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James Harden visits Arsenal, tries crossbar challenge with a difference

[ad_1] James 'The Beard' Harden was put through his paces on a visit to the Emirates. Twitter @ArsenalThe Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.Jump to: Rapinoe for President? Poll says she has a shot in 2020 | Spurs' Ndombele name-checked in verse by AJ TraceyWith the first
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Ndombele the first signing in their quest for Premier League title

[ad_1] Tottenham have many reasons to be thankful for Mauricio Pochettino's approach to management but extra gratitude should be reserved for his talent in unearthing solutions instead of spotlighting problems. Following the recruitment of Lucas Moura on Jan. 31 last year, the Argentine was made to wait 517 days before further strengthening his first team, a period during which Spurs became the only Premier League club to go a full
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LAFC reassert their title credentials

[ad_1] A schedule filled with midweek games stretched the resources of teams across Major League Soccer this round, leading to silly mistakes that really shouldn't happen.We here at MLS Power Rankings wouldn't know anything about that. Thanks to a very nap-heavy daily calendar, we're always in tiptop shape. The Power Rankings don't make mistakes. The Power Rankings are prefect.With all the majesty of a Zlatan IRBahimovic wonder-strike from midfield, let's
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Mexico delivers harsh lessons to the USMNT

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- Throughout this Gold Cup, United States manager Gregg Berhalter spoke of nothing less than winning the tournament. Given the strength of Mexico's side -- even one shorn of players such as Tecatito Corona, Chicharito Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Miguel Layun -- the odds of that happening seemed long.So the Gold Cup was always going to be about more than winning. It was going to be about gaining
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Brazil are kings of South America again, but conquering world will be much harder

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian crowds don't usually do collective sighs of relief. Not at the Maracana, not on the pitch once trod by the likes of Zico, Pele and Garrincha and not in a Copa America against a Peru side they whupped 5-0 less than two weeks ago. But if they did, it would have come around the 90th minute when substitute Richarlison smacked his penalty past goalkeeper
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Copa America review: Brazil worthy winners despite CONMEBOL errors. PLUS: Argentina’s bright future

[ad_1] With the 2019 Copa America complete and hosts Brazil crowned as champions, Gab Marcotti dusts off his Monday Musings for a special Copa edition from Brazil.Jump to: Copa brand is safe | Tite works magic | Signs of life for Argentina? | Gareca, Peru a delight | Tabarez gets angry | Japan, Qatar hold their ownCopa brand prevails despite CONMEBOL mistakesRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- The Copa America is
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Pizarro leads the way in Mexico’s Gold Cup triumph

[ad_1] Following a worrisome start to the Gold Cup final, Mexico surged back in an inspired second-half performance that carried them to their first championship under new manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino. Thanks to a lone goal from Jonathan dos Santos in the 73rd minute, El Tri narrowly squeezed past their CONCACAF rivals to steal the 2019 Gold Cup title through a 1-0 win.Here are the lessons and takeaways from Sunday
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Lionel Messi conspiracy claims cast a cloud over Copa America thanks to CONMEBOL’s silence

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's not about the red card. It's about what Lionel Messi said and did after Argentina's win over Chile to secure third place in the Copa America."We don't have to be part of this corruption [and] the lack of respect they showed us throughout this tournament," he said, snubbing the post-match medal ceremony. "Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don't allow people to enjoy football.""I
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Messi’s red card overshadows Argentina’s encouraging win and Chile’s end of an era

[ad_1] Lionel Messi's Argentina career began in 2005 with an absurd red card in a friendly against Hungary after he was adjudged to have thrown an elbow at a defender. Fourteen years later, equally bizarre circumstances saw him sent off for the second time in his career.With eight minutes to go until half-time in the Copa America's game for third place that Argentina ultimately won 2-1, there is no doubt