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PornHub-sponsored football team banned from university league

University of Kent football team Rutherford Raiders have been told they will not be allowed to play their matches if they turn up wearing their new PornHub-sponsored kit.

This is the mockup of Rutherford Raiders' kit with PornHub logo
This is the mockup of Rutherford Raiders' kit with PornHub logo

Photo: Facebook/SpottedKentUniversity

Anxious to find a sponsor this term, the Raiders had jokingly mocked up shirts with PornHub's logo splashed across the front and posted a snapchat of the kit on the Facebook page "Spotted: Kent University".

And when PornHub found out, instead of complaining, the X-rated website offered to sponsor the team for real.

Unfortunately, the university failed to see the funny side and have now stepped in to ban the team from competing with the PornHub kit.

"The University of Kent sports department would never sanction sponsorship of this type - it is totally inappropriate," said University spokesman Martin Herrema.

"The team has been spoken with and will not be allowed to wear the shirts in question at any time.

"We take this issue very seriously and inter-college sports teams, which are the responsibility of Kent Sport, must present any potential sponsorship and/or logos for approval."

The Raiders, winners of the 2012/13 inter-college league, are a team competing in inter-college, inter-university and university amateur league football.

An unnamed team member told Kent Uni newspaper The Tab: "We are struggling to see why they are having a problem.

"The university cricket team are sponsored by Kingfisher, which is also an age-restricted product. The university rugby team once had training shirts with '80 minutes, 15 positions, no protection, wanna ruck?'.

"In my opinion the decision is made by people in Kent Sport that are out of touch with what's socially acceptable.

"It's hard for football teams to find a sponsor. Both Kent Sport and Rutherford refused to give us any money.

"Clearly PornHub did because there's was an opportunity to create a bit of attention. I personally haven't come across anyone yet that has found it anything other than funny."


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Roy Keane: Paul Scholes couldn't be a**** for TV interviews when he was at Man United

Roy Keane has dismissed suggestions that Paul Scholes was shy as a player, claiming his former Manchester United midfield partner simply could not be "a****".

It was widely believed that Scholes refused to do interviews and TV appearances during his 19-year playing career at Old Trafford because he was shy.

Yet since his retirement in the summer of 2013, the 39-year-old has become renowned as a forthright pundit on British television after signing deals with ITV and BT Sport.

And Keane, who played alongside Scholes for 11 years, believes his former teammate has changed his approach because of the money on offer.

Keane, who has worked as a TV pundit for several years, told ShortList magazine: "People don't realise Scholesy could have done (TV appearances) at United, but he couldn't be a***.

"People thought he was camera-shy; he just couldn't be bothered.

"None of us liked doing interviews, but it was a responsibility of the dressing room, you shared the load. 'Scholesy's too humble to do it.

"Well, he's f****** doing it now, isn't he? Maybe there's more money involved now. And I'd tell him this if he was sat here in front of me."


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Fernando Torres: José Mourinho didn't force me out of Chelsea

Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres insists it was his decision to join AC Milan in the summer and not down to Blues manager José Mourinho.

The 30-year-old Spaniard brought his disastrous three-and-a-half year spell at Stamford Bridge to an end during the summer by joining Milan on a two-year loan.

Mourinho signed strikers Diego Costa, Loïc Rémy, and Didier Drogba but Torres claims it was himself that decided he had had enough of his struggles at Chelsea.

Torres said in an interview with Spanish TV channel Cuatro: "Mourinho has always been good to me.

"The decision to leave was a personal one because I needed more, I needed to feel important.

"Mourinho and I have a good relationship and still today we continue to talk to each other."

Last summer there was also speculation that Torres would return to his boyhood club Atlético Madrid, but the Spaniard dismissed such talk.

He added: "There wasn't a real option to return. They speculated with it and I didn't like that.

"I've said it many times, I won't go to Atlético to retire. I will go if I have motivation to compete because the Atlético of today is very different than when I was there.

