Bundesliga top flight set for its first female referee

BERLIN — After a decade in Germany’s second division, Bibiana Steinhaus will make Bundesliga history this season by becoming the first woman to referee in the country’s top flight. The 38-year-old police officer is among four referees to have been promoted by the German football federation (DFB) into the league’s elite group of 24. “For…

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Three keys for Liverpool vs. Hoffenheim

Here’s what Liverpool needs to do to get a result at Hoffenheim.

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2017/08/14/three-keys-for-liverpool-vs-hoffenheim/

See the moment Ronaldo pushed a referee (and earned a 5-game suspension)

Cristiano Ronaldo will find himself sitting out of five games after this happened with an official during the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo could receive a ban of up to 12 games for his push on the referee. How many would be fair? pic.twitter.com/p1YPgYlvql — Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) August 14, 2017 More from USA…

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/08/ronaldo-ref-push/

Top takeaways from Diego Costa’s incredible rant

Breaking down the main talking points from Diego Costa’s side of the story as battle with Conte, Chelsea continues.

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2017/08/14/top-takeaways-from-diego-costas-incredible-rant/

Cristiano Ronaldo to get 12-game ban for pushing referee?

Real Madrid superstar pushed a referee in the back after being shown a red card v Barcelona. Now he could face a hefty punishment.

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2017/08/14/cristiano-ronaldo-to-get-12-game-ban-for-pushing-referee/

Liverpool leave Coutinho out of Champions League squad

Back injury, or Barcelona bound? Reds will have to do without Coutinho for first leg of UCL playoff in Germany.

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2017/08/14/liverpool-leave-coutinho-out-of-champions-league-squad/

Premier League roundup: A wild return for the top flight!

The Premier League kicked off with a furious Friday match between Arsenal and Leicester City, and kept that vibe going when Saturday began at Vicarage Road. [ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ] A wild draw between the Reds and Hornets is a highlight of the first Saturday of PL football for the 2017-18 […]

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