A group of young Muslim children fresh from Syria were playing a game of soccer when the referee gave one of the children a yellow card he was subsequently attacked by the entire team of refugees.
Watch as the chaos ensues immediately after the yellow card is handed out.
Tim Hague, a UFC veteran, is dead at age 34, two days after suffering a boxing knockout Friday night.
Hague died Sunday at a hospital in Edmonton after being in critical condition all weekend, his family said in a statement posted to his sister’s Facebook page. Hague was knocked out in the second round by fellow heavyweight Adam Braidwood at an event promoted by KO Boxing Canada.
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” the statement read. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with [us] so greatly. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Braidwood, a former football player, knocked Hague down several times during the bout, but the referee didn’t call for a finish until one punch left Hague out cold in the second round. Hague was 1-2 as a boxer going into the fight, while Braidwood was 7-1 with six knockouts.
The bout was sanctioned by the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC). Hague lost by knockout in a boxing match in December and was the victim of some form of knockout in four of his last MMA fights, stretching back to 2015.
Hague compiled a 21-13 record in MMA with 15 knockouts and four submission. He defeated Pat Barry by first-round submission in his UFC debut back in 2009, but lost his next three and was released by the promotion. The Edmonton native was brought back in 2011 and lost to Matt Mitrione via first-round TKO.
After his UFC run, Hague fought mainly in his native Canada, winning heavyweight titles in the Unified MMA promotion and in XFFC. The latter was just last year, an April 2016 fourth-round TKO victory over Kalib Starnes. Hague fell in his last MMA bout to Michal Andryszak under the ACB banner in Russia by first-round TKO in July 2016.
This is why you NEVER taunt mid fight. The people who taunt are the quickest to hit the mat. I had no idea this fight was even going on this morning. According to ESPN: Holly Holm earned her first win in 19 months Saturday — and brought back memories of her most famous victory in doing so. Holm (11-3) knocked out Bethe Correia (10-3-1) with a vicious left head kick at UFC Fight Night in Singapore. It was Holm’s first win since she stunned Ronda Rousey in a 2015 championship fight, which also ended with a high left kick. The finish came at the 1:09 mark of the third round, in what had been a very slow and tedious contest to that point. Correia fell backwards from the shot, and Holm rushed in with a follow-up left hand before referee Marc Goddard intervened.
Just days after his high-profile modelling debut AFL star Buddy Franklin has been involved in a on-filed scrap with fellow player Alex Rance. During the Richmond and Sydney game at MCG on Saturday two of the games most-valued players went head to head, with Franklin pushing Rance early in the game. Things really kicked off in the second quarter of the match when Buddy was reported for rough conduct against Connor Menadue.
Long Jump Fail!! Blessing Okagbare Wig Falls Out after jump - Oslo Diamond League 2017
Murthel Groenhart vs. Harut Grigorian. Welterweight kickboxer Murthel Groenhart took case of business with a second-round KO of Harut Grigorian. An uppercut and then a knee to the face by Groenhart seemed to put Grigorian on autopilot, and he just stopped fighting. He turned his back and walked away, at which point Groenhart uncorked a massive right hand and that put Grigorian down and out cold. No count was necessary and the KO was indisputably legal. Multiple people then jumped into the ring and began attacking Groenhart.
A group of young cheerleaders came much closer to action on the field than they would have liked when a 90kilogram player clattered into them as they sat by the fence. Wests Tigers' Kevin Naiqama was chasing a kick during his team's game against the Sydney Roosters on Sunday when he took a diving leap that left him skidding across the grass into the unsuspecting girls. Naiqama, 28, collected at least two of the young girls, who appeared to be aged about 10 or 11, as he knocked into them. No one appeared to be injured in the clash, and Naiqama helped the girls up before returning to the field.
With a warrant out for his own arrest in Turkey, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter said Friday that his father, Mehmet, has been arrested by the Turkish government.
Mehmet Kanter was detained in his Istanbul home for an investigation undertaken by a prosecutor's office in northwestern Turkey, according to the Anadolu news agency.