"I follow them every weekend. It is an option that isn't real."


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Ex-Sweden international Klas Ingesson dies from cancer

Swedish club Elfsborg announced on Wednesday that their coach Klas Ingesson has died at the age of 46, after a long battle with cancer.

Ingesson was initially diagnosed with multiple myeloma - the cancer of plasma cells within the body that produce antibodies, a type of bone marrow cancer - in 2009.

Following treatment, he was able to take over Elfsborg's U-21 side in October 2010, eventually being appointed coach of the senior team in September 2013.

However, Ingesson's coaching career was interrupted by the return of the cancer and he spent a period coaching from the dugout in a wheelchair before announcing his decision to step down from the role at the end of the season.

A statement issued by Elfsborg read: "It is a very sad statement to make that Klas Ingesson this morning passed away.

"Our thoughts are foremost with his wife and children who were with him at the end."

The former midfielder made 57 appearances for his country, figuring at three major tournaments, including the 1994 World Cup, where Sweden reached the semi-final.

In club level, Ingesson represented a string of clubs including IFK Göteborg, PSV Eindhoven, Sheffield Wednesday, Bologna, and Olympique Marseille.


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Goal of the day: Graziano Pellè (Southampton) vs Stoke

Graziano Pellè struck a stunning opener en route to a 3-2 win at Stoke City as Southampton reached the Capital One Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years.

Both teams headed into Wednesday's match with plenty of familiarity after Stoke fell to a 1-0 loss at St Mary's in the Premier League on Saturday.

A return to their home venue did not make much difference to Stoke early on as Pellè opened the scoring after just six minutes with a superb strike.

There seemed to be no immediate danger when Southampton left-back Matthew Targett drove forward and played a neat ball inside to Pellè.

But the Italian took full advantage of being afforded too much space when superbly curling a 25-yard effort beyond the reach of Asmir Begović.

The visitors appeared to be cruising when Shane Long added another later in the opening half, only for Steven N'Zonzi to pull one back just after the break.

Mame Biram Diouf levelled eight minutes from time with a close-range header, but substitute Peter Crouch was stupidly sent off and Pellè ended any hopes of a home victory with his second of the night.


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Mario Mandžukić slams 'disrespectful' Pep Guardiola

Months after leaving Bayern Munich, Mario Mandžukić has lifted the lid on his final year with the Bavarians, with a few less than friendly words on Pep Guardiola.

The Croatian striker is enjoying his football again at Atlético Madrid after his somewhat acrimonious departure from the Allianz Arena in the summer.

He enjoyed two very successful years at Bayern, winning the Treble under Jupp Heynckes, but found himself down the pecking order after Guardiola arrived last season.

"When he joined the club I realised that nothing would be the same again and that my time at Bayern was drawing to an end," Mandžukić told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.

"He dropped me on the eve of the German Cup final and then later didn't play me so that I wouldn't finish as the club's top scorer.

"He disappointed me; he didn't treat me with respect. Things were twice as good for me under Jupp Heynckes.

"I didn't deserve to be treated that way after giving everything for Bayern Munich for two seasons.

"I tried to adapt, but it takes two to tango. I realised that there was no future for me there, so I resigned myself to leaving the club and was able to take my time picking my next destination.

"It would have made more sense to me if he'd told me I didn't fit in with his philosophy".

Asked whether he would patch things up with the Spaniard, Mandžukić said: "Would I sit down for a cup of coffee with him? That's not going to happen.

"There's no reason why I have to get on with everyone I come across in my career and if I feel negative energy from someone, I try to avoid them."


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Lucky Lob? Giacomo Bonaventura (AC Milan) vs Cagliari

AC Milan were grateful to Giacomo Bonaventura's sublime 30-yard lob for rescuing a 1-1 draw at Cagliari on Wednesday.

