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NFL owners to meet this week; no vote on L.A. expected until January

NFLowners will convene at league headquarters this week to discuss the future of their sport in Los Angeles, which has been without a franchise for 20 years.<p>Although the clock is ticking on their goal of returning for the 2016 season, this clearly isn't the 11th hour in the eyes of the league.<p>There …

Cardinals prepare to hit the road after tough loss to Rams

<b>TEMPE, Ariz. -</b>- Poor pass protection, red zone inefficiency, third-down woes, turnovers.<p>The aspects of the game that had worked so much in favor of the Arizona Cardinals in three one-sided victories were problems they couldn't overcome in Sunday's 24-22 home loss to St. Louis.<p>Still, it was the kind …

Pereira: Illegal bat is not a reviewable play

The NFL might have one of next offseason's first orders of business after Monday night.<p>While the league typically expands the list of reviewable calls, it does so after controversy strikes. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright's illegal bat is not a reviewable play, FOX Sports 1 NFL rules analyst Mike …

Rafael Benitez: Let Benzema get mad

Karim Benzema must start putting away more chances, warns Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez.<p>Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez said Karim Benzema must put away more chances if he wants to consistently play 90 minutes for the club.<p>Benzema, 27, has been subbed off in five of his six appearances for Real …

Amid civil war, Syria pushes to qualify for World Cup for first time

LONDON — Somewhere amid the strife engulfing Syria and the human rights crisis created by its brutal civil war sits a remarkable and complex sporting tale.<p>Syria’s national soccer team, a squad that was never able to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in times of peace, is closer than ever to attaining …

At 1-4, Texas players now pointing fingers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Charlie Strong spent nearly a half-hour Monday insisting his team was unified and would rebound from a 1-4 …

South Africa in no mood to let their guard down against the USA

There is to be no let-up from South Africa as they continue to expiate that opening-weekend defeat by Japan. The Springboks’ World Cup destiny is in their own hands but they could become the next giants to fall should the unthinkable happen again when they meet the USA on Wednesday at the Olympic …

South Africa

Jose Mourinho Says He Never Wanted Manchester United Job Before Chelsea Role

Under-fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed he never considered coaching Manchester United and replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, with his heart set on rejoining the Stamford Bridge club.<p>The Special One told a BBC documentary (h/t Chisanga Malata of the <i>Daily Star</i>) that despite United's …

Soccer

Ronaldo: Ferguson's temper helped us learn

Cristiano Ronaldo revealed Alex Ferguson's famous hairdryer treatment helped the Manchester United players.<p>Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed how Alex Ferguson's hairdryer treatment was a positive thing for the players.<p>Ronaldo was among a number of former players who spoke …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reportedly Contacted by Orlando City for MLS Transfer

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic could soon be about to land in Major League Soccer, with Orlando City ready to pounce for the mercurial Swedish talisman.<p>Football website TuttoMercatoWeb.com (h/t MLSSoccer.com) say the forward might begin an American adventure if he decides to …

Soccer

Destiny is getting microtransactions next week so you can buy emotes (update)

Tess Everis returns to the Tower<p><i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie is adding microtransactions to the game starting Oct. 13, giving players the ability to purchase additional emotes, the studio announced today.<p>Bungie will bring back the vendor Tess Everis on that date, and she will return to the Tower with …

Destiny will let you buy new dance moves with real money

An upcoming update to <i>Destiny</i> — Bungie's hybrid shooter-slash-MMORPG — is adding microtransactions so players can buy in-game items with real-world money. Players will be able to buy a new in-game currency, called "silver," with cash from either Xbox Live or PSN stores. That silver can then be taken …

Dance

Go Behind-the-Scenes for XCOM 2, Beyond Earth, and Civilization at Firaxicon 2015

Last weekend was the second annual Firaxicon, developer Firaxis' opportunity to go in-depth with its biggest upcoming titles and to have post-mortems on the company's extensive back catalog. While we livestreamed major parts of the event here on GameSpot, you can catch up on everything you might've …

Gaming Industry

'Destiny' is getting microtransactions, but don't panic yet

<i>Destiny</i> is getting microtransactions. Unlike item cool-downs or the obnoxious stuff that's intrinsic to all those Facebook distractions that clog up your news feed, however, these purchases aren't game-impacting. No, come October 13th they'll take the form of emotes and other cosmetic items. …

Microtransactions