Five outrageous playoff formats MLS should consider using

The MLS Cup Playoffs have never been set in stone. In the league’s 27 seasons, no fewer than four playoff formats have been used to varying degrees of success. The current system, which features a single elimination format with seven teams from each conference, is easy to understand and follow but could definitely use some improvement, at least according to MLS. 

These two pumpkins on a bike tried to rob a reporter covering Copa Libertadores final on live TV

A news crew from Teleamazonas Ecuador experienced a terrifying moment while covering the upcoming Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Athletico Paranaense.

Reporter Vanessa Robles was on live TV reporting outside of the Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil, the host city of Saturday's final, when two men on a motorcycle approached her and her team, attempting to steal phones, cameras and other electronic devices. 

Qatar celebrates 3 million ticket sales while residents are kicked out of homes

On Tuesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Qatar World Cup organizers confirmed that ticket sales for the event were nearing three million. This is in line with the estimate of roughly 1.2 million people visiting country, which has a population of just 2.8 million, over the course of the 29-day event.

Defender Geisson Perea pulls down his pants and shows his private parts in the middle of a game

Weird, weird scenes coming from the Colombian First Division, where Independiente Santa Fe's defender Geisson Perea decided to pull down his pants and show his genitals in the middle of the game of his team vs. Jaguares. 

Yes, you read that right.

Why did he do that? Nobody really knows. 

Championship match delayed for second week in a row due to improperly sized goals

If I had a nickel for every time an EFL Championship match had a goal that was too big, I'd have two nickels — which isn't a lot, but it's weird it's happened twice.

For the second weekend in a row, a Championship match had a delayed start as one goal was larger than the other, again by two inches. This time, the inconsistency occurred in Kingston upon Hull, where Hull City hosted Birmingham City. Referee Leigh Doughty noticed the issue during his pre-match check.

Fan celebrates Pachuca's victory by back flipping through their bench’s roof

Pachuca eliminated Tigres in an exciting match Sunday that decided the last team to go through to the Liga MX semifinals.

With a combined three goals, three comebacks and two red cards, it was classic Liga MX.

Arsenal overcome Leeds despite massive delay for technical difficulties

Sometimes, the best things in life are worth waiting for. Arsenal and Leeds played a thoroughly fascinating match following a lengthy delay due to technical issues at Elland Road, but it was the Gunners who managed to hold on, only just, against Jesse Marsh’s plucky side.

The hero on the day was Bukayo Saka, who now has four goals and four assists in his last seven Premier league games. The 21-year-old is up for the Kopa trophy this week and his performances in recent weeks can only make his case better. 

Bukayo Saka uses Europa League's grand stage to launch ball at guy inside apartment

It was an eventful Thursday for 21-year-old Arsenal talent Bukayo Saka. 

It all started with news of the England international gracing the cover of TIME magazine's "Next Generation Leaders" issue.

Emir of Qatar thanks Russia (suspended by FIFA) for all its help in hosting FIFA World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin wished Qatar success in staging the upcoming World Cup and said the 2018 hosts were sharing their experience in organizing the tournament.

Russia reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 2018 but is barred from the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 tournament due to its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

Putin met Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on the sidelines of a summit in Kazakhstan on Thursday.