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    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has called for a minimum one-year suspension to be handed to Deshaun Watson for alleged sexual misconduct that he termed as 'egregious' and 'predatory behavior'. Last week, the NFL appealed against the six-game ban that was handed down to the Cleveland Browns quarterback by an independent arbiter, Sue L. Robinson. The NFL exercised its collectively bargained right to file an appeal last Wednesday in the wake of the suspension by Robinson, a disciplinary officer appointed by the league and players' union.  Speaking Tuesday on why he wants Watson banned for a year, Goodell said: 'We've seen the evidence, she was very clear about the evidence, she reinforced the evidence. 'There were multiple violations that were egregious and it was predatory behavior.' The six-game ban ruling was labeled as a 'joke' across social media by critics who felt a six-game suspension was insufficient given the allegations against Watson.  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has called for a minimum one-year suspension to be handed to Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns The 26-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing...
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The NFL Players Association has filed a brief replying to the league’s appeal in Deshaun Watson’s discipline case. Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey now has the necessary paperwork to issue a ruling. The players’ union announced the reply brief shortly before Friday’s deadline but didn’t release its contents because it’s confidential. Harvey was selected by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to hear the league’s appeal of the six-game suspension given to Watson for violating the personal conduct policy. The NFL said Friday there’s no timeline for Harvey to issue a ruling. The policy says the appeal will be “processed on an expedited basis.” Watson was suspended by independent disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson after being accused of sexual assault and harassment by two dozen women in Texas. The allegations go back to when Watson was playing for the Houston Texans. Watson, who was traded to Cleveland in March, recently settled 23 of 24 lawsuits filed by the women. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of...
    The NFL picked a former New Jersey attorney general Thursday to oversee the appeal hearing that aims to overturn a six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. The league said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell selected Peter Harvey, who has a background in prosecuting sexual assault cases, to hear the case that claims Watson violated the league's personal conduct policy when he allegedly sexually assaulted women he hired as personal trainers and massage therapists. The 26-year-old quarterback has denied wrongdoing and claimed at least three of the cases were consensual. PAYING IT FORWARD: FORMER NFL STAR CHAD 'OCHOCINCO' JOHNSON LEAVES $1,000 TIP "Mr. Harvey served as the Attorney General of New Jersey and is now a partner at the Paterson Belknap firm in New York," the league said in a press release Thursday. "He has also served as a federal prosecutor. He has deep expertise in criminal law, including domestic violence and sexual assault, and has advised the NFL and other professional leagues on the development and implementation of workplace policies, including the NFL’s Personal Conduct...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has chosen former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to hear the appeal of the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson was suspended this week by independent disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, who concluded he violated the league’s personal conduct policy after being accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women in Texas. The league, which had been pushing for an indefinite suspension for Watson, wanted further discipline and appealed Robinson’s ruling on Wednesday. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the appeal gave the power back to Goodell to enact punishment but he instead chose Harvey, currently a partner at a law firm in New York. In noting his qualifications, the league said Harvey “has deep expertise in criminal law, including domestic violence and sexual assault, and has advised the NFL and other professional leagues on the development and implementation of workplace policies, including the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.” Harvey has also served as Goodell’s designee in other arbitrations. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright © 2022 The Associated...
    More than one year after the first civil lawsuit was filed against Deshaun Watson, independent arbiter Sue L. Robinson handed the Cleveland Browns quarterback a six-game suspension for the 2022 season.   The 26-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing dozens of female massage therapists in the Houston area between 2019 and 2021, when he was a member of the Texans.  The NFL exercised its collectively bargained right to file an appeal Wednesday in the wake of the suspension by Robinson, a disciplinary officer appointed by the league and players' union. Robinson's ruling was labeled as a 'joke' across social media by critics who felt a six-game suspension was insufficient given the allegations against Watson, and the NFL is now expected to increase the punishment.  Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was given a six-game suspension Monday The 26-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing dozens of female massage therapists in the Houston area dating back to his time with the Houston Texans RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next BREAKING NEWS: NFL files appeal of Deshaun...
    The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine in appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the filing told The Associated Press. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter isn’t public knowledge, also said Watson would be required to undergo treatment before he could be reinstated. The league initially recommended an $8 million fine and asked during settlement negotiations for at least a $5 million fine plus a 12-game suspension that never materialized, another person involved in the talks told the AP. The NFL’s appeal gives Commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to impose a stiffer penalty. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said it’s still to be determined whether Goodell or someone else will hear the appeal. Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson issued her ruling Monday after Watson was accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments while he played for the Houston Texans....
