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Hall of Fame boxer Oscar De La Hoya and future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather Jr. have both offered to help former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey with the boxing skills. Rousey was defeated for the first time in her mixed martial arts career on November 14th when fellow American Holly Holm knocked her cold in the second round of their bout in Melbourne, Australia. Rousey at a few knuckle sandwiches during UFC 193 event, but it was a kick to the head that did her in.
Forward Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals scored the 484th goal of his NHL career at the Verizon Center in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, November 19th to become the all-time, top-scoring Russian born player in NHL history. He had been tied with tie with former Detroit Red Wing great Sergei Fedorov for about a week before scoring the historic goal. Ironically, Ovechkin assisted on Fedorov’s record-setting goal six years earlier. In addition, both of the markers came against the Dallas Stars. Ovechkin and Fedorov also played together with the Capitals as Fedorov played 70 games with Washington before hanging up his skates.
Ovechkin scored goal number 484 in his 777th NHL game while Fedorov took 1,248 contests to reach 483. Next on the list of Russian goalscorers is Alexander Mogilny in third place with 473 in 990 games while Pavel Bure tallied 437 in 702 outings and Alexander Kovalev had 430 in 1,316 games. Up to now, no Russian player has ever scored 500 regular-season goals. However, the 30-year-old Ovechkin should easily reach that milestone this season.
It’s pretty hard for anybody to defend the sport of soccer these days due to the ridiculous things that take place at games around the world. This time the absurdity took place down in the tiny nation of Costa Rica when a television announcer was sent off the pitch by the referee for allegedly criticizing his performance on the air. The announcer, Henry de Jesus Diaz, was calling a second division match between Barrio Mexico and Coto Brus for the STV network and he apparently had been mentioning how brutal referee Jimmy Torres was during the contest.
One of the fans at a Spanish soccer game in the south of the country on November 15th took matters into his own hands when he decided to attack an assistant referee. However, this was no ordinary assault with his feet and fists, the fan decided it would be more effective if he pulled down his tracksuit pants and hit the stunned official with his penis. The incident took place in the 80th minute of a match between Gabia CF and CD Abes in the nation’s Second Division Andalucía Senior League.
The Local newspaper in Spain reported that the assistant referee named Jesus Lorenzo Rodriguez told the media that the fan who attacked him was actually a player for another team in the league. Rodriguez said the man plays for local first division side Celtic de Pulianas C.F. Rodriguez stated, “He was wearing the team’s tracksuit and I recognized him from when I’d refereed in the past”.
U.S. Soccer doesn’t want kids using their heads anymore during games as a way to protect them against concussions. The governing body of soccer in America recently banned heading from the sport for all participants in organized leagues until they reach the age of 11. The U.S. Soccer organization was recently taken to court via a class action lawsuit from players and parents in California which claimed it was negligent when it came to the safety of young players. The suit has now been settled, but part of that settlement will see the organization introduce new restrictions and protocols regarding concussion.
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