Dirty Tackle

  • Boxer Tyson Fury mistakenly challenges Liverpool Ladies' Lucy Bronze on Twitter

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle19 hrs ago

    Frustrated by opponent Dereck Chisora pulling out of Saturday's scheduled heavyweight bout with a fractured hand, boxer Tyson Fury took to Twitter and attempted to call out the next man on his list, Deontay Wilder. But instead of using Wilder's @BronzeBomber Twitter handle, the undefeated, 6-foot 9 Fury ended up using the @LucyBronze handle of Liverpool Ladies defender Lucy Bronze instead.

    After former heavyweight champ David Haye twice backed out of fights against Fury under similar circumstances, the Manchester born fighter was apparently too incensed by having a match crumble at the last minute for a third time to bother checking his rants before tweeting. So, he ended up including the oddly punctuated call-out of "@LucyBronze I want u punk.?"

    For the record, this is Lucy Bronze, 22-year-old England international who became the first British player to win the NCAA Cup with the University of North Carolina in 2009...

    And this is Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder...

    Lucy Bronze did see the humor in the situation, though. She tweeted her amusement before declining to fight Fury.

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  • Dimitar Berbatov scores exceptional volley, proves that he doesn't need preseason

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Despite a long career filled with beautiful goals and accolades, Dimitar Berbatov still gets tagged as lazy. But this simply isn't true. In actuality, he's just extremely talented, surprisingly graceful, and smart enough to know that you don't always have to sweat to get the job done.

    The Berba demonstrated all of this once again during Monaco's friendly against Colombian side Atletico Junior. Just before halftime, a deflected shot from outside the box looped into the general vicinity of Berbatov, who adjusted to connect with a powerful volley behind his body for the match's only goal.

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  • Arsenal players attempt to speak with New York accents ahead of preseason visit

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Arsenal will visit the U.S. for the first time in 25 years for one match only in an attempt to get retribution against the New York Red Bulls, who won the 2011 Emirates Cup at Arsenal's home ground. To prepare for the trip, the club made a few players attempt to say famous phrases in a New York accent. The results were varied.

    Englishmen Carl Jenkinson and Kieran Gibbs, German Serge Gnabry, and Frenchman Matheiu Flamini all made their attempts at sounding like characters in a Scorsese film. Jenkinson probably did the best job of it, while Flamini just sounded like a Frenchman mocking New Yorkers.

    The Red Bulls' Thierry Henry will welcome his former club to Harrison, New Jersey on July 26.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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