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US Vice President Mike Pence exits National Football League game after anthem protest

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Ivy League Football: Big Green rally, win a stunner

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University League organisers wary of match fixing

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Youth football league won't play national anthem

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Maiden Somalia football league Puntland State concludes

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Indy Eleven's league — NASL — sues U.S. Soccer Federation

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Ex-soccer league treasurer accused of stealing $457K from group

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Donald Trump criticises National Football League yet again
Donald Trump, United States president, who had earlier launched a foul-mouthed tirade at National Football League (NFL) players protesting the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner (USA’s national anthem) at games, has again come down hard on the NFL. “When you go down and take a knee or any other way, you're sitting, essentially, for our our great national anthem. You're disrespecting our flag and you're disrespecting our country and the NFL should've suspended some of these players for one game - not fire them - suspend them for one game and then if they did it again, it could be one game then two games then three games and then for the season,” Trump said   Read More ...
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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has bid to play in women's Australian Rules league rejected
The Australian Football League (AFL) has been criticised after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection on the day before the national draft for next year’s professional women’s competition. Hannah Mouncey hoped to become the first transgender player in the Australian Women’s Football League (AFLW), having played at club level for Canberra this season. But on the eve of Wednesday’s draft for the competition’s second season, the AFL set up a subcommittee to rule on Mouncey’s case, before handing down the decision that she was ineligible for selection   Read More ...
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Southern United make history with win in National Women's football league
Southern United have made history in the opening round of the National Women's Football League, beating Auckland 3-2 at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Sunday. The win was their first since 2013, when they beat a national under-17 selection, and their first over another federation since 2007, in a previous iteration of the league. Shontelle Smith - from the penalty spot - Eleanor Isaac, and Renee Bacon were Southern's goalscorers, with Bacon's winner coming six minutes from time, after the much-fancied Aucklanders had equalised twice in the second half   Read More ...
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Club owners found guilty after pinching gate receipts in bid to convince Football League they were 'fit and proper persons'
Two businessmen who stripped a football club of its gate receipts are facing jail after being found guilty of fraud. Stephen Murrall, 49, and Peter Harris, 47, were trying to convince the Football League that they were 'fit and proper persons' to take over struggling Hartlepool United. However, a court heard how £42,453 in gate receipts from two home games went into the pair's company, TMH 2014 Limited, but quickly went back out again   Read More ...
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Orlando City's Will Johnson permitted to return to action by MLS
Orlando City midfielder Will Johnson will be allowed to resume team activities after an "alleged domestic incident on September 5,” Major League Soccer said Friday in a statement. Johnson was arrested for the incident, which involved his wife, but the statement from MLS says that no charges will be pursued in the case. "Major League Soccer today confirmed that the prosecution will not pursue charges against Orlando City SC midfielder Will Johnson with regard to an alleged domestic incident on September 5, provided that he completes a year-long diversion program, including a 26-week domestic violence counseling program," the statement from the league reads   Read More ...
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NKY Youth Football League rallies around player killed in hit-and-run
The team is taking donations at any Fifth Third Bank under the account name: The Eli Kindt Memorial Fund. COVINGTON, Ky. — Teammates and coaches are rallying around a Northern Kentucky boy who was killed in a hit-and-run nearly a week ago. They're wearing his number and raising money to help his family. A memorial for Eli Kindt, 6, has continued to grow in his neighborhood in Covington   Read More ...
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Major League Soccer react to United States elimination from FIFA 2018 World Cup
Major League Soccer said there’s “no denying” the U.S. national team’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup field is a setback. The league issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after the United States fell 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago in Couva to end a run of seven straight American appearances at soccer’s premier tournament. “There is no denying that this is a setback for all of us involved with the game in our country   Read More ...
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NFL-National Football League roundup
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US Vice President Mike Pence exits National Football League game after anthem protest
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game Sunday (Oct 8) when some players kneeled for the national anthem, stoking controversy over the gesture. In the third NFL weekend since US President Donald Trump said league owners should fire players who kneel during pre-game playings of the US national anthem, Pence tweeted that he departed after seeing players kneel during The Star-Spangled Banner   Read More ...
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Premier League football star Isaac Success arrested after 'angrily demanding his money back from four hookers' in hotel romp
A Premier League football star was arrested after reportedly demanding back the cash he had paid to four escorts. Watford player Isaac Success, 21, paid £2,000 for a hotel romp after spending the night at a lap-dancing club in London’s West End last month. Escort Alexis Domerge has claimed the football ace angrily asked for his money back after a 90 minute romp   Read More ...
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Ivy League Football: Big Green rally, win a stunner
