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CHaD Football teams continue to prepare

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CHaD Football teams continue to prepare

- WEBVTT THE SIXTH ANNUAL CHAD EAST WESTALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME IS LESSTHAN A WEEK AWAY.SOME OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLGRADUATED SENIORS IN THE STATEPLAYING AGAINST EACH OTHER FORGRANITE STATE BRAGGING RIGHTSAND FOR A GREAT CAUSE.IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, THEGAME HAS RAISED OVER $1.3MILLION FOR CRITICAL PROGRAMS THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ATDARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK.PRACTICES BEGAN ON FRIDAY.WEST LEADS THE SERIES 3-2, BUTEAST HAS WON TWO STRAIGHT

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Football team tackles tornado cleanup

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Football team tackles tornado cleanup

- BELLEVUE, Neb. — Compelled to serve, the Bellevue East football team tackled debris cleanup in the Hyda Hills neighborhood. Friday, the area was ravaged by an EF-2 tornado. Debris litters the ground, but not for long. After his team's morning workout Monday, assistant coach Rob Mason asked for volunteers. He didn't know what to expect, but knew he had a good group of guys

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Cristiano Ronaldo Pushing For Manchester United Return, Tells Agent To Do ‘Everything’ To Secure Transfer

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Cristiano Ronaldo Pushing For Manchester United Return, Tells Agent To Do ‘Everything’ To Secure Transfer

- Manchester United are ready to ship David De Gea and £183 million to Real Madrid in exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, according to the Daily Mail. The blockbuster proposal comes as BBC Sport reports that Ronaldo, 32, has become increasingly unhappy in Madrid due to lingering tax fraud allegations and a perceived lack of support from his soccer club and “doesn’t want to stay in Spain

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Is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Really Set To Be A One Billion Euro Player?

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Is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Really Set To Be A One Billion Euro Player?

- Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly insisted that he wants to move away from the Spanish club this summer. Ronaldo has been a Real Madrid player since he left Manchester United in 2009. Since joining the Spanish giants, Ronaldo has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances for Real Madrid, and as Metro report, he is considered one of the finest players of all time

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Trump welcomes NCAA champion football team to White House

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Trump welcomes NCAA champion football team to White House

- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring Clemson University's NCAA champion football team, calling its victory a title "for the ages."

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England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line

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England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line

- The Manchester United forward has had to make way to the Tottenham striker, while West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is handed a starting spot. Marcus Rashford will fill a similar position to that he is used to at Manchester United when lining up for England against Scotland. The teenage forward has been asked to take on a wide role by Garth Southgate, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane leading the line

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Harambee Starlets scheduled for a friendly match against USA

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Harambee Starlets scheduled for a friendly match against USA

- By Fredrick Muoki. National soccer ladies team Harambee Starlets is scheduled to start its residential camp on Sunday at Machakos County stadium ahead of its international friendly match against Lynch Burg FC from USA. The friendly match will be staged on Thursday next week at the same venue. It will be the first friendly match for the team, in the aftermath of a maiden appearance at the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) tournament that was staged in Limbe Cameroon in 2016

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Released by Manchester United After One Season

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Released by Manchester United After One Season

- Photo MANCHESTER, England — Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released by Manchester United on Friday after his impressive first season in English soccer was curtailed by a serious knee injury, which could keep him out until 2018. The decision was announced by the Premier League, which published the list of players being retained and released by clubs. Ibrahimovic, 35, scored a team-high 28 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions last season, including a double in United’s 3-2 win over Southampton in the English League Cup final

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Santan Junior High girls soccer team wins championship

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Santan Junior High girls soccer team wins championship

- By SanTan Sun News Staff. The Santan Junior High School girls soccer team is getting a kick out of a recent big win. On May 23, the team scored the Eastern Valley Conference Championship with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Casteel High School’s eighth-grade team. This victory wraps up two full soccer seasons, from April to May of last year, and April to May of this year

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Get ready for Trendon Watford vs. Diante Wood to open HS basketball season

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Get ready for Trendon Watford vs. Diante Wood to open HS basketball season

- Reigning Class 7A champion Mountain Brook recently announced its schedule on Twitter, and the season-opener – set for Nov. 14 – is against three-time reigning 1A champion Sacred Heart. One of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2019 and , Watford averaged 24 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.3 rebounds in leading the Spartans to the Class 7A state title

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Nebraska football team to open season in prime time

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Nebraska football team to open season in prime time

- LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska football team will kick off its 2017 season under the lights. Kickoff for Nebraska-Arkansas State has been scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. This marks the second consecutive season that the Huskers will open the season in prime time. Here are the other times for Nebraska's kickoffs: Sept

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Soccer team disqualified from tournament because girl 'looks like a boy'

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Soccer team disqualified from tournament because girl 'looks like a boy'

- SPRINGFIELD, Neb. — Former U.S. soccer stars Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm are offering support to an 8-year-old Nebraska girl who says her team was disqualified from a youth soccer tournament because she says she looks like a boy. WOWT-TV reported Mili Hernandez's team had advanced to the finals of the tournament when it was suddenly disqualified. The Springfield Soccer Association tells the station that a misprint in the team's roster identified Hernandez as a boy in "violation of state and tournament rules" and her appearance wasn't an issue

