Disgraced NFL star Greg Hardy has UFC win overturned for using inhaler – but says it’s all official’s fault – The Sun

GREG HARDY had his win against Ben Sosoli at UFC Boston overturned after the disgraced NFL star used an inhaler in between rounds.

The 31-year-old American went the full three round distance for the first time in his seven-fight career and initially moved to 6-1.


However, the points win was later overturned by the The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission (MSAC) after they insisted Hardy’s use of an inhaler in between rounds two and three was not permitted.

As a result the heavyweight saw his victory wiped off, but complained afterwards that he WAS given permission to use the inhaler.

Hardy said: “I was in the ring, me and my coach asked the commission if it would be OK to use my inhaler and they said yes, so I took it.

“I’m still (a) new guy in this sport. I did what I do in every situation — I asked permission, I got permission and I did what I was told.”

Despite the no-contest, Hardy will not run into any doping problems with the UFC’s anti-doping partner United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

According to UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky, the inhaler likely contained albuterol, which is allowed in the promotion’s anti-doping program under a certain dose.

Per USADA, athletes cannot exceed 1600 micrograms over 24 hours in divided doses or 800 micrograms over 12 hours starting from any dose.

Every inhaler lists its dosage per puff, which can be used to calculate how many puffs per day athletes can have legally, though it cannot be used during a fight.

The inhaler dispute comes after Hardy was arrested for cocaine possession in Dallas, Texas, in 2016, seven months removed from his amateur MMA debut.

After the loss on Friday night Dana White slammed his close pal and UFC legend Din Thomas, trainer of Hardy, for their lack of knowledge on the rules.

White said: “It was crazy. So everybody started screaming at me ‘He used an inhaler! He used an inhaler!’.

“I couldn’t even grasp it, like ‘What do you mean he used an inhaler?’.

“So, when the fight was over I went over to Din Thomas and said ‘What the f*** are you doing?’

“I said 'How are you using an inhaler?’ and he said ‘The Commissioner said we could’. What commissioner? When? How?

“So then, you know, my team started to jump into it and try to figure out what happened and what was going on.

“If you watch it, you can understand how it happened. But, you know he asked the guy and he said ‘Is it medically approved’ and he said ‘It is USADA approved’.

“So because he put it down on hit sheet that he was using an inhaler, and they knew he used an inhaler.

“I don’t even know what to say. First of all, Din Thomas. I mean come on Din, you’ve been in this game forever. You know what I mean?

“His corner, they got to know that you can’t use an inhaler in the corner. They should know that.”

Former Dallas Cowboys Defensive end Hardy started his MMA career in 2016 as an amateur after leaving his NFL career behind.

The Tennessee native was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend in 2014 and was sentenced to 18 months probation as well as being suspended for ten games by the NFL.


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Watch Kansas City Chiefs star Mahomes get his knee popped back in after dislocating it in NFL clash with Denver Broncos – The Sun

PATRICK MAHOMES was forced to have his knee popped back into place after suffering a horror NFL injury.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is facing a spell on the sidelines after dislocating his knee in a 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

Mahomes was left in agony on the floor following a pileup of players.

The 24-year-old could be seen with his hands on his head as medics rushed to his aid.

Footage then brutally shows the moment one of the aids places his hand on the kneecap before popping it back into place.

Players from both teams showed their concern for the player as he limped off the field.

The injury is a huge blow to the Chiefs with Mahomes being crowned last season's MVP.

But he remained in high spirits following a scan and took to Twitter to write: "Awesome team win!

"Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers.

"Everything looking good so far."

It is claimed he will further undergo an MRI scan to determine any ligament damage.

If there isn't serious damage he could be out for just three weeks.

Mahomes led his side to their first AFC Championship game since 1993 last season.

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This ‘Looking For Alaska’ Star Could Be The Next Leonardo DiCaprio

It’s a good thing that Charlie Plummer is the one playing Miles (aka Pudge) on Looking for Alaska, because it’s a character he knows quite well. At a BookCon panel for the show in June, Plummer said he first read the novel when he was 15, and that Miles’ "passion to experience life" really spoke to him. It’s exactly this passion that brings Miles to Culver Creek, a boarding school where he meets the beautiful but troubled Alaska: he’s seeking the "great perhaps" poet Francois Rabelais mentioned in his last words.

