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Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Oezil: How They'll Work Together Under Ancelotti

The fanfare over Gareth Bale's potential arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu is as strong as ever as we draw even closer to the start of the new La Liga campaign.<p>Bale's not the first to experience it though. Already this summer, similar storylines underpinned Real Madrid's moves for Malaga's Isco and …

A Mind-Blowing Photo Of A French Soccer Player Looking Absurdly Small

This is a real, unaltered Reuters photo from yesterday's friendly between France and Belgium.<p>The guy in blue is French forward Mathieu Valbuena. While he's one of the smaller players in elite European soccer at 5'6", he's not <i>that</i> small.<p>As Deadspin pointed at yesterday, the fact that Valbuena is …

Soccer Shin Guards Made from Bulletproof Material Give Players Shins of Steel

Rikoset is making shin guards that promise to keep shins safe from errant tackles and stray bullets.<p>David Kent of the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports on the company making giant leaps in the shin-protecting business. Rikoset recently unveiled a shin guard made from Kevlar—the same substance used to make …

Wayne Rooney trains with Manchester United reserves – at own request

Wayne Rooney trained with Manchester United's reserve team on Thursday morning – but the move apparently came at the striker's own request.<p>Rooney, who was named by Roy Hodgson in his England squad to face Scotland next Wednesday when it was unveiled on Thursday, is yet to play a competitive game …

How We’d Fix It: The NHL

Sorry we're not sorry, Gary<p>Grantland has proposed fixes for topics as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby and <i>Jersey Shore</i>. This …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Will Have to Overcome Increased Pressure This Season

Even the biggest stars in sports come with pressure. For Cristiano Ronaldo, he will have to deal with more of it than ever before this season.<p>The Real Madrid forward is clearly one of the top two players in football along with Lionel Messi. Last season, he scored 34 goals and 10 assists in league …

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Kobe Bryant Posted A Photo Of His Achilles Scar And Says He Is Ahead Of Schedule To Return

While the scar, which Bryant has dubbed "The Achilles 'Battle' Scar," looks gruesome, he told the media that the procedure was "different" and that he has "shattered" the timetable for recovery (<i>via NBA.com</i>).<p>Bryant says he is walking fine and lifting weights with the Achilles. Instead of being out …

Ronaldo Hugs Fan Who Ran On Field During Real Madrid, Chelsea Match In Miami (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Note to future pitch invaders around the world: Cristiano Ronaldo is probably not going to hug you so don't get too inspired by this video.<p>While Real Madrid were taking on Jose Mourinho's Chelsea squad in the Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami on Wednesday evening, a fan stormed the …

Messi Would Cost €580 Million According to Barcelona President

In a Sunday interview with Spanish outlet <i>Sport</i>, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell remarked that it would cost upwards of €580 million to pry Lionel Messi from the reigning Primera Division champions.<p>“[A buying club] would have to give Messi €250 million to pay the LFP clause; then they’d have to …