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Added August 27th, 2014 by Ian

Cameroon soccer player killed by rock thrown from his own fans

Soccer hooligans around the world aren’t really known as the smartest bunch due to their violent nature. However, this unfortunate incident represents a new low in common sense. A player in the city of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria was killed recently when struck in the head by a rock which was thrown from the stands by his own fans. The 24-year-old player named Albert Ebosse was a Cameroonian striker who was playing abroad for an Algerian club called JS Kabylie. Ebosse’s team lost their August 23rd home match 2-1 against USM Alger with the striker scoring his side’s goal on a penalty kick.

Ebosse, who led the his league in scoring last season, was struck by the rock after the match had ended and the players were asking off the pitch. Reports said JS Kabylie fans threw objects at the players as they were upset about the team’s loss. Ebosse was taken to a hospital less than half a mile from the stadium, but doctors couldn’t revive him and he died there.

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Added August 27th, 2014 by Ian

English soccer team Hull pays fans to attend game

With transfer fees and player wages in football getting ridiculously out of hand all over the world, it’s a good idea to take advantage of a deal when you see one. This was the case in the city of Hull England recently when Hull United offered to pay fans to come to their club’s game against Hedon Rangers at Hull’s Dene Park ground.
Hull United plays in the Humber Premier League, which is basically the 11th tier of English football and is known as an amateur club. Jamie Waltham, who is the team’s chairman and manager came up with the idea and advertised the fact that he’d pay two pounds out of his own pocket to every fan that turned up to the match.

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Added August 26th, 2014 by Ian

Washington Post newspaper editorials will no longer print “Redskins” name

The protest against some American professional sports franchises is still going on, we recently reported that the MLB commissioner had not received any official complaints in this regard. Several clubs are accused of having racist names, such as the Washington Redskins of the NFL and the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves MLB baseball teams. The most recent form of protest has been instigated by the Washington Post newspaper as it announced that its editorial board won’t refer to the Washington Redskins by their nickname any longer.

The newspaper’s editorial board released a press statement which said the NFL is behind the times and should change the name of its controversial teams out of common decency. Therefore, the paper said it won’t use the Redskins name unless it’s absolutely necessary since it views it as a slur. However, it’s just the editorial section of the newspaper that is objecting to the name and the rest of the publication will still use it. The editorial board added that it doesn’t believe the club and its fans harbor any racist feelings, but the word is an insult and nobody would call somebody a redskin to their face.

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Added August 26th, 2014 by Ian

ESPN host sues arena after slicing her arm open

Linda Cohn, an anchorwoman for America’s ESPN sports network is taking an American ice arena to court over an accident she suffered while making a promotional appearance for the Hartford Wolf Pack American Hockey League (AHL) club. Cohn said she suffered a huge gash in her arm after a freak accident and it required 25 stitches to fix. Cohn hosts the television networks “Listen Closely” show and she used to play ice hockey as a goaltender for SUNY Oswego.

The 54-year-old Cohn said she showed up at the Brewster Ice Arena in Brewster, New York back in March to play with the Wolf Pack team in an exhibition promotion event. The club is the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers. She says she then suffered disabling and severe injuries when a large, heavy coin changing machine fell on her. She said in her negligence lawsuit that several children were playing in the arena’s arcade area and they were responsible for the accident.

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Added August 19th, 2014 by Ian

Swedish footballer hammers home 21 goals in game

Added August 12th, 2014 by Ian

Becky Hammon NBA’s first female assistant coach

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