Enes Kanter released a statement saying his father is being held because of his political views and that he may be tortured "simply for being my family member."
"My father is arrested because of my outspoken criticism of the ruling party. He may get tortured for simply being my family member," Kanter said. "For a second please think and imagine, if something like this is happening to an NBA player, what is happening to the people with no voice or podium to speak on? There could be hundreds of thousands of people that are detained, tortured, or murdered that we are not hearing about."
According to Anadolu, Mehmet Kanter is being sent to Tekirdag province for questioning. In Turkey, people are detained, then prosecutors may seek an arrest pending trial or release the detainee.
Enes Kanter is an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a known supporter of Fethullah Gulen, a spiritual leader who has lived in exile in Pennsylvania for the past 15 years. The Turkish government blamed Gulen for an attempted military coup last summer, though Gulen denies involvement.
In his statement, Kanter attributed his support of Gulen as the reason for his father's detainment.
"The police raided our home in Istanbul, something that is happening to many innocent families across Turkey just because they are members of Hizmet, inspired by Scholar Fethullah Gulen," Kanter said.
Last summer, Mehmet Kanter told the Daily Sabah, a pro-government newspaper in Turkey, that his family had disowned Enes Kanter because of his political views.
"I apologize to the Turkish people and the president for having such a son," Mehmet Kanter wrote.
Enes Kanter said recently that he has not spoken with his father in almost two years.
Last week, the Turkish government issued a warrant for Kanter, claiming he was part of a terrorist group. He was briefly detained by airport officials in Romania on May 20 after having his passport revoked by the Turkish government. Kanter was able to return to the United States on May 22 with a green card. But due to the warrant, he will likely be unable to travel internationally.
During interviews after returning to the U.S., Kanter said his father, a former college professor, had been spit on at the grocery store because of his son.
"Right now, even if I try to communicate with my parents, my mom or dad or brother or sister, [the government] will probably listen to their phones and as soon as they are in contact with me, they will put them in a jail -- and the jails are not fun," Kanter said at a news conference. "Right now, my family can't even go out to eat. My brother told me that my dad went to the supermarket and they spit on his face."
Pictures show the Australian team lined up at the halfway mark, with the Saudi players ignoring the gesture as they get information to start the game. Saudi players on the bench refused to stand for the minute's silence.
A spokesperson from the Football Federation Australia told Daily Mail Australia they had been advised prior to the match that the Saudi team would not be taking part. 'The FFA sought agreement from the Asian Football Confederation and the Saudi national team to hold a minute's silence in memory of those lost in Saturday night's terror bombings in London and in particular the two Australian women,' the spokesperson said.
'Both the AFC and the Saudi team agreed that the minute of silence could be held.
'The FFA was further advised by Saudi team officials that this tradition was not in keeping with Saudi culture and they would move to their side of the field and respect our custom whilst taking their own positions on the field.
Fans shocked as Nick Kyrgios asks a spectator at the French Open for a BEER as he bombs out of the tournament in the second round with another embarrassing racquet-destroying display
Tennis player Maxime Hamou's French Open credential was revoked because he grabbed a reporter and kissed her on the neck during a live TV interview at the tournament.
The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday it was punishing the 21-year-old French qualifier "following his inappropriate behaviour towards a female journalist" a day earlier, when he lost in the first round at Roland Garros.
The FFT said it would investigate the matter further.
Hamou's behavior also caught the attention of French politicians.
On Twitter, Sports Minister Laura Flessel called what Hamou did to Eurosport TV's Maly Thomas an "assault." Cecile Duflot, a member of parliament, tweeted: "He kisses her by force, she tries to get away, he holds her by the neck and everyone... laughs #tired."
Flessel and Duflot also criticized 1988 French Open runner-up Henri Leconte and other in-studio guests who laughed at and applauded Hamou's on-air actions.
"A live assault is not funny," Flessel wrote. "We should never let this happen, and never trivialize such acts."
Hamou, who is ranked 287th, posted a statement on Instagram on Tuesday in which he apologized to Thomas "if she feels hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview."
He wrote, in French, that he let his "excess of enthusiasm express itself awkwardly toward Maly, who I know and sincerely respect."
