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February 7, 2019

A Body Has Been Recovered from The Plane Wreckage of the Soccer Star Emiliano Sala


A body has been recovered from the plane carrying the Argentine soccer striker Emiliano Sala, which crashed into the English Channel last month, the British authorities said late Wednesday.

The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch did not specify whether the body was that of Mr. Sala or the pilot, David Ibbotson, the only other person who was on the small plane.

“In challenging conditions, the A.A.I.B. and its specialist contractors successfully recovered the body previously seen amidst the wreckage,” the investigators said in a statement. The body was being taken to the coroner of the county of Dorset, the statement said. 

The recovery crews tried to retrieve the wreckage itself, but bad weather forced them to give up, according to the statement. 
U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
A video still, released by the British authorities, showing the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Mr. Sala and the pilot, David Ibbotson.CreditU.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Mr. Sala, 28, who had recently transferred to the English Premier League club Cardiff City from Nantes in the French league, was flying to Cardiff from Nantes on Jan. 21 when the single-engine, propeller-driven Piper Malibu vanished.

Mr. Sala had sent an audio message from the plane to a group of friends on WhatsApp, saying that he was “so afraid” and that the plane “seems like it’s falling to pieces.”

The authorities called off a search on Jan. 24. But efforts resumed after more than 371,000 euros, about $424,000, was raised from donors, including some of soccer’s most prominent players.

On Sunday, a shipwreck hunter, David Mearns, announced that his team on the ship FPV Morven had found the plane. Another ship, the Geo Ocean III, used a remotely operated vehicle to film the wreckage, and images of the registration number on the fuselage confirmed that it was the missing plane.

Mr. Sala had been one of the leading strikers in France this season. Cardiff City, which has one of the Premier League’s lowest goal totals, had signed him in an effort to improve its poor offensive production. 

The Welsh team agreed to pay 15 million pounds, or more than $19 million, to acquire Mr. Sala. Nantes has demanded payment of the first installment of that transfer fee, which is to be paid over three years, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

October 1, 2018

Soccer Star Christiano Ronaldo Denies He Raped a Woman in Vegas in 2009

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed as “fake news” allegations from a US woman that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
“What they said today? Fake, fake news,” the Portuguese player said in an Instagram video. “They want to promote [themselves by using] my name. It’s normal. They want to be famous to say my name, but it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good.”
His comments come after German magazine Der Spiegel published an interview with Kathryn Mayorga in which she publicly identified herself as the woman making the allegation. The same magazine last year published a report stating Ronaldo had reached a $375,000 settlement with an unnamed woman in 2010. Her lawyer told Der Spiegel they are now seeking to nullify that agreement.
“I’ve had like these serious breakdowns,” Mayorga told Der Spiegel. “And again, blaming of the rape. And I blame him, and I blame myself for signing that thing.”
In a statement provided to BuzzFeed News from Ronaldo’s agent Gestifute, the Juventus player’s lawyer, Christian Schertz, said they would sue the German magazine, calling the report “blatantly illegal”:
 Alfred Weinzierl, deputy editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel, told Reuters they reached out to Ronaldo’s representatives prior to publishing but received no response.
“Nobody sued us in connection with earlier Ronaldo reports,” he said. 

July 15, 2017

Scott Frantz An Offensive Tackle for Kansas State Has Come Out Gay

Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz came out publicly as gay on ESPN.