    NFL officials appealed a six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, seeking a harsher punishment after a disciplinary officer ruled Watson violated the league's personal conduct policy. The appeal filed on Wednesday seeks an indefinite suspension of at least a year, an undisclosed monetary fine, and a promise to undergo treatment, according to ESPN, after former Judge Sue Robinson ruled that Watson violated the policy after allegations of sexual misconduct were levied against the football player. NFL PERSONALITIES FABRICATE A RACIAL CONTROVERSY OVER KYLER MURRAY'S CONTRACT "On Monday, Judge Sue L. Robinson, the independent Disciplinary Officer jointly appointed by the NFL and NFL Players Association, issued her ruling in the Personal Conduct Policy matter regarding Deshaun Watson," the league said in a statement. "Under the 2020 NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement ('CBA'), the factual findings of the Disciplinary Officer are binding and may not be appealed. Judge Robinson found that Mr. Watson violated the NFL's personal-conduct policy on multiple occasions and suspended him for six games." Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson takes part in...
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appealed Deshaun Watson’s six-game ban on Wednesday and is seeking a suspension of at least one year, a source told the Daily News. Legal experts also believe Goodell, or an appointee, could levy a stiff fine on top of that. Judge Sue L. Robinson’s six-game Monday ruling fell way short of the “unprecedented” punishment the league was seeking for a “pattern of conduct … more egregious than any before reviewed by the NFL,” as Robinson described Watson’s rampant alleged sexual assaults. The league notified the NFL players’ association of its appeal and filed its brief on Wednesday afternoon. The NFLPA has two days to file a written response to the appeal. Then Goodell, or a person appointed by him, will process the appeal “on an expedited basis,” as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement. The new ruling will “constitute full, final and complete disposition of the dispute and will be binding upon the player, club,” league and union, per terms of the CBA. The league had recommended to Robinson prior to her decision that Watson be...
    The NFL will appeal the six-game Deshaun Watson suspension as they believe it was too lenient, but how long do they want the Browns QB out for? Judge Sue L. Robinson issued her decision regarding the Deshaun Watson suspension earlier this week, ruling that the Cleveland Browns quarterback will be held out for the first six games of the 2022 season. However, the NFL is now taking steps to see that lengthened. On Wednesday, the NFL filed an appeal in which they will look to increase the length of the suspension. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport tweeted out a PR release that further explains what is happening regarding the appeal, the short of it being that the league can’t appeal the factual findings of the appointed judge (Robinson in this case) but they are able to appeal the disciplinary decision, which is what they’re doing. From @NFLprguy https://t.co/cL44rn67Ii pic.twitter.com/FS34NjrU4c — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2022 As noted, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will appoint who will hear the appeal. But the question that is more pressing is how long of...
    Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension will stand only if the NFL allows it. The punishment given to the Cleveland Browns quarterback by disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy fell far short of the one-year suspension the league wanted. No problem. Because of the collective bargaining agreement, the league can appeal Robinson’s decision and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or a person he designates could then increase the suspension and impose a substantial fine. The ball is in the NFL’s court. The league has three days to file an appeal and is mulling its options. Still, the NFL Players Association could then try to challenge Goodell’s ruling on an appeal in federal court. One league official told The Associated Press before the three-day disciplinary hearing was held in June that both sides should try to avoid an appeal. The union already announced Sunday night it would abide by Robinson’s ruling. However, public reaction could determine the NFL’s next step. It wouldn’t be the first time the league reacts to an outcry from its followers....
    WNBA star Brittney Griner has been one of the league’s most outspoken players when it comes to protesting the national anthem, even as she makes patriotic appeals for the U.S. to arrange her release from a Russian prison sentence. Griner was arrested and jailed in Russia in February for breaking the country’s drug laws when airport officials found a vape cartridge in her luggage infused with CBD oils. She was charged with possession of illegal drugs and this week plead guilty to possession but said she did not intentionally break the country’s strict drug laws. However, several days before her guilty plea, Griner sent a letter to the Biden White House pleading for Biden to use his power to get her freed from her Russian jail cell. In her letter, Griner wrote in part, “On the 4th of July, our family normally honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father, who is a Vietnam war veteran. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year.”...
    PARIS (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has dropped his appeal against a conviction for complicity in blackmail in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer, French media reported Saturday. The Versailles court gave Benzema a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ($80,000) in last year’s trial, convicting him of involvement in an attempt to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena in 2015. Benzema was also ordered to pay Valbuena 80,000 euros in damages. The initial scandal put Benzema’s international career on hold for more than five years, though he has since returned to playing for France, and the conviction has not kept him off the field. He claimed the Champions League trophy for Real Madrid last week, and scored France’s only goal in a 2-1 Nations League loss to Denmark on Friday night. Benzema’s lawyer Hugues Vigier told French newspaper L’Equipe that the player decided to abandon his appeal but continues to deny wrongdoing. The appeals trial had been scheduled to open June 30. “My client is worn out by this process,” Vigier...
    THE FA will renew their appeal for England fans to behave in Munich ahead of the Nations League clash against Germany amid fears of violence could jeopardise hopes of hosting Euro 2028. UK police and security officials within the FA are said to have real concerns over the Nations League fixture. 3Fans caused trouble outside of Wembley ahead of last summer's final against ItalyCredit: REUTERS 3England fans also climbed lamp postsCredit: PA 3There was also violence with security barriers tore downCredit: REUTERS Sky Sports are reporting that England's trip to Germany is seen as the biggest away game and highest-risk Three Lions fixture in FOUR YEARS. Following the disorder ahead of last summer's Euro 2020 final, the feeling within Wembley is that the FA are on a "yellow card" with Uefa. And any further hits on the nation's footballing reputation could scupper the bid to host Euro 2028. England's rematch against Italy at Molineux next month will be played without fans, serving Uefa's ban as punishment for the summer's violence. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLHUNGARY VS ENGLAND Latest news and updates...
