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PHOTO: MAKING LOVE TO THE CAMERA.
This is Bahrain’s Fahad Hardan. I’m honestly glad I can’t see what the camera caught. Hairy man kissing the screen…no thanks. (REUTERS)
SMALL PAYCHECKS MAKE FOR EASY TARGETS.
Ian Plenderleith on the Gold Cup match-fixing allegations and how a disparity in compensation makes the game ripe for shenanigans. // When Saturday Comes
WE KNEW ALEXIS WAS TALENTED, BUT…
Alexis Sanchez is shilling for Gillette. // Kickette
DOWN THERE IN SAN ANTONE.
The future of a stadium that would make a good home for a pro soccer team in San Antonio probably rests on a proposal to remove the running track. // IMS
PHOTO: NEYMAR, NOW WITH THE ABILITY TO FLY.
Neymar celebrates his goal against Kashiwa Reysol in the Club World Cup. (REUTERS)
CLASSY CELEBRATIONS ARE CLASSY.
Yuto Nagatoma and Javier Zanetti show everyone how a respectful, classy celebration is down. I bow to you, sirs. // Dirty Tackle
BECAUSE WHY WOULD YOU VOLUNTARILY LEAVE PARADISE? RIGHT?
Neymar’s new Brazilian soft drink add explains why he hasn’t left for Europe. // 101GG
ASHLEY COLE IS FUNNIER THAN I EVER KNEW.
Tunnel bust-up between City and Chelsea happened because Ashley Cole was chanting about a TV channel. // Off the Post
PHOTO: IT’S LIKE THAT ONE LIONEL RICHIE VIDEO.
Lucas Podolski feels Cologne manager Stale Solbakken’s face after scoring against Mainz. (GETTY IMAGES)
CHRONICLING A DESCENT INTO DESPAIR.
The face of Jose Mourinho from Saturday’s El Clasico. // SB Nation
IN OTHER NEWS, JOE HART HAS A NFL ALTER EGO. WHAT?
City’s holiday shindig was a costumed affair. Mario went as Jacko. Makes sense. // The Telegraph
MOST BALOTELLI-RELATED NEWS IS GREETED BY A GRIMACE AND A NOD. YUP, MAKES SENSE.
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