The Rossoneri were second best for much of the match at the Stadio Sant'Elia and fell behind to Víctor Ibarbo's 24th-minute header.

However, Milan drew level out of nothing less than 10 minutes later.

Bonaventura received a throw-in 30 yards from goal under no pressure at all and had time to spot Alessio Cragno off his line before curling a fantastic effort into the far top corner.

"I was lucky, but they are things that happen over the course of a career," Bonaventura told Milan's official website.

"I'm happy. I went for it, it paid off. I tried to play the ball in the area and I found the back of the net."


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Lionel Messi spends time with 30 sick children who travelled to Barcelona to meet him

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on Tuesday welcomed a visit by a group of seriously ill children that travelled to Spain especially to meet their hero.

A photo posted by FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona) on

Thirty children aged between 7 and 18 years from eleven different countries got the chance to spend some time with their idol at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

They are all suffering from serious illnesses and have come to Barcelona to meet the Argentinian star thanks to the support of the Leo Messi and Barcelona Foundations in association with Make-A-Wish Spain and the Ànima Foundation.

The children presented Messi with a map of the world showing where they are all from and on which they had written their own personal messages.

After taking a picture with the group, Messi then handed out goodie bags to all the children before watching from the sideline as the kids played a match.

But the biggest gift of all came at the end of the session when the children grouped around Messi for a special interview. They were able to ask him about his favourite dish, how he prepares mentally for games and all kinds of other things.

Some of the children will be heading straight back to their home countries, while those that are healthy enough to do so will be staying in Barcelona until the weekend to watch the La Liga match against Celta Vigo on Saturday.


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Lukas Podolski to feature in German comedy movie Macho Man

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has revealed he will feature in a German comedy film called Macho Man and will play himself in it.

The 29-year-old has been in and out of the Arsenal team this season, leading to talk his spell in North London could be coming to an end.

And as the doubts over his future continue, the Germany international has taken time out to return to the stadium of former club FC Köln, to shoot some scenes for the movie.

"The film will be shot in my hometown Cologne, where I grew up and where my career started," Podolski said in a press release.

"My scene takes place in the stadium and it's really funny, I think.

"I am curious to see the result when I go to the premiere and see myself on the screen."

The movie, which is based on a best-selling novel by Moritz Netenjakob, is set to be released in October 2015.


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Partick Thistle player Jake Carroll trains in muscle onesie

Partick Thistle defender Jake Carroll was made to train in a muscle onesie on Tuesday after being the "worst performer" during previous sessions.


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Only In Russia! 76 fans meet for brawl on highway for tradition, shake hands & leave

Fans of city rivals Spartak and Dynamo Moscow have been filmed beating each other bloody in a mass brawl before helping each other back up and shaking hands.

A massive fight between supporters of Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow on a highway
A massive fight between supporters of Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow on a highway

Photo: YouTube

The four-minute clip shows fans from Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg - supporters of Spartak and Dynamo respectively - meeting on a deserted highway for a fight.

The Chelyabinsk team, dressed in white, and the Yekaterinburg team, in black, both sported 38 fans.

With the mass fight set to start, several amateur cameramen are seen standing nearby as members of the two gangs launch themselves as one another, hitting each other with their hands as well as feet.

Then after a good three minutes of fighting, they help each other up and leave on good terms.

The two sides were continuing the honourable tradition of beating each other senseless before Spartak and Dynamo squared off in an upcoming match.

"We fight before every game between Spartak and Dynamo, we support our teams," one of the participants of the brawl, Denis Tsarev, told news site

"This was not a very serious fight, next time we will fight until we are even more blood."

Watch the video of the madness below (Warning: This video contains scenes that some viewers may find distressing)


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Indonesian league match ends 3-2 after FIVE deliberate own goals

A scandalous second-division match in Indonesia ended 3-2 as both sides scored five own goals in a farcical final 10 minutes in an attempt to lose the game.

