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Diego Costa Admits To Being ‘Scared To Death’ During Wolves Announcement Video

Diego Costa's reputation as "The Beast" precedes him as he makes his return to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers but even the imposing striker admitted he was "scared to death" holding wolves on a leash in the club's announcement video.

The 33-year-old, a force to reckon with during his time with Chelsea where he was the club's top scorer every season and won two Premier League titles, signed a one-year deal with Wolves after the club lost their strikers to injuries.

Player Scores Goal, Makes Tribute To His Dog Who Recently Died — Who’s Chopping Onions?

Saying goodbye to a pet is one of the harder things to do on this planet. As many pet owners have experienced, it never gets any easier. That was the case for Israeli midfielder Ilay Tamam, who dedicated his goal on Monday to his dog that recently died.

Tamam plays in Israel’s second division, Liga Leumit, and scored his team’s second goal on Monday several minutes before halftime.

To celebrate his goal, he took off his jersey to reveal a shirt with a photo of his pup printed on. Tamam couldn’t hold back the tears.

Dog Who Pooped On Pitch Reunited With Owner After Going Viral

A good boy doing a bad deed had a good ending after a bad day. 

A pooch who pooped on the pitch during a Chilean Primera B match was recently reunited with his owner, who saw the viral moment and recognized his beagle who had recently gone missing. 

Saturday’s match between Universidad de Concepción and Fernández Vial was interrupted in the 20th minute by a misplaced mutt who found his way onto the field at Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium. The dog, later identified as Toby, ran all around the pitch, showing off his breakaway speed as none of the players could corral him. 

Lacazette Has Clearly Harnessed The Power Of The Bee After Quick Recovery From Stings

The prognosis for Alexandre Lacazette was bleak. After suffering 10 wasp stings in a Dutch forest ahead of Lyon's friendly against Feyenoord on Sunday, the former Arsenal striker was sure to miss the match as he iced, applied hydrocortisone cream and took some Tylenol.

Hey Look, A Soccer Ball! Let's Go Play!

We've featured some talented bears on the hallowed pages of The18 in the past. Orlando City's Júnior Urso. Grant Conybear, who taught us how to rake a cross-field switch. Nika, the bear who predicted matches at the Confederations Cup.

Cute Dog Interrupts Game And Bows Down To Goalkeeper GOAT Christiane Endler

Venezuela defeated Chile 1-0 in a friendly ahead of the next Copa América Femenina. Mariana Speckmaier was the hero for La Vinotinto, but the game's real star was a black dog that entered the pitch to bless us with a very needed dose of cuteness. 

Christiane Endler pets dog in Chile vs. Venezuela

The pup stole the spotlight in the middle of the first half when he set foot on the pitch of the aptly named La Granja (The Farm) Stadium. 

Gregg Berhalter Pays Tribute To Scott Van Pelt’s Dog With USMNT Jersey

Gregg Berhalter was invited on ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter show to talk about the U.S. men’s national team 200 days before the Americans open the World Cup in Qatar. The USMNT coach talked plenty of soccer and did his best to dumb it down for the average SportsCenter viewer. As the interview concluded, host Scott Van Pelt showed the USMNT jersey Berhalter had given him. It was far too small for the 6-6 anchor and not quite sized for any of his three children, either. It was for SVP’s beloved dog Otis.

Van Pelt was nearly brought to tears. 

Police Dog Becomes Adorable Nuisance, Steals Ball During Final In Brazil

Retrô defeated Náutico 1-0 in the first leg of the Campeonato Pernambuco final on Thursday night. I won’t be showing you the goal from Guilherme Mendes da Silva in the 69th minute. Instead, I’ll be showing you a police dog invading the soccer pitch, because that’s the type of content we know you really care about.

The Only Thing That Makes USWNT Players Happier Than Winning Is Cuddling Dogs

The USWNT is the most dominant force in women’s soccer history. The U.S. has never been ranked lower than second in the world and has won more World Cups and Olympics than it’s lost. But if there’s one thing the players love more than winning, it’s dogs. 

It’s National Pet Day, apparently, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better group of people to celebrate with than the USWNT. 

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