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Culture

Watch Eddie Vedder Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell at Mandela 100 | Video | Consequence of Sound
Eddie Vedder performed at the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 event in South Africa. Watch video of his performance of "Long Road" dedicated to both Nelson Mandela and late Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell. The Pearl Jam frontman also covered "Imagine" and played Pearl Jam's "Better Man".

The Most Giftable Third Party 5e Supplements For Your DM | Geek and Sundry
What do you get for the Dungeon Master who has everything? Wizards of the Coast increased its publishing output this year but many Dungeon Masters are still

MLS

Los Angeles Football Club re-signs Canadian midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye
Los Angeles FC has signed midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye to a three-year contract extension

Alexi Lalas: Atlanta United set to take up MLS ‘super club’ mantle
Alexi Lalas breaks down how Atlanta United became an MLS juggernaut in just two seasons, and what the club must do now to keep progressing.

2018 MLS Cup crew announced – Professional Referee Organization

Source: Aurélien Collin among three cut by Red Bulls in first offseason moves – The Athletic ($)
The former defensive starter is part of a series of moves that saved the Red Bulls over $1 million in salary.

Impact will play its home opener at Stade Saputo | Montreal Impact

Judge Brown Denies Motion to Dismiss; Stays Lawsuit Proceedings Until Further Notice
The shoes continue to drop. Alongside the question of when there may be an announcement that the Crew have been sold to local ownership, there is still the question of how the lawsuit will be wrapped up. Back in September, the parties had oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Modell Law. Judge Brown took…

North America

Report: Chelsea Make First Bid on Christian Pulisic - Fear The Wall
Could Pulisic be heading to Stamford Bridge?

Liga MX Apertura Quarterfinals: Cruz Azul, Monterrey, Pumas and América remain - FMF State Of Mind
Here are your five conclusions from the Quarterfinals of the 2018 Liga MX Apertura.

What is the USMNT getting in new coach Gregg Berhalter? - SBNation.com
He likes Dutch coaching philosophy, building out from the back, and Expected Goals. The USMNT is probably about to get a lot different.

Chelsea FC still keen on signing quality 20-year-old talent - report
Chelsea FC are still keen on signing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund - but want to negotiate down the German club's asking price, according to

World

Ballon d’Or: Modric ends Messi, Ronaldo’s 10-year duopoly – ProSoccerTalk
For the first time in a decade, someone other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or.

Ballon d’Or: Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg wins first women’s award - BBC Sport
Norway and Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg wins the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award, with England’s Lucy Bronze sixth.

Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk by professional moron - SBNation.com
I’m so sick of this.

Liverpool draw EPL rival Wolves in FA Cup 3rd round
Liverpool was drawn away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in one of two all-Premier League matchup in the draw for the third round of the FA Cup on Monday

FA Cup third-round draw: Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal, Woking v Watford - BBC Sport
Solihull Moors will host Arsenal in the FA Cup third round - if the non-league side win their replay against Blackpool.

Southampton sack Mark Hughes after five wins from 27 games search for replacement underway
Mark Hughes won just five of his 27 games in charge at St. Mary’s,and leaves following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Mike Ashley: Newcastle United owner ‘hopeful’ of selling Premier League club - BBC Sport
Owner Mike Ashley is “hopeful” of selling Newcastle United and says it could happen before the January transfer window.

‘Nobody accepts this kind of behaviour’: Emery condemns banana skin incident | Football | The Guardian
Unai Emery has condemned the incident during Sunday’s north London derby in which a banana skin was thrown at the feet of one of his Arsenal players

Tottenham fan arrested after North London Derby for throwing banana peel at Aubameyang - Cartilage Free Captain
This happened, and the club needs to make sure this fan never gets to attend another Spurs match again.

FA charges Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur for failing to control players during match
Spurs midfielder Eric Dier’s goal celebration in his side’s 4-2 defeat had sparked angry scenes on the touchline with Arsenal’s substitutes.

Gareth Southgate frustrated less that 25 percent of EPL Starters are English
Even as the England team’s standing rises on the international stage, Premier League clubs are selecting fewer English players than ever before

Former Barcelona president Nunez dies at age 87
Josep Lluis Nunez, the Barcelona president who oversaw the club's transformation into a soccer powerhouse, has died

At 19, Nicolo Zaniolo is the next big thing for AS Roma
Still only 19, Nicolo Zaniolo always seems to be a step ahead of the game

Protesting Nuremberg fans return on time to see equalizer
Protesting Nuremberg fans return on time to see equalizer

FIFA TO INVESTIGATE ABUSE CLAIMS FROM AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL TEAM
FIFA are set to investigate the allegations of sexual and physical abuse from the members of the Afghanistan women's national team.

How Otro plans to give Messi, Neymar and Beckham their own storytelling platform:The other club - SportsPro Media
SportsPro caught up with Jeremy Dale, chief executive of Otro, to learn how the startup company hopes its star-studded line-up of players can help it take the soccer media world by storm.

Lionel Messi is having an absurd season so far. We need to talk about it. - Barca Blaugranes
It’s way too easy to get used to this

FIFA Needs Sustainable Approach To Human Rights: Report
FIFA published the second report by its recently established Human Right Advisory Board in November, which shows the efforts it has made towards improving human rights at future world cups. But a broader, more long-term approach is needed for FIFA to have a positive lasting impact on human rights.

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