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Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices

The Guardian | Joanna Zelman | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Migrant workers who built luxury offices used by Qatar's 2022 football World Cup organisers have told the Guardian they have not been paid for more than a year and are now working illegally from cockroach-infested lodgings.

Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Clearing Way For Clippers Sale

AP | Chris Greenberg | July 28, 2014 | Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who...

Yes, Those Are Nipples On A Pro Baseball Team Jersey

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Haven't the Bridgeport Bluefish ever heard of the movie "Batman & Robin"? The Connecticut minor league team recently tweeted one of its jersey designs for military appreciation night, and the design apparently (and inexplicably) featured nipples. The 1997 Joel Schumacher film still receives brickbats because it...

NFL VP Claims Domestic Violence Punishment Sent Right Message, But Struggles To Explain How

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Like many, Adolpho Birch believes the National Football League sent a message about its view of domestic violence with its punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Unlike many, Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy, believes that message was the...

Baseball Team Turns To Cheering Robot Fans To Keep The Spirit Alive

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | July 28, 2014 | Canada Business
There's plenty to cheer about when it comes to robots. They vacuum our homes. They keep the elderly company. They've even perfected the art of hitchhiking . Now what if someone created robots that could cheer for us? Say for a struggling...

Grizzly Bear Takes A Swing At This Guy's Camera

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | July 28, 2014 | Green
If you're going to stick a camera in the middle of the wilderness, don't be surprised when the "wild" shows up. Brad Josephs, a Natural Habitat Adventures’ Expedition leader, recently uploaded a video of a young grizzly bear taking a swing at the camera that he...

Kyle Kingsbury, UFC Fighter, Makes Pro-Gay Statement With Underwear

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | July 28, 2014 | Gay Voices
Don't mind us... we're just over here profusely fanning ourselves. In an incredible display of solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Ultimate Fighter Kyle Kingsbury revealed a pair pink "Legalize Gay" underwear during his weigh-in over the weekend. The hunky athlete dropped his shorts for the...

41-Shot Table Tennis Rally Is The Most Exciting Thing You'll See Today (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | July 28, 2014 | Sports
This time of year is often thought of as the dog days of Summer when it comes to the sports calendar, but no one told these guys. Watching this breathtaking, 41-shot table tennis rally from Glasgow's Commonwealth Games just might be the most thrilling thing you see all...

Goldie Taylor Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | July 28, 2014 | Media
ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith has been roundly panned for his comments on domestic violence, in which he suggested women should do what they can not to "provoke" their partners into abusing them. On Monday, Smith apologized for his comments, but MSNBC pundit Goldie Taylor...

Saku Koivu's California Mansion On Sale For $6.6 Million (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | July 28, 2014 | Canada Business
Former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu is selling his luxurious home in Irvine, Calif., after learning that he won't be back with the Anaheim Ducks, his most recent NHL team. The house, which is on the market for $6.6 million U.S., is just teeming with luxury amenities. ...

Brandon Austin, Twice Accused Of Sexual Assault, Is Recruited By A New College

Tyler Kingkade | July 28, 2014 | College
Northwest Florida State College has recruited basketball player Brandon Austin, a sophomore accused of sexually assaulting women at two other colleges he attended in the past year. Austin will play at the junior college in Florida on a scholarship, transferring from the University of Oregon where he was suspended and...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shares Hilarious Text Message From His Mother

Michael Klopman | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed out on making history and finished in ninth place at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. But of course, the performance was good enough to make his mother proud. In fact, it reminded her of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and she laid...

Spanish Judge: Lionel Messi Tax Fraud Investigation To Go Forward

AP | Thomas McKenna | July 28, 2014 | Sports
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. A court statement said there was "sufficient evidence" to believe the Barcelona and Argentina star "could...

Fans Rush The Pitch And Take A Selfie With Mario Balotelli (VIDEO, PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Manchester City thrashed AC Milan in a 5-1 friendly at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon, but it was two pitch invaders who became the story of the match. The two fans crossed onto the pitch in 90th minute and approached Italian footballer and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli...

Meet The Woman Who's Changing Baseball

Pam Masin | July 28, 2014 | OWN
As baseball's only female announcer, Renel Brooks-Moon scores big with San Francisco Giants fans. By Linda Childers Growing up in a Northern California family of baseball nuts, Renel Brooks-Moon spent many a weekend...

'Karate Clerk' Who Stopped Alleged Mugging: 'I Just Kicked Him In The Face'

Cate Matthews | July 28, 2014 | Crime
With great power comes great responsibility. Semi-pro mixed martial arts fighter Mayura Dissanayaka has been practicing MMA for over a decade. Earlier his month, his skills were put to the test in a very unexpected way. Dissanayaka, who works as a clerk at a Houston gas station,...

Timberwolves Rookie Zach LaVine Puts On Dunk Show At Seattle Pro-Am (VIDEO)

Thomas McKenna | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine was in Seattle participating in the city's Pro-Am over the weekend, and he showed that he might have some NBA Dunk Contests in his future. HoopMixTape compiled an Instagram montage of his many high-flying attempts, and each and every one is a jaw-dropper.

This Is What Happens When A Yankees Fan Finds A Red Sox Title Ring

Ryan Grenoble | July 28, 2014 | Sports
NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a...

Stephen A. Smith: Domestic Violence Rant Was 'Most Egregious Error Of My Career'

Chris Greenberg | July 28, 2014 | Sports
Stephen A. Smith owned up to making the "most egregious error" of his career during a recent rant about domestic violence. The admission and accompany apology came during a taped segment aired at the start of ESPN2's "First Take" debate program on Monday. The talk show...

Basketball Player Wearing 'RIP Eric Garner' Dunks Over NYPD Patrol Car

Inae Oh | July 28, 2014 | Black Voices
Tensions between residents and New York City Police have been high following the death earlier this month of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while an NYPD officer had him in an apparent chokehold during an arrest. But on Friday, officers in Staten Island...
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