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      January 4, 2016

      VICE Sports World News Roundup: January 4

      Good morning, America. It's the 4th of January, 2016. Welcome to the VICE Sports World News Roundup. Be sure to stop by daily for your morning headlines.

      Matthew Hobden, a 22-year-old Sussex cricket player died mysteriously over the weekend. Scottish police are investigating. Athletes across the UK paid tribute to Hobden.

      In other sad news, Steve Gohouri, a defender who played for Wigan and Borussia Mönchengladbach over a long career that took him across Europe and Africa, was found dead in the Rhine River. Gohouri played 12 times for Ghana. He was 34 and had been missing since early December.

      Gary Anderson won the Professional Darts Corporation World Championship, beating Adrian Lewis. It's Anderson's second championship in a row.

      The first leg of the Rally Dakar was suspended due to heavy rains and thunder in Argentina. (The race is taking place in South America this year, which is a long way from Dakar, Senegal.) One would think a vehicle such as the one pictured below would be able to go despite a little rain and thunder, but what do I know?

      Photo Credit: Felipe Trueba/EPA

      It's transfer season again in European soccer. I'm not going to get bogged down here with transfer rumors unless they're really, really good, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang going to Arsenal. Kicker, the creaking, ancient German sports magazine, voted Aubameyang the second best player of the Bundesliga season so far.

      A couple notable results from the weekend: Real Madrid tied Valencia 2-2. Madrid scored this incredible goal. Somehow both Chelsea and Manchester United won this weekend. Everton tied Tottenham 1-1, which must have hurt for both teams.

      John Stones appeared, at one point, to confuse the match with a pickup game. This is enough to give any manager a stroke:

      Photo of the Day

      This will probably be my last ski jumping photo for a while, but tell me this shot of David Kubacki flying through the air at the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Austria is not bad ass.

      Photo Credit: JAN HETFLEISCH/EPA

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