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It's the 12th of August, 2015, and Sepp Blatter is still president of FIFA.
After first criticizing her publicly, Jose Mourinho has now demoted Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro. It's a strange situation with more than a whiff of sexism. As I wrote yesterday, the kerfuffle stems from an incident at the end of Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Swansea. Toward the end of the game, Carneiro ran onto the field help Eden Hazard, who seemed to be injured. In accordance with the rules, Hazard had to come off after Carneiro entered the field. Mourinho said he knew Hazard was not hurt. Mourinho suggested Hazard's absence possibly prevented Chelsea from winning. He accused Carneiro of not knowing the rules and, through ignorance, sabotaging Chelsea's attempt to win the match.
Barcelona beat Sevilla in the European Super Cup. Barca was up 4-1 before Sevilla clawed its way back into the match. Pedro Rodriguez, who is rumored to be leaving the club for Manchester United, scored the winner in extra time. Will it be his final Barca goal?
The Netball World Cup is on in Australia. Much to the presumed chagrin of our Welsh editor, England beat Wales 78 to 33. Ouch!
English midfielder Joey Barton was close to signing for West Ham on a free transfer but the club, apparently bowing to pressure from fans, withdrew the contract at the last minute. Barton is an underrated player with a reputation as a locker room cancer. In a video announcement, a seemingly disappointed Barton said there were "no hard feelings."
Meanwhile, police arrested West Ham striker Diafra Sakho for domestic violence.
After defeat to England in The Ashes, Australia's cricket team is on the defensive. One of sports' all-time most absurd controversies has resurfaced. The team is defending the fact that the players' significant others were in attendance supporting them. The mere presence of the "wives and girlfriends" is being blamed for Australia's defeat.
Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who had been severely beaten after recently writing critical a Facebook post about Azerbaijani national team soccer player Javid Huseynov, died on Sunday. Huseynov has been arrested for his alleged role in Aliyev's death.
The IAAF suspended 28 athletes after retesting their doping samples, which, LOL. I mean, just 28? The IAAF documents recently leaked to German and English news organizations suggest the IAAF knew that as many as 5,000 athletes had doped.
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic got off to a winning start at the Rogers Cup in Canada, beating Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (6-4).