In order to bring the character to life, Plummer said he relied on some of his own personal experiences as a teen, though as a young actor, those experiences may be a little different than Miles’. According to Plummer’s IMDb page, the now 20-year-old has been acting since 2010. He appeared as Michael Thompson on the TV show Boardwalk Empire and played John Paul Getty III in the movie All the Money in the World. But Looking for Alaska is, by Plummer’s own admission, his biggest role yet. "It’s just been crazy," he told GQ magazine. "I’ve never done anything where anyone’s cared about the project before it’s come out."

Still, Plummer has been considered one of Hollywood’s most promising new stars for quite some time. Ridley Scott compared him to a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and VMan magazine called him the "next-gen River Phoenix" — which is an apt comparison, considering River’s brother Joaquin is Plummer’s favorite actor. So much so that he tried to get a production assistant job on Joker just to meet him.

"Joaquin Phoenix is my favorite actor working today, and he’s playing my favorite character in all of pop culture, and it’s shooting in the city that I live in. How could I not be there?" Plummer told GQ. Unfortunately he didn’t get the job, but nabbing the lead role in Looking for Alaska will likely do a lot more to further his acting career than being a PA — and certainly much more than a football management job would, which was another career path Plummer considered before committing to acting, he told VMan.

But even with a lead role in a major project and comparisons to River Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio, Plummer hasn’t gotten complacent. "If you’re like, ‘Wow, man, I am the next f*cking Leo, let’s f*cking go,’ or you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ll never be that, I’m such a fraud,’ either way you’re kind of in trouble," Plummer told GQ. "I’m making sure 100% of my focus is just on the work. Nothing is guaranteed, and all you’ve got is what’s right in front of you."

Right now, what’s in front of Plummer is the Oct. 18 release of Looking for Alaska on Hulu. And if he really is the next Leo or River, that’s only the beginning.

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The Chase star Paul Sinha reveals he will QUIT the hit show if Parkinson’s affects his quiz skills – The Sun

THE Chase brainbox Paul Sinha has insisted he will quit the show if his Parkinson's starts affecting his quizzing skills.

The 49-year-old genius, famous for his white suit and 'Sinnerman' nickname, opened up about his two-year battle with health problems.

Speaking on Lorraine today Paul insisted he would keep battling contestants on ITV hit The Chase unless his powers started slipping away.

He said: "Hand on heart, if I think I’m not answering general knowledge questions as well as I used to, I will call it. But at the moment I am the British Quiz Champion.

"It was the culmination of many, many, many years of hard work and I didn’t think I stood a chance. But I hung on in there, didn’t make many mistakes and I won by one point.

"I feel like I’ve climbed Everest. Much more so than doing it in reality."


Speaking about receiving the diagnosis, he explained: "It was a shock, not a massive shock because I knew that things were going wrong with my body.

"When I went to see the neurologist at the end of May, I knew the news was unlikely to be good but having started with my medication, I’m just getting on with life."

He added: "It’s good for your health to not give up. My dad didn’t give up when he had a cardiac arrest in 1990.

"My mum didn’t give up when she had breast cancer in 2008, my sister’s son is severely autistic… we are a family of unwell people."

He added: "I’m not going to be the one that drops out of the fight and goes: ‘Sorry I’m not quite ready for this’.

"In the same way they’ve all been there for me, I’ve got to be there for me."

Paul became the British Quizzing Champion in September and plays in the Quiz League of London team The Gray Monks.

In 2011, he joined The Chase as the fourth quiz champion ordinary people have to battle. He revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's in June.

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Moment Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey, 23, confronts flasher who ‘performed sex act and licked his lips’ at him on Spanish beach

OUTNUMBERED star Tyger Drew-Honey lashed out at an alleged flasher who reportedly performed a sex act and "licked his lips" at him on a Spanish beach.

He filmed his confrontation with the pervert after spotting his disgusting behaviour in nearby bushes, reports The Olive Press.


The actor, 23, told the publication he had been relaxing at Denia Beach, a Costa Blanca resort about 30 miles north of Benidorm, when he saw a man "licking his lips" and allegedly masturbating while leaning against a tree.

After being reprimanded by an angry Tyger, the beachgoer then put his private parts back into his trousers but didn't close the zip, he said.

The TV actor, whose dad was a porn star and mum was a Penthouse editor, says in the video: "I've just been flashed by this guy on the beach."

This man just flashed me. I have officially been flashed.

When the bloke tells Tyger to stop filming him, the unimpressed Brit shoots back: "Yeah mate, well you need to stop walking around on the beach flashing young men."

