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Police officer catches pitch invader with sliding tackle video

Dirty cop! Police officer catches pitch invader with sliding tackle

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UPDATED:

14:19 GMT, 28 November 2012

There are no excuses for deliberate
fouls on a football pitch, except perhaps when it's to apprehend a rogue
fan causing mischief.

One police officer took it upon himself
to show players how not to tackle, unless you want to earn yourself a
red card, while chasing down a fan in Monday's Israeli Premier League
clash between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa.

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The incident occurred ten minutes before the full-time whistle in the game that ended 2-1 to Maccabi.

A Beitar Jerusalem supporter wearing dark trousers and a white vest found his way on to the pitch at one end and managed to make it to the half-way line while being chased down by three security men.

Despite slipping a couple of times while giving chase, one officer was determined not to let the young man evade him.

Rather than trying to grab his torso, he instead executed a well-timed sliding tackle to bring the fan down.

The man was escorted from the pitch holding his club's flag, but not before trying to engage some of the Beitar Jerusalem players in conversation.

The officer, meanwhile, may be hoping that his tackling skills have caught the attention of watching managers.

Andrey Arshavin takes family to McDonald"s, uses discount vouchers

I'm lovin' it! Arshavin spotted taking family to McDonald's… and using discount vouchers!

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10:34 GMT, 11 November 2012

Millionaire footballer Andrey Arshavin collects McDonald's discount vouchers to buy his family cheap meals at the famous burger joint.

The Russian midfielder trousers 80,000-a-week, but instead of lavishing expensive meals at posh restaurants, Arshavin prefers the cheap and cheerful option at the Golden Arches.

I'm lovin' it! Arshavin has been spotted taking his family for trips to McDonald's

I'm lovin' it! Arshavin has been spotted taking his family for trips to McDonald's

Arshavin is a regular at the chain's
restaurant in Hampstead, north London, where he has been taking his
family on regular outings.

One stunned worker told The Sun: 'None of us can believe it when we see Andrey in here with his family.

'He's a regular, so collects the 1.99 meal deal vouchers to cut down on the total when they're in. He could easily afford to eat anywhere in town.

Cheap and cheerful: Arshavin uses money-saving vouchers on his outings to the restaurant

Cheap and cheerful: Arshavin uses money-saving vouchers on his outings to the restaurant

'But he says he loves the taste of our food and recognises it’s cheap for a full family.'

The fish meal is almost 400 calories on its own and nearly 1,000 calories when he adds his fries and drink.

He came off the bench during the Gunners 3-3 draw with Fulham on Saturday and won the penalty at the end of the match which was saved by Mark Schwarzer.

Is that you, Andrey It has to be difficult playing football in those boots

Is that you, Andrey It has to be difficult playing football in those boots

Paolo Di Canio and Steve King prepare for FA Cup tie

It's the FA Cup catwalk: Suave bosses Di Canio and King go head-to-head in the battle of the suits

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13:13 GMT, 2 November 2012

Fashionista: Di Canio

Fashionista: Di Canio

Saturday's FA Cup tie between Swindon and Macclesfield could be as interesting for the fashion battle on the touchline as it will be for the tussle between the two teams on the pitch.

Paolo Di Canio welcomes Steve King's Macclesfield to the County Ground, and for once the Italian might have a contender to outdress him as he looks to progress to the second round.

Di Canio is ready for any challenge that King may pose him though, and he has warned his rival that his famous green coat is primed and ready for the occasion.

Asked what he would be wearing on Saturday, the boss of the League One Robins told Blue Square Bet: 'For me you always have to wear stylish shoes, even sporty trainers can be stylish. I like Church’s shoes myself.

'A watch is also essential in my opinion as it gives you an insight into someone’s personality and says a lot.

'I’m usually known for wearing a stylish coat on the touchline and my green one will be coming out the locker again this weekend.

'As for fashion pet hates I don’t like it when people wear their jeans or trousers very low, and wearing a cap backwards or wearing flip flops are absolutely awful when it comes to style.'

Pretender: King intends to wear tweed on Saturday

Pretender: King intends to wear tweed on Saturday

Not to be overawed, King – whose Macclesfield side play in the Blue Square Bet Premier – has already planned what he will be wearing on Saturday afternoon.

'Skinny suits are key to looking the part on match day and I’m always keeping up to date with fashion as you need to stay on the pulse,' he said.

'Tweed is making a big comeback at the moment and I will be rocking it this weekend.