Scott Frantz, an offensive tackle for Kansas State, has come out publicly as gay in an interview with Holly Rowe for ESPN. He is only the third active FBS player ever to reveal publicly that he is gay.
In his first public comments as an out gay man, Frantz told ESPN that he has come out to his team’s coaching staff and teammates and received nothing but support.
“I’ve never felt so loved and so accepted ever in my life than when I did that,” Frantz said. “And ever since then it’s been great. I’ve grown so much closer to my teammates since then.”
Frantz told his team much the same way Michael Sam came out to his Missouri teammates, in a team exercise designed to share something about himself.
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder reportedly responded to Frantz similarly to how then-Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli responded to former NFL tackle Ryan O’Callaghan coming out: “No big deal.”
Frantz said he wants to share his story to inspire other kids like him who feel they won’t be accepted. We at Outsports have talked for years about the environment in big-time football being far better than people think, and Frantz’s story affirms what countless LGBT athletes and coaches have shared about their own coming-out in college sports.
Last season Kansas State finished 9-4 with a victory over Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl. Frantz started all 13 games for the Wildcats, the first freshman tackle to do so in at least 30 years, according to Kansas State athletics. After holding Myles Garrett to zero sacks in the Texas Bowl, he was named to the All-Bowl team Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. Frantz is from Lawrence, Kansas.
Frantz will be one of at least two publicly out gay Power 5 Conference college football players this season. Earlier this year, Univ. of Arizona freshman defensive end My-King Johnson came out publicly as gay. He has been out to friends, family and teammates since he was 12. The Arizona coaching staff, including head coach Rich Rodriguez, has expressed support for Johnson, who is expected to make an immediate impact on a Wildcats defense that was woeful last season. 
Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin revealed he was gay in 2014 while on the Sun Devils roster, but he did not play in a game after coming out.
In addition to Frantz and Johnson, there are several other publicly out gay college football players who will be suiting up this September. 
Because of his play as a freshman, and his size at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, the sophomore is already an NFL Draft prospect. currently lists him as the No. 6 tackle in his class.
Frantz has now taken a step so many have been waiting for for years. We know, from other athletes’ comings out and the testimony of countless straight athletes, that acceptance will be widespread. We look forward to watching him, and cheering him on, this season.

April 25, 2015

Bruce Jenner After 7 Yrs of Marriage He Realized it was Just Not Cross-dressing?

 Finnaly Bruce Jenner is reached something he was looking for 30 years or more
 Bruce Jenner at 10 and He already Knew!
Bruce Jenner’s earliest memories of feeling like he wanted to try something new came at about age 8 or 9. He remembers sneaking into his mother’s or sisters’ closet to dress up in their clothes while they were out.
“I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special edition of ABC News’ “20/20.”
“And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good,” he added.
During the interview with Sawyer, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”
“I like her,” Jenner said. “I look at it this way—Bruce always telling a lie. He’s lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can’t do that any longer.” 
For the first time in nearly 50 years, Jenner returned to the place where he grew up, Tarrytown, New York, with Diane Sawyer and recounted early memories of putting on dresses and wearing a scarf to hide his short hair.

“You have no idea, no idea, you don’t know what’s up ... and there’s no place to get any information,” Jenner said of growing up during the Eisenhower era before the birth of the Internet.
Jenner remembers envying the boys and girls who were comfortable in their own skin, while feeling like he was “stuck here in the middle.”

The former Olympian described himself as a lonely boy then who is “still a lonely big boy” now.
"I don’t socialize a lot, OK? I’m not like an outgoing person. I don’t socialize a lot. ... I’ve never fit in,” he said. “When you deal with this issue, you don’t fit in.”
In high school, Jenner was a star athlete -- MVP of the basketball, football and track teams. He went on to marry college sweetheart Chrystie Scott in 1972.