Hamou added that he would offer an apology in-person if Thomas wants one.
Eurosport said in a statement that it regretted what had happened.
"The behaviour of the interviewee was highly inappropriate and we do not condone such conduct in any way," the statement said. "Maly is a highly respected journalist and we are pleased that a full apology is being offered. We apologise to any viewers who may have been affected."
Earlier in the game Blues halfback Mitch Pearce was floored in a crunching head-high tackle in the 50th minute of State of Origin game one. The New South Wales Blues were leading 12-4 and attacking the Queensland line when Pearce's head was crunched in a tackle during the collision with Will Chambers. Pearce lay momentarily motionless on the ground with Queensland five-eight Anthony Milford also collected by some friendly fire after that tackle. Both Milford and Pearce were forced off the field with the Blues halfback in serious trouble. The Blues lead Queensland 28-4 in the second half.
We have all heard of milking an injury, but come on bro!
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper charged San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland in the eighth inning of the teams' game on Monday.
Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira knew that they were front and center for a title shot against the winner of Daniel Cormier/Jon Jones and this fight didn't disappoint.
Do the stanky leg! A good punch can force any opponent to walk around like a like a freshly born horse. According to DeadSpin: Serbian Bojan Velickovic took a third-round win by TKO when his counterpunch left Sweden’s Nico Musoke so brain-scrambled that he stumbled around the ring for several moments at today’s UFC event in Stockholm. (Velickovic later landed a punch straight to Musoke’s forehead before referee Kevin Sataki got around to ending the bout.) Depending on your perspective, this is either awesome or horrifying. In the eyes of Fox Deportes announcers Víctor Dávila and Kelvin Gastelum, though, it was an opportunity to compare Musoke’s unsteady legs to those of a newborn calf. So, there’s that.
A furious mother added insult to injury when she slapped her cagefighter son after he lost a brutal MMA fight in Russia. Anna Azovskaya, who is the coach, manager and mother of MMA fighter Viktor Kichigin, had been jumping up and down shouting instructions at him as he was pummelled by Ruslan Yamanbae. Her son lost the fight when he was knocked out in the ring in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In a clip of the fight, Ms Azovskaya can be seen dabbing Kichigin's face wounds with her right hand as he sits on the floor after the referee stopped Yamanbae's flurry of punches and declared the fight over. But suddenly, the irate mother slapped her loser son across the cheek with her left hand. She also trained Viktor's older brothers, Georgiy, Grigoriy, according the Australian Daily Telegraph. In a recent interview with FightNights she said: 'My sons began to grow, as did conflicts with other boys, so I began to tell them that we must learn to fight. Men must fight!' She added: 'Many athletes would like to have their loved ones next to them during difficult times, but it's not a possibility for many.' 'So I believe my children are lucky because I am always there to support them and help.' Many of the video's 23,000 viewers expressed disgust at the way the fighter's mother reacted to her son's loss. One said: 'God forbid anyone this. Poor boy.' But others enjoyed the feat, wondering if perhaps the pushy parent could have done a better job in the ring than her offspring. In response to a viewer asking why Ms Azovskaya was in the ring to watch the referee declare as the victor at the end of the fight, one YouTube user said: 'She landed more punches than her son.'
An Australian rugby star has attempted to hand his lost tooth to the referee mid-game after it flew out of his mouth following an accidental headbutt. Sevens flyer James Stannard, 34, tackled Martin Losefo during the rugby London Sevens quarter-final Cup match at Twickenham on the weekend during Australia's loss to the U.SA. The heavy head knock saw Stannard thrown to the ground - with one tooth flying from his mouth - and another dislodged tooth spat out on the famous Twickenham turf.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who said he was detained in Romania on Saturday morning after his passport was cancelled by the Turkish government, has been allowed to leave the country and is in London, the NBA said.
The Turkish native and six-year NBA veteran said he would offer more details at a press conference on Sunday in New York.
Kanter, who turned 25 on Saturday, had said in a video posted to Twitter on Saturday morning that police officers have “been holding us here for hours” upon arrival to Bucharest on a flight from Indonesia, where he was visiting as part of a global tour for his charitable foundation.
