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Steph Curry hits Paris, Wembley to hang with Neymar, TAA

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A day after hanging with Neymar in Paris, Steph Curry was at Wembley Stadium for Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, linking up with Reds youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold after the match.

We’ve got some questions about their jersey exchange, which hashtags tell us may be inspired by their mutual endorsement of a clothing brand.

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Why wouldn’t Curry bring a Golden State jersey for the exchange? Why would TAA want another Liverpool jersey, especially one with a basketball star’s name and number on it?

Curry is a soccer fan, for sure, having dotted the PST timeline with appearances at Stamford Bridge, insane trick shots, and even Lionel Messi mutual admiration.

And while it would probably be annoying to carry Warriors jerseys everywhere he goes, the 30 in Liverpool red just feels weird. Hey, maybe TAA loves it.

Premier League stars attend NBA game in London

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Premier League stars of now and years past graced London’s O2 Arena to catch a rare regular season NBA game outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and former Blues midfielder Michael Ballack were all seen courtside, as well as Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Arsenal pair Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin. Even former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed the game.

Stoke City’s American centerback Geoff Cameron also attended the game to see his hometown Boston Celtics face the Philadelphia 76ers, and he had a chat with our sister TV station in Boston.

Here’s a cool photo gallery of some of the Premier League’s best who were in attendance.

Griezmann backtracks over ‘insensitive’ blackface tweet

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MADRID (AP) Soccer star Antoine Griezmann has apologized for any offense caused after posting an image of himself on social media in blackface as part of an NBA party costume on Sunday.

Griezmann, who is white, was also wearing a wig and holding a basketball in the photo which had “NBA 69 ALLSTARS” on the jersey.

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The photo on his official Twitter account was accompanied by the message “80’s Party” followed by basketball and laughing emojis.

One response called the photo a “bad idea” with others urging the France forward to delete the tweet.

Griezmann at first reacted to the criticism by tweeting: “Calm down friends, I’m a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and of this great era… It’s a tribute.”

He later tweeted an apology to those he had offended.

“I recognize that’s it’s insensitive on my part. If I offended some people I’m sorry,” he wrote.

The 26-year-old Griezmann plays for Spanish team Atletico Madrid but has been linked to a move to Barcelona.

Steph Curry buries insane soccer trick shot with a basketball (Video)

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Stephen Curry is one of the best players in the NBA, but his love for soccer is apparent.

The Golden State Warriors point guard combined two of his passions on Friday when he completed a trick shot for the ages during practice with his team.

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The ball was slowly bounced out to him near the sideline, and then what came next was nothing short of brilliant.

Check out the full video below, courtesy of @LetsGoWarriors on Twitter.

Ronaldo edges LeBron, Messi for top-earning honor

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s staying on top in just about everything.

The Portuguese superstar is the highest-earning athlete for the second-successive season, holding off LeBron James for the honor.

According to Forbes.com, Ronaldo made $93 million this year, edging out NBA star LeBron James and Lionel Messi (who swapped places).

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Neymar is the next soccer player on the list, slotting 19th, while Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit the Top 30.

Wayne Rooney is next, placing 70th with $23.6 million, with Luis Suarez one slot behind. Also in the Top 100: Sergio Aguero and James Rodriguez.