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VICE Sports World News Roundup: March 24, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
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Good morning, America. It's March 24, 2016. Welcome to the VICE Sports World News Roundup. Be sure to stop every morning for more headlines from around the world.

RIP to Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, who died today after a long fight with cancer. He was 68.

RIP Johan Cruyff (1947-2016) The Cruyff Turn will live on forever.— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf)March 24, 2016

According to the Guardian, UEFA is discussing a change in format for the Champions League. The change could "involve cutting the group stage to 16 teams" and incorporating two mini-leagues, where teams each play 14 games.


The Danish Superliga Randers has been embroiled in a cuckolding scandal over the last week. Jonas Borring has left the club after it was revealed team captain Christian Keller is in a (now public) relationship with Borring's wife.

Orlando City SC has signed another once-great Brazilian attacker, Julio Baptista, who was out of contract after most recently playing for Brazilian side Cruzeiro. Will he also dominate in MLS? (Probably!)

Orlando City SC Signs Brazilian Attacking Midfielder/Forward Júlio Baptista. Read: — Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC)March 23, 2016

According to BILD and various other tabloids around Europe, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the subject of a bid from the Chinese Super League that would pay him 75 million (!) euros a year.

Fresh allegations out of Portugal suggest there was some vote buying that took place ahead of the decision to give Euro 2004 to Portugal. (Link in Portuguese)

Today, former Sunderland soccer player Adam Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of sexual activity with a child. Apparently the FA has taken away his caps, which I didn't know was possible.

— Martin Brunt (@skymartinbrunt)March 24, 2016

Photo of the Day

Juan Martin Del Potro has been back for several weeks now and has yet to hurt himself, which is good news for tennis, but probably bad news for other male tennis players. Yesterday at the Miami Open, he beat fellow Argentine Guido Pella 6-0, 7-6 (5)


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