'One key bit of advice from me is that looking after your appearance is vital and a haircut at least once a month is a must to looking sharp.'

Ryder Cup 2012: Europe"s golfers pay tribute to Seve Ballesteros

Do it for Seve: Europe pay tribute to the great Spaniard as they try to retain the Ryder Cup

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17:49 GMT, 30 September 2012

Europe's Ryder Cup team will hope to pull off an unlikely victory on the final day of the tournament inspired by the late, great Seve Ballesteros.

All of Europe's players took to the Medinah Country Club course on the final day of the 39th Ryder Cup – trailing the USA 10-6 over night – dressed in navy jumpers and trousers and a white shirt – just as the Spaniard used to wear.

The tribute has been organised by European captain Jose Maria Olazabal to honour his friend, with whom he formed a dominant partnership in the competition.

True blue: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal talks with Justin Rose, wearing the famous all blue clothes

True blue: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal talks with Justin Rose, wearing the famous all blue clothes

Ballesteros, who died in May last year after a long battle with cancer, captained Europe to victory in his native Spain in 1997 after playing in the contest eight times.

The pairing of the two Spaniards became a fixture at this event beginning in 1987 at Muirfield Village when Olazabal was a Ryder Cup rookie.

Severiano Ballesteros

Ian Poulter

Inspiration: Seve was famed for wearing a blue jumped and trousers and Europe's team, including Ian Poulter, wore similar outfits on the final day

‘He was a great figure,’ he said. ‘I think not just for myself but for the whole European squad, not just that year but every year that he played in that team. We are going to miss him a lot.

‘It's going to be actually the first time that he's not going to be with us. He was a special man.

Famous pose: Europe's players had a Seve Ballesteros logo stitched onto their sweaters

Famous pose: Europe's players had a Seve Ballesteros logo stitched onto their sweaters

It's written in the sky: The words 'Do it for Seve' are written above the golf course

It's written in the sky: The words 'Do it for Seve' are written above the golf course

‘I believe Seve reflected the core of Ryder Cup values. More than anything, I learned from him what true passion is all about. Seve, we miss you.’

Olazabal choked back tears during the tournament's opening ceremony on Thursday as chairman of the European Professional Golf Association Phil Weaver paid his own tribute to Seve – describing the Spaniard as 'The heartbeat of that team.'

In what promises to be a colourful Sunday scene the US PGA has encouraged home supporters to turn up at Medinah wearing red.

Ryder Cup 2012: Europe to wear Seve Ballesteros outfits

Europe stars to wear Seve outfits during singles matches in honour of legend

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23:16 GMT, 24 September 2012

Europe's players are set to pay tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros by dressing in his image for the singles at this week's Ryder Cup.

Ballesteros, who died in May last year after a long battle with cancer, captained Europe to victory in his native Spain in 1997 after playing in the biennial contest eight times, forming an amazingly successful partnership with current skipper Jose Maria Olazabal.

And while Olazabal would not confirm that the plan is for his team to wear the navy jumper and trousers and white shirt so associated with Ballesteros, he has already consulted United States captain Davis Love on the issue.

All smiles: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal (right) and US captain Davis Love III at the Medinah Country Club

All smiles: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal (right) and US captain Davis Love III at the Medinah Country Club

Tribute: Team Europe will wear navy jumpers and trousers and white shirts, just as Ballesteros (above) used to

Tribute: Team Europe will wear navy jumpers and trousers and white shirts, just as Ballesteros (above) used to

Tribute: Team Europe could wear navy jumpers and trousers and white shirts, just as Ballesteros used to

'I talked to Davis Love about that and
he was very understanding of it and I will say no more at the moment,'
Olazabal said. 'Seve is going to be there in our team in some way or
form.

'We are going to miss him a lot. It's the first time he is not going to be with us. He was a special man.'

Team member Paul Lawrie, quoted in Bunkered magazine, had previously
said: 'I don't know for sure but the word is that we're wearing navy
trousers, navy sweaters and white shirts like Seve always wore in the
final round of majors. I think that will be our singles outfit.

All smiles: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal (right) and US captain Davis Love III at the Medinah Country Club

All smiles: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal (right) and US captain Davis Love III at the Medinah Country Club

'I don't know that for certain but a few of the boys have mentioned that
and I think that if that is indeed the case, there could be no more
fitting a tribute to a guy like Seve than having 12 of the best players
in Europe wearing his outfit on the final day of the Ryder Cup. If
that's how they're going to do it, then it's absolutely bang on.'

