Joe Lago

  • Transfer Deadline Day Live: Get updates on all of the latest moves

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 1 day ago

    The deadline has passed for clubs in England to make their final moves in the summer transfer window. But deals can still be made, the Premier League kindly reminded everyone at 1 p.m. ET.

    The transfer window is now SHUT, but there could be more deals to come. #DeadlineDay A to Z >

    Look back on all of the last-minute transfers with the Scribble Live stream below.

  • Arjen Robben isn't a fan of 'circus' tricks like Douglas Costa's heel flick

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 2 days ago

    Douglas Costa's slick heel flick during Bayern Munich's 3-0 Bundesliga victory over Bayer Leverkusen created quite the buzz on Saturday. It was one of the must-see highlights, so much so that the Brazilian was celebrated on social media for embarrassing 20-year-old midfielder Julian Brandt.

    No you didn't, Douglas Costa.

    Fans absolutely love it when talented players like Costa show off their skills. But Leverkusen certainly didn't appreciate the showboating. Somewhat surprisingly, neither did one of Costa's teammates.

    Arjen Robben, Costa's opposite wing in Bayern's lethal attack, told Sky Sports that the 24-year-old Costa should tone down his act.

    "But one shouldn't forget the score was 3-0 at the time and you need to respect the opposition. That was a bit dubious, I think. It belongs in the circus."

    So what's more unsportsmanlike: Rainbow flicks or flops in the box?

  • Botched U.S. handoff allows Bolt, Jamaica to win gold in 4x100 relay

    Joe Lago at Fourth-Place Medal 3 days ago

    For Usain Bolt, it was another 4x100 relay victory over the United States and another gold medal at the world championships in Beijing.

    For the Americans, it was a missed opportunity that ended up being a complete and total disaster.

    Bolt claimed his third gold at the worlds on Saturday, running his customary anchor leg to lead Jamaica to a winning time of 37.36 seconds. The 100- and 200-meter champion was headed for a surprising silver medal as the U.S. appeared to have built up enough of a lead going into the fourth and final leg, but a botched handoff of the baton between Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers cost the Americans dearly as Bolt gained ground and cruised to victory.

    It got worse for the U.S. While Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Gay and Rodgers were jogging around the Bird's Nest track to celebrate their silver medal, they were informed that Rodgers was ruled to have stepped out of his lane. The infraction disqualified the Americans, moving China up to second and Canada to third.

    On paper, the U.S. looked to have the advantage over the Jamaicans with all four Americans having reached the 100 final six days earlier. Jamaica had just two finalists in Bolt and Asafa Powell.

  • Usain Bolt wins 200 gold at worlds, then gets taken down by cameraman's Segway

    Joe Lago at Fourth-Place Medal 5 days ago

    Usain Bolt predicted that he wouldn't lose his favorite event at the world championships and, as is usually the case when the Jamaican steps onto a track, he went out and backed up his words.

    Bolt faced another showdown with American Justin Gatlin in the 200-meter final in Beijing on Thursday and did not blink as he captured his record 10th world title in a time of 19.55, the fifth fastest 200 ever.

    On Sunday, Bolt edged Gatlin in the 100-meter final by just one hundredth of a second. Both cruised to victories in Wednesday's semifinal heats to set up the rematch.

    "Justin Gatlin was saying he was ready to go and was going to do something special. And for the 100 I don't mind people talking a lot because it's the 100 meters," Bolt said. "But when it comes to my 200, I take it really personal."

    Gatlin came off the curve running step for step with Bolt, but that's when Bolt kicked it into another gear. Down the back stretch, he easily put distance between himself and Gatlin and coasted across the finish line all by himself to the world's best time of 2015.

    While taking his victory lap, Bolt was bumped into from behind by a cameraman's Segway.

