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Manchester City referee denies booking wrong player during CSKA Moscow defeat

Exclusive: Referee Tasos Sidiropoulos says he booked Sergei Ignashevic for dissent, not because he mistakenly thought he had committed a foul made by Pontus Wernbloom<p>Rookie referee Tasos Sidiropoulos has denied booking the wrong player in <b>Manchester City</b>’s calamitous <b>Champions League</b> defeat against …

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

Kobe: Not motivated by ranking

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant grinned from ear to ear as the question was being lobbed his way, then the Los Angeles Lakers star offered a deep …

Calvin Johnson to sit until healed

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson is still rehabilitating his high right ankle sprain, and the Detroit Lions wide receiver said there's no reason …

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These Are Some of the Most Australian Political Sound Bites Ever

“Look, I’m going to shirt-front Mr. Putin … You bet I am. I am going to be saying to Mr. Putin, ‘Australians were murdered. They were murdered by …

Michelle Obama's 'Turnip for What' is just the latest great political Vine

The First Lady’s healthy eating message has gone viral – but which other political figures are embracing the video app?<p>Members of Congress on social media: they just really want us to ‘like’ them<p>The Obamas’ use of social media to reach the American public is well documented. But a slightly …

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Adrian Peterson is hoping to go to trial as soon as possible. Whether the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings returns to the playing field any time soon is another question entirely.<p>A Texas judge on Wednesday set a tentative Dec. 1 trial date for Peterson to face a …

Kyle Rudolph Injury: Updates on Vikings TE's Groin and Return

<b>Updates from Sunday, Nov. 16</b><p>As expected, the Vikings confirmed Kyle Rudolph is active for Week 11:<p><b>Updates from Friday, Nov. 14</b><p>The Vikings list Rudolph as probable on the injury report:<p><b>Updates from Thursday, Nov. 13</b><p>Pro Football Talk provides an update on Kyle Rudolph's status:<p><b>Updates from Wednesday,</b> …

Drew Brees Shoves Vikings Defender After Bodyslam to Turf

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't often get rattled, but he took exception to getting thrown to the ground by a pair of Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.<p>On a 3rd-and-long near the end of the third quarter, Vikings defenders Captain Munnerlyn and Robert Blanton combined to sack Brees. It …

Adrian Peterson Has a Terrible Contract, and Cutting Him Would Save the Vikings a Lot of Money

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> <b>Business Insider</b>.<p>The Minnesota Vikings reversed course last week and decided Wednesday to bar Adrian Peterson from …

Adrian Peterson texts Vikings coach

The running back, who is on the league's exempt/commissioner's permission list and away from the team while he fights child abuse charges in Texas, …

Fantasy Football

How Norv Turner and the Vikings Helped Teddy Bridgewater Explode in First Start

Not enough credit is being assigned to Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner for the breakout performance provided by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.<p>In his first-ever NFL start, Bridgewater calmly completed 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards, and …

Bridgewater leads Vikings to victory in first career start

"He's going to get an MRI," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "But I told him he's fine."<p>First-round draft pick Bridgewater was pressed into service sooner than expected after Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel broke a foot in a defeat at New Orleans last week.<p>The rookie took the helm of a team troubled …

Football (U.S.)

Minnesota Vikings' Biggest Disappointments at Season's Quarter-Mark

A quarter of the way through the 2014 season, the Minnesota Vikings sit at a respectable 2-2 and might just be on on upward trajectory. The timing would be impeccable, with division showdowns on the docket in Green Bay and at home against Detroit.<p>The coaching staff should be happy with numerous …

Vikings 'hopeful' Teddy Bridgewater will play vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - It appears the injury to Teddy Bridgewater is not serious and the quarterback may play for Minnesota in Thursday's game at Green Bay.<p>Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Bridgewater was "doing a lot better" the day after the rookie suffered a sprained left ankle in …

What's wrong with Tom Brady?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is struggling mightily.<p>In the wake of a humbling 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady's season …

NFL

Vikings' Bridgewater not sure if he'll play Thursday

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hopes to play Thursday, but said it's too soon to tell whether he'll be ready to go.<p>"Each day …

Football (U.S.)

Your Tuesday Open Thread

We've made it through September, ladies and gentlemen. Seems like as good a reason as any to celebrate to me.<p>Since the last time we brought you an …

Greg Jennings expects more boos

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Greg Jennings said he doesn't miss Green Bay and doesn't care whether Packers fans boo him Thursday night when he and the …

Apple and Colette show Apple Watch (behind glass) at one-off event, Jony Ive and Marc Newson present

<b>Update</b>: We have received this unconfirmed message from a reader who attended the event, seemingly indicating a January launch for the Apple Watch — the earliest of Apple’s quoted ‘early 2015’ timeline.<p>At Colette, when we entered inside there was a guy from Apple who took our name, email and said to …

Deion Sanders on Jim Harbaugh: 49ers players 'want him out'

Any complaints about Jim Harbaugh's coaching style were, in general, easy to overlook because the team won. Now the tide seems to be turning against …

Jim Harbaugh

Chiefs crush Pats 41-14

When the Kansas City Chiefs erased a 0-2 start with an impressive road win against the Miami Dolphins last week, no one really batted an eye.<p>A 41-14 demolition of the New England Patriots on <i>Monday Night Football,</i> however, will surely put the rest of the AFC on notice.<p>It was about as comprehensive …

Why Zach Mettenberger Might Be the Right QB for the Minnesota Vikings

A certain level of risk exists in buying into rumors this time of year, but there's enough smoke around LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger and the Minnesota Vikings to be intrigued by the possibility of a real fire come May.<p>According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, Mettenberger will be meeting with the …

iPhone 6 isn’t as bendy as Plus-sized sibling

The YouTuber who set the world ablaze by bending the iPhone 6 Plus is back.<p>Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy has a new video out in which he tries to bend the regular iPhone 6 like the Plus. Those who are actually worried about their iPhone’s bendability will be glad to see that the 6 holds its …

Mobile Technology

Dani Osvaldo Scores Terrific Scissor Kick Volley for Inter Milan

Internazionale went ahead against Atalanta in the 39th minute of their Serie A tie at the San Siro on Wednesday thanks to a spectacular goal from Dani Osvaldo.<p>The on-loan Italian striker—who came on as a substitute for an injured Mauro Icardi—met a Fredy Guarin free kick with a superb flying …

Barcelona's 6 Clean Sheets Mean They Don't Need to Worry About Creativity Yet

For several seasons, Barcelona have been haunted by defensive problems. "Buy a centre-back," people screamed at them as Carles Puyol edged toward retirement.<p>So at last, this summer, they did. Two of them, actually. And while neither of those two were involved against Malaga on Wednesday …

Astonishing miss from the Bundesliga

As Ronny Rosenthal will confirm, it is a miss he will never live down.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiUx8p-ie64

German Bundesliga

Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs

One of the<p>Dodgers' biggest postseason worries showed up Tuesday night, clearing benches, raising tempers, risking everything.<p>As long as<p>Yasiel Puigcontinues to struggle with his emotions, the Dodgers will awkwardly struggle to dodge their flames.<p>The tempestuous outfielder allowed<p>San Francisco …

Yasiel Puig

Luis Suarez scores his first goal in Barcelona colours

The Uruguayan is serving a four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in June. He still has a month of that suspension to serve, with his debut competitive match for Barcelona expected to be the first <i>clasico</i> of the season against Real Madrid on Octoner …

Soccer