    CHELSEA will lobby the Government to lift its bizarre ban on them selling tickets to home Premier League games. The club is baffled by the decision to single out home league matches when they now have the go-ahead to flog seats at Champions League games. 1Credit: AP The Department of Media, Culture and Sport lifted the suspension on all European games and domestic away games but not for league matches at Stamford Bridge. It could leave almost a third of the stadium empty when Chelsea play at home in the Premier League yet full to the brim when Real Madrid come to London in less than two weeks’ time. Chelsea is operating under a special licence at present due to sanctions imposed on outgoing owner Roman Abramovich because of his association to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The restrictions are designed to stop the Russian billionaire from earning any money out of the club. Read more Chelsea newsBLUES NEWS Saudi Media NOT buying Chelsea, Lukaku 'says goodbye to team-mates'COULD BE BLUE Chelsea takeover cut down to TWO bidders with Blues fan...
    DISGRACED footballer Robinho has lost his final appeal against a conviction for gang rape. The rape of the woman took place on her 23rd birthday at a Milan nightclub in 2013 while he was playing for AC Milan. 2Robinho has lost his final appeal against a conviction for gang rapeCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The Brazilian star used to play for Manchester CityCredit: Getty Images - Getty Robinho and five others were found guilty in 2017. The conviction was confirmed by an appeals court in 2020. Today the Supreme Court in Rome upheld the previous ruling sentencing the 37-year-old to nine years in jail. The ruling cannot be challenged and is definitive. Robinho, whose full name is Robson de Souza, lives in Brazil. His Italian lawyer Franco Moretti confirmed Wednesday's verdict, telling Reuters it was "deeply unfair". Most read in Premier LeagueTRANSFERS LIVE Chelsea lead Tchouameni race, Erling Haaland LATEST, Christensen exit LATESTUNITED LATEST Cristiano Ronaldo injury LATEST, Milinkovic-Savic back on for £67mBET PROBE FA launch investigation into yellow received by Arsenal ace after bookie requestDU ARE YA? Fiorentina 'accept...
    DERBY are now seen to be throwing good money after bad with their appeal against a 12-point penalty imposed for going into administration. The cost of their action is said to be about £300,000 — maybe a trifling sum in the mad, mad world of modern football — but for the strained Championship side it is a fortune that is expected to go the same way as the money from a failed previous appeal by Wigan. 3Manager Wayne Rooney faces an unenviable task at Derby CountyCredit: PA Derby’s administrators believe they have a special case, based on financial damage caused by the Covid lockdowns, and the EFL must decide whether there is sufficient evidence. Many a Rams supporter would drop to his knees in the city’s Cathedral of All Saints to offer thanks should the league give them back even six or three of the points they have taken away. That might be enough to nudge them out of the relegation zone should the team earn points at their current rate, although I must add that they are threatened with...
    UEFA on Tuesday took legal action to remove the judge from a Spanish court case thwarting the attempt to punish Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for their involvement in the ill-fated Super League breakaway. The move could eventually lead to disciplinary action restarting against the rebel clubs after it was abandoned on Monday night. “UEFA has filed a motion for the recusal of the judge presiding over the current proceedings as it believes there are significant irregularities in these proceedings,” European football’s governing body said in a statement. “In line with Spanish law — and in the fundamental interests of justice — UEFA fully expects the judge in question to immediately stand aside pending the full and proper consideration of this motion.” UEFA has also filed an appeal with the higher court of appeal in Madrid. The judge is Manuel Ruiz de Lara. The Nyon, Switzerland body said it will “continue to take all necessary steps, in strict accordance with national and EU law, in order to defend its interests and — most importantly — those of its...
    US coronavirus: Funeral homes in Idaho are running out of room due to the Covid-19 surge, coroner says Sudan says it has repelled Ethiopian troops © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad On Monday night, Cowboys offensive lineman La'el Collins will miss the second of five games arising from a suspension under the substance-abuse policy. Based on a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Collins had a chance to make the Week Three game against the Eagles the final game of the suspension. In an article that focuses on the contention that Collins tried to bribe sample collectors (more on that in a minute), Schefter writes that the NFL Players Association had negotiated with the league a reduction in the proposed suspension from five games to two games. Collins declined the offer, and then an arbitrator ruled against him, making it a five-game suspension. The mere fact that the league would have agreed to reduce the suspension by 60 percent shows that the league had concerns regarding the strength of its...
