New York Knicks center Joakim Noah chose to sit out a dinner with West Point cadets during the team's training camp this week, citing his pacifist viewpoints and the fact that it was hard for him to "understand why we have to go to war, why kids have to kill kids around the world." The U.S. Military Academy later responded to Noah's actions with this statement, via ESPN.com: "The U.S. Military Academy at West Point develops leaders of character for the defense of our nation. We are disappointed and feel Mr. Noah's choice of West Point to make a statement is inappropriate because of the great sacrifice that has originated from this institution over our nation's history."
After it was reported Thursday night that Vince Biegel would be sidelined while recovering from surgery on his foot, Wisconsin officially announced Friday afternoon that the senior linebacker will be out of action for several weeks. "I really hate any time a player has to miss time due to an injury, especially a senior like Vince," head coach Paul Chryst said in the announcement. "Vince has such a passion for football and loves playing the game. This team is very important to him, and he is very important to our team. What you appreciate is that you know he will do everything in his power to get back on the field as soon as possible." Biegel's absence comes during the Badgers' toughest stretch
October 1 marks 20 years since Arsene Wenger, a relative unknown in global football, left Nagoya Grampus Eight to take charge of Arsenal. Nicknamed 'Le Professeur' in his early months on British shores, Wenger has certainly taught the Premier League