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Fantasy Deathmatch: World Under-25 XI vs. over 25s

This week in our fantasy deathmatch we're pitting the under-25s versus the over-25s, featuring players such Ronaldo and Messi.<p>Who would come out on top? Is experience the thing to bet on in this deathmatch?<p>Find out in the above video as Ryan Bailey and Bleacher Report WF Fantasy Advisor Sam Tighe …

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Palestine: Score, Reaction from 2015 FIBA Asia Championships

In a shocking and disappointing start to their run at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, Gilas Pilipinas were upset Wednesday 75-73 by Palestine in Changsha, China.<p>Palestine relied on a short bench of seven players with only four of them scoring points, but it was enough to shock the Philippines as …

Pele wants Blatter, FIFA to come clean

The three-time World Cup winner and global football icon is keen for the FIFA president to come forward and set the record straight.<p>Pele has urged Sepp Blatter to give an honest account of his time in charge of FIFA as world football's governing body continues to battle a corruption crisis.<p>Blatter …

Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight: Latest Rumours on Potential Opponents and Return

Manny Pacquiao's next opponent is a familiar one, as he will face Timothy Bradley for the third time in Las Vegas on April 9.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Pacquiao, Bradley Fight a Done Deal<p>Wednesday, Dec. 30<p>"It’s a done deal and it’s going to be a third fight against Timothy Bradley. We took a lot of …

Manny Pacquiao Fight Can Help Me Lure Floyd Mayweather, Says Amir Khan

Amir Khan just can’t let the idea of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. go. Indeed, the Bolton-born boxer has outlined a potential route for getting the American back in the ring following his recent retirement: beating Manny Pacquiao and becoming the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.<p>It’s an ambitious …

Real Madrid Unveil New Blue 3rd Kit

Thursday was a day of Adidas third-kit unveilings, and the Real Madrid one certainly stands out.<p>The classy blue number looks like it is going to be a hit with fans, with Adidas going for a dark look with a light trim.<p>Adidas have been Real's kit suppliers since 1998, when they took over from …

Soccer

Real Madrid Transfer News: Neymar Bids Revealed in Barcelona Court Investigation

Spanish stardom could have gone a lot differently for Brazil superstar Neymar, after it was revealed in a Barcelona court that Real Madrid made bids for his signature on two occasions across a two-year span.<p>Spanish radio programme <i>Vozpopuli</i> is cited by newspaper <i>Sport</i>, reporting Los Merengues offered …

Soccer

Christiano Ronaldo sends signed Real Madrid shirt to Nepal earthquake victim

Jetin Shrestha was playing football when earthquake struck killing over 9,000 people in April<p>A 13-year old boy who kept kicking a football around in the street as the earthquake struck Nepal has been sent a signed Real Madrid shirt by his hero, Christiano Ronaldo.<p>The youngster had no idea what was …

Mario Balotelli banned from having cool haircuts at AC Milan

Silvio Berlusconi is the absolute worst.<p><i>Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here.</i><p>Mario Balotelli has a reputation for acting a little strange (and occasionally destructively) off the pitch, so it's no surprise that AC Milan put some clauses into his loan contract. …

Nasa finds strange, shiny mountain on Ceres

A strange, four-mile tall limpet-like mountain on dwarf planet Ceres has been photographed in unprecedented detail by Nasa's Dawn spacecraft.<p>The …

Astronomy

Manchester United Transfer News: Neymar Exit Rumours Not Denied by Luis Enrique

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique refused to be drawn on speculation linking star forward Neymar with a move to Manchester United.<p>The Blaugrana chief was quizzed on the prospect of a transfer for the Brazil international in the wake of his team’s 1-0 win away at Athletic Bilbao in their first game of …

Arsenal Transfer News: Karim Benzema Fee Set by Real Madrid in Latest Rumours

Arsenal could snag Real Madrid's Karim Benzema for £50 million, but coach Arsene Wenger fears Manchester United will attempt to gazump the deal, according to reports.<p>Harry Pratt of the <i>Daily Star</i> says the Gunners will meet Los Blancos valuation for the world-class striker—and the Frenchman is now …

Liverpool Transfer News: Mario Balotelli Warned by AC Milan as Loan Rumours Grow

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli could be set to get a “last chance” handed to him by former club AC Milan after it was revealed the Rossoneri and the Reds are in talks about a potential loan deal for the Italian.<p>Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani revealed to Mediaset Premium that discussions …

Cristiano Ronaldo Given Lowest Rating After Real Madrid's Draw at Sporting Gijon

Real Madrid's season got off to a laboured start as they drew 0-0 with Sporting Gijon—with Cristiano Ronaldo rated the worst player in the team on Sunday.<p>Spanish publication <i>Sport</i> only gave CR7 a five out of 10 for his contributions in Los Blancos' La Liga opener, with Gareth Bale given a seven and …

NFL says Terrell Suggs hit of Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford was legal

The Philadelphia Eagles can think what they want.<p>The NFL agrees with Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs: His hit of Eagles QB Sam Bradford in the first quarter of Saturday night's preseason game was legal.<p>NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said “it’s not a foul” during an appearance on NFL …

Neymar's Son and Ex-Girlfriend Move to Barcelona to Be Closer to Star

Neymar’s son will get to spend a lot more time with his dad following a move from Brazil to Barcelona.<p>David Lucca has left his homeland with mother Carol Dantas—Neymar's ex-girlfriend—to be closer to the Barca superstar in Catalonia.<p>As per <i>Sport</i>:<p>David Lucca has just turned four and will live with …

Soccer

Cotto-Alvarez bout is on for Nov. 21 after tough negotiation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ring …