    LEICESTER CITY'S Europa League clash with Napoli descended into violence in the King Power stands at the end of the match. It looked like it would be an evening to remember for the Foxes as goals from Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes put them 2-0 up. 5A Napoli fan confronts Leicester fans from behind a police barrier 5Fans climbed over safety netting to attack each other 5But police intervened swiftly and in their numbers to stop the violence But a brilliant double from Victor Osimhen secured a point for Napoli, and there was worse to come. Wilfred Ndidi was sent off in the dying minutes before violence erupted between the two sets of supporters. A bust-up involving around 20-30 fans was sparked and involved plastic bottles being thrown. Police were called in to calm things down as a group of Leicester fans scrambled over safety netting to attack Napoli supporters. An appeal went out over the King Power's speaker system asking fans to "respect your club" by "moving away from the segregation line". It was not clear how the violence...
    Nick Cannon gets reception, more funny celeb pics for September 2021 Since 1983, here’s the tipping point where bonds spell trouble for stocks © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The red card handed to Pascal Struijk has been upheld, as Leeds United’s appeal was rejected by the English FA. Struijk was sent off for a tackle on Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott on Sunday which resulted in a serious ankle injury for the youngster. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ]  Referee Craig Pawson showed Pascal Struijk, 22, a straight red card on the pitch and Leeds appealed the decision. Struijk will now be suspended for the next three games, as he will miss the game against Newcastle this Friday, League Cup game against Fulham next week and the game against West Ham on Sept. 25. Latest Premier League news Chelsea vs Zenit final score: Three things learned as Lukaku leads Blues
    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Leeds defender Pascal Struijk will have to serve a three-match ban following his red card for a challenge on Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott that left the teenager with a broken ankle. Elliott thinks that’s unfair. Leeds said Wednesday the club has failed with its appeal against Struijk’s sending-off, which happened in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win in the Premier League at Elland Road. Elliott required a lengthy period of treatment before being carried off on a stretcher, and underwent surgery on Tuesday. Elliott reacted to the news about Leeds’ failed appeal with a post on Instagram. “Sorry about this Pascal,” Elliott wrote. “I think it’s wrong! But it’ll soon blow over brother and you’ll be back in no time smashing it again. Keep positive.” Elliott has previously wrote on Instagram that his operation in London was a success “The road to recovery starts now,” he said. “At the end of the storm there’s a golden sky.” The 18-year-old Elliott has broken into the Liverpool team this season, starting the last three games in the...
    The Guilty review: Jake Gyllenhaal goes ham in overwrought Netflix thriller America to Wells to Fargo: This is unacceptable © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The NFL and the Cowboys have announced that Cowboys tackle La'el Collins has been suspended five games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Collins’s agent, Peter Schaffer, insists that the appeal process isn’t final and should not have been disclosed. “We are extremely disappointed in how the NFL has handled this entire matter from trampling on Mr. Collins rights to prematurely releasing the information knowing a timely appeal was filed to intentionally misleading the court at the hearing,” Schaffer said in a statement. “The extent and effort the NFL went to to accomplish its ends is appalling.” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media has said that it’s his understanding that Collins was suspended for missing drug tests. “Essentially, failure to appear,” Rapoport tweeted. However, the policy does not permit a suspension for mere “failure to appear.” The language adopted in 2020 allows a suspension only for...
    CHELSEA have won their appeal against Cesar Azpilicueta's red card last weekend. The Spaniard was dismissed by referee Stuart Attwell after flicking out at Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish during the final day clash. 2Cesar Azpilicueta flicked out at Jack GrealishCredit: Getty 2A melee ensued with Azpilicueta, 31, being sent offCredit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail Grealish, 25, had been contesting for the ball with Azpilicueta in the 89th minute, with the Chelsea man seeming to come out on top. The right-back then inexplicably pushed his hand into the England star's face, prompting screams of agony and rolls across the turf. Attwell wasted little time in dishing out the red card, with Chelsea going on to lose 2-1. But a committee has deemed the incident not worthy of a 'violent conduct' charge. And Azpilicueta, 31, will now not have to serve a three-match ban, that would have been carried over into next season. The red card wouldn't have affected his availability for this weekend's Champions League final. Despite their slip up in the West Midlands, the Blues secured a place in...
    DERBY’S misery has deepened after the Rams were ordered to pay sacked former skipper Richard Keogh £2.3m. Keogh was dismissed by the club in October 2019 after sustaining serious knee injuries when a car driven by team-mate Tom Lawrence on a night out crashed into a lamp-post. 3Huddersfield defender Richard Keogh has won £2.3m from former club DerbyCredit: PA:Press Association 3Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett pleaded guilty to drink-driving and were told to do 180 hours of unpaid work and given a 12-month community orderCredit: Paul Tonge - The Sun The 34-year-old Keogh was sacked for “gross misconduct” after an internal inquiry. But the defender, who finished this season at Huddersfield, sued through the EFL’s Player Related Dispute Commission for the remaining two years of his £24,000 per week salary. Despite losing the original case, Derby appealed, only for the original verdict to be upheld. An EFL statement confirmed: “The League Appeals Committee has heard and dismissed an appeal by Derby against the decision of the PRDC in the case of Richard Keogh. “The PRDC held that Mr Keogh had not committed...