The 6ft 11in post man, who has become a high-profile critic of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said his passport was “canceled” due to his political beliefs.
“The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views,” Kanter said, “and the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey.”
Think you had a bad Saturday night? Well, boxer Rogelio Medina would have gladly switched places with you. Here’s how his bout with David “Red Flag” Benavidez ended. That’s a seven-punch combo that would have kept going if not for the brutal knockout blow. Not fun. Benavidez is now 18-0 with 17 knockouts. Medina fell to 37-8 with the loss.
Bulls player Tony Snell dives into crowd against the Knicks, crashing into the fans that were heckling him.
BOOM! That rocked the dude!! I guess there was also fights in the crowd and all hell broke loose. If I see those videos I will make sure to add them into this post. According to Deadspin: Tonight’s interim IBF World super middleweight title bout between José Uzcátegui and Andre Dirrell ended in bizarre fashion, with Dirrell earning a win by DQ after being knocked out by Uzcategui by a punch the referee determined to have come after the bell to end the eighth round. That was weird enough, but then one of Dirrell’s corner men jacked Uzcategui in the face while spectators brawled.
Shocking video has emerged showing the flurry of punches a Sydney boxer received to the head one round before he was dealt a fatal blow. Professional boxer Davey Browne, 28, died days after he was knocked to the canvas in the final moments of a super featherweight title fight at the Ingleburn RSL in 2015. An inquest heard the boxer was likely concussed after the round 11 onslaught, and therefore lacked the ability to defend himself during the final round. The inquest was shown footage of the bout's final moments, in which Browne received a blow that led to his death. In the video, Browne squares up in front of Filipino Carlo Magali with his arms lowered. Magali takes the opportunity and jabs the defenseless Browne with his left hand. The attack appears to stun Browne, as Magali follows up immediately with a devastating right-hand punch that causes the Australian to lose his balance. Browne tumbles to the canvas while his counterpart is ordered to return to his corner. The umpire begins to give Browne an eight-count, before he regains his feet and is given the all-clear to continue fighting. He was punched again soon after and fell back into the ropes shortly before the bell rang. The inquest heard that Browne's support team was more worried about him losing than his health when he returned injured to the corner. With the result still in doubt and with only one round to go, the referee continued the fight. Browne then stepped out for the final round in a 'perilous state', neurosurgeon Professor Brian Owler told the inquest. He said Browne's haemorrhage was the result of a violent and uncontrolled head movement, sustained in the final round. 'If someone had been in a position to defend themselves, to deflect or avoid that blow, then it wouldn't have struck the head in a manner to move it so violently,' he said. Browne's brother and cornerman Tommy Browne told the Glebe Coroner's Court on Thursday that they didn't 'really think too much' about how he was feeling after the flurry of punches. 'There should have been more concern for that than getting through the 12th round,' he told the inquest. Deputy state coroner Teresa O'Sullivan will determine whether Browne should have been assessed by a doctor after the 11th round and if trainer Todd Makelim, referee Charlie Lucas or ringside doctor Lawrence Noonan should have stopped the fight. Tommy Browne said he now wished someone from the corner had thrown in the towel. One of the fight's judges, Kevin Hogan, said he's sure the referee also wishes he'd stopped it, but that it would have been difficult when Browne was close to a possible win. 'They didn't [stop] because it was at the end of the fight,' Mr Hogan, who said he thought the fight should have been stopped in the 11th round, told the inquest. Mr Hogan got the impression Mr Lucas had been close to calling it a few times. Both he and Tommy Browne said ringside doctors should have to inspect fighters more regularly. Browne's injuries were deemed unsurvivable at hospital and his family decided to turn off his life support.
Luke Rockhold, is a monster in and out the ring, but with the internet now-a-days everyone reacts to stuff in different ways. People are giving hate towards Rockhold, after this gnarly kick to his sparring partner. This is probably something that happens every day in training, but people that aren’t familiar with what actually happens while training tends to freak out over daily training. Check out the video below that has been blowing up since it hit Instagram.