  • Lionel Messi headbutts Roma defender in friendly that wasn't so friendly

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 27 days ago

    Lionel Messi very rarely shows emotion. The biggest outpouring of feelings from Messi has come after painful defeats in international cup finals where he can't hide his utter disgust in failing to carry Argentina to a championship (see: 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America).

    In a sport where gesticulation often isn't enough to let the world know that you just scored, to the point where special messages are sometimes written on undershirts to completely express one's joy, Messi maintains a much reserved on-pitch persona.

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    That's why it was so shocking to see Messi express so much anger in Barcelona's preseason friendly against Roma on Wednesday. Not only did the diminutive Argentine headbutt Roma's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa but he also gripped his left hand around the defender's neck and pushed him away as an exclamation point to his seething protest.

  • Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo shows off soccer skills in full disguise

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 28 days ago

    It's been done before in other sports: Star athlete puts on disguise and costume, mingles with mortals as a regular guy and then shows off his superhuman skills before revealing his true identity. Everyone is stunned. The viewer of viral video is entertained.

    Add Cristiano Ronaldo to the list of star athletes who have successfully punked the public.

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    The Real Madrid goal-scoring machine didn't go to great lengths like NBA star Kyrie Irving to change his looks and body, but during an ordinary Madrid afternoon, passersby had no idea it was CR7 with a wig, fake beard, sunglasses and hoodie doing extraordinary things with a soccer ball.

    Watch the hijinks here (the video is part of a promotion for ROC's new campaign with Ronaldo):

    Nicolas happily accepts the ball, proving that he wasn't an Atletico Madrid fan.

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  • Audi Cup Live: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 28 days ago

    The preseason friendlies circuit continued on Tuesday with the Audi Cup in Munich, Germany, where Real Madrid took on Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich met AC Milan. The tournament concludes Wednesday with a championship final pitting Real against Bayern, after the Spanish powers beat Spurs 2-0 on goals by James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale and the German champions crushed Milan 3-0 on goals by Juan Bernat, Mario Goetze and Robert Lewandowski.

    Follow the action as it happened Tuesday at the Allianz Arena with the Scribble Live stream below.

  • Summer Friendlies Live: MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham, Man United vs. PSG

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 1 mth ago

    Two preseason friendlies will be in the world soccer spotlight when MLS's best take on Tottenham Hotspur in Colorado and Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the International Champions Cup in Chicago.

    Kickoff for both games is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. Follow the action as it happens with the Scribble Live stream below.

  • Mexico fires Miguel Herrera, so that's a good thing for the USMNT, right?

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 1 mth ago

    And you thought the United States men's national team was in turmoil.

    On Tuesday, the Mexico federation fired Miguel Herrera as national team head coach for Herrera's role in an alleged airport altercation with a TV commentator who had been highly critical of "El Piojo."

    Now, just two days after beating Jamaica in the Gold Cup final, El Tri will have only two months and two September friendlies to find their bearings under a yet-to-be-named replacement before taking on the rival Americans in the Oct. 9 CONCACAF playoff that will determine the region's 2017 Confederations Cup representative.

    [FC Yahoo: The best candidate to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as USMNT coach]

    Not exactly.

    The big losers in the firing of Miguel Herrera? The fans and media. Simply because El Tri matches will no longer feature Herrera's passionate and sometimes psychotic sideline antics.

  • Gold Cup Final Live: Jamaica vs. Mexico

    Joe Lago at FC Yahoo 1 mth ago

    CONCACAF crowns a new champion on Sunday when Jamaica takes on Mexico in the Gold Cup final at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. If the past week is any indication, the championship game will be anything but straightforward.

    Surprising results and questionable referee decisions have shaped what has been an unpredictable and controversial knockout stage. Jamaica scored the upset of the tournament in a deserving 2-1 semifinal win over the United States. Mexico, on the other hand, benefited from heavily disputed penalty calls in a quarterfinal victory over Costa Rica and a come-from-behind semifinal triumph over Panama.

    Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Follow the action as it happens with the Scribble Live stream below.