    Why Prince William Is Boycotting Social Media This Weekend These Are the Hottest Careers for Entry-Level Workers Another massive week in European soccer is winding down and we have seen Manchester City take a step toward the UEFA Champions League final with a 2-1 semifinal first leg win away at Paris Saint-Germain and some vibrant Europa League semi-final openers. © Provided by CBS Sports Mikel Oyarzabal sprints past Clement Lenglet in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final between Real Sociedad and Barcelona As always, plenty has been bubbling away behind the scenes and we are here with our weekly refresher of stories that you might have missed or are reading here for the first time as they initially passed under the radar. Some of our picks.Oyarzabal chats Sociedad's riseReal Sociedad vice-captain Mikel Oyarzabal sat down with CBS Sports to discuss the Basque outfit's recent climb up La Liga's table to fifth and contention for European qualification after a memorable 2019-20 Copa del Rey win over archrivals Athletic Club. The 24-year-old scored the only goal of the game in Seville with...
    WEST HAM are set to win their appeal over Tomas Soucek’s red card at Fulham. Referee Mike Dean has been told by his bosses at PGMOL he was wrong to send the Czech midfielder off in the 0-0 draw at Fulham. 1Tomas Soucek was stunned after being sent packing by Dean for the accidental altercation with Aleksandar MitrovicCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd And that means Soucek will be available to face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday. He was dismissed for an elbow on Aleksandar Mitrovic as the pair jostled. But it was clearly accidental and Hammers boss David Moyes claimed Dean and VAR official Lee Mason should be “embarrassed” over their decision. Soucek, 25, was facing a three-match ban, also ruling him out of Premier League games at home to Sheffield United and Tottenham. West Ham’s appeal means an independent panel will now decide on the decision. The red card was widely slammed but there is still no guarantee it will be overturned if the panel feel Dean was technically right to make his...
    SEBASTIAN HALLER has been BLOCKED from playing in the Europa League knockout stages after Uefa denied Ajax's appeal. Earlier this week, the Dutch giants confirmed they'd accidentally left their club-record signing off their 25-man squad list. 2Uefa have denied Ajax's request to add Sebastian Haller to their Europa League squad list after an administrative errorCredit: Getty Images - Getty Despite forgetting to register Haller, the club did remember to add deadline-day loan signing Oussama Idrissi to the 25-man group. Ajax quickly lodged an appeal with Uefa after realising their Haller gaffe in a bid to add him to their group. However, their request has been officially denied. The Eredivisie leaders will now be forced to play their last-32 tie against Lille last this month without the former West Ham striker. A club statement read: "Uefa has informed Ajax that winter purchase Sebastien Haller will definitely not be available in the Europa League for the rest of the 2020-21 season. "Due to an administrative error at Ajax, the striker was not registered on the list of players for the Europa League,...
    EX-ENGLISH rugby star Sam Burgess has been found guilty of intimidation against his ex-wife's 64-year-old father in Australia. The dual-code international has received a two-year community corrections order over the angry altercation with Mitchell Hooke in October 2019 at the Sydney home of his then relative. 6Former England rugby star Sam Burgess (left) arriving at court before he was found guilty of intimidationCredit: PA:Press Association 6He was charged after an incident involving his ex-wife Phoebe’s father-in-law Mitchell Hooke (above)Credit: PA:Press Association A New South Wales state magistrate found that the 32-year-old shouted a threat in Hooke's face. Hooke is a well-known political lobbyist and was previously head of the Minerals Council of Australia. Magistrate Robert Rabbidge deemed Hooke to be an impressive, believable and consistent witness who gave clear and concise evidence. But Burgess insisted he was baffled by the court’s decision and plans to appeal. He told reporters: “I'm confused with the decision, I will appeal the decision and I won't say anything further.” Burgess, who starred for the likes of Bradford Bulls and Bath, pleaded not guilty to...
    KIERAN TRIPPIER must sit out the next six weeks after Fifa backed the FA over the England star’s betting ban. Trippier was handed a 10-week ban last month after being found guilty of four breaches of betting rules after friends gambled on his move from Spurs to Atletico Madrid in 2019. 2Kieran Trippier will miss Atletico Madrid's Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Chelsea after Fifa backed the FACredit: Getty Images - Getty But the suspension was put on hold after Atletico appealed to Fifa over its worldwide application. The LaLiga leaders claimed it was unfair that the FA should have jurisdiction over a player in Spain, hinting that Wembley beaks had deliberately imposed a ban that would rule him out of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Chelsea. Last week, an FA commission denied Wembley chiefs the right to restart the clock on the ban after the Fifa decision, ruling it was time-limited and would end on February 28. Atletico were seeking to run down the clock by their appeal, keeping Trippier available for Diego...
    REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez has once again called for the formation of a European Super League. The prospect of Europe's elite clubs breaking away from their respective divisions to form a 'Super League' has been mooted for several years now. 4Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has once again called for the formation of a European Super LeagueCredit: Reuters 4Florentino Perez wants Europe's big boys to break away from their respective leaguesCredit: Reuters And in October, SunSport revealed Premier League big boys Manchester United and Liverpool are in favour of the ESL, which would effectively replace the Champions League. While a league formed of Europe's best has been welcomed by many eager to see the powerhouses regularly play one another, the financial ramifications of such a competition have sparked serious cause for concern. Although the departures of the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga's big teams would pave the way for new champions, their exits would result in significantly fewer people viewing the leagues. That, in turn, would have a knock-on effect on the teams left behind, with...
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted an appeal from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to a case challenging its restrictions on college athletes receiving compensation for playing. The case, a combination of several disputes over college athlete payment, concerns whether or not the NCAA's rules against compensating students violates federal antitrust law. The league has long maintained that antitrust law allows it to impose a number of restrictions on its members to keep the NCAA distinct from professional leagues. The league appealed the case after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California found it to be in violation of antitrust law. If the Supreme Court rules against the NCAA, the league will lose its hold over regulating how college athletes are rewarded for their work. The notion of paying college athletes has become a hot-button issue in the past few years, with an increasing number of people supporting it. News NCAA Law Supreme Court Sports Higher Education Education Labor
    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA ruled Wednesday that Ukraine must forfeit a Nations League game against Switzerland that was canceled when the entire squad was put into quarantine by Swiss doctors, a decision that relegates the team from the competition’s top tier. UEFA’s appeal committee awarded Switzerland a 3-0 win by default because last week’s game couldn’t be played after several Ukraine players tested positive for COVID-19. The Ukraine soccer federation later said its players tested negative on returning to Kyiv. It can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The verdict lifted last-place Switzerland above Ukraine in their Nations League group based on a tiebreaker of head-to-head results. UEFA’s ruling followed a previous decision this month that Norway should default a Nations League game for failing to send a team to Romania for a game. Norwegian public health officials blocked the national team from traveling because it was in quarantine. UEFA said the Ukraine ruling has passed directly to its appeal committee due to urgent circumstances. On Thursday, FIFA will publish its latest rankings which determine the seedings...
    MANCHESTER CITY star Kevin De Bruyne has proven to be the most popular among Premier League fans bidding for match-worn shirts. Supporters around the world have been showing their support for the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. 2Kevin De Bruyne has proven to be a popular figure as fans look to buy his match-worn shirt 2Football fans have also been competing to get their hands on Bruno Fernandes' jersey And according to the British Legion, almost £350,000 has been raised from auctioning off match-worn shirts from Remembrance weekend. All the jerseys have been signed with all the proceeds going to the Legion. According to the Legion, the top bid of any shirt so far is £4,512, which has been placed on De Bruyne's top from City's clash against Sheffield United. Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes is second on the list, with one supporter bidding £2,890 on the Portugal maestro's shirt. Jack Grealish is surprisingly in third spot, with interest in his Aston Villa shirt rising to £2,851. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is in fourth spot with £2,752, with Crystal...
    Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher reveals what she did with her old engagement ring after Jordan Rodgers proposed for the 2nd time Come prepared, speak up, take notes: How to advocate for yourself at the doctors office Lucas Digne ban reduced after Everton appeal Lucas Digne has seen his three-match ban reduced to one, as Everton were successful with their appeal against his red card at Southampton on Sunday. © Getty Images [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ]   Digne was sent off late in Everton’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton as he ran back to defend and trod on the back of Kyle Walker-Peters’ Achilles. The French left back was shown a straight red card, which incensed the Everton players and staff as Carlo Ancelotti later called the decision ‘a joke’ and suggested that due to the criticism Jordan Pickford and Richarlison had previously received, the referees were perhaps targeting the Toffees. [ MORE: What did we learn about Everton? ] Here is the statement in full from the FA, as Digne will now only be missing for...
    Fernando Vidal, president of Deportivo, at a press conference The Appeals Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation has denied the precautionary measure requested by Deportivo to stop the start of LaLiga SmartBank. The Galician club requested to Appeal the precautionary suspension of the resolution issued by the Superior Sports Council on August 27 by which it was approved that the Second Division should consist of 22 teams and not 24 as intended by the Spanish Federation, Deportivo and Numancia. The body that depends on the federative entity warns in its resolution that only “in the event that the resolution of the CSD is annulled” in the contentious-administrative courts of Madrid to which Deportivo also resorted could “the precautionary measure be analyzed” that the Galician club requested. The Appeal ruling can be appealed before the Administrative Court of Sport. Previously, the contentious-administrative courts of Madrid Deportivo was denied the most cautious I had asked to try also that way that the Second Championship did not start this weekend.
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld UEFA’s ruling last week that ordered the Slovakian champion to forfeit a first qualifying round game in the Faeroe Islands without playing. Public authorities in the Faeroe Islands put two different squads of Slovan’s players into quarantine when a virus infection in each group was reported in tests required by UEFA. The game was postponed twice, then UEFA’s appeal panel awarded Faeroes champion KI Klaksvik a 3-0 win to advance to the next round. Slovan later said all 35 players tested negative on returning to Slovakia. Friday’s urgent ruling from a CAS judge — without yet specifying reasons — was the second verdict Slovan lost there within 10 days. Last week, sport’s highest court dismissed Slovan’s request to postpone KI’s second qualifying round game hours before kickoff in Switzerland. KI lost 3-1 to Young Boys. Slovan is among three clubs to forfeit games in August...
