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The Daily Dirt: Is the first big European manager about to fall?

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It's a grim time for manager Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.

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September isn't over yet, but the first major sacking in Europe could be near. Brendan Rodgers, who nearly led Liverpool to the Premier League title two seasons ago, is reportedly on the verge of being shown the door by Fenway Sports Group, owner of the Merseyside club. Rodgers started the season well enough in the results column, collecting seven points against Stoke, Bournmouth, and Arsenal, but games since haven't gone as well: 3-0 defeat at home to West Ham, 3-1 defeat at Manchester United, 1-1 draw at Bordeaux, 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City, and a penalty-shootout home win over League Two side Carlisle in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

The recent run of play has pushed Liverpool fans to the edge, and Rodgers isn't helped by the fact that former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is essentially applying for the job in the press. Nevertheless, Rodgers remains confident.

Mexican goalie scores on himself by chucking ball off opponent's head [SB Nation]

Oh no, you really don't want to do that. This sort of thing is supposed to be reserved for an odd occurrence in EA Sports' FIFA franchise, but it happened in real life to Zacatepec goalkeeper Javier Caso in a Liga MX game against Necaxa.

Is Caso raising his hand at the end in hopes that Necaxa's Rodrigo Prieto, who received the gift of a goal, will be called offside? We're sorry, but the offside rule doesn't work that way.

What's happening in The A?

The Atlanta Hawks tip off the 2015-16 season in a little more than a month, and for those who have been living under a rock, they'll do it with a pretty bold new look. To compliment the new uniforms, the Hawks have now unveiled their new court design, too. It certainly isn't boring.