Is the internet too sensitive? or is everyone’s reaction to this video is correct?. Lukehold, just walked away with zero concern after that nasty kick.
Well That Was Quick - Jordan Fowler vs. Dylan Goforth
While skiing this past December, Jamie Mullner fell into a huge crevasse, but he had the GoPro recording, how epic is that?
Arizona's Chris Iannetta leaves game after taking pitch to face. Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was hit in the mouth by a pitch during his at-bat in the seventh inning of Friday night's 11-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and had to leave the game. Manager Torey Lovullo said Iannetta split his top lip open and was taken to the hospital to be examined. The team will have an update on his status Saturday. "He was up walking around. Everything was OK," Lovullo said. "Anytime there's head trauma, anytime a pitch hits you in that area, you are never comfortable until a diagnosis is made, so we're using every precaution possible to make sure he's OK." Leading off the seventh, Iannetta appeared to turn into the pitch, a 93 mph fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato. Iannetta remained facedown in the dirt for several minutes, and blood was dripping off his face as trainers attended to him. He was able to walk off the field with help, holding a cloth to his face. Iannetta finished 1-for-3, including a solo home run in a seven-run third inning. In the ninth, Arizona reliever Tom Wilhelmsen hit Pittsburgh's Chris Stewart in the leg. Stewart quickly went to first base without incident. Lovullo, though, said he thought the pitch that hit Iannetta "just got away from their pitcher. I'll stand by that."
The Adelphi University men's lacrosse team, in Long Island, had been given the option to pick their own entrance music to Tuesday's game.
But rather than a typical fight track, the team made the controversial decision to enter to a speech by President Trump, set to music.
'In all of our cities and all of our towns, I make this promise. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again,' the audio of Trump blasted across the field as the players ran on.
'God bless you, and good night. I love you.'
A school spokesman said the speech does not violate school policy.The men's lacrosse team are allowed to chose their own season pregame warm-up music as long as it does not contain 'vulgarity or inappropriate subject matter,' Newsday reports.
'The songs they proposed and used this season meet those guidelines. As such, we are obliged to follow the policy,' Adelphi athletic director Danny McCabe said.
Team coach Gordon Purdie apologized to anyone who had been offended by the choice of track, saying 'it was not intended to provoke or be taken as a political statement.' He added that the team 'traditionally has chosen patriotic music' to accompany their entrance to the field. However, many people online have questioned a sports team would use a political speech at all - let alone by someone as divisive as Donald Trump - after footage of the team's entrance was tweeted on Wednesday.
Ashley Worthey, an alumni who works at the university, said the team's decision had left her 'confused.' She said that while the private college was generally 'a good campus', that there was an issue with 'acceptance' from 'certain people on the campus.'
'I'm sorry. I don't get what lacrosse has to do with his stupid speeches,' Marylynn Torrëy wrote on Facebook. ' So stupid. Bunch of rich entitled kids at that school.'
'Shame on you Adelphi, following an admitted sexual predator, liar bigot and world class narcissist,' Arthur Coccaro wrote. 'Martin Luther King's dream speech, maybe, but I just hope some of the players on the team are not ok with this stupidity.'
Another Facebook user joked that perhaps Adelphi had chosen the speech as a tactic 'to make the team sick and vomit listening to his c**p?'But others defended the team's right to free speech.
'Trump makes me sick but this is what freedom of speech is all about. Even if you don't agree with what someone says, they are well within their rights to say it,' Janet Oviedo-Torres wrote.
Gene Staudte added: 'Awesome!!! If that what pumps them up and gets them ready, good for them! They have every right to do that, it's called Freedom of Speech!!!!'
While others applauded them for supporting the president. 'Finally a college that respects the president and our country,' wrote Joanne Czaikowski Archer, while Jarred Buck added: 'Awesomeness! That team had guts and guts is lacking with that generation.' Adelphi, which plays in Division II, is the top seed in the NCAA Tournament, which begins Saturday against Pace.
