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It's the 1st of October, 2015, and Sepp Blatter is still president of FIFA. Your regular rounder-upper, Brian Blickenstaff, is on vacation. Please give him a warm welcome upon his return. Pretend that you missed him.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 500th career goal yesterday, just in case you were wondering if he's any good. It was also his 323rd goal for Real Madrid, which levels him with Raul, who was also somewhat good. If you want to compare the two Madrid legends and use a nifty slider tool to turn Raul's face into Ronaldo's because why the hell not, Marca has you covered.
Xavi was named Player of the Month in the Qatari league, which they may as well rename the Xavi of the Month until he retires.
Serena Williams declared her season over, citing a series of injuries. We anxiously await her return, because life is not the same without Serena.
Some trouble in the Champions League yesterday, as Malmo and Madrid Ultras clashed in the Malmo city center—"clashed" of course being the polite newspaper way of saying they brawled like idiots. Swedish police arrested 25 members of Ultra Sur, the Madrid Ultra group (there's a video in the link, but I believe it was shot with a Motorola Razr).
Rudi Garcia may be in trouble at Roma after their loss to BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Tuesday. Roma is currently 6th in Serie A.
Brian usually does a photo of the day, but to mix it up a bit, here's your motivational Sepp Blatter quote of the day:
I have fought for these changes before and, as everyone knows, my efforts have been blocked. This time, I will succeed.