PSIS goalkeeper looks on as his teammate scores an own goal against PSS Sleman
PSIS goalkeeper looks on as his teammate scores an own goal against PSS Sleman

Photo: YouTube

PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang reportedly tried to avoid playing Pusamania Borneo - who are alleged to receive backing from the Indonesian mafia.

For the first 80-odd minutes on Sunday, both teams refused to attack and stroked the ball around aimlessly in midfield.

But when news trickled through at Pusamania were set to come second in their group, PSS deliberately conceded two own-goals in quick succession to put PSIS 2-0 up with two minutes remaining.

Not to be undone, PSIS scored three own-goals of their own to ensure they came second in their group, thus avoiding Pusamania in the next stage of the championship.

Indonesian football has been tarnished by match-fixing allegations in the past, with Mursyid Effendi given a life ban by FIFA in 1998 after scoring a deliberate own goal for Indonesia in a Tiger Cup game against Thailand to avoid having to face hosts Vietnam in the semi-final.


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Alfreton Town play entire match with midfielder Anthony Howell in goal

Injury-hit Alfreton Town were forced to play midfielder Anthony Howell in goal for the entirety of their 5-1 loss at Lincoln City in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay.

Stand-in Alfreton Town goalkeeper Anthony Howell concedes a goal to Lincoln City
Stand-in Alfreton Town goalkeeper Anthony Howell concedes a goal to Lincoln City

Photo: Lincoln City FC

Alfreton went into Tuesday's match without a goalkeeper after James Severn and Cameron Dawson picked up injuries.

In normal circumstances, Alfreton would bring in another set of hands, yet under FA regulations only players eligible for the first match can play in the second.

With two goalkeepers injured and an appeal for an emergency goalkeeper to be brought in turned down by the FA, the Reds were thankful to midfielder Howell for going in goal.

However, Howell was unable to stop his side from crashing out of the competition after conceding five goals to the hosts.

"Anthony Howell did well in goal, he was probably our best player," Alfreton manager Nicky Law said after the match.

"He kicked well, came and punched a few and could do nothing about the goals. It was nothing he did, it was the ten in front of him."


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Egyptian player gets four-match ban for untucking referee's shirt

Al Ahly winger Walid Soliman has been banned for four games after he lifted up a referee's shirt during his side's 0-0 draw against Al Asyouty Sport on Monday.

Al Ahly player Walid Soliman is seen lifting up referee's shirt after getting a red card
Al Ahly player Walid Soliman is seen lifting up referee's shirt after getting a red card

Photo: YouTube

Soliman was extremely furious with the official's decision to send him off for a second bookable offence at the match's hour mark.

In an ugly scene, the 29-year-old yelled at the referee while grabbing and untucking the official's shirt in the process before eventually heading towards the tunnel.

The player has been given a fine of 5,000 Egyptian Pound and has been banned for the next four fixtures.

And Soliman has now released an official statement apologising to the referee, the technical staff, and the fans.

He said: "What happened from me wasn't on purpose, I just went to the referee to show him my opinion about his decision. I was afraid from the second yellow card.

"When I raised my hands while I was standing before the referee, it appeared on television that I'm assaulting him.

"I tried to contact the referee to make a personal apology but I couldn't, so I apologise to him and to everybody and I accept any decision from the competitions committee."


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English non-league club miss game after mix-up over flight times

An Isthmain League match between Carshalton Athletic and Guernsey on Saturday had to be postponed after the latter turned up for the wrong flight.

Guernsey FC logo

Guernsey were booked on the 7:00 a.m. flight to Gatwick, but turned up for the 8:30 a.m. flight instead.

With a high volume of passengers travelling due to the begining of the half-term holiday, no alternative options to accommodate the team were available.

"It was totally my error," Guernsey secretary Mark Le Tissier, the brother of Southampton legend Matt, told BBC Radio Guernsey. "I apologise on behalf of myself and the club for the error.