Defied All Odds
Luka Pibernik's exploits during stage five of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday will be remembered for a long time — but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. The Slovenian Bahrain-Merida rider was preparing to enter the final lap of the circuit but it appeared he forgot to read the cycling rulebook. Pibernik thought he had already entered the last lap and believing he was about to take the stage victory having had a comfortable lead over his rivals, he raised his arms in celebration when he crossed the line. It seems the 23-year-old didn't hear the bell and unfortunately he was made to look a bit silly as his rivals closed down the gap with around 5km of the stage remaining. The unlucky rider will want to put his howler behind him after finishing in 148th spot, 20 seconds adrift of stage winner Fernando Gaviria following his mistake. Gaviria snatched his second win on this year's Giro d'Italia when he sprinted to victory in impressive fashion in Wednesday's fifth stage. The Colombian rider of the Quick Step-Floors team, who had already prevailed on stage three, easily beat Italian Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) and Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) at the end of a 159-km route from Pessara to Messina, the home town of defending champion Vincenzo Nibali. Gaviria will wear the points classification's cyclamen jersey on Thursday as his team mate, Luxembourg's Bob Jungels, retained the overall leader's maglia rosa. Thursday's sixth stage takes the peloton over 217km from Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane.
He's known as one of the AFL's most formidable figures, but Lance Franklin more than met his match during the Sydney Swans' round 6 clash with Brisbane on Sunday afternoon. Late in the third quarter Franklin and Lions defender Nick Robertson came together away from the ball, leading to the star forward being thrown to the ground. Franklin appears to initially jab Robertson, before being thrown to the ground and repeatedly having his head slammed into the SCG turf. Buddy eventually scrambles to his feet before several Swans and Lions players run in to diffuse the situation. Hawthorn legend and Fox Sports commentator Dermott Brereton defended the 21-year-old Robertson, saying Franklin 'copped what he's given'. The Swans star was handed a free kick as a result, allowing him to kick his sixth goal of the day. Fans were outraged at the umpires decision to award Franklin the free kick despite him throwing the first shot. 'So Franklin jumper punches Robertson but he gets the free, quality umpiring', one displeased observer tweeted. The incident will be scrutinised by the match review panel, with both players facing time on the sidelines. A punch carries a minimum one-week suspension, which may rule Franklin out for Sydney's must-win clash with North Melbourne. It was the only time Brisbane were able to get on top of the Swans superstar as Franklin kicked 8 goals, helping Sydney to a 54-point win, their first of the season. The victory means the Swans leapfrog the Lions off the bottom of the ladder.
An amateur football team has been branded 'the most violent in the world' after a series of YouTube videos revealed an excessive use of late tackles, karate kicks and threats against referees during games. The fourth-tier Canelas 2010, based in Porto, Portugal, went an unprecedented ten matches without dropping a single point because opponents are too afraid to play them. Every other team in the league has said it would rather pay a 750 euro fine than face Canelas because of its players reported violent and intimidating behaviour towards opponents and referees. Players are also said to be members of the notorious Super Dragons, the largest and most feared of F.C. Porto’s ultra groups. Chilling testimony from former opponents claims Canelas players warned rivals that they 'knew where their families lived' and were unnecessarily violent during matches. Fernando Madureira, the Canelas captain, argued that team's reputation is unfair. He told the New York Times: 'There is a lot of money in this league. Some clubs pay their players a lot; they have a much higher budget than us to try to win promotion. Canelas happened without money. 'They decided to stop when we were first. We do not have many cards.' However, a selection of YouTube videos appear to show a huge amount of shockingly violent moments on the pitch. In one, a Canelas player kicked a rival hard in the chest. In another a burly footballer knocks a referee to the ground by kneeing him in the head during a vicious assault after being red-carded. Well-built Canelas number 10 Marco Goncalves was reportedly given his marching orders for punching an opponent in the face. He reacted by attacking ref Jose Rodrigues appearing to grab him by the neck before smashing his knee into his face. Mr Madureira dismissed the videos on, claiming they are all 'from two years ago'. He added: 'They repeat it all. The media is only interested because of me, the Super Dragons and F.C. Porto. 'If we were not here, and the same things happened, nothing would be mentioned.'