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Thursday cannon fodder: exploding shoe

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North Carolina v Duke
You can see the bottom of his left foot and the sole of his left shoe at the same time. That’s not supposed to happen.
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Duke phenom Zion Williamson’s shoe explodes less than a minute into UNC game
It literally came apart at the seams. He left the game and did not return, but Coach K said he (fortunately) suffered only a minor sprain and that his knee was stable. I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Duke lost (for those of you who don’t know, I’m a Dukie).

Have you heard of Expected Goals on Target or xGoT?
No, xGoT is not a Game of Thrones thing. The Telegraph took an interesting look at how Premier League goalkeepers stack up. Bernd Leno doesn’t do too badly!

Juventus’ share price drops 10% after UCL loss
I Bianconeri lost the first leg of their Round of 16 tie with Atletico Madrid (in Madrid) 2-0.

Manchester City snatch a 3-2 win at Schalke
The Citizens needed 85th+ minute goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling to lift them to an important away win.

Roma reportedly courting Maurizio Sarri
The Italian’s days at Chelsea appear to be limited. If I were him, I’d take Roma’s offer and never look back.

Millwall charged for alleged racist chants from fans
Can we please just stop with this, footballing community? Please? Get the racism out. Forever.

USWNT Coach Jill Ellis was paid less than a men’s U20 coach.
Ellis is the only coach in the U.S. federation who has won a World Cup but only the 10th highest paid person. This is not a good look.

Sadio Mane’s house was robbed during Liverpool’s UCL match
It’s not the first time Mane has been robbed during a match - it happened in November 2017 as well. It has also happened quite recently to some League 1 players in France.

Breakdancing proposed for Paris 2024 Olympics
Street dancing is popular in Paris, but it probably won’t make the Olympics. Surfing, climbing, and skateboarding are due to debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and could continue in Paris if all goes well.