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Four alleged Chelsea supporters were kicked off a train from London to Manchester on Sunday following reported claims of racist and abusive behaviour. As reported by Sky News, the police are now investigating the incident: According to Mike Keegan of the Mail Online, the foursome were ejected from the 10:30 p.m. service after the Blues’ League Cup triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. The piece claims that transport police evicted the men at Stoke station following complaints from some other passengers on board. Keegan elaborated on the incident in his piece, citing an unnamed source who was on board: One witness told Sportsmail: “It ...
Marvin Miller was one of the most influential people in baseball, but have you heard of him? We remember impactful athletes like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali, but what about Charlie Sifford? In fact, sometimes the most influential people in sports aren’t athletes at all but executives, doctors or union heads. Here are 15 of those people who changed the face of sports. Maybe you forgot about them, or maybe you never knew about them at all. Or maybe you’re a sports history genius and this is all old news to you. Regardless, enjoy.Begin Slideshow
The Football Association have paid homage to one of football's greatest pioneers in Arthur Wharton at St. George's Park. Wharton, the world's first professional black footballer, is being honoured with a statue which the FA have unveiled.The Ghanaian-born player moved to England in 1882 as a Christian missionary but wound up as a goalkeeper for Darlington and eventually Preston North End.He also dabbled in cricket.[FA TV] Read more Sports & Society news on BleacherReport.com
For years now, the PGA Tour has pursued just about every strategy imaginable to manufacture drama on the golf course. If PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem felt that donating his left foot to science would somehow focus the bright lights of the media onto the tour and improve its dismal television ratings, let’s just say that Finchem would more than likely be limping around Ponte Vedra Beach with the help of a cane right now. However, while the tour has been attempting every ploy under the sun to focus fans’ attention on the golf course, it has at the same time waged ...
Before hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) was spending time with Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving and owner Dan Gilbert at the NBA All-Star Game, he lived a painful childhood. When MGK was nine years old, his mother cheated on his father and abandoned them, according to the artist's official website. While a broken home brought MGK emotional suffering, bullying brought physical suffering. “People want to be my friend, but where the f--k were y’all when I was 10, 11 or 12 getting bullied and beat up in the gym?” says MGK on his song “The Return.” MGK turned to battle rapping as a defense mechanism. And ...
With Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson's future with the team in question, fans have taken sides on whether they want Jackson to stay or not. One fan's tweet got the attention of an owner, demanding that they keep Jackson. Unfortunately, the fan asked San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York responded by telling him to ask the Warriors about it.  Read more Sports & Society news on BleacherReport.com
Updates from Thursday, April 10 Prosecutor Gerrie Nel gave Oscar Pistorius a torrid time in the witness box on Thursday as the trial into Pistorius' shooting of Reeva Steenkamp continued. The accused denies a charge of premeditated murder, but Nel attempted to prove Pistorius' account unreliable in relation to the events of Valentine's Day 2013, the night of Steenkamp's death. Nel portrayed Pistorius as self-involved, reckless and unable to accept responsibility for his actions. He cast doubts over Pistorius' relationship with Steenkamp and highlighted several discrepancies in his version of events. (Live stream may not work in your territory.) Nel began by doubting Pistorius' relationship with ...
"I didn't have a gauge as to who was the worst outlaw. I just recognized allies: my people."—Hunter S. Thompson I joined the American Outlaws last summer, mostly to get the cool T-shirt and discounts, but also to get some sense of this supporters group that seemed to grow out of nowhere. I paid my dues and got my shirt in good time, then all I heard from them were emails announcing discount tickets and travel packages to Brazil. No biggie, we all hate bothersome associations, and the occasional “AO” emails didn’t clog my inbox. So I was surprised last week when I ...
Player welfare in the rugby community continues to be a hot topic these days.   Our own Bleacher Report investigative series has outlined some of the major issues within the public debate and has dealt with some of the most important research—or lack there of—in regards to concussion management in rugby. Click here for Part One of Bleacher Report's Player Welfare Series. Click here for Part Two of Bleacher Report's Player Welfare Series. As our ongoing reporting has discussed, the recent confirmation of the rugby's first-ever CTE diagnosis, has shaken the community further and has led to an even more vigorous discussion around what ...
"Rugby is not NFL Football." That was the claim made by an International Rugby Board (IRB) representative recently. The comment came in response to a series of investigative reports from Ben Heather of New Zealand's Dominion Post. Mr. Heather has joined others, including your humble correspondent here at Bleacher Report, in looking into the validity of that statement. Rugby versus Football Numbers: An Inconvenient Truth   Rapid Player Weight Gain: A Game for All Sizes? Brain Trauma in Rugby: Asking Difficult Questions Only two weeks ago, I posted part one of this series in which I looked at the damning comments put forward by Scotland international ...
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