Love added: 'Seve meant a lot to the Ryder Cup in general. He will be watching over our team as well.

'On both sides we have a lot of emotion. We've just lost Maria Floyd
(the wife of former captain Ray Floyd, who died earlier this month), but
that's what the Ryder Cup is about on top of all the other emotions.'

Gearing up: Staff at Medinah prepare the course for the weekend's golf

Gearing up: Staff at Medinah prepare the course for the weekend's golf

Gearing up: Staff at Medinah prepare the course for the weekend's golf

Only three members of the European team – Lawrie, Francesco Molinari and Nicolas Colsaerts – were with Olazabal on the flight from London to Chicago, with five others having played in the Tour Championship which finished in Atlanta on Sunday and the remainder all having homes in America.

But Olazabal insisted missing out on some time for team bonding on the plane – previously a major feature of Ryder Cup week – was not a problem. 'It feels a little strange but there's no surprise,' Olazabal said.

'I don't see that as a disadvantage to be honest. We have always been a close team and they are all going to be there by the time I get to the hotel.

Head-to-head: The flags of each team fly over the course on Monday

Head-to-head: The flags of each team fly over the course on Monday

'We will have a relaxing time and we'll chat together and will create that bond. I think the most important thing is the passion that everyone brings into the team and into the game itself.

'You have to make your players believe that you're playing for something really special, that it's a unique moment. It only happens once every two years and you let them realise that there are moments that are unique to this event, that won't happen anywhere else in any other tournament.'

Pristine: The course looks in sublime condition

Pristine: The course looks in sublime condition

Much has been made of the possible influence of the Chicago crowd at Medinah, and although both captains stressed the mutual respect between the teams, Love admitted the local fans would be 'fired up' when the contest gets under way on Friday.

'When we travel over there it's tough on us and when they travel over here it's tough on them,' he added.

Eyes on the prize: The formalities were completed on Monday

Eyes on the prize: The formalities were completed on Monday

'Chicago is an incredible sports town and they are going to be fired up. 'I think the first tee could be the loudest any of these guys have ever heard to start off a golf tournament. I expect a lot of passion. I expect if we are winning holes it's going to get pretty loud out there and that's what home-field advantage is all about.

'As Jose-Maria said, that's what you prepare these guys (the players) for. You have to tell them, 'Hey, this is going to be something like you've never seen before'.

'And we both know what the good cheers sound like and what the bad cheers sound like. We'll try to get them going loud in our favour.'

Steve Evans ban: Six matches and 3,000 fine

Rotherham boss Evans hit with six-match stadium ban and fine over lewd act during melee

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UPDATED:

16:24 GMT, 10 September 2012

Controversial manager Steve Evans has been given a six-match stadium ban and fined 3,000 by the Football Association after being found guilty of using abusive and insulting words and behaviour with a reference to gender.

The charge against the Rotherham boss, which dates back to when he was at Crawley, relates to a League Two match against Bradford City in March.

The Rotherham boss was accused of pulling
down his trousers in front of the woman on the night of the
ill-tempered clash which ended amid farcical scenes with five players
shown red cards.

Hot water: Steve Evans has been hit with six-match stadium ban and fine

Hot water: Steve Evans has been hit with six-match stadium ban and fine

At some point afterwards, it was said Evans was seen to perform the lewd act outside the changing rooms.

Evans left his post at Crawley, who subsequently won promotion to League One, in April to become Rotherham manager.

An FA statement read: 'Following an Independent Regulatory Commission held on Wednesday 5 September 2012, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has been given a six-match stadium ban and fined 3000.

'Mr Evans was charged with using abusive
and/or indecent and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a
participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the
Bradford City versus Crawley Town Football League Two fixture on 27
March 2012.

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'It was further alleged that the breach included a reference to gender, a breach of FA Rule E3(2). Mr Evans denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.

'The Commission found that Mr Evans had used abusive and insulting words and behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the fixture which did include a reference to gender. The Commission did not find that Mr Evans had used indecent words or behaviour.

'Mr Evans has informed The Football Association that he does not wish to appeal the decision and therefore the sanction is now imposed with immediate effect.

'The stadium ban will prevent Mr Evans from attending the ground at which Rotherham United's first team are playing at any time during a match day.'

Evans expressed his disappointment at the decision but added in a statement: 'For the good of Rotherham United I accept the verdict and will move on with no further comment.'

