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Hope Solo’s Domestic Violence Trial Set For January

At a brief court hearing on Tuesday, November 4, it was decided that soccer star Hope Solo’s trial for domestic abuse will be moved to January 6.  The trial, which was supposed to begin on November 17, was postponed after Judge Michael Lambo granted a motion for depositions of the two alleged victims: Solo’s sister and 17-year-old nephew. According to …

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Mia Hamm, Magic Johnson Invest in New MLS Team

Major League Soccer (MLS) this week officially announced that a new team will be coming to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will make its MLS debut in 2017. The team will play in a new stadium that will be built specifically for the team. The team will be owned by an investor group led by Henry Nguyen …

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Mia Hamm Appointed To Board Of Directors Of Italian Football Club Roma

Footballer Mia Hamm was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Italian club Roma, along with former National Hockey League player Cam Neely and former Disney board member Stanley Gold. Hamm was nominated by Roma shareholders on Monday, October 27, increasing American presence on the team’s board. Roma is also owned by Boston-born James Palotta, who took over …

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Senzo Meyiwa Shot Dead During Home Invasion

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday during a home invasion gone wrong. Meyiwa was a goalkeeper and team captain for the Orlando Pirates soccer club in Johannesburg. He had also served as goalkeeper for the South African national team during several matches throughout the past year and a half. Meyiwa’s death came as a shock to …

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Hope Solo Confident That She’ll Be Exonerated Of Domestic Abuse Charges

Hope Solo released a statement on social media to address the current controversies she is involved in. The star goalie is certain she will be proven innocent when she faces trial in November on charges of domestic violence assault involving her half-sister and 17-year-old nephew. She also said that she stands “united with all” celebrities who found that their photos …

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Hope Solo Still Playing Soccer In Spite Of Domestic Violence Charges

A lot of athletes have been involved in domestic violence incidents lately and most of them had been fined and either banned from a set number of games or the sport entirely. Hope Solo is also facing domestic violence charges, but she is still playing soccer and has so far received no punishment from the league. In June, Solo was …

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FIFA 15 Is Out Today in the U.S.

After a long summer with few big game releases, the fall video game season is now here. As one of the largest publishers in the industry, EA is getting a head start with the release of its big sports titles. Madden NFL 15 made its debut just over one month ago and EA Sports NHL 15 hit stores two weeks …

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Hope Solo Breaks US Soccer Record For Most Career Shutouts

Goalkeeper Hope Solo broke the U.S. record for career shutouts Saturday during an 8-0 victory over Mexico in Sandy, Utah. With the win on Saturday, the former Washington Huskies standout broke Briana Scurry’s record. Scurry played from 1994-2008 and had 71 shutouts in 173 matches. As for Solo, her record comes after 154 matches since 2000. “It’s been a long …

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Hope Solo Faces Six-Month Jail Sentence For Domestic Violence

Seattle Reign FC goal-keeper Hope Solo appeared in court in Kirkland, WA, on Monday, asking for the dismissal of the fourth-degree domestic violence case against her through a motion filed by her lawyer. Her lawyer also asked that the court exclude evidence, including hearsay, in the same motion, saying Solo was a victim in the dispute. Solo is accused of …

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Atletico Madrid Star Suarez Suffers Head Injury

Last season, La Liga participants Atletico Madrid surprised many when they were able to defeat crosstown rivals Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League championship. One of the key components on that championship team was midfielder Mario Suarez, known for his ability to hold the center line and stop offensive attacks. Following a friendly against Wolfsburg in Germany yesterday, …

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Vanja Milinkovic Signs Deal with Manchester United

Yesterday, Manchester United finished its tour in the United States with yet another victory, this time over rivals Liverpool. The victory sealed the International Champions Cup for the British team which went 4-0-1 in its five game stretch in the States. However, the tour victory was not the only good news to come to Man U yesterday. According to its …

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World Cup Streaker Was a Big YouTube Star

Did you watch the World Cup final on Sunday afternoon? Do you remember when the cameras cut to an extended (and actually rather beautiful) shot of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue framing a gorgeous sunset? Well, during those few seconds, you were missing out on a streaker who had painted “Natural Born Prankster” on his chest and ran out onto …

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