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The Qatar connection to soccer’s record Neymar transfer

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(CNN)The departure of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris St Germain for a world record fee has it all. A young Brazilian soccer player who came to Europe to seek fame and fortune is offered ludicrous sums to abandon a world-famous club for a Qatari-bankrolled upstart. This time last year, Manchester United set a world record transfer fee when they bought Paul Pogba from Juventus for (the equivalent of) $116 million. Neymar’s exercise of his release clause at Barca cost his new employers $263 …

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Is It Wrong That I Really Want Corinne To Win The Bachelor?

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… bad values. There’s a way that she commits to her bad values with such ferocity, I want to be near her and absorb her confidence. Corinne takes Nick shopping to an “exclusive mall”. Which is weird, I always thought getting really rich would mean I’d never have to shop again and people would just bring me stuff I wanted to buy. But they have fun, Nick is cute making jokes and trying stuff on. Here’s his “Miami soccer dad” outfit: Corinne describes her …

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82 Generic White Girls You Definitely Went To College With

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… long distance game. She ended up pacing outside out of parties yelling, “Don’t you TRUST me?!” into her phone a lot. 39. Nicole:Was actually one of those people who played college soccer. You never went to any of her games. 40. Lauren:Took great notes and was always down to let you copy them. 41. Allyson:Threw up in your car. Didn’t help clean it up. 42. Jenna:Was engaged for most of college but theywere waiting “until graduation” to actually tie the knot. 43. …

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The NFL Was a Sure Thing for TV Networks. Until Now

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… saleswhile still strong overallare slipping relative to other sports leagues. Sales of NFL-licensed goods increased 3.4 percent, to $3.4 billion in 2015, according to the Licensing Letter, a trade publication. Thats down from 5.2 percent growth the year before; sales gains were higher for the NBA, Nascar, and even Major League soccer. Some of the NFLs problems could stem from its rocky relationship with female fans. In recent years the NFL made a big push to court women, who make up 35 …

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U.S. women’s soccer fails to reach Olympics gold medal game for first time ever

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… science’ The USWNT won gold in 1996, the first year women’s soccer was included in the Summer Olympics. It won silver in 2000, then gold again in 2004, 2008 and 2012. During that span, it also won the Women’s World Cup in 1999 and 2015. That’s why bowing out in the quarterfinals Friday is such a total stunner. It’s the first time the U.S. has failed to reach the semifinals of any major tournament. Sweden’s Lisa Dahlkvist celebrates after scoring the …

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Your Olympic faves have adorable #TBT pictures

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… 4. Hope Solo When Hope Solo was 12 years old, her parents asked her to stop playing soccer because of finances. The goalkeeper refusedand now, she’s one of the best in the world and has Olympic medals AND a World Cup medal to show off, reminding us all to never give up on our dreams. Next #KeepingScore episode is out! Watch my behind-the-scenes story with @mrapinoe and @cdunn19 on @fullscreen. Link in bio. A video posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:55pm PDT …

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Bolt of Lightning Muhammad Ali Laid to Rest in Louisville

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… his slave name. The public memorial at the KFC Yum! Center was packed with celebrities, athletes and politicians, including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Orrin Hatch, director Spike Lee, former NFL great Jim Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, soccer star David Beckham, Whoopi Goldberg and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In eulogies that were sometimes laced with political barbs in this presidential campaign season, speaker after speaker paid tribute to Ali as a fearless man of principle, someone who went …

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The Power and Terror of Claire Underwood’s Hair

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… efficiency is why so many professional women choose the crop, and it’s likely part of the reason behind Claire Underwood’s on House of Cards. Can you imagine her with a perpetually blown-out sea of hair? She has, instead, the corporate mom cut: the cutthroat sister of the soccer mom, unconnected to the Rachel, and only distantly related to the manic pixie dream girl the way humans are related to Hades in hell. Since the beginning of the series, her look has been ambiguous: short but …

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