Jenner told Sawyer that Chrystie was probably “the first one to know” that he was transgender and struggling with gender identity, though Jenner “didn’t go heavily into it back then” when explaining his feelings.
“I said ‘These are my issues. This is what I deal with,” Jenner said. “And they I think I do a little cross dressing, I do a little of this, a little of that, you know, ‘it’s going to be fine, we’ll work all that stuff out.’”
Jenner made the 1972 Olympic team in the decathlon, but came in 10th place. Jenner returned to the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and won the gold medal for the decathlon, giving him the title of the world’s greatest athlete.
After two children and seven years together, Jenner and Chrystie divorced. The Olympian then married songwriter and TV actress Linda Thompson, who had been Elvis Presley’s girlfriend.
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner celebrates after winning 1500M race during Decathlon at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, July 17, 1976.
Jenner and Linda had two children together, Brandon and Brody, before splitting. 
The former Olympian fell into a deep depression and lived alone in a house in Malibu.
In the late 1980s, Jenner sought a therapist for the first time, and started taking hormones. 
By the early 1990s, 
Jenner remembers having breasts that were “a good solid 36B.
”He also altered his face, getting surgery on his nose and electrolysis to remove his beard. 
He continued to work as a motivational speaker and while the main event was arguably his addresses to the crowds,
 the travel that came wiengagements meant something else as well.  
 “I would walk off the stage and I would feel like a liar. I’d say ‘You’ve just got no guts…’” 
Jenner said. “And then I’d literally go up into the hotel room, change [into women’s] clothes,
 and walk aroAround this time, Jenner decided to finally tell someone in his family what he was going through.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Jenner’s older sister Pam Mettler said. 
“I didn’t understand really what he was saying.”
“When I drove home from that dinner that night, I cried the whole way.
 I could hardly see the road for the tears,” Mettler said. 
“I guess the tears were for me – but they were for him mostly, the pain that he experienced as a child.”
But the two didn’t speak about it again for more than 30 years.

 Bruce Jenner “I had the story”

February 17, 2015

Bruce Jenner tries Come Clean with TV Interview


Everything was going according to Bruce Jenner's plan. Fresh off taping an interview with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, in which he opened up about his transition to living as a woman, he took a quick trip to New York City. The athlete left his luxurious room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for several Starbucks runs, even obliging one fan with a selfie February 5. "He seemed comfortable and relaxed," the fan says of Bruce, who is filming a docuseries about his transformation. "He was happy."
But life can change in an instant. Back home in Malibu two days later, Bruce was towing a dune buggy from his Escalade on the Pacific Coast Highway at 12:15 p.m. when the Lexus sedan in front of him rear-ended a Prius. Bruce, 65, swerved but could not avoid slamming into the Lexus, propelling it into oncoming traffic, where it was struck by a Hummer. The driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed and five others were injured. While emergency workers were still on the scene, online outlets rushed to blame Bruce for the crash, accusing him of texting or speeding to elude photographers. "This couldn't have come at a worse time for him," notes a friend of Keeping Up With the Kardashians' father figure. "He is in a state of shock." The following night, Bruce said as much to Us in a statement: "It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them."
Bruce's Heartbreak
After the collision, the motivational speaker was cooperative with authorities. He passed a field sobriety test and submitted a blood sample to prove he was not intoxicated. Bruce's rep says he will also surrender phone records, telling Us, "The evidence will show that Bruce was not texting at the time of the accident." An insider adds that Bruce "knows he wasn't responsible, but he feels terrible. He watched the woman's body being taken out of the car."
Rattled, the gold medalist called his once-estranged son Brody, who sped to the site with girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter. The Hills alum, 31, has "been great for Bruce," says a family pal, adding that the two have grown closer since Dad's 2013 split from ex Kris. Stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, 34, was with husband Kanye West at the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in Beverly Hills when she got a text and "left quickly," according to an attendee. His stepdaughters Kourtney, 35, and Khloe, 30, who were neighbors of the victim, and daughters Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17, all called to comfort him, says a source: "They all want to be there for him."
Big Reveal
As police investigate the crash, Bruce will continue his journey of self-discovery. Though he did not wear feminine makeup during his chat with Sawyer, says a source, he did reveal a name he plans to assume in the near future: "He referred to her in the third person."
He is also mulling a name for his upcoming E! show. Two insiders tell Us Bruce is working with Bunim/Murray Productions, the team behind Keeping Up. "E! wants to see the footage first," says one, "then decide how many episodes."
For now, says a close source, Bruce is just happy to be alive. "Everybody feels for him," says the source. "He's been fighting a private battle and has come so far. Now he's really shaken up."