    GARETH SOUTHGATE was caught in a row over whether to recall Harry Maguire after he appealed against his conviction by a Greek court. The England boss was urged by members of his coaching staff — as well as Maguire himself — to reinstate the Manchester United captain for tomorrow’s Nations League opener in Reykjavik. 3Harry Maguire asked to be reinstated into the England squadCredit: AFP or licensors Senior FA figures were equally adamant the star should be kept out of the squad to face Iceland and Denmark. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals Southgate opted not to take on his FA bosses — deciding that Maguire would be best to clear his head before the start of the domestic season. The England manager was left red-faced on August 25 when he named Maguire in his squad — only to axe him that evening after the centre-half was found guilty of bribery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest while on holiday in Mykonos. But when Maguire appealed and was officially cleared to play, he rang Southgate and...
    Blakes health improving, but family says reform is not Wingstop CEO sticks by plans for new stores, hires as industry struggles Aroldis Chapman to appeal suspension for throwing at Rays Major League Baseball has issued suspensions to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman and manager Aaron Boone for their conduct during Tuesday’s win over Tampa Bay. Rays manager Kevin Cash also received a short ban. Chapman will sit for three games, while the two managers will be suspended for a game apiece. Boone and Cash will serve those penalties in the clubs’ matchup Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. © Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will appeal his three-game suspension for throwing at the head of a Rays batter. Chapman will appeal his suspension, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com was among those to report. However, MLB noted in its statement that Chapman “intentionally” threw at the head of the Rays’ Mike Brosseau in the teams’ game Tuesday, which could make it harder to land a reduced ban. Chapman uncorked a 101 mph fastball at Brosseau at a time when the Yankees were...
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer GENEVA (AP) — Fighting exclusion from the Champions League under new UEFA rules during the pandemic, Slovan Bratislava wants sport’s highest court to stop its previous opponent playing later Wednesday in the next qualifying round. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it was asked by Slovan for an urgent ruling to postpone the 8:15 p.m. (1815 GMT) kickoff in Switzerland between Young Boys and KI Klaksvik. Slovan was denied the chance to play at Faeroe Islands champion KI in a twice-postponed game last week. Public authorities in the Faeroes put two squads of Slovan’s players into quarantine on the Atlantic islands after they reported virus cases in each group. Slovan disputed the decision by the local authorities, whose decision-making power to manage suspected COVID-19 cases is granted by recently updated UEFA competition rules. Slovan had to forfeit the first qualifying round game as a 3-0 loss ordered by UEFA’s appeal committee on Monday. That ruling sent KI to play Swiss champion Young Boys in the second round of a tightly scheduled qualifying program...
    GENEVA (AP) — Fighting exclusion from the Champions League under new UEFA rules during the pandemic, Slovan Bratislava wants sport’s highest court to stop its previous opponent playing later Wednesday in the next qualifying round. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it was asked by Slovan for an urgent ruling to postpone the 8:15 p.m. (1815 GMT) kickoff in Switzerland between Young Boys and KI Klaksvik. Slovan was denied the chance to play at Faeroe Islands champion KI in a twice-postponed game last week. Public authorities in the Faeroes put two squads of Slovan’s players into quarantine on the Atlantic islands after they reported virus cases in each group. Slovan disputed the decision by the local authorities, whose decision-making power to manage suspected COVID-19 cases is granted by recently updated UEFA competition rules. Slovan had to forfeit the first qualifying round game as a 3-0 loss ordered by UEFA’s appeal committee on Monday. That ruling sent KI to play Swiss champion Young Boys in the second round of a tightly scheduled qualifying program for UEFA’s club competitions...
    MACCLESFIELD were left shocked after being booted back into non-league football as the EFL won their appeal against the Silkmen’s suspended points deduction. In a stunning move, an independent arbitration panel backed the EFL who argued the four-point penalty imposed and suspended in June should apply immediately. 2Macclesfield Town have been relegated from League Two after a points deductionCredit: PA:Press Association With the decision “final and binding”, the Cheshire club were plunged to the foot of the League Two table and sent through the trapdoor back into the National League for the second time in their history. And it meant a dramatic reprieve for Stevenage, after the Hertfordshire side finished bottom of the pile after picking up just 22 points from their 36 games before the shutdown. Instead, Macclesfield paid the ultimate price for a series of financial problems which left players unpaid, fixtures postponed and the deduction of a total of 17 points over the campaign. Macclesfield had seven points deducted - with a further three point loss suspended - for failing to fulfil their local derby at Crewe...