"Being half-term, all the flights were booked and we couldn't get on another one."

Guernsey have already struggled with midweek matches away from home as players find it difficult to get time off work, and it is likely that their Carshalton fixture will be another away trip which will be arranged for a Tuesday night.

Carshalton secretary Chris Blanchard said: "They did try very hard to make the game.

"As a fellow secretary I have total sympathy for him, it must be an absolute nightmare for them. It's something that happens and we move on.

"I've spoken to Mark since the game was postponed and we'll rearrange for a date as soon as we can."


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Oxlade-Chamberlain likens Alexis Sánchez to Luis Suárez

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reckons Arsenal teammate Alexis Sánchez is just like Luis Suárez when it comes to "create something from nothing".

Sánchez scored either side of half-time at the Stadium of Light to help the Gunners secure a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday.

The Chile international has scored eight times already this season since his £30 million move from Barcelona, and Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Sánchez reminds him of another South American striker.

He told the club's official website: "Sánchez is a world-class player - everyone saw that at the World Cup. He's proved that and he's played for Barcelona where we've all seen what he's done.

"He's an unbelievable player and part of his game is his character and his hard work - that's where he's got both his goals from today.

"He reminds me of Luis Suárez when he chases everything down and he makes nothing into something. He's done that for us twice today and he's scored goals at important times for us."

Suárez moved to Barcelona from Liverpool for £75m in the summer, following a season in which he scored 31 Premier League goals.


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South African international Senzo Meyiwa dies after shooting incident

South Africa captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been killed after a shooting incident late on Sunday near Johannesburg.

The 27-year-old was shot dead less than 24 hours after playing for Orland Pirates in their 4-1 win over Ajax Cape Town.

Meyiwa was reportedly was shot at his girlfriend's home in Vosloorus, a township about 20 kilometres south of Johannesburg, and declared dead on arrival at hospital.

According to police, there had been an altercation before Meyiwa was shot after two people entered the home at around 8pm. The gang arrived demanding Meyiwa's mobile phone, according to one report.

"This is a sad loss to Senzo's family especially his children, to Orlando Pirates & the nation," said Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza.

Meyiwa earned three caps for Bafana Bafana after debuting for the national team last year and has been in outstanding form in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Violent gun crime in South Africa has been highlighted by the trial of Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and jailed for five years last week.

More than 17,000 people were murdered in South Africa between April 2013 and March 2014, an increase of about 800 over the previous year, according to police figures.


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Check out Alim Öztürk's last-gasp wonder goal for Hearts vs Hibernian

Heart of Midlothian defender Alim Öztürk scored his first goal for the club with a sensational injury-time wonder goal to salvage a 1-1 draw in their derby clash at Hibernian.

Hearts player Alim Öztürk celebrates after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Hibernian
Hearts player Alim Öztürk celebrates after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Hibernian

Photo: Facebook/OfficialHeartofMidlothianFC

Hibs took a deserved lead on 44 minutes through Dominique Malonga and when Callum Paterson saw red for the visitors after the break, it appeared Hearts were heading for their first league defeat of the season.

When all looked lost, though, Öztürk came to his side's rescue in the most spectacular fashion.

Galloping into the last chance saloon, the 21-year-old picked up the ball fully 40 yards from goal, took a couple of paces forward and let fly at the Hearts end.

The ball took off like a rocket and seemed to be heading upwards of the target when it swerved and dipped over the upstretched arm of Mark Oxley, crashing off the underside of the bar and over the line.

"The goal was something he's fantastic at - he should probably do more of it," Hearts boss Robbie Neilson told BBC Scotland.

"We work on it in training and he steps forward and people sit in for cover.

"Nine times out of 10 we ask him to hit the pass and slip someone in, but he has a good strike and takes our free-kicks.

"It was a fantastic strike. As soon as it leaves his boot, he probably knows it's going in."


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