Cristiano Ronaldo seems to think that everything bad that happens to Cristiano Ronaldo is proof of a vast worldwide conspiracy to besmirch the reputation of Cristiano Ronaldo. This explains why he would describe the Spanish tax authorities seeking to collect on some €15 million they believe he may have defrauded from…
After Real Madrid’s appeal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-match suspension for shoving a referee was denied today, the Portuguese star whined about the decision on social media, writing, “It’s impossible to stay quiet in this situation, five matches! To me it seems exaggerated and ridiculous, this is what you call…
Tim Howard has been suspended three games by MLS for what the league is calling an “inappropriate fan interaction”—in this case, telling a fan to “fuck your mother” or some variation thereof.
FIFA handed Lionel Messi a four-match suspension from international play today in response to an incident after last week’s Argentina-Chile match when Messi was seen insulting a referee. With only five matches left in a World Cup Qualifying process in which Argentina have struggled, there is a very real possibility…
The Seattle Mariners responded to backup catcher Steve Clevenger’s dogshit dumb tweets about protesters by suspending him without pay for the remaining 10 games of the season. Here is the relevant part of the statement released by general manager Jerry Dipoto:
We all knew a big fine and suspension were coming Rougned Odor’s way, and now there are reports that MLB has finally settled on a punishment. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers’ second baseman will be suspended for eight games, and Yahoo’s Jeff Passan adds that he will be fined $5,000.
MLB has fined and suspended Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper for one game for “his actions” after he was ejected in Monday’s game against the Tigers. Harper will appeal.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are likely to lose their leading scorer for a long time, as Romeo Parkes earned an incredible red card by kicking the shit out of Red Bulls II player Karl Ouimette late in last night’s USL match.
One of baseball’s most exciting players will miss half the season as Marlins infielder Dee Gordon has tested positive for PEDs, according to Major League Baseball.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for cross-checking a linesman from behind today, a widely expected ruling that Wideman will now appeal to a neutral arbitrator. Wideman’s primary defense, that he was concussed shortly before hitting referee Don Henderson—Wideman was indeed…
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that Blake Griffin will be suspended four games without pay, and fined an additional game check, for punching team equipment staffer Matias Testi.
The NHL announced today that Anaheim Ducks center Shawn Horcoff will be suspended for 20 games without pay for violating the league’s performance enhancing substances policy.
ESPN suspended regular TV presence Bob Ryan for calling colleague Mark Jackson a “Bible-pounding phony” and “con man,” among other insults, on the Dan Le Batard Show, as first reported by The Big Lead. Ryan appears regularly on Around the Horn and Sports Reporters, and sometimes guest hosts Pardon the Interruption.…
NSIC brass have suspended the referees responsible for Friday night’s debacle in Sioux Falls, when USF had an upset win over Division II rival Winona State stolen away by a technical foul called after Cougars fans and players celebrated a long-range, buzzer-beating three-pointer.
Defensive end Greg Hardy signed with the Cowboys in March after his domestic violence charges were dropped when the victim didn’t show up to court; the NFL gave him a 10-game suspension without pay in April. Hardy appealed the punishment, and today, arbitrator Harold Henderson reduced the suspension to four games.