Which country lets women, children watch soccer for free?


Which country lets women, children watch soccer for free?

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP)Women and children under 16 will watch Turkish leaguegames for free starting this weekend, part of the national soccer associationsbid to reduce violence at male-dominated games.Turkey is trying to encourage more women and children to attend games andchange matchesfrequently marred by violence, insults and obscenitiesintomore family friendly events. The country is also hoping to revive interest in a league that has beenmired in a match-fixing scandal involving 19 games last season.The measure was announced Friday and comes on the heals of the associationsother initiative to curb fan trouble. Turkish soccers governing body changedits rules to bar men from attending games played by teams sanctioned for fantrouble. It allows women and children into stadiums for free, instead of forcingthem to play in empty stadiums.As a result, more than 41,000 women and children packed an Istanbul stadiumon Sept. 20, cheering and waving club-colored flags, to watch Fenerbahce playManisaspor.The association said in a statement that it would reimburse the clubs forthe tickets they would allocate to women and children. Free tickets would bedistributed for games starting Saturday.Top-flight clubs have designated women- and children-only stands atstadiums. Besiktas reserved a stand of between 1,000-1,500 seats, Galatasarayallocated 1,940 seats while Fenerbahce earmarked 531, according to theassociation.The project will increase interest in the game, prevent violence anddisorder, dissuade ugly and bad cheering and create an atmosphere for familiesto easily watch events, the association said.The beautiful game will remain so, it added.The presence of women at the Fenerbahce game helped change the tone at theclubs 50,000-seat Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. The visiting Manisaspor team greetedwith applause rather than the usual jeers. Players from both teams tossedflowers to women in the crowd before the match.

Report: Draymond Green receives results on left knee MRI


Report: Draymond Green receives results on left knee MRI

The Golden State Warriors and Dubnation have been holding their breath a bit awaiting the results of Draymond Green's MRI. 

They can breathe a little better now. 

According to ESPN, the forward underwent an MRI on his left knee and results came back negative. 

Green left Tuesday's game against the Rockets one point shy of a triple double after 28 minutes of work. 

The Warriors were left in a defensive deficit in his absence and ultimatley lost to the Rockets 122-121. 

More to come...

Hitting the high notes: Steph and Ayesha have 'bucket list' moment on Fillmore stage


Hitting the high notes: Steph and Ayesha have 'bucket list' moment on Fillmore stage

As a two-time MVP, two-time NBA champion and one of the most popular players on the planet, you'd think there isn't much left for Stephen Curry to accomplish. 

The same can be said of his wife Ayesha -- a business powerhouse in her own right. 

But the two had a "bucket list" moment last night in San Francisco when they were welcomed on stage at the Fillmore for a performance with Johnnyswim. 

Johnnyswim is an American folk, soul, blues, pop music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez who hail from Nashville, Tennessee. The duo is out on our promoting their studio album "Georgica Pond" and the live album "Live At Rockwood Music Hall"

The Currys weren't there just for show either -- social media videos show the two in song.


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In her post, Ayesha said "What a night! This was definitely a bucket list moment w the amazing peeps @amandasudanoramirez @johnnyswim ... also @stephencurry30 yaaaaaaas."

Stephen isn't a stranger to showing off his vocal chords -- last season, he hit the late-night screen with an episode of "Carpool Karaoke" alongside James Corden