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March 29, 2015 8:24 PM Enes Kanter The Catalyzer

The Utah Jazz were floundering, losers of four straight games. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder are in a vicious playoff fight for the final spot in the West, clinging to a small lead over the New Orleans Pelicans. Then along comes Enes Kanter and throws a wrench into everything. Thunder PR is relatively relaxed when it comes to comments by their 3

March 29, 2015 3:50 PM Montenegro-Russia match abandoned; Sweden, Austria win

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia was abandoned Friday after Russia's goalkeeper was hit by a flare and a 30-minute suspension of the game was followed by a brawl between players. The Group G game was called off with the score at 0-0 after Dmitry Kombarov became the second Russian player 6

March 29, 2015 3:50 PM Montenegro's Kascelan Ashamed for Fan’s Flare Attack on Russian Keeper

On Friday, Euro 2016 Group G qualifier between Russia and Montenegro was suspended after Akinfeev was hit by the flare on the first minute of the game in Podgorica. After a 40-minutes suspension, the game resumed. However, due a repeated attack by the fans, the game was finally canceled. On Saturday, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport 2

March 29, 2015 3:43 PM 4 Surprises From One Direction's First Concert Without Zayn Malik

At Johannesburg's massive FNB Stadium, 95 000 ecstatic fans Saturday night (March 28) showed One Direction's remaining four members -- Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan -- that broken hearts should go to South Africa. The perimeter of the calabash-shaped arena we -- known as "Soccer City" -- began to fill from 12 p.m., suggesting 32

March 29, 2015 3:08 AM Montenegro fan turns himself in after flare incident

A fan handed himself in to police, suspected of throwing the flare that hit Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on Friday. A Montenegro fan suspected of throwing a flare that hit Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev handed himself in to police on Saturday. The 25-year-old reported himself to police on Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the incident 12

March 28, 2015 12:58 PM Jovetic: Russia were waiting for an excuse

Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic has pleaded for leniency after fan violence saw his nation's home game against Russia abandoned. Fan violence marred the clash in Podgorica from the very first minute as Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare early on and it was eventually called off midway through the second half after Dmitri Kombarov was hit with a missile 6

March 28, 2015 10:50 AM Brendon McCullum writes to Indian fans, seeks support in WC final

"To every cricket fan in India, I know you understand the hunger for a World Cup. And I have already seen a wave of support from you guys towards us. Thank you!" McCullum wrote in his autographed letter released as a statement on Saturday. "We need every bit of it and I request your support towards New Zealand all the way, through every ball, in the final

March 28, 2015 10:04 AM Montenegrin FA blasts fans after Euro qualifier abandoned

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenegrin soccer fans who keep causing trouble and forced Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia to be abandoned are hypocrites and barbarians, the general secretary of the Adriatic republic's football association said. The Group G match ended midway through the second half after two outbursts of violence, the first 25 seconds 5

March 28, 2015 9:38 AM Paul Scholes Is Right to Say Gareth Bale Would Be Perfect for Manchester United

Whistled by his own fans at the Bernabeu and crucified by Madrid's press pack, he could be forgiven for asking himself if he needs all this. He even had his car vandalised after the 2-1 defeat to Barcelona last weekend. Criticising poor performances is fair enough, but that's a bit much. United could match his wage at Real Madrid and offer him a move closer 3

March 28, 2015 7:16 AM Do Manchester United really need Gareth Bale?

If you scan through daily English tabloids, at least once or twice a month, you’ll come across this sensational story of Manchester United lining up a record breaking summer move for Gareth Bale. The rumour has been going on for a while. Initially what looked like a typical tabloid-fabrication without any iota of truth in it, has turned into a serious 17