Cristiano Ronaldo threw some punch-like thing at Diego Godín

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Cristiano Ronaldo was a little short on chill today at the Vicente Calderón. Perhaps that was because of his health, with an injury keeping him on the bench for the first half of today’s Supercopa finale. Perhaps it was due to a frustrating second half, one that saw the superstar starved of chances in Real Madrid’s 1-0 loss. By the final whistle, an indefatigable Atlético brought out the chippy side of Sergio Ramos and El Real, with Ronaldo providing day’s the most violent display.

The moment came near full-time, with a Real Madrid corner from the left giving the European champions faint hope of an equalizer. Soon after, the team’s frustrations resurfaced in punch from its leading scorer, who elected to change sports on Diego Godín rather than play the incoming ball.

Thanks for this, Ryan:

This is bad, stupid, should draw a suspension, and all that jazz, but it’s about time we addressed the underlying issue, one we rarely talk about when we see our role models embrace violence:

Why can’t these guys throw a punch?

I don’t want to suggest that every kid be taught how to throw a proper punch, but if you don’t know how, maybe pass on the assault? I mean, definitely pass on it, regardless, but if you’ve already decided to do something only your seven-year-old self can really appreciate, maybe do something you can actually pull off? If “punching somebody” isn’t on this list, center stage at the Calderón isn’t place to break new ground.

And was see it in other sports, too. Basketball rights are ridiculous. You see a punch land in a baseball brawl occasionally but most of the time it’s errant haymakers and wrestling takedowns. The only sport team sport where the fighting holds up in hockey, where the only people who fight are the ones that know they can throw a punch.

Just incase you’re reading this, Cristiano, you don’t throw a punch as if there’s a baseball on the end of your arm. This isn’t you tossing your boot into your bag or flinging your shorts into the pile. You don’t start your punch from behind your head and fling it forward like you’re launching a football. Were there never any fights in Lisbon?

I’m guessing no, which isn’t such a bad thing, though it’s certainly a reason not to pick up the practice now. But your chance to develop into a hard man is gone. Vinnie Jones is laughing at you.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fighting is not for you.

LAFC selects Urena, 4 others in MLS Expansion Draft

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Los Angeles FC selected five players in the MLS Expansion Draft, including Costa Rican national team star Marco Urena.

Whether they’ll make their way to the City of Angels is another story.

The first pick from general manager John Thorrington was goalkeeper Tyler Miller from Seattle Sounders.

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Going next was Latif Blessing from Sporting KC, an electric attacker who netted thrice with an assist last season.

Next was Urena from San Jose and the Costa Rican national team, a huge addition, and then Columbus left back Jukka Raitala before closing up the draft with Raheem Edwards from Toronto FC.

LAFC has already announced the signings or acquisitions of Carlos Vela, Walker Zimmerman, Carlos Alvarez, Monday Etim, and Guillermo Vizcarra.

The club will also loan Omar Gaber from Basel and Rodrigo Pacheco from Lanus.

WATCH LIVE: Three Premier League matches

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Chelsea visits the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Town in one of three Premier League fixtures this chilly Tuesday in December (Watch live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

The Blues are now 14 points back of Manchester City, and three points clear of fifth place.

Meanwhile there are a pair of matches on NBC Sports Gold: Burnley looks to keep pace with its Top Four ambitions when it hosts struggling Stoke City, while in-form Crystal Palace seeks a home win that would move it out of the drop zone. In its way? Dangerous, attack-minded Watford.

Burnley vs. Stoke City — 2:45 p.m. ET [ STREAM ]

Huddersfield Town vs. Chelsea — 3 p.m. ET [ STREAM ]

Crystal Palace vs. Watford — 3 p.m. ET [ STREAM ]

FIFA bans Colombia midfielder Cardona 5 games for gesture

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ZURICH (AP) FIFA has banned Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona for five matches for making a discriminatory gesture with his eyes toward a South Korean opponent.

FIFA will allow Cardona to serve the ban in friendly games, so he should be available for Colombia’s World Cup opener against Japan on June 19.

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Cardona has also been fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,150) because of the incident last month in a friendly in Seoul.

Cardona apologized at the time, saying he “didn’t mean to disrespect anyone, a country or a race, but if anyone felt offended, or interpreted it in that way, I am sorry.”

Spurs’ Alderweireld won’t return until February

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Spurs finally got a bit of good news this weekend with a blowout of Stoke City.

That was a followed by a tough draw against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League, and bad news on an old injury.

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Center back Toby Alderweireld is going to be gone into February, extending his time on the sidelines with a hamstring injury suffered Nov. 1 against Real Madrid.

Spurs were 6-2-2 in league when Alderweireld went down, and are just 2-2-2 since the injury. The Belgian has missed losses at Arsenal and Leicester, draws against Watford and West Brom, and wins over Crystal Palace and Stoke.

Tottenham did win both of its UCL matches since the injury.