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Added May 25th, 2015 by Ian

Leicester City pays back fan support with free beer

With some soccer hooligans all over the world often showing what animals they can be on occasion, it could be a recipe for disaster in England on May 24 when Leicester City of the Premier League plans on handing out free beer to the fans. It’s surprising that the local police will allow it, but thankfully each fan will just be given one free beer. Those who aren’t yet drinking age will receive a free bottle of water.

Leicester City is celebrating during their season finale match at home since they staved off relegation a week earlier with a 0-0 draw in Sunderland. The club, which was promoted from the English Championship League last season, is guaranteed at least one more year in the top tier of English football. They achieved this by winning six and drawing one of their last eight matches for 19 out of a possible 24 points.

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Added May 25th, 2015 by Ian

Los Angeles Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for rest of season

Cuban-born infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena of the Los Angeles Dodgers has obviously been rubbing somebody the wrong way in the Major League Baseball team’s organization since they announced on May 22 that he’s been suspended for the remainder of the 2015 season. That’s quite a ban since the campaign is only about seven weeks old. According to the Dodgers, Arruebarrena has been more or less kicked off the club for “failing to comply with his contract.”

This statement doesn’t really tell fans anything as there are numerous ways to break the terms of a player contract. The Dodgers wouldn’t expand on the reason for the ban though, so it’s up for conjecture. The club did add that the player has repeatedly failed to comply with the terms of his deal, so it seems like he’s been warned about his conduct before.

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Added May 25th, 2015 by Ian

MLB suspends Will Smith for having gob of foreign substance on his arm

Most Major League Baseball suspensions these days concern cheating by taking performance-enhancing substances, however, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith was just handed an eight-game for having a foreign substance on his arm. Smith was thrown out of his team’s game on May 21 and was handed the suspension by MLB leas than 24 hours later. According to the Brewers and Smith, he’s panning on appealing the ruling. The Brewers ended up losing the game 10-1.

MLB released an official statement regarding the incident which said, “Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith has received an eight-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during the bottom of the seventh inning of his Club’s Thursday, May 21st game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.”

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Added May 25th, 2015 by Jack

Best Players in Copa America 2015

With the start of the 2015 Copa America just around the corner and the last matches of every major football league in Europe, we have to take a moment and talk about the best players that will set foot on Chile in mid June. We have put together a list of the Top 5 players to look out for in this year’s edition of Copa America. There are some amazing players on this list!

Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal is easily the most known player of Chile, the hosting country. This midfielder is 28 years old, plays for Juventus FC, and has scored over 83 goals in his whole career. His attributes are an outrageous speed, outstanding game vision, his strength lets him get past defenders with little or no trouble and a great accuracy to center the ball or shoot straight to goal.

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Added May 19th, 2015 by Ian

WNBA newlyweds hit with seven-game suspensions

Added May 19th, 2015 by Ian

Two down one to go for American Pharoah

Added May 19th, 2015 by Ian

New York Rangers making NHL playoff history

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