He continues: "This man just flashed me. I have officially been flashed."

Tyger said that after getting his hat and sunglasses, he had been sitting on Denia beach.

He was "considering going for a dip when this man started circling me".

The actor immediately became concerned that it "seemed like the behaviour of a flasher", and was shocked to see him "licking his lips at me".

After seeing him allegedly perform a sexual act, the Outnumbered star decided to "shame him" by filming the man.

 


The Olive Press said the incident occurred on Saturday after Tyger was walking from a venue hosting his dad's band.

Simon Honey – otherwise known as 'Ben Dover' – was playing drums at a gig with the Soggy Bottom Band in Alicante.

He didn't report the incident to the Denia police, as he had to return to the UK to continue the tour of Laura Wade's upper class play Posh, in which he stars as Alistair Ryle.




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The Mighty Redcar TV star Jade Smith leaves haunting ‘suicide note’ tweets posted after her death – The Sun

THE Mighty Redcar TV star Jade Smith left haunting 'suicide note' tweets posted days after her death.

The 21-year-old was found dead at a beauty spot in Huntcliff, North Yorks, on Sunday – pleading "I love you and I am sorry" in messages shared three days later.


The proud political campaigner had appeared in the BBC 2 series in which she spoke of her beliefs and even showed off an “I love Boris Johnson” tattoo.

But after the young woman's body was found, a string of tragic tweets were shared from her account in an apparent farewell message.

In one of the first Twitter messages, Jade wrote: "So I suppose if you're reading this I've committed suicide probably 3 days ago. This is an explanation of why, however this is also a trigger warning.

"If you don't feel able to read this; don't. But rest in the knowledge I love you and I am sorry."

Jade, who was one of many young people shadowed as part of the Might Redcar programme that charted the deprived town's high unemployment, opened up about problems she had experienced in her life.

In the series of tweets, she explained she had struggled with drug abuse and previously self-harmed.

She claimed she had even been abused for being a Tory – both from within the party and from others outside.

Sharing a collage of photos, the final tweet warned: "Look out for each other out there. Remember not everyone looks depressed. Goodbye x"

It is unclear if the messages were written by someone else however it is possible to schedule tweets.

YOU'RE NOT ALONE

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123

Jade had been noticed by Beeb producers for Might Redcar programme show after an online article she wrote for the Huffington Post titled: “Criminals Do Not Define My Home Town”.

During the show, she is filmed canvassing for the General Election before jetting off to Greece where she spent a “brilliant few months” working as a nanny and English teacher.

She remained close to the Greek family she lived with during her stay but returned to Redcar where she worked in adult social care.

She was a former pupil of Redcar’s Rye Hills School and Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough.

When asked if she had thick enough skin to cope with comments about her tattoo, she told the Gazette: “Mate, I’m a Tory from Redcar – a young woman involved in politics trying to do what’s right for Redcar.”

East Cleveland MP Simon Clarke, who paid tribute to Jade, describing her as a “a remarkable and complex person”.

He said: “She would be the first to say she had made some mistakes but she also had real qualities – not least a fierce work ethic, a mischievous sense of humour and a passionate love of our area.

“Anyone who saw her on The Mighty Redcar will remember her as a young woman who wanted to succeed and to make a difference."



 

  • IF you are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to talk, call The Samaritans on 116 123.

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Oakland Raiders star Vontaze Burfict banned for entire NFL season in record suspension after horror tackle on Indianapolis Colts ace Jack Doyle – The Sun

OAKLAND RAIDERS linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been banned for the entire NFL season after a horror tackle on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Burfict was ejected from the Raiders’ 31-24 win on Sunday for lowering his head to make contact with his opponent.

The foul, along with previous misdemeanours, has led to the 29-year-old receiving a record breaking ban, which rules him out for the final 12 games of the season and any playoff games.

It acts as the harshest penalty in NFL history, surpassing the five game ban Tennessee's Albert Haynesworth got in 2006 for kicking and stomping on Cowboys centre Andre Gurode's face, leading to 30 stitches.

NFL VP of football operations Jon Runyan confirmed Burfict was being banned for lowering his head to “initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent”, and for repeat violations of player safety rules.

Runyan said in a statement:“There were no mitigating circumstances on this play.

“Your contact was unnecessary, flagrant and should have been avoided.

“For your actions, you were penalised and disqualified from the game.