HANOVER - It appears you can't count out the Dartmouth College football team under any circumstances this season. The Big Green simply won't let it happen. Dartmouth has had to come back in each of its last three victories, with the latest theatrics coming in Saturday's 28-27 win over Yale at Memorial Stadium. Down 24-7 at halftime, the 4-0 Big Green strung together their largest comeback since 1999 to overcome the previously unbeaten Bulldogs (3-1)   Read More ...
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Southern United pick up promising results in national football league pre-season fixtures
Southern United kicked off their campaign with two pre-season draws against their South Island football rivals over the weekend. The Paul O'Reilly-coached side have drawn 1-1 with ISPS Handa Premiership opponents Tasman United in Christchurch on Sunday, less than 24-hours after a 2-2 draw against Canterbury United in Timaru. All players were afforded decent playing time and a chance to impress in their only two pre-season fixtures   Read More ...
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Football- National Football League roundup
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Family banned for life from football league after dad's alleged attack on teen coach
WESTWOOD - A peewee football league has banned a father for life after he allegedly snapped when his young son was rotated out as quarterback on a flag football team and attacked a teenage coach, officials said Thursday. Peter Iappelli, who earns $171,136 a year as school business administrator in Closter, was charged Wednesday with simple assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly placing the 16-year-old coach in a chokehold, authorities said   Read More ...
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'Man v Fat' football league helps men shift weight
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Houston-area youth football league raises thousands of dollars via 'gun raffle'
A spokesperson for a youth football league outside of Houston says its gun raffle fundraiser is safe, popular, but in the spotlight because of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. This year, the Crosby Youth Football League sold parents and community members $5 tickets to enter a raffle that will give them the chance to win a firearm. "The community loves it," CYFL Vice President Matt Murphy told   Read More ...
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University League organisers wary of match fixing
Nile Special University Football League. KU v Bugema. YMCA v Gulu. Organisers of the University Football League (UFL) have decided to play the final group matches between defending champions Kampala University and Bugema as well as YMCA’s clash with Gulu be played at the same time to avoid a possible match fixing. The Group C teams are eyeing two quarterfinal slots and Kampala University, YMCA and Gulu all have chances of qualify   Read More ...
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After impressive nonleaugue showing, Trinity League football teams ready for 'monster clashes'
Five weeks of high school football madness begins on Friday. It’s called the Trinity League competition, in which six schools with a combined record of 28-2 start testing themselves against each other. It’s an all-out weekly grind in what might be the strongest football league in the U.S. “It’s how healthy you can stay for five weeks, and you better have some depth because it’s going to get real physical,” Santa Ana Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson said   Read More ...
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Legends Football League Star: League Ban Is Unfair, But Kneeling Is Weak
EXCLUSIVE A Legends Football League star says the league's decision to ban players from kneeling for the national anthem is totally unfair, even though she thinks kneeling is a weak form of protest. spoke to Ogom Chijindu, one of the biggest stars in the LFL -- mostly for twerking on an opponent -- who says she doesn't at all agree with the policy requiring players to stand   Read More ...
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Youth football league won't play national anthem
Officials explained why controversy over the NFL national anthem protests has led them to this controversial decision.   Read More ...
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NFL Rumors: Colin Kaepernick Turns Down Canadian Football League Offer As He Continues To Seek NFL Comeback
Colin Kaepernick still has his sights set on an NFL return, with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback reportedly turning down an offer to play in the Canadian Football League and getting a bit of help from an NFL star in his plans to return to the league. Kaepernick has been sidelined since opting out of his contract with the 49ers, with many of his supporters claiming that NFL owners are essentially blackballing the former Super Bowl starter due to his political views   Read More ...
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All-woman Lingerie Football League responds to 'take a knee' protests
The Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, recently issued a statement concerning the widespread "take a knee" movement that protests against systemic racism and police brutality. The flag "symbolizes all the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed so that we as Americans can raise our flag, across our nation," the LFL said in a video   Read More ...
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Kaka scores twice in Orlando City’s 6-1 win over New England in Major League Soccer
Kaka had two goals, Yoshimar Yotun and Dominic Dwyer each had a goal and Orlando City beat a 10-man New England 6-1 Wednesday in Major League Soccer. Xavier Kouassi was sent off for the Revolution with a red card in the 11th minute after he fouled Seb Hines. Kouassi won the ball, but his follow through went into Hines’ legs and the referee went to the video to deem the foul serious   Read More ...
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All-woman league says national anthem is 'far too sacred'
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Hooray? Former Lingerie Football League proudly stands for the anthem, issues video
The Legends Football League, founded as the Lingerie Football League, wants viewers to know that its players will be standing proudly for the national anthem before games this season. “Our nation’s flag and anthem are far too sacred,” the league said in a statement. Somehow we don’t think the Legends Football League is worried it will lose any viewers with its video, posted Wednesday, but teased with an Instagram post Tuesday: Trending   Read More ...
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Legends Football League Shades NFL, We Don't Get On Our Knees
