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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WWE Talent Is Uncomfortable With Saudi Arabia Show—And They Should Be

WWE Talent Is Uncomfortable With Saudi Arabia Show—And They Should Be
WWE Talent Is Uncomfortable With Saudi Arabia Show—And They Should Be

WWE Talent Is Uncomfortable With Saudi Arabia Show—And They Should Be WWE needs transparency in its relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. If an exorbitant amount of money makes the deal worthwhile, then WWE should state the obvious and say so. But keeping the deal with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia is problematic for a number of reasons. With female talent not allowed to perform in the country, the Saudi deal hurts WWE’s efforts to champion their women’s revolution.

That was evident from the moment the partnership was announced. The new issue is the recent human rights violation that occurred in Turkey—where the Saudi government allegedly ordered and carried out the murder of a prominent Saudi journalist,

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who had been critical of the regime. The right decision for WWE should be simple: Indefinitely suspend all shows in Saudi Arabia. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, multiple members of the WWE talent roster have expressed discomfort with the idea of performing in Saudi Arabia, especially given the nation’s poor record with human rights.

In WWE’s defense, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sold them on a vision of a progressive nation. He appeared earnest in his pursuit of Western entertainment, and sold potential business partners on a vision of a progressive Saudi Arabia, while taking modest steps—such as allowing women the right to drive—to give them reason to believe he was sincere.

WWE is far from alone in its business endeavors with Saudi Arabia. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was another significant partner with a space tourism venture, but he halted his $1 billion investment project with Saudi Arabia following the news of Khashoggi’s disappearance.

Numerous top business executives, including Dara Khosrowshahi of Uber, Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase and Bill Ford of Ford Motor, have also announced they would no longer be attending the Future Investment Initiative conference later this month in Saudi Arabia.

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

#10 Neymar

#10 Neymar


Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world.


Date of Birth: Feb 5, 1992
Place of Birth: Mogi das Cruzes  Brazil
Age:                    26
Height:                1,75 m
Nationality: Brazil  Brazil
Position:              Forward - Left Winger
Foot:                   both
Player Agent: Mjf Publicidade e Promoções
Current club: Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
Joined:               Aug 3, 2017
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Outfitter:            Nike Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 Nike
Shoe model: Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 since Mar 28, 2018

Tony Brown activated to Packers 53-man roster

Tony Brown activated to Packers 53-man roster


The Green Bay Packers have elevated former Alabama cornerback Tony Brown to their 53-man roster. Brown went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but signed with the Los Angeles Chargers and was released after the preseason. The Packers signed Brown to their Practice squad on September 3. 

Green Bay elevated Brown after defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson was placed on injured reserve. Their secondary has struggled with injuries as well, making the move convenient.  

Brown played four seasons at Alabama, winning national titles in 2015 and 2017. He finished his career with 89 tackles and 3 interceptions. He will have the opportunity to see the field alongside pro bowl safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, another former Alabama defensive back.

Source: TDA

Raekwon Davis apologizes for throwing punches on Saturday

Raekwon Davis apologizes for throwing punches on Saturday


Raekwon Davis apologizes for throwing punches on Saturday Alabama defensive tackle, Raekwon Davis, got into a bit of a scuffle with Missouri’s Kevin Pendleton on Saturday night during the Tide’s 39-10 win.

Davis threw several punches Pendleton’s way while both of them were on the ground. Davis took to Twitter to apologize for his actions. “I would like to apologize to Kevin Pendleton, the Missouri Tigers, their fans, Alabama Fans, and my teammates and coaches for my actions during tonight’s game,” Davis said via Twitter. “I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and that’s unacceptable. Again I’m sorry and it will never happen again.”

Source: Tdalabamamag

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo era is phenomenal, says Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Guardiola


Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola believes football is witnessing an era of “two phenomena” with the class of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Top 5 Most Memorable Performances 2018


Ronaldo and Messi have milked the limelight for over a decade and they continue to go strong despite entering their thirties.

The duo have won every Ballon d’Or award since Kaka back in 2007 and are now tied on five each.

Guardiola knows what Messi is like first hand from his time at Barcelona and believes he and Ronaldo are a level above every other player in world football.

“Leo is a competitive, fierce animal,” he told reporters at Festival dello Sport.

“That helps others to be competitive. He hates to lose and plays like when he was a kid. In big matches, if the team helps him, he makes the difference.

“Together with Cristiano [Ronaldo] we have lived and are living an era of two phenomena.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus
“They have spent 10 years scoring 50 goals a season. It’s incredible. It’s not one year, it’s year after year, more and more.”

Luka Modric is the frontrunner to win the Ballon d’Or this year as the Croatian captain recently picked up the FIFA award for Best Men’s player.

Bale withdraws from Wales squad to rest groin injury


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss Wales' clash against the Republic of Ireland


London (AFP) - Gareth Bale will miss Wales’ Nations League clash against the Republic of Ireland after the Real Madrid star returned to Spain to continue his recovery from a groin injury.
Bale was sidelined for Wales’ 4-1 friendly defeat against Spain in Cardiff on Thursday after aggravating the groin injury while playing for Real against Alaves a week ago.

The 29-year-old had hoped to recover for his country’s trip to Dublin on Tuesday, but Wales manager Ryan Giggs had already admitted he didn’t expect the forward to be back in time.

A post on the national team’s Twitter account read: “Gareth Bale has returned to his club this afternoon and will not travel to Dublin with the rest of the squad.”

Bale scored four goals in his first nine appearances for Real this season, but he has been bothered by the injury for several weeks.

It is a frustrating spell for the former Tottenham star after his goals helped Real win the Champions League final against Liverpool last season.

Against Spain, Giggs’ side struggled badly without Bale, crashing to their heaviest defeat since a 6-1 thrashing against Serbia in 2012.

Bale was presented with a golden boot prior to kick-off against Spain in honour of his record tally of 30 goals for Wales.

Ipswich winger Gwion Edwards was drafted into the senior squad for the first time on Friday as cover for Bale.

Wales have three points from their two Nations League games so far, beating the Republic 4-1 and losing 2-0 to Denmark.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo Top 5 Most Memorable Performances 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo Top 5 Most Memorable Performances 2018

On top of the football world stands a massive giant. A deadly goalscoring machine, a human missile and a complete athlete with plenty of skills and immense talent. A hero in Portugal and a legend at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers the world has seen. 

His name drives football fans crazy, makes goalkeepers dizzy and terrifies opposition defenders. Five Ballon d'Or awards, 4 European Golden Shoes, 3 Pichichi, 4 Champions League trophies and still counting, the Portuguese has arguably been the most dominant player in the universe for the past 10 years. Even Juventus fans could not hide their feelings as they stood up to applaud the incredible winger after he scored one of his greatest goals recently at the Allianz Stadium. 

Cristiano Ronaldo - The Machine

Tearing opposition defenses apart, scoring unimaginable goals and driving his club towards another consecutive Champions League triumph, Ronaldo has made 2018 his own with a lot of fantastic displays. 

He has been highly influential, with a lot of impressive performances, especially in the biggest games. In fact, he was the difference for the Los Blancos as they edged past the likes of PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich to reach another consecutive Champions League final. With no words to perfectly describe his incredible brilliance, let us just enjoy ourselves as we take a look at the top 5 performances of the Portuguese this season:

WWE Talent Is Uncomfortable With Saudi Arabia Show—And They Should Be

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