“Following each of your previous rule violations, you were warned by me and each of the jointly-appointed appeal officers that future violations would result in escalated accountability measures.

“However, you have continued to flagrantly abuse rules designated to protect yourself and your opponents from unnecessary risk.

“Your extensive history of rules violations is factored into this decision regarding accountability measures.”

Burfict is expected to appeal the ban, but now takes his tally of suspensions to four.

The linebacker has served two three-game suspensions already in his career, which is without pay, meaning it costs him more than £800,000 in salary.

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Will an Avenger Really Star in Kevin Feige’s New ‘Star Wars’ Movie?

It’s practically guaranteed that an MCU actor will appear in Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie — largely because quite a few MCU players are already Star Wars veterans. However, that hasn’t stopped some of the Avengers who haven’t been in Star Wars movies to raise their hands and volunteer on social media to be in the movie. Now we just have to figure out which Star Wars movie is coming next. (Maybe Disney and Lucasfilm do too.) 

What MCU actors have been in ‘Star Wars’ movies?

As critic William Bibbiani pointed out on Twitter, quite a few MCU actors have already been to that galaxy far, far far away, and not a long time ago. Bibbiani tweeted: “Wouldn’t it be cool if Natalie Portman, Paul Bettany, Benicio Del Toro, Lupita Nyong’o, Mads Mikkelsen, Andy Serkis, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker or Donald Glover were in a #StarWars movie??”

Natalie Portman was famously Amidala in the prequels and Jane Foster in the Thor movies. But she’s not the only star: Paul Bettany was Dryden Vos in Solo and Vision in the MCU; Benicio Del Toro was DJ in The Last Jedi and The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy; Lupita Nyong’o was Maz in Star Wars and Nakia in Black Panther; Mads Mikkelsen was Galen Erso in Rogue One and Kaecilius in Doctor Strange; Andy Serkis was Snoke in Star Wars and Ulysses Klaue in Black Panther; Ben Mendelsohn was Orson Krennic in Rogue One and Talos in Captain Marvel; Forest Whitaker was Saw Gerrera in Rogue One and Zuri in Black Panther.

And of course there’s Samuel L. Jackson, who is known as Mace Windu in Star Wars and as Nick Fury in the MCU. Personally, we think the actor should appear with his eyepatch and a purple lightsaber just to flip everyone out. 

Finally, a quick clarification: We weren’t counting a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo. So no, Howard the Duck doesn’t qualify, although that would be funny considering George Lucas helped produce his infamous turkey. 

What ‘Avengers’ star wants to be in ‘Star Wars’ movies?

Of course, with a cast as sprawling as the ones in Avengers: Endgame alone, there are still plenty of MCU actors left who haven’t been in a Star Wars movie.

Captain America and Captain Marvel (Chris Evans and Brie Larson) have already volunteered on social media. Both actors already have Star Wars connections of sorts. Larson is a major fan, having appeared at both the opening of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in California and at a recent screening of the original 1977 Star Wars in Los Angeles. 

Meanwhile, Evans appears in Knives Out, the new murder mystery due out November 27 from Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed a controversial little film called The Last Jedi

Screen Rant noted that Feige has told a major actor that “there’s a specific role he would like that person to play if and when he makes the movie.” However, there is no indication as to who that is. 

What exactly will the next ‘Star Wars’ movie be? 

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There is also little indication as to what the next Star Wars movie will be, outside of The Rise of Skywalker, which comes out Dec. 20. Box Office Mojo’s future release schedule lists slots for untitled Star Wars movies in 2022, 2024 and 2026 — all in December of each year. 

Star Wars has now announced three projects or three sets of projects: a movie or trilogy by David Benioff and DB Weiss of Game of Thrones fame, a trilogy by Johnson, and now the movie by Feige. But it’s not known exactly if or when any of these are landing.

Feige’s movie sounds like a separate project, but who’s to say he’s not producing the Benioff/Weiss or Johnson projects? That would surely melt the minds of many a fan disgruntled with Benioff and Weiss for the last season of Game of Thrones and disgruntled with Johnson for The Last Jedi

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Real Madrid star Casemiro's house raided with his wife and child INSIDE during Madrid derby

REAL Madrid ace Casemiro's house was ransacked by armed robbers while his wife and daughter cowered upstairs – as he starred in the Madrid derby.

The Brazil midfielder, 27, rushed back to his gated mansion shortly after the end of the 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.

It comes just months after former Chelsea star Alvaro Morata’s home was raided while his wife and two children were inside.