A club statement read: 'Rotherham United acknowledge the decision of the FA today and will work closely with Steve Evans to ensure the penalty imposed does not affect our objectives for this season.

'The club wishes to stress that there will be no further comment on this matter.'

London 2012 Olympics: Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke drunken night out

Enjoying London life a bit too much Belgian cyclist sent home after drunken night out

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17:47 GMT, 9 August 2012

The Belgian Olympic Committee has sent track cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke home from the Olympic Games after he was pictured looking drunk and being carried into a taxi after a night out.

The pictures showed Van Hoecke, who came 15th in the men's omnium on Sunday, with his eyes closed being carried by two others, including team mate Jonathan Dufrasne, with his trousers and shirt covered in liquid.

Sozzled: Van Hoecke is helped out of the club and towards a waiting cab

Sozzled: Van Hoecke is helped out of the club and towards a waiting cab

Van Hoecke was spotted leaving celeb haunt Mahiki in the early hours, but Belgian officials said it was no laughing matter.

'The Belgian Olympic Committee and the Royal Cycling Federation deplore this incident, which fortunately did not affect life in the Olympic Village and athletes trying to rest ahead of their competition,' the sporting body said.

Van Hoecke, 20, had been sent home immediately, the statement said.

Time for a kebab Friends struggle to haul the cyclist into the taxi

Time for a kebab Friends struggle to haul the cyclist into the taxi

Time for a kebab Friends struggle to haul the cyclist into the taxi

Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws said Van Hoecke regretted the incident.

He said: 'I made a big mistake. I'm happy my parents didn't tell me off. They understand that I needed this.'

Ian Poulter leads Australian Masters

Poulter”s purple reign as snappy dresser powers ahead at Australian Masters

Ian Poulter put world No 1 Luke Donald in the shade to seize the lead after the opening round of the JBWere Australian Masters.

Poulter fired a six-under-par 65 at Victoria Golf Club to gain a one-stroke advantage over local hopeful Ashley Hall.

Peter Lonard, Jarrod Lyle and Matthew Giles were among six players on 67, one shot clear of Rod Pampling and Richard Green and two ahead of Donald.

Purple patch: Ian Poulter set the early Australian Masters pace with a 65

Purple patch: Ian Poulter set the early Australian Masters pace with a 65

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Australian Greg Chalmers, looking to add another trophy after his recent Australian Open and Australian PGA titles, matched Donald”s 69, while defending champion Stuart Appleby returned a 70 after deciding only at the last minute that he was fit to play.

Suits you sir: Poulter

Suits you sir: Poulter”s trousers

Sitting pretty: Poulter

Sitting pretty: Poulter

Nathan Green”s 69 included the shot of the day when he holed his second from the fairway for eagle at the par-four third.

Matteo Manassero struggled with the afternoon breeze to record a 76.

Decked out in purple tartan trousers, purple sweater and matching purple shoes, Poulter dropped a shot at his second hole, the 11th, before picking up seven birdies for his 65.

Steady start: World No 1 Luke Donald is four behind Poulter after a 69

Steady start: World No 1 Luke Donald is four behind Poulter after a 69

Poulter”s more highly-fancied fellow Englishman Donald was disappointed with his short game.

“I hit it quite well on the back nine but (on) my front nine just made no putts,” said Donald. “Two birdies, no bogies could have been a lot worse, could have been a little bit better, but it”s something to build on.”

The unheralded Hall, 794th in the world rankings, began on the back nine and raced to the turn in 29, including five birdies and an eagle three at the short par-five 18th.

Rough stuff: But home hope Ashley Hall managed a 66 to sit in second place on his own behind Poulter

Rough stuff: But home hope Ashley Hall managed a 66 to sit in second place on his own behind Poulter

The 28-year-old winner of the 2009 Victorian Open had John Wade”s eight-year-old course record of 63 in his sights before stumbling towards the end of his round.

He double-bogeyed the eighth hole after leaving his second shot in the bunker.

“Through 10 holes it could have been quite amazing really,” said Hall.

Appleby had been a doubt with a chronic back injury and played with a back brace clearly visible under his black shirt.

He worked for an hour on the putting green and practice range under the supervision of his coach Steve Bann and a physiotherapist before declaring himself ready to “give it a crack”.

The 40-year-old managed to shrug off similar injury concerns 12 months ago to win the Australian Masters by one stroke from Adam Bland.