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Man held after football fan dies in Sweden


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


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 »

Football: Away fans banned in Argentina after supporter death


Away supporters have been banned from attending games in the Buenos Aires province following the fatal shooting of a fan on Monday night.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Homicide charge for teen in US referee’s death

A mourner light candles at a makeshift memorial before a news conference by the family to discuss the death of Ricardo Portillo, who passed away after injuries he sustained after an assault by a soccer player at a soccer game he was refereeing on April 27, in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff)

  SALT LAKE CITY — A teen accused of punching a Mexican-born football referee who later died was charged Wednesday with homicide by assault, a count issued when an attack unintentionally causes death. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill also said he will seek to try the teen as an adult in the death [...]

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

JOC to investigate violence in judo, other sports

In this photo taken in June 2012, Ryuji Sonoda, center, coaches female judo wrestlers during a training camp in Ureshino city, southwestern Japan. Japan's Judo Federation said Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 that head coach Sonoda used violence against athletes at the camp prior to the London Olympics. The federation's confirmation Wednesday of Sonoda's actions comes a day after it was revealed 15 female judo wrestlers sent a letter to the Japanese Olympic Committee at the end of 2012 complaining they had been subjected to harassment and physical violence by Sonoda at a pre-Olympic training camp, Kyodo news agency reported. AP

The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will launch an investigation into the alleged abuse of elite female judo competitors by former national coach Ryuji Sonoda.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

D-League coach ‘does a Jinggoy’


A recent on-court incident involving a D-League coach transported me back to the days of a bygone era when people got overly passionate about the game of basketball and would resort to violence.

Posted: April 8th, 2012 in Basketball,Commentary,Headlines,In Huddle,PBA,Section | Read More »

Egypt football violence kills 74

Egyptian football fans rush to the pit during riots that erupted after a football match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly teams in Port Said. At least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that erupted as soon as the referee blew the final whistle in the match. AFP/STR

At least 74 people were killed on Wednesday in fan violence after a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, in what FIFA called a “black day for football.”

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Bishop: Telecast of Pacquiao fight promotes violence

Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER file photo

While millions of Filipinos will be glued to their TV sets on Sunday to watch international boxing icon Manny Pacquiao slug it out with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, a Catholic prelate reminded the faithful on Saturday that the live telecast of the fight indirectly promotes violence.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Water polo: Blood and punches in ‘brutal’ sport

Whether it’s tussling for the ball, a crafty kick under the water or even outright punching and wrestling, water polo is a sport where even the girls are not blameless when it comes to playing dirty.

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Barcelona soccer celebrations turn violent

BARCELONA, Spain—Street parties in Barcelona celebrating the victory of the city’s soccer team in the Champions League final turned violent early Sunday and at least 11 people were hospitalized, according to local media reports. Police said more than 80 people were arrested after revelers attacked officers with bottles, flares and other objects, and destroyed park [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »



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