The burglars struck in June as the 26-year-old was in the Faroe Islands for Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

Police sources told Spanish media both intruders were armed. They are thought to have got into the property in the exclusive neighbourhood of La Moraleja north of Madrid via an upstairs window.

Morata’s Italian wife Alice Campello and their twin sons Alessandro and Leonardo, one next month, are said to have been inside along with a nanny but none were harmed.

FOOTY TARGETS

Criminals regularly target footballers’ homes when they know they are playing matches and are away from home.

At the start of last month two burglars broke into the home of Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo and reportedly threatened his brother with a weapon.

The break-in happened during Barcelona’s 3-0 Champions League semi-final victory against Liverpool on May 1.

The two criminals are understood to have taken valuables including jewellery and a Rolex watch.

In February burglars broke into former Premier League star Kevin Prince Boateng’s rented home in the upmarket Barcelona neighbourhood of Sarria and took around £250k of valuables and cash as he was playing against Valladolid.

It later emerged it was the same house targeted by criminals last November when Barca left-back Jordi Alba was living there, and was on his way to Italy for a Champions League tie against Inter.

Another Barca star was stung In June last year when burglars broke into the luxury home of Gerard Pique and his singer partner Shakira.


The footballer’s parents were said to have been asleep inside the mansion in Esplugues de Llobregat when the break-in occurred. They were unharmed.

Pique had travelled to the German city of Cologne were Shakira was performing and was not at home at the time.

The criminals, described as “professionals” who left no fingerprints, reportedly took watches and expensive jewellery after timing their break-in to coincide with a storm which muffled any noise they were making.

In February last year burglars broke into former Liverpool star’s Philippe Coutinho’s home near Barcelona on the same day his car was towed away.

The midfielder had to get his Audi Q7 back from a municipal pound after visiting the famous Sagrada Familia monument with family and friends and leaving it badly parked.

Worse was to come when he returned to his luxury villa in Castelldefels a 30-minute drive south of the Catalan capital to find it had been burgled.

The thieves are thought to have taken advantage of two ladders that had been left by a neighbouring property where work is going on to enter the mansion, the old home of Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.

The thieves struck while the 26-year-old, who joined Barcelona for £145m in January last year, was out for dinner after recovering his car.

Coutinho was enjoying some down-time with his wife Aine and friends after staying behind in while his team-mates travelled to Chelsea for their Champions League tie because he was ineligible to play in the competition.

Burglars also targeted Real Madrid star Raphael Varane’s home in December 2016 after he forgot to put his alarm on before leaving to play his last Champions League group stage match against Borussia Dortmund.

The French defender returned to find thousands of pounds worth of jewellery, cash, clothes and household accessories missing.

In November 2016 burglars stole designer watches and jewellery during a raid on the home of former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Luis Figo.

They are believed to have forced their way in through a first-floor terrace door after climbing the front of the house in the Madrid neighbourhood of Parque de Conde de Orgaz a short drive from Varane’s home.

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Watch as NFL star appears naked in team-mate’s Instagram post from dressing room – The Sun

AN NFL star's Instagram live video from the dressing room was interrupted by an unexpected tackle.

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen shared video of the jubilant atmosphere inside the home locker room after they beat the Washington Redskins 31-15.

But he gave fans more than they bargained for — including a full-body view of guard Kyle Long whipping his undies off.

Long, 30, was clearly unaware that his pal was broadcasting live to fans there and then and he whipped his tighty whities off and stood there stark naked.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been keen to turn a winning changing room into Dub Club — where players play loud music and party after victory.

But, as with most parties that get out of hand, someone always ends up whipping all their clothes off.

Fans were impressed that Long lived up to his name after showing off his tackle in the changing room.

Cohen soon realised his error and took the video down, but eagle-eyed fans had already ripped it and shared it on other channels.

LONG SNAP

Members of the media are more than used to NFL stars stripping down during interviews, given journalists and camera crews are allowed inside the dressing room after games.

It often leads to embarrassing situations like the one at FedEx Field, but cameramen are used to making sure they point the lens in the right direction.


The Bears started the season with defeat to the Green Bay Packers, before beating the Denver Broncos 16-14 and then recording this Monday night 31-15 victory over the Redskins.

It makes for a very competitive NFC North, where the Packers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and Bears are all in contention to win the division.

The Packers are currently among seven undefeated teams in the NFL, while their three conference rivals are all 2-1.

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