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Soccer great Hope Solo arrested, accused of assault

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The sounds coming from the home of Hope Solo's sister in Washington state early Saturday were loud. 

"My daughter ... her bedroom is right across from their fence and their house and she heard all the noise," said Anthony Barocio.

Anthony Barocio and his 9-year-old daughter, Haylee, were at home when a loud noise next door awoke Haylee about 1 a.m. Saturday.

"It sounded like they were kind of like banging on something," Haylee said.

"I don't know for sure but I was scared."

Kirkland police said a man called 911 to report a woman was assaulting someone inside the house. The officers arrived to find soccer great Hope Solo allegedly appearing intoxicated and upset. Her sister and 17-year-old nephew were injured. Police concluded Solo was the aggressor and arrested her.

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Solo is well-known for her world-class goalkeeping for the U.S. women's Olympic team.  The two-time Olympic gold medalist is the goalie for the Seattle Reign professional women's soccer team. 

But her sometimes troubled personal life has gotten notice, too. Two years ago, NFL player Jerramy Stevens was arrested for allegedly assaulting Solo. Hours later, the couple married; the charges were later dropped. 

Now Solo is the one in jail. And her sister's neighbor is considering moving.

"When you have a SWAT team first of all, two years ago, knocking on your door. Then you hear about this ruckus of what transpired yesterday," said Barocio.  "Yeah, draws red flags."

Solo's team plays a match in New York state Sunday, but she will still be in jail, held without bail. 

She has her first appearance Monday at Kirkland Municipal Court.

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FIFA investigating drone possibly spying on Team France

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By now, you're probably familiar with this little device. (Via Flickr / Don McCullough)

But aside from its obvious military uses, there's now an investigation into whether a drone was used to give one team an edge in this year's FIFA World Cup.

France manager ​Didier Deschamps is worried his team may have been spied on when a drone flew over Les Bleus's training facility near their World Cup venue in Brazil. (Via ESPN)

According to The Guardian, some of the French players laughed as the tiny unmanned copter flew overhead. But Deschamps was not very happy about it and asked FIFA to investigate.

"Apparently, drones are used more and more ... FIFA handles this and has been carrying out an inquiry. We don't want any intrusion into our privacy. It's very hard to fight these days." (Via CBS)

While it's unlikely this was indeed spying by another team, it's easy to see how Deschamps would be agitated after the team's off-field antics made the French national team the laughing stock of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

That's when French players refused to practice in protest when France striker Nicolas Anelka was kicked off the team after a verbal spat with a former coach. The Telegraph reports that protest led to the team director's resignation. (Via BBC)

Deschamps – himself a member of France's 1998 World Cup winning roster – said the past is the past. (Via Flickr / Calcio Streaming)

"You shouldn't mention South Africa ... We're now in another World Cup; we're in Brazil and we're not going to be judged by what we did four years ago. It's wonderful to have a good atmosphere here. We have supporters behind the team." (Via Sports Illustrated)

FIFA has yet to comment on the drone incident.

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