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Asian soccer player of the year banned for 5 months

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asia's reigning player of the year has been banned for five months for confronting a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals. The Asian Football Confederation banned Abdelkarim Hassan, the left back of Qatari champion Al Sadd, from all its club competitions until March 20.... go to Article >

A Too-Early Ranking of the Top QB Prospects in the 2020 Draft

6 Days ago Other Source: Theringer.com

Getty Images/Ringer illustration Is Tua Tagovailoa still the crown jewel of this class? With stiff competition from Joe Burrow, Jake Fromm, and a handful of others, this season’s crop of quarterbacks is one of the most interesting in years.... read more

An Italian youth football team plans to wear blackface as an anti-racism gesture, and it has the support of the Italian FA

5 Days ago Finance Source: Businessinsider.com

The vice president of the Italian Football Federation, Cosimo Sibilia, says he supports an Italian youth team's campaign to wear blackface as an anti-racism gesture. Aurora Desio Calcio will make the gesture in its next round of fixtures... read more

The Air Ambulance Billed More Than The Lung Transplant Surgeon

5 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Before his double-lung transplant, Tom Saputo thought he had anticipated every possible outcome. But after the surgery, he wasn't prepared for the price of the 27-mile air ambulance flight from a hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to UCLA... read more

The NBA’s rise in PED suspensions, explained

6 Days ago Sports Source: Sbnation.com

The NBA is getting serious about PEDs. Three players have each been given 25 game suspensions this year. Three weeks into the 2019-20 NBA season, three players have tested positive for banned substances, resulting in 25-game suspensions. In... read more

Meet the New Class of Elite NFL Receivers

5 Days ago Other Source: Theringer.com

Getty Images/Ringer illustration There are some party-crashers on the wideout leaderboards. Are they all there to stay? The wide receiver leaderboards are sprinkled with a bunch of new names. For years, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Antonio Brown,... read more

Ranking the Top College Football Teams Before the Playoff Committee Reveals Its List

6 Days ago Other Source: Theringer.com

Getty Images/Ringer illustration On Tuesday night, the selection committee will share its first set of rankings with the public. To preempt any debate, let’s break down what the order of the top eight teams in the country should be. On... read more

Michael Bennett is making the Cowboys look smart

4 Days ago Sports Source: Sbnation.com

Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images The Cowboys’ trade for Bennett is helping the entire defense raise their game — and solidifies their playoff hopes in the process. I’ve been watching Michael Bennett play in the NFL for quite some time now.... read more

5 Things I Learned About Student Affairs by Being a Soccer Mom

6 Days ago Other Source: Insidehighered.com

Blog:  University of Venus We are two years into our 9-year-old’s participation in organized soccer. He has now moved from the recreational to the club level, and so far, witnessing the love he has for soccer has been worth all of the... read more

The Split Decision Facing the NBA’s Best Big Twos

0 Days ago Other Source: Theringer.com

Getty Images/Ringer illustration Some of the league’s top contenders are maximizing their star duos by keeping them apart for long stretches. Is staggering the right approach? We dig into the data and ask some of the coaches making the calls.... read more

The Blazers Still Have Lofty Goals, but They May Need Reinforcements to Achieve Them

4 Days ago Other Source: Theringer.com

Getty Images/AP Images/Ringer illustration With Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic out with injury, Portland is already in scramble mode. But there are a few potential trade candidates who could help. In the aftermath of a Blazers practice on... read more