    WIGAN ATHLETIC'S hope of a relegation reprieve was shattered by an EFL appeals panel that confirmed a 12-point penalty. Latics administrators lost out at the end of a season of pain and the decision to enforce the punishment means they go down to League One. 1Wigan Athletic's relegation to League One has been confirmed after failing in their points appeal The appeal, costing an estimated £480,000 at the hard-up outfit, fell on deaf ears - with Barnsley left celebrating their survival. Three top judges were called in for one of the most delicate decisions the EFL faced and they went through the arguments put forward by Wigan’s side. So the decision of Hong Kong owners Au Yeung and Stanley Choi to pull the plug at the start of July has sent their old club down. And while the recriminations and investigations into their behaviour go on, Wigan are now left facing a bleak few weeks as they fight for their future. Wigan said: "The club put forward a strong case and naturally we are disappointed at the decision. The first-team...
    Chaos and division: Biden decries clashes in Portland as federal officials defend efforts to end protests Aldi Is Opening at Least 70 MORE Stores This Year—Heres Where NBA has been a leader in racial and gender hiring. But heres where the teams fall short LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – On paper, the NBA had a nearly perfect report card. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Commercial Appeal Memphis Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Commercial Appeal Memphis A conversation with Doug McGowen, city of Memphis COO A conversation with Doug McGowen, city of Memphis COO Commercial Appeal Memphis 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Inside the NBA bubble: First practice was surreal Commercial Appeal Memphis See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Inside the NBA bubble: First practice was 'surreal' Commercial...
    Justice Inspector General Horowitz opens probe into federal agents actions in Portland and DC protests Aldi Is Opening at Least 70 MORE Stores This Year—Heres Where NBA has been a leader in racial and gender hiring. But heres where the league falls short LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – On paper, the NBA had a nearly perfect report card. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Jim Baker talks about how Owen Brennans has reinvented brunch Commercial Appeal Memphis Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Memphis group demands justice for Vanessa Guillen Commercial Appeal Memphis A conversation with Doug McGowen, city of Memphis COO A conversation with Doug McGowen, city of Memphis COO Commercial Appeal Memphis 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Inside the NBA bubble: First practice was surreal Commercial Appeal Memphis See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Inside the NBA bubble: First practice was 'surreal' Commercial Appeal...
    Pep Guardiola has slammed La Liga president Javier Tebas for his comments on Manchester City’s Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeal verdict, insisting he “must be so jealous”. City were hit with a two-season Champions League ban and hefty €30 million (£27m/$34m) fine by UEFA back in February for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. The Blues swiftly announced their intention to contest the ruling, and have faced an anxious wait for a reprieve over the last five months with the case hanging over their 2019-20 campaign. CAS finally announced that City’s suspension was lifted on Monday, and reduced the club’s financial penalty down to €10m, sparking a fierce debate over the current state of FFP regulations. Tebas has been among those to criticise the decision , as he told reporters at the start of the week: “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football.” Guardiola responded directly to the Liga chief in a press conference ahead of his side’s home clash with Bournemouth on Wednesday, insisting those in charge at...
    Washington NFL team nickname update, Tucker Carlson, new Bronco: 5 things to know Monday Tax Day deals and freebies are almost non-existent after tax deadline moved to July due to COVID-19 Man City win appeal against UEFA Champions League ban Manchester City have won their appeal against their two-year ban from UEFA competitions and will play in the Champions League next season. © Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images [ MORE: New PL TV schedule ] 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 LEARN MORE Ad Gadgets Post The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said that most of the alleged breaches against Manchester City which were reported by UEFA were “not established or time-barred” and that although City failed to cooperate with UEFA’s investigation, the two-year punishment was not warranted. Their fine was also reduced by a third to $12 million. Here is the statement in full from CAS: “The CAS award emphasised that most of the alleged breaches reported by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) were either not established or...
    Manchester City will be able to play in next season’s Champions League after their two-year ban from UEFA competitions was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The club will still have to pay a fine, which has been reduced from €30 million ($33 million) to €10m ($11 million). City were initially punished by UEFA in February, when they were banned from competing in the Champions League or Europa League for two years and given a €30m fine for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. In its initial statement confirming City’s punishment, UEFA said that it found the Premier League club guilty of “overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016.” A statement from the CAS said City did not overstate their sponsorship contributions but did fail to cooperate with UEFA authorities. “Manchester City FC did not disguise equity funding as sponsorship contributions but did fail to cooperate with the UEFA authorities,” read the heading to the CAS statement. “The CAS award emphasized that most of the alleged breaches reported by the Adjudicatory...
    MANCHESTER CITY are set to learn if the appeal against their Champions League ban has been successful. The Citizens were rapped by Uefa's club financial control body (CFCB) back in February and slapped with a a two-year ban and £25m fine for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. 2Pep Guardiola's side will know on Monday if their appeal has been successfulCredit: Reuters Etihad chiefs have been battling the verdict ever since, with Uefa now set to reveal their decision. What time will Uefa announce the result? After nearly six months of wrangling behind the scenes, City will find out on Monday July 13 if they will be appearing in next season's Champions League. The decision has huge ramifications - and not just for players and staff at the Etihad. If the ban is upheld, the team finishing fifth in the Premier League will head into the tournament instead of City, who have already secured their place in the top four after thrashing Brighton. And for the club themselves, keeping hold of their star players and attracting new ones could...
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