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Paul Pogba handed four-year ban after positive doping test, Juventus midfielder devastated

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's career hung in the balance on Thursday after he was handed a four-year doping ban but the France international said he would try to clear his name by appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The France international was provisionally suspended by a tribunal of Italy's national anti-doping organisation (NADO Italia) in September after testing positive for DHEA - a banned substance which naturally raises levels of testosterone.

Angry Erik ten Hag calls out Fulham for TikTok video making fun of Bruno Fernandes flopping

MANCHESTER — Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag scolded Fulham on Thursday for a TikTok video that poked fun at his captain Bruno Fernandes, suggesting the midfielder feigned injury in their 2-1 loss to the London side at Old Trafford last weekend.

"It is not right," Ten Hag said in his press conference to preview Sunday's Manchester derby. "It is absolutely not right that a clip makes such statements. It is totally out of order and they were wrong so they should apologize for this."

Fulham TikTok about Bruno Fernandes

Carli Lloyd says no one fears USWNT anymore following defeat to Mexico

Former United States women’s national team captain Carli Lloyd never shies away from criticizing the current team and gave her opinion following the stunning Gold Cup loss to Mexico on Monday.

Mexico did the unthinkable and ended their 16-game losing streak vs. the USWNT and handed the U.S. their first loss to a Concacaf opponent on home soil since Nov. 11, 2000.

Lloyd wasn’t a pundit for the game but took to Twitter to share her thoughts.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly under investigation after making X-rated gesture toward rival fans

UPDATE: Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for one game and will pay a small fine announced the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Football Federation on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot water after Al Nassr’s 3-2 victory vs. Al Shabab on Sunday for an obscene gesture made toward opposing fans following the final whistle. Saudi media reported that the Saudi FA have opened an investigation into the incident.

Dortmund defender Mats Hummels still fuming over penalty call vs. PSV

BERLIN — Borussia Dortmund were left fuming over a penalty decision in Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 first leg that earned hosts PSV Eindhoven a 1-1 draw.

Donyell Malen had scored a superb goal for the visitors against his former side before Eindhoven's Luuk de Jong converted the spot kick in the 56th minute at the Philips Stadion.

"Zero percent penalty, zero," Dortmund defender Mats Hummels said of his challenge on Malik Tillman.

Own goal or not — Amazing rabona goal from Hull City’s Philogene is Puskas worthy

Hull City are one of several Championship clubs vying for the promotion playoffs and secured a big 2-1 victory on Tuesday thanks to an amazing Jaden Philogene rabona goal.

The 22-year-old Hull City forward scored an incredible goal that the internet has been raving and debating about.

Here was the moment Philogene scored a stunner to tie the game 1-1 vs. Rotherham.

Philogene rabona goal

Cristiano Ronaldo throws temper tantrum and wipes his privates with Al Hilal fan’s jersey

Soccer’s two biggest stars are in the media for all the wrong reasons this week. Lionel Messi is facing backlash from the entirety of China with the country canceling Argentina’s friendly next month, and Cristiano Ronaldo is in the news after a classic temper tantrum.

Argentina’s March friendly in China canceled after Lionel Messi didn’t play in Hong Kong for Miami

HONG KONG — Chinese sporting authorities have canceled next month's friendly international between Argentina and Nigeria amid a growing backlash against Lionel Messi's failure to play in an Inter Miami match in Hong Kong last week.

Argentina were scheduled to play Nigeria in the Chinese city of Hangzhou next month before facing the Ivory Coast in Beijing, but Messi's failure to take the field for Inter Miami in Hong Kong on Sunday caused widespread anger among fans.

Lionel Messi faces criticism after laughing at teammate Robert Taylor for missing penalty

Inter Miami’s horrible preseason tour had its next devasting chapter on Wednesday in Japan as the Herons lost to J-League side Vissel Kobe 4-3 on penalties, Sergio Busquets suffered a nasty injury and Lionel Messi laughed at a teammate for missing a penalty.

Messi laughing at Robert Taylor’s missed penalty kick was one of the most discussed moments of the friendly game.

Dear fans, please don’t finger players in the bum during throw-ins

Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos was the victim of a fan poking him in the butt inappropriately during Monday’s LaLiga game between Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano.

In the first half a young Rayo Vallecano supporter crossed the line when he was seen putting his finger in Ocampos’ backside. Ocampos immediately turned around and informed the referee of the fan’s gross act.

Ocampos finger incident

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