Franck Ribery: Gold-coated steak backlash earns ‘heavy fine’

(CNN)His meal of gold-coated steak drew ire on social media for being ostentatious, but Franck Ribery’s foul-mouthed response earned him a “heavy fine” from his club Bayern Munich. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videos Bayern Munich imposed the undisclosed fine for unacceptable language from a supposed role model.…

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Botaoshi — the extreme Japanese sport you’ve probably never heard of

(CNN)Hundreds of bodies slam violently against each other, hands pull at limbs, feet kick at heads. It’s a chaotic, violent assault — and it’s taking place at a school sports day. “It’s rugby, it’s NFL, it’s wrestling, it’s sumo, it’s crazy it’s what it is. I’ve never seen anything like…

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NFL ready for another London party and edging closer to permanent move | Sean Ingle

Wembley will host the first of three London games on Sunday and the NFL believes the prospect of a permanent London franchise is now moving closer to reality The figures are almost as dizzying as a crunching helmet-to-helmet hit from a 300lb defensive lineman. On Sunday 84,000 people will pack…

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Arnautovic seals victory as West Ham compound Manchester United gloom

The gloom surrounding Manchester United intensified after Felipe Anderson, a Victor Lindelf own goal and Marko Arnautovic gave West Ham a 3-1 win Clubs cannot win the Premier League by the end of September, but they can certainly lose it. And yet for Manchester United, the death or otherwise of…

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