Archive for July 14th, 2014

(Sports) FIFA at War With Barcelona, Suarez for unvelling him

The football governing body FIFA is at battle with Liuz Suarez and his newly signed club, FC Barcelona of Spain.

When FIFA said that Luis Suarez was banned from all football-related activity for four months as punishment for using the World Cup to complete his opponent biting trifecta, it turns out they really meant all football-related activity. Suarez completed a £75 million ($128 million) transfer from Liverpool to Barca on Friday, but his new club will not be able to hold their usual public unveiling of their big money signing because of his ban.
According to FIFA’s head of media Delia Fischer told Press Association Sport: “The ban relates to all football-related activity. He cannot be in a football-related public event irrespective of the venue. “He cannot even be involved in a football-related charity event.”
FIFA rejected Suarez’s attempt to appeal the ban, but he can still take his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport as a last resort. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu remains confident that Suarez’s ban, which also includes nine international matches, will be reduced.
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The fact that Suarez can’t even take part in a football-related charity event shows just how comprehensive this ban is. Given that, he’s probably also prohibited from eating cakes shaped like a ball or collecting World Cup Panini stickers. And anyone who buys his new Barcelona shirt likely won’t be allowed to take it home until October.

(Society) Kim Kardashian’s ex-Reggie Bush Weds Lilit Avagyan @tj_shetade

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Kim’s ex-lover, Reggie Bush ties knot with Lilit Avagyan.

Not all of Kim Kardashian’s exes are sitting around sulking since she married Kanye West.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush, 29, who famously dated Kim off and on from 2007 to 2010, married his longtime girlfriend, dancer Lilit Avagyan, on Saturday at the Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego.

The bride looked stunning in a form-fitting lace and tulle mermaid gown with delicate detailing along the bodice and a long train. For his part, Bush suited up in a classic black brocade tuxedo and bow tie.

After becoming Mr. and Mrs., the pair were all smiles as they exited the chapel as a married couple to a sea of cheers from wedding guests. Lilit danced down the aisle while Bush grabbed high-fives from friends.

The Grand Del Mar — TripAdvisor’s top hotel in the U.S. — is the same place where LeBron James wed Savannah Brinson last September. It’s particularly well-known for its high level of privacy and security, making it especially appealing to A-listers.
he ceremony was expected to be an over-the-top affair (just like LeBron’s) with many top sports athletes and celebs in attendance. Guests included Kim Kardashian’s step-brother Brody Jenner and his girlfriend, Bush’s teammate Joe Fauria, Tennessee Titans linebacker Shaun Phillips, former teammate Donté Stallworth, and dozens more sports players.

Despite the tight security and a sign advising guests to use their eyes not their phones during their ceremony, Instagram had plenty of snaps for #BushWedding with revelers capturing every moment of the special day from the couple’s first kiss to their first dance.

(Sports ) Waoh! Germany Earns $35 million for winning World Cup championship

…Argentina earns $24 million
…Netherlands earns $20 million

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After Germany defeated Argentina in extra time of the final of the World Cup, not only did it get to hoist an 18-carat trophy, but it also hauled off a cool $35 million.

It’s fitting that the largest prize in World Cup history was distributed in the most expensive World Cup in history. Spain, winner of the 2010 World Cup, received $30 million.

That money is the only thing Germany gets to keep (except for bragging rights) since the expensive trophy stays with FIFA and teams are given a cheaper replica.
Therefore, Argentina received $25 million as the runner-up, which is up from $24 million in 2010. The Netherlands earned $20 million for finishing third and Brazil earned $18 million for fourth place.

Nigeria earned $9 million for making it to the Round of 16. That money will go to each country’s soccer federation and it is at the discretion of each nation how to dole out the winnings.

That prize money is in addition to the $1.5 million each nation was given prior to the tournament for training, travel and other expenses. FIFA also has a pool $70 million to pay to the various clubs that employ the 736 club players in the tournament, which works out to $2,800 per player per day that the player was in the World Cup.

Nevertheless, look at the prize money distribution for the 2014 FIFA World Cup:

Group Stage (16 eliminated teams): $8 million each
Round of 16 (eight losers): $9 million each
Quarterfinals (four losers): $14 million each
Fourth place: $18 million
Third place:: $20 million
Runner-up: $24 million
Winner: $35 million

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