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FC Cincinnati to play La Liga team in international friendly

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FC Cincinnati to play La Liga team in international friendly

- CINCINNATI — FC Cincinnati will host a team from Spain’s La Liga in July. The club planned to announce the specific team that would be visiting for the match, but CEO Jeff Berding said it could only announce the league. It’s one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. FCC's opponent will be announced later Monday. “To bring a team here from first division Spain, you’re bringing one of the top clubs in the world,” Berding said

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'Worse than Man United without Fergie' - Black Eyed Peas Champions League performance slammed by fans

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'Worse than Man United without Fergie' - Black Eyed Peas Champions League performance slammed by fans

- The US group attracted the ire of Twitter when their pre-game entertainment pushed back kick off at the Millennium Stadium. No disrespect to the Black Eyed Peas, but we are pretty sure that their last hit came so long ago that Gianluigi Buffon was still a babe in arms. The band, then, was a strange choice to lead the build-up to the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus, especially without frontwoman Fergie in tow

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Ranking Every State by Their College Football Teams

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Ranking Every State by Their College Football Teams

- Al Goldis/Associated Press In 2013 and 2014, Missouri went a combined 23-5. Over the past two seasons, though, the Tigers went 9-15 and failed to qualify for a bowl game. The only FBS program in the Show Me State needs to show us a bit more in the immediate future before we could condone moving there to watch college football. The three Illinois schools (Illinois, Northwestern and Northern Illinois) barely won 40 percent of their games last season

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Arsenal hands Arsene Wenger new 2-year contract after review of struggles

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Arsenal hands Arsene Wenger new 2-year contract after review of struggles

- LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager, earning a new two-year contract on Wednesday despite missing out on Champions League qualification. Arsenal said the 67-year-old Frenchman secured the extension after a full review of the club’s activities “to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge” was conducted with chief executive Ivan Gazidis. “I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement,” Wenger said

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Manchester United Transfer Targets: Who Jose Mourinho Is Targeting And Why

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Manchester United Transfer Targets: Who Jose Mourinho Is Targeting And Why

- Now that the English soccer season has come to an end, and Manchester United have not only qualified for next season’s Champions League but Jose Mourinho’s side have walked away with the EFL Cup and Europa League, too, the rumors surrounding who the club might purchase and bring to Old Trafford have already begun. But while newspapers, websites, sources, and insiders are all wildly speculating about who Manchester United might ultimately purchase over the coming weeks and months, Jose Mourinho has already made it clear that he’s provided his list of targets to Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who is in control of completing the purchases of players

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UEFA plays down security fears ahead of Europa League final

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UEFA plays down security fears ahead of Europa League final

- Man Utd play Ajax in Europa League final Victory will earn Utd Champions League place United finished sixth in Premier League (CNN)The city is reeling from shock and sadness, but Manchester United will still contest Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm after UEFA played down the security threat following Monday's bomb attack in Manchester. A suspected suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children, and injured scores more during an Ariana Grande pop concert at the Manchester Arena

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Six hurt when car hits people in UK's Newcastle, not terrorism-related: police
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CHaD Football teams continue to prepare
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NFL players fund Texas youth football team created after national anthem protest
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Tony DiCicco, Popular Coach of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Dies at 68
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Football team tackles tornado cleanup
Football team tackles tornado cleanup BELLEVUE, Neb. — Compelled to serve, the Bellevue East football team tackled debris cleanup in the Hyda Hills neighborhood. Friday, the area was ravaged by an EF-2 tornado. Debris litters the ground, but not for long. After his team's morning workout Monday, assistant coach Rob Mason asked for volunteers. He didn't know what to expect, but knew he had a good group of guys   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Pushing For Manchester United Return, Tells Agent To Do ‘Everything’ To Secure Transfer
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Men's soccer team at Merchant Marine Academy suspended
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Trump welcomes NCAA champion football team to White House
Trump welcomes NCAA champion football team to White House WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring Clemson University's NCAA champion football team, calling its victory a title "for the ages."   Read More ...
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Trump welcomes NCAA champion football team to White House
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18 KC-area youth soccer teams advance to Midwest Regional
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For Arena and U.S. Soccer Team, a Vital Point Five Months in the Making
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Girls On Soccer Team Cut Hair To Support Teammate Mistaken For Boy
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Man City coach Guardiola leads Catalan independence rally
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has called on the international community to support a referendum on Catalan independence that Spain's government considers illegal. Guardiola read a manifesto at a rally of several thousand supporters of Catalan independence who gathered at a fountain in Barcelona on Sunday. He said "democracies in Europe and around the world to stand by us as we defend our rights of freedom, political expression and the right to vote   Read More ...
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Can U.S. soccer team finally win in Mexico?
Can U.S. soccer team finally win in Mexico? MEXICO CITY – Everything changes whenever the United States men’s soccer team prepares to visit Mexico, its fiercest rival, but nothing more so than the way the players talk about it. Tim Howard says a “sadistic” streak is a plus when facing not only Mexico’s national team, but also its passionate and noisy home fans. Michael Bradley is looking forward to “the right kind of hate,” in Sunday's World Cup