Police Dog Becomes Adorable Nuisance, Steals Ball During Final In Brazil

Retrô defeated Náutico 1-0 in the first leg of the Campeonato Pernambuco final on Thursday night. I won’t be showing you the goal from Guilherme Mendes da Silva in the 69th minute. Instead, I’ll be showing you a police dog invading the soccer pitch, because that’s the type of content we know you really care about.

The Only Thing That Makes USWNT Players Happier Than Winning Is Cuddling Dogs

The USWNT is the most dominant force in women’s soccer history. The U.S. has never been ranked lower than second in the world and has won more World Cups and Olympics than it’s lost. But if there’s one thing the players love more than winning, it’s dogs. 

It’s National Pet Day, apparently, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better group of people to celebrate with than the USWNT. 

Cat Missing For Seven Months Reunited With Owner After Feline Invaded League One Game

Meet Topsey. 

A wild pitch invader pauses a League One game.

Topsey is a funny little feline who escaped from her owners in June 2021 and has since been roaming the streets of Sheffield. Seven months after disappearing, Topsey came out of hiding on Tuesday in the form of invading a League One game between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan.

Kurt Zouma’s Cats Taken From Him For Animal Abuse; West Ham Player Fined ‘Maximum Amount’

LONDON — West Ham United player Kurt Zouma's cats are being cared for by animal charity the RSPCA after a video emerged showing the Frenchman kicking one pet across the floor, and Vitality said it was suspending its sponsorship of the Premier League club over its handling of the incident.

Police Choose Not To Investigate Disturbing Video Of Kurt Zouma Slapping And Kicking His Cat

Update: After initially choosing not to look into the incident, police are now launching enquiries about the Zouma incident.

A truly horrifying Kurt Zouma cat video was leaked onto the internet Monday that showed the West Ham defender abusing his cat while people laughed. In the video he's seen slapping, kicking and throwing shoes at one of his two felines.

Viewer discretion is advised as the videos are disturbing.

Watch: Doggo Calms Bundesliga Coach Forced To Isolate With Covid

FC Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart is one of the more demonstrative managers in the Bundesliga. Forced to watch Cologne’s big game against Freiburg from home while self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, Baumgart brought his antics from the sidelines to his own living room on Saturday. Fortunately, he had a very good doggo to keep him calm.

Cologne beat Freiburg 1-0 on Saturday to move up to sixth place, within one point of Freiburg for Europa League contention and two points back of fourth-place Union Berlin, currently clutching to the final Champions League berth.

Watch: Denver Camel Has Better Touch On Wings Than Pulisic vs. Canada

The USMNT was humbled by a superior Canada 2-0 on Sunday in World Cup qualifying. The best American male player, Christian Pulisic, was largely ineffective during the massive showdown between the top two teams in Concacaf right now. The Chelsea winger attempted four dribbles, failing to complete a single one. 

Maybe Pulisic should’ve taken some notes from Sprout the camel.

Inquisitive Dog Barks Some Questions In Tata Martino Press Conference

Two years into the COVID pandemic, it's safe to say we've all experienced at least one Zoom mishap. Just a couple days ago, for example, my three-year-old daughter yelled "yeah!" after an idea I shared with my colleagues at The18. It wasn't a great idea, but the "yeah!" brought some laughs and a consolation comment from my boss: "At least someone liked it."

Texan Brek Shea Is Right At Home Catching Snakes In Florida

Inter Miami began preseason training for the 2022 campaign this week, and Brek Shea was back with the club after signing a new deal on Wednesday. At 31, Shea is a versatile winger/wingback/left back with international experience and a couple of trophies on his shelf. He’s an artist on and off the pitch. He’s also a Texan who isn’t afraid of snakes.