(c)2015 Us Weekly. First published in Us Weekly Magazine. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

December 22, 2014

Why This Young Rapist Should Not be allow to Play but a club wants him


Convicted rapist Ched Evans was this morning released from prison after serving half of his five year sentence.
The 25-year-old former Sheffield United striker is expected to make a “personal and profound” statement on his website next week and he has maintained his innocence throughout.
Until then, Women’s Aid has urged his former club not to allow him to return. The boss of Sheffield United, Nigel Clough, has reportedly held talks with officials about the possibility of him being allowed to play football with them again. 
This is what Polly Neate, the chief executive of Women’s Aid had to say on the matter: 
Sheffield United have to take responsibility for their response to the Ched Evans case, as a football club which is both an employer and a high profile brand. They have a significant leadership role in their community and there is no excuse for ignorance where violence against women and girls is concerned. Many employers would not wish to re-employ a convicted rapist in a high-profile position, because of the potential reputational risk and the message it sends out to others. While we would always support the principle of rehabilitating offenders, and encouraging those who have served their time to reintegrate back into society, an important element of rehabilitation is remorse and taking responsibility, which has not happened in this situation.
We know that football clubs play an important role in our communities for shaping the future, and we can help them to respond appropriately to the sexist attitudes that underpin the abuse of women and girls and that are used to excuse crimes such as the rape committed by Ched Evans.
But what the heck somebody wants him: 

Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore has said he wants to sign footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans.
After the club’s 1-1 draw with Oxford on Saturday, Moore, who took over as manager of the club this week, said that “if it could happen, I would want it to happen”.
He is a proven scorer - he’s served his time and the boy wants to play football.
If there is a chance he might come here, I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t.
He has made a mistake and maybe he hasn’t apologised in the right way - and I know he has an appeal case pending - but if he gets on the park, he would go a long way to getting us out of trouble.
  • Ronnie Moore

Evans was told by his former club Sheffield United, who he had been training with following his release from prison, that they did not want him to sign or even to train with them any more last month after they received criticism from fans and the media.
Jessica Ennis-Hill asked for her name to be taken down from one of the club’s stands if they wanted to sign Evans and club patron Charlie Webster resigned because they allowed him to train with them.

July 18, 2014

Aussie Rugby Star BEAU RYAN Hosts Talk Show 100%Naked


Retired Australian rugby star Beau Ryan made a promise to his fans. If New South Wales won the 2014 State of Origin Series, he’d host a program called The Footy Show completely naked.
On May 28, New South Wales won.
On June 19, Ryan returned to the show and kept his promise. Ryan walked onto the set of the show wearing nothing but a mask covering his penis. He took that off when he sat down, and because Australian TV doesn’t have the same censorship rules as the United States, you could see has bare butt as he strutted around the stage. No modesty sock, no blurred out images. Just some good, old-fashioned nudity.
Watch a video promoting his appearance below, plus some footage from the show and a few fun photos from his appearance.
Here’s to Beau making more bets like this in the future.


May 17, 2014

TOWIE hunk and holder of the world’s sexiest DILF title, Dan Osborne shares bath with you

TOWIE hunk and holder of the world’s sexiest DILF title, Dan Osborne, shared a ridiculously hot photo of himself taking a bubble bath Friday evening:
Here he is moments earlier drawing his bath:

December 8, 2013

Tom Daley Coming Out Still Makes History Because of The Player He Is

Leading the way: Daley came out earlier this week
Leading the way: Daley came out earlier this week
Sandy Young Photography
The first high-profile gay ­footballer will become an icon of our times, writes Stan Collymore in the Sunday People.
In the same way that players no longer need to hold deep-rooted fears over racism and mental health issues, homophobia now needs to be conquered.
Tom Daley’s decision to announce he is in a relationship with a man is one I am sure he will not regret – and I just hope it opens the door for a footballer to do the same thing.
Frankly, I would be staggered if there are not any current gay players in this country.
Whoever is brave enough to step forward first will not only have the potential to earn millions of pounds, but, more importantly, they will begin smashing down walls of discrimination – in all walks of life.
It will encourage other homosexual players to come out, while gay ­supporters will also feel much more ­comfortable in the football environment. The benefits will then seep into ­society as a whole.
We just need someone to step ­forward. So the big question is, why are no gay footballers coming out?
A main reason must be the fear of abuse from the terraces. Daley has shown courage by ­announcing details of his private life in a YouTube video, but repercussions would be greater for a footballer.
While Daley has to dive in front of hundreds of people who will politely clap his skills, a footballer would be confronted by tens of thousands of working-class, middle-aged men. The taunts from opposing fans could be vicious, as it is fair to say that some will not be particularly well educated over gay rights. We would have to hope that our stewards deal with the ignorant souls.
I can understand that fear factor for any gay player and why it may be ­holding them back– but I do not think there can be a serious concern about how team-mates would react in the modern game.
Robbie Rogers
Rare case: USA international Robbie Rogers has already come out
Back when I was playing, there would have been slurs if a player had come out as gay.
But the mental process has moved on from the days of, ‘Don’t bend over in the showers, lads’. These days a ­changing room full of lads in their teens and twenties should have no problem with ­homosexuality. They have been brought up in a time when gay ­marriage is respected and gay ­celebrities are commonplace.
Yet as recently as the ’90s I think my colleagues may well have made homophobic remarks as a way of breaking the ice if a team-mate had announced they were gay. It could well have made for an ­awkward scenario.
I remember when I began dealing publicly with mental health issues in 1997, a newspaper ran a comment ­telling Aston Villa fans it was a disgrace that I could earn so much money and claim I was suffering depression.
The piece basically urged people to drive me out of the club. I had no right of reply, no Twitter to put my opinion across in those days, so I just had to cope with it.
If a gay player had come out then, I can only imagine the type of torment they may have suffered. We would have been looking at headlines along the lines of ‘Elton takes David up the Aisle’.
Now, in 2013, if you are suffering from depression it is possible to blog or tweet and give a fair account of what is going on in your life. The same can be said with racism – people unite to fight it because we all have a better chance of understanding the issue.
I believe a gay player today would be treated far more sympathetically than they once would have been.
If you are a gay player, I urge you to seriously think about the boundaries you are capable of breaking down.
Yes, you will face some personal ­torment, but you will also become a hero. There are people in the world, without a voice, crying out for a breakthrough moment like this.

  • Stan Collymore
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November 21, 2013

Tim Tebow, A Fumble

Tim Tebow Used by Ref to Describe Terrible Passing
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Poor Tim Tebow.
Not only will no NFL team give him a shot at his dream, his inaccurate passing has been mocked by former teammates, the media and now a referee.
That's right, former NFL ref Jim Daopoulus spoke with USA Today recently about why the pass interference flag thrown in the endzone as time expired in the Patriots/Panthers game Sunday night was picked up.
“We as officials have always been taught for a ball to be uncatchable it has to be clearly out of the field of play. Or, it has to be a kind of...I probably shouldn’t say this...a Tim Tebow type of pass that lands 15 yards in front of you.”
Not sure what's worse: Calling out Tebow for sucking, or comparing his passing to Brady's (one of the greatest QBs in history).
In case you've been living under a rock and haven't seen video of the supposed "uncatchable" ball in question, here ya go:
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 Nick Teplitz

November 2, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo a Spaniard Sport Jock in New Underwear

  Real Madrid Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, officially launched his CR7 line of underwear  Thursday in Madrid, and the world collectively rejoiced.
The soccer super hottie posed for pictures in front of a 30 foot high giant image of his own, package!
1384047_10152005723227164_2098948503_n[Image Credit: Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook]
Earlier this month, Ronaldo deleted an unfortunately worded tweet directed at some young boys which read:
“Thank you all for participating in the CR7 boys underwear competition – it’s been a real pleasure to see all of your photos.”
Despite the embarrassment, the footballing legend carried on with his launch party at the Palacio De Cibeles in Madrid, and he looked amazing!

Check out a behind the scenes video for his underwear photo shoot below:

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