercia positiva de innovación, pero con su parte negativa que implica perderse dentro de todo.

Instagram libera funcionalidades, Snapchat irrumpe con fuerza, Facebook Live intentando (o logrando) desplazar a Periscope, cambios de orden en Facebook, algoritmos en evolución (Page Rank, Edge Rank, etc) y una nueva serie de formatos y contenidos derivados de los famosos seis segundos que Vine nos trajo.

USMNT 0 Colombia 2 - The sky isn't falling

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Rumors of the USMNT's demise are greatly exaggerated

If you've spent any time on social media since the end of the game you may believe the sky is falling. The USMNT is done for. Ruined. Crash and burning out of the tournament.

If that is the type of article you're looking for, I suggest you move on.

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha Launches New Social Media Brand, Spells His Own Name Wrong (Photo)

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With the FA Cup Final crowning on the horizon, Wilfried Zaha chose this week to spruce up his social media brand with a nifty new theme.

Indeed, the Crystal Palace winger and his team proudly debuted his fresh new Twitter profile on Thursday evening, which boasted a swanky banner image and profile picture, which featured Zaha's new personalised brand logo.

Philadelphia Union Academy alum signs with Harrisburg

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Shane Campbell announced his signing with the City Islanders via social media yesterday.

York, Pennsylvania native Shane Campbell will have a chance to start his professional career close to home. The former Louisville and Penn State defender/midfielder who spent time with the Philadelphia Union Academy announced that he had signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders on social media Tuesday.

Fulham Hire Web Expert To ‘Catfish’ Their Own Players And Demonstrate The Dangers Of Flirting Online

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Fulham have been busywarning their players about the perils of flirting with fans on social media by duping them into thinking they were interacting with a 16-year-old female fan.

In reality, the players were actually chatting to a web expert who was hired by the club to pose as a teenage girl the idea being toshock the club's younger players into being more cautious when using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the like.

Does Social Media Popularity Equal Likeability?

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My discussion section spent lots of time speaking aboutbrands last week. From physically branding animals to the Jordan brand (as in Michael Jordan). It was an all-encompassing talk, but as we reached soccer, we touched on the idea of the Ronaldo brand versus the Messi brand. I do not consider myself a soccer fanatic, so.

Surely this has to be one of the greatest photos of Diego Costa EVER!!

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Monster

Ramires gets a fantastic reception in China.

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I will never understand how or why we sold Ramires as I posted HERE . However, the fans over in China have really taken to him and he expressed his thanks on Instagram:

Thanks to all the Jiangsu Suning fans for the fantastic reception they gave me! Obrigado a todos os torcedores do Jiangsu pela fantástica recepção!

Singapore's Septimana Horribilis

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It's Latin and it means bloody awful week and it hasn't been the best seven days in the history of Singapore football.

It started of course with LionsXII being unceremoniously removed from the Malaysia Super League and probably finding out about it via social media; certainly the Malaysian FA made a thing about saying how they hadn't informed their counterparts south of the Causeway.

Interview about social media’s impact on soccer: World Soccer Talk special episode

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Listen to the fourth episode of Divers And Cheats, the show hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer where he tackles a controversial topic that many in the soccer media ignore or don't want to touch.

This week's topic is a revealing look at how social media has an impact on the sport of soccer in the United States, how it's covered and how topics are sometimes blown out of proportion by how social media reacts to specific soccer topics.

FALCAO: His message to the Chelsea fans.

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Did you EVER think you would see this? Radamel Falcao pre season training and getting ready for the new season in a Chelsea shirt!. After the game last night where he played no part due to only arriving a couple of days ago, Falcao posted the following message to the Chelsea fans.

Feliz de unirme al equipo y empezar a trabajar con mis nuevos compañeros de equipo en @chelseafc .

PHOTO: Jose and the Chelsea players on board their flight to North America!

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Pre season is officially here as John Terry posted up a photo taken on board the flight to North America! The wait is nearly over! Can you spot Jose Mourinho?

Pre Season Canada here we come

PLAY: 14 must-follow Twitter accounts for coaching and youth development

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Bigger In Texas

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Between #IBELIEVE trending across social mediaand poolside watch parties in full swing, soccer spirit was infectious and nearly unavoidable this past summer in the United States. Reverberations of this fever continue todraw attention to and interest in the future of American soccer. Certainly in Texas.