• Un hombre lee un periódico con una foto del jugador de Chile, Gonzalo Jara, agarrando las nalgas del jugador de Uruguay, Edinson Cavani, durante un partido por la Copa América el jueves, 25 de junio de 2015, en un café en Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)Un hombre lee un periódico con una foto del jugador de Chile, Gonzalo Jara, agarrando las nalgas del jugador de Uruguay, Edinson Cavani, durante un partido por la Copa América el jueves, 25 de junio de 2015, en un café en Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Chile’s Gonzalo Jara was banned two matches at the Copa America for trying to shove his finger up Uruguayan Edinson Cavani’s backside. It was Cavani who got sent off for hitting Jara following the assault.

    Jara's fine for the incident was also reduced from $7,500 to $5,000. The penalty seems light, especially for a form of sexual abuse. For comparison, here are five other audacious attacks in sports, and how players were penalised for them.  

    A head butt to the chest
    Zinedine Zidane achieved World Cup immortality with this infamous head butt at the 2006 World Cup. Zidane said Italy’s Marco Materazzi had provoked him by insulting his sister, leading to Zidane’s violent reaction.

    Zidane got a red card and France lost to Italy 5-3 on penalties.

    FIFA handed him a three-match ban for the head butt, which Zidane served as three days of community service because he retired from professional football after the incident.



    A bite to the shoulder
    Luis Suarez got a nine-match, four-month ban from

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  • (First published on Eurosport)

    It is a groom’s wont to capture the special day when he marries his bride.

    Photos have been an integral part of a wedding day for many years.

    However, former Swansea star Flores, who now plays in Qatar for Lekhwiya Sports Club, may have just overstepped the mark.

    Why you may ask? Well, he only went and produced a selfie stick during his big day. Tut, tut.

    It is a very nice photo but surely he could have gotten a standard photographer to do the honours.

    It wasn't the only special moment tweeted out from the Flores wedding, though.

    As this tweet from the defender demonstrated, there was a monkey playing some bizarre role in proceedings.

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  • Strong is the new sexy and fitness is the new party. With society leaning towards health and fitness, Yahoo's #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to all inspirational women in Singapore leading active lifestyles. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltaysg).

    Bethia Wee. Photo by Cheryl TayBethia Wee. Photo by Cheryl Tay
     
    Name: Bethia Wee (Instagram: @bethiawee)
    Age: 19
    Height: 158cm
    Weight: 45.5kg
    Occupation: Student
    Status: Attached
    Diet: Relatively clean without tracking macronutrients and no food restrictions
    Training: Upper and lower body split with 0-1 rest days a week
     
    When did you start going to the gym?
    I only started going to the gym early last year. I grew up doing Latin dance and Wushu! I like the feeling of overcoming challenges there were once so intimidating, thus accomplishing such strength goals kept me going till now!

    Were you not afraid of getting bulky and big when you started lifting weights?
    Never, I was aware that it isn't naturally possible to get too

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  • Floyd Mayweather and his golden throne. Photo: EurosportFloyd Mayweather and his golden throne. Photo: Eurosport

    (first published on Eurosport)

    The superstar unbeaten boxer once again embraced his ‘Money’ nickname with consummate ease and swagger as he celebrated his status as the highest paid athlete in the world over the last year.

    The 38-year-old was photographed standing in front of a flash display at the Mob Museum with his arms out stretched in celebration after the boxer managed to earn an eye-watering $300 million in one year.

    Mayweather posed by the exhibition, fittingly titled ‘$300 Million Easy’, which was taken in the ‘skim room’, demonstrating where and how mobsters would steal some of the cash in a casino counting room.

    Floyd Mayweather poses by '$300 Million Easy' exhibition. Photo: EurosportFloyd Mayweather poses by '$300 Million Easy' exhibition. Photo: Eurosport

    He shared the photo on social-media site Shots and addressed a top financial magazine, saying, “Forbes, I’m just getting started this year.”

    Forbes claimed that he picked up a staggering $100 million cheque on the night of his victory over Manny Pacquiao in what was branded the ‘Fight of the Century’ on May 2.

    Oh, and that was reportedly even before his cut from

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  • The front page of an Uruguayan newspaper shows photo of Chile's defender Gonzalo Jara provoking Uruguay's Edinson Cavani during their Copa America quarter-final match in Santiago on June 24, 2015The front page of an Uruguayan newspaper shows photo of Chile's defender Gonzalo Jara provoking Uruguay's Edinson Cavani during their Copa America quarter-final match in Santiago on June 24, 2015

    (First published on Eurosport)

    Professional sportsmen have to put up with a lot. Constant badgering by fans and media, for example; the prospect of getting unexpectedly sold to Hull City and being forced to up sticks after just having got your kids into a really good primary school; and getting slaughtered on social media any time they leave the house not wearing designer gear. 

    But some things are simply beyond the pale - and having an opponent attempt an impromptu prostate examination during a match is one of them.

    That's the fate that befell Uruguayan superstar Edinson Cavani during the match against Chile on Wednesday when Gonzalo Jara - apologies for the coarse language that's about to follow - inserted a digit into the PSG forward's bum hole.

    Showing the sort of forbearance that Christ himself would have been proud of, Cavani delicately flicked the back of his hand towards his attacker to ward him off. For the referee - who was round the other side, and couldn't possibly have

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  • Talking Tactics: Stoke City under Hughes

    Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross (R) celebrates his goal with teammate Marc Muniesa during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England January 1, 2015.     REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross (R) celebrates his goal with teammate Marc Muniesa during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

    by Adrian Clarke

    Mark Hughes has made the unenviable task of following in Tony Pulis’ footsteps look easy. In two seasons at the Britannia Stadium he has steered Stoke City to successive ninth-placed finishes, and achieved a record-breaking points haul of 54 in 2014/15.

    Ahead of their appearance at this year’s Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore (tickets available here), tactics expert Adrian Clarke analyses how the Potters have changed under the Welshman’s leadership.
     
    A stylistic overhaul
    As soon as he took the reins, Mark Hughes promised Stoke fans he’d change the team’s approach, and the 51-year-old has been as good as his word. Tactically, the side has undergone a dramatic transformation.

    The rigid and direct pattern of play made famous under the previous regime, has been replaced by a smoother, more patient passing game. Formation-wise their 4-2-3-1 isn’t especially contrasting to the 4-5-1 or 4-4-1-1 preferred by Pulis, but their attitude within that shape has altered beyond

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  • Adrien Broner's ill-advised gun photo on InstagramAdrien Broner's ill-advised gun photo on Instagram

    (First published on Eurosport)
    Just days after the Charleston shooting, Broner posed with a gun in what was considered a tasteless and horribly-timed joke.

    The American, who lost to countryman Shawn Porter on Saturday night in a unanimous points decision, was forced to remove the posts from his Instagram page after the photos sparked a backlash from fans.

    "You see this clown.. have you lost your mind?", wrote one fan following the post, while another said his prank was "horrible" and added "I'm so disappointed in you, Adrien Broner."

    Broner, who is a close friend of Floyd Mayweather and is renowned for his controversial social-media posts, attempted to explain his joke with a second image showing him prove the gun was a replica.

    Adrien Broner's ill-advised gun photo on Instagram

    But the joke, made at a visit to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, did not go down at all well and the 25-year-old swiftly removed the posts.

    Attempting to clarify the joke, Broner wrote: "Y'all dumb if you think I'm bout to f*** my career up LOL....... I will be

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  • You may not be a triathlete, but perhaps you’re training for a big marathon, or want to get some regular exercise into your routine.

    Some athletes train an average of 10 hours a week to prepare for triathlons, and they’ve found little hacks to squeeze in those hours despite working full-time jobs. Here are some tips the Wall Street Journal suggests to find time to work out despite a hectic schedule:

    1) Turn your commute into a workout
    Instead of taking public transport, run or cycle to your workplace. That ensures a fixed time in your week that you’ll be able to clock time for a workout.

    A jogger stretches in a ray of setting sun before starting her run in Central Park, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)A jogger stretches in a ray of setting sun before starting her run in Central Park, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    2) Binge watch TV shows while training on a stationary bicycle

    If you’re training for a triathlon but aren’t able to take the bicycle out every day, a stationery bike and your favourite TV series will do the trick.

    Brazil's soccer player Robinho, right, rides a stationary bike after pulling out of his team's training session due to a knee problem, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, June 5, 2015. Brazil is training for the Copa America which starts this month in Chile. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)Brazil's soccer player Robinho, right, rides a stationary bike after pulling out of his team's training session due to a knee problem, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, June 5, 2015. Brazil is training for the Copa America which starts this month in Chile. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    3) Lay out your gear the night before
    To save time after you wake up, lay out the exercise clothes you’re going to wear for your morning workout just before you go to bed. No more fussing

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  • Japan's Saori Ariyoshi celebrates her goal with teamamtes Yuki Ogimi and Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) as Netherlands goalkeeper Loes Geurts gets up during the first half of a round of 16 soccer match at the FIFA Women's World Cup, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)Japan's Saori Ariyoshi celebrates her goal with teamamtes Yuki Ogimi and Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) as Netherlands goalkeeper Loes Geurts gets up during the first half of a round of 16 soccer match at the FIFA Women's World Cup, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    The FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament enters the quarter-finals stage. Eight teams have booked their spots - China plays the United States, Germany will meet France, Australia faces off against Japan, and host country Canada will play England.

    Here are some of the stars who have scored the most spectacular goals of the tournament so far:

    1) This mistake by Brazil’s goal keeper Luciana cost them a spot in the round of 16 when she allowed Kyah Simon’s 80th-minute goal to send Australia to the last eight of the tournament. Watch the blunder at the 1:00 mark:



    2) Alex Morgan is the United States’ new favourite face of women’s football after sending this one home against Columbia. 


    3) England’s Lucy Bronze sent Norway packing with this incredible long-range shot. 


    4) When France and South Korea faced off, France scored twice in the first eight minutes and never looked back. Here’s Marie-Laure Delie’s well placed side kick:


    5) And Japan’s women showed off some pretty passing during the match

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  • Andy Cole - 2 hat-tricksAndy Cole - 2 hat-tricks

    The Liverpool Masters return to Singapore to take on traditional rivals the Manchester United Masters at the National Stadium on 14 November.

    The Castlewood Group Battle of the Reds 2015 will be an 80-minute, 11-a-side full field match. Luis Garcia joins the line-up from last year’s victorious Liverpool Masters. Garcia featured in the UEFA Champions League winning team of 2005 and also won the UEFA Super Cup with the club in the same year.

    The Liverpool Masters played at a sold-out Jalan Besar Stadium last November, beating a Singapore veteran side 3-1.

    Three players from the Manchester United double winning team of 1995-96 – Andy Cole, Paul Parker and Lee Sharpe – have confirmed their participation for the Manchester United Masters.

    Tickets start from $19, and organisers have released 11,000 tickets for this exclusive event. Fans are advised to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. Family packages (Two adults and two children below the age of 12) are also available.

    Players

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