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Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

Argentina World Cup violence

Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Colombia World Cup parties leave 34 injured

Colombia vs Uruguay World Cup

After Colombia’s thrilling World Cup win Saturday over Uruguay – the first time it came so far in the soccer tournament – 34 people were hurt in celebrations.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Man held after football fan dies in Sweden

Helsingborg

A man in his twenties was arrested in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg on Tuesday in connection with the death of a football fan from head injuries over the weekend, a police source said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Mexico: prison for sporting events aggressors

AP FILE PHOTO

Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved a bill that allows for prison terms for fans who engage in violent acts at sporting events.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

UFC fighter Thiago Silva accused of threatening wife with gun

In a Saturday, Nov.10, 2012 file photo, Thiago Silva of Boca Raton, Fla., left, fights with Stanislav Nedkov of Bulgaria during the Light Heavyweight match of the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC in Macau. Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter Thiago Silva is being held in a Broward County, Fla., jail on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, accused of threatening his wife with a gun. Jail records show 31-year-old Silva was being held without bond Saturday. The Brazilian mixed martial artist was arrested on Thursday on charges that include attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, says the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter was being held in a Florida jail Saturday, accused of threatening his wife with a gun, authorities said.

Broward County jail records show that Thiago Silva, 31, was being held without bond following his arrest Thursday on charges that included attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, told The Associated Press that the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

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