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Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

Published: November 17, 2017

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A former marketing executive from Argentina testified Thursday at a U.S. trial that he and his company arranged to pay 30 soccer officials about $160 million in bribes over the course of several years until his arrest in 2015. Alejandro Burzaco offered the estimate in the case against three former South American soccer officials accused in the sprawling bribery scandal engulfing FIFA, the sport’s governing body


Real Madrid’s Marcelo accused of tax fraud

Published: October 18, 2017

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Real Madrid star Marcelo has been accused by Spanish authorities of tax fraud totalling €490,000 (£436,000; $576,000). The alleged irregularities are linked to the use of foreign firms to handle the earnings of his image rights, Madrid’s public prosecutor says. The 29-year-old Brazilian player has yet to comment.


Mark Hamill got confused on Twitter and now he supports an English football team

Published: September 13, 2017

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Mark Hamill’s Twitter feed is absolutely golden for entertainment value. Famous for his roles as Luke Skywalker and the Joker, Hamill is a pretty playful online presence.


Three things we learned from Chelsea’s win vs. Everton

Published: August 28, 2017

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Chelsea had fun in the west London sun on Sunday as they breezed past a jaded Everton side 2-0. First half goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata did the business for Antonio Conte‘s side who put in their best display of the embryonic Premier League season to right the ship ahead of the international break. Here’s what we learned from Stamford Bridge


‘FIFA’ player’s sexist online past comes back to haunt him

Published: July 19, 2017

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When you say stupid things on the internet, there’s always a chance that it could come back to haunt you. Two days after Dutch professional soccer club PSV Eindhoven signed FIFA esports player Tony Kok to compete under its name, PSV dropped him. Never tweet.


Developers sued over alleged ‘League of Legends’ knock-off are now crying fake news

Published: July 14, 2017

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The developer behind League of Legends has filed a lawsuit against mobile game developer Shanghai Moontoon Technology alleging copyright infringement. Moontoon is not happy that the lawsuit is getting publicity. Riot Games filed a lawsuit last week against Moontoon for its games Magic Rush: Heroes, Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA, and Mobile Legends: Bang bang, which Riot claims infringe on its League of Legends copyrights.


Countdown to 2018 Russia World Cup: One more year to go

Published: June 19, 2017

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A year from this week — June 14, 2018, to be exact — the 2018 World Cup will kick off at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It seems like just yesterday when Brazilians wept over their humiliating loss to Germany, Americans gushed over Tim Howard’s World Cup-record 16 saves against Belgium, and James Rodriguez and his Colombian teammates wiggled their hips to the delight of fans all over the world


Manchester United: ‘Urban climbers’ breach Old Trafford security

Published: June 10, 2017

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Four men breached security at Manchester United’s stadium by getting on the roof and pitch before a match. The “urban climbers” were chased by the ground’s security staff after they broke into Old Trafford in the early hours of Sunday 4 June, the club said.


Bradley Lowery: Ladbible sorry for false death report

Published: May 30, 2017

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The family of terminally-ill Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery has accepted an apology from the website Ladbible which wrongly claimed he had died. Six-year-old Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, has neuroblastoma and is receiving palliative care at home. It is believed trolls started an RIPBradley hashtag on social media on Sunday which was picked up elsewhere.


Another social media marketing campaign just went horribly wrong

Published: May 27, 2017

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What started innocently enough as a giveaway of free soccer tickets to the UEFA Champions League final took a turn for the worse thanks to a handful of online trolls.


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