The Legends Football League -- made up of women playing in lingerie -- have taken an official position on the national anthem ... "WE STAND"! The LFL just issued a video statement on the issue taking over the country -- saying the flag, "symbolizes all the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed so that we as Americans can raise our flag across our nation   Read More ...
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Lingerie Football League declares they stand for the national anthem
The NFL has caused a stir by allowing players to kneel during the the national anthem, but one league is taking a solid stand against the practice. The Legends Football League, notorious for women playing the sport in nothing but lingerie, released a video on Tuesday on YouTube titled "LFL | NATIONAL ANTHEM RESPONSE." The summary reads, "The LFL recognizes everyone's First Amendment right to protest, but our nation's flag and anthem are far too sacred   Read More ...
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Lingerie Football League responds to NFL: “We stand!”
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Johnny Manziel not headed to CFL, but QB 'ready to play'
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' NFL insider Lindsay H. Jones explains why NFL ratings were up in Week 3 despite President Trump's open criticism of players kneeling for the national anthem. USA TODAY Sports. The Canadian Football League announced Wednesday it will not allow any of its clubs to sign former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel this season. Manziel, who was released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016, would be allowed to sign with a CFL club as soon as Nov   Read More ...
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Maiden Somalia football league Puntland State concludes
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Farewell to the National Football League
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East Bengal hold Mohun Bagan to win 39th Calcutta Football League title
East Bengal clinched their eighth successive title, and a record 39 times overall, in the Calcutta Football League after holding arch-rivals Mohun Bagan 2-2 in the season’s first derby in Siliguri. Maintaining their supremacy in the Premier Division A tournament, East Bengal bounced back twice with a calculative strike from man-of-the-match Laldanmawia Ralte (43rd) off a freekick and Al Amna’s 66th minute effort   Read More ...
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Trump urges fans to boycott football league over anthem protests
Washington. US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged fans to boycott National Football League games to pressure the league to fire or suspend players who show disrespect for "Flag and Country." Trump's latest Twitter salvo was the latest blow in an escalating war of words with some of professional sports' biggest stars over his condemnation of NFL players protesting the national anthem   Read More ...
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AFC Wimbledon face Football League probe after refusing to recognise bitter rivals MK Dons
AFC Wimbledon could face disciplinary action for failing to recognise bitter rivals MK Dons by their full name for the second successive season. Friday night's programme for the Kingsmeadow clash did not reference the home side's opponents either on the cover or inside, while their official Twitter feed simply referred to Robbie Neilson's team as Milton Keynes throughout their match coverage   Read More ...
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Mohun Bagan look to end East Bengal’s dominance in Calcutta Football League
Mohun Bagan will look to end East Bengal’s seven-year reign in the Calcutta Football League when the two bitter rivals clash for the title in the season’s first derby in Siliguri on Sunday. The 38-time champions East Bengal are yet to lose the title in seven years, and a draw at the Kanchenjunga Stadium will be enough to extend their dominance   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League keen to develop NRL team
The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League is aiming to enter a team in the NRL within a decade, following the success of the Hunters who will contest their first Queensland Cup grand final on Sunday. Speaking at a fundraiser in Port Moresby on Thursday night ahead of Saturday's annual Prime Minister's XIII clash with PNG, the national sporting body's chairman, Sandis Tsaka, spoke passionately about his country's love for the game and their desire to one day compete in the NRL   Read More ...
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John Habib's City Sports: Take a bow, Manchester North Soccer League
THE MANCHESTER NORTH Soccer League is celebrating its 40th season. For anyone wondering what the league has done for the programs at Manchester Central, Little Green coach Chris LaBerge was straightforward in his remarks. “Without North soccer league, we wouldn’t have the program we have today,” said LaBerge, whose program is currently ranked No. 8 in the nation in the latest USA Today High School Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings   Read More ...
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English Football League to suggest clubs to shut transfer window early
The English Football League (EFL) is to advise its clubs follow the lead of the Premier League and bring forward the close of the transfer window from next season, according to British media reports. England’s 72 lower-league clubs are meeting at Villa Park on Thursday to consider the impact of a shorter window. Should a majority of the clubs want change, a formal ballot would take place at February’s meeting of EFL clubs   Read More ...
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Neil Warnock: Cardiff City boss backs early EFL transfer window closure
Cardiff City manger Neil Warnock has backed Football League moves to ensure the transfer window closes early at the start of next season. EFL clubs will vote in February 2018, with Premier League clubs having already agreed to shut the window before the 2018-19 season starts. Warnock wants Football League clubs to follow suit, saying: "Then it is down to manager's ability and not how much they have in the bank   Read More ...
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Akhil is brand ambassador of Hyderabad Football League
Film actor Akhil Akkineni will be the brand ambassador for the third season of Hyderabad Football League to be held at different venues here from November 25 and featuring 135 matches over 10 weeks. Speaking after the formal announcement in this regard here on Tuesday, Mr. Akhil said that he always dabbled in sports whenever he found time. “Though my first love is cricket, I was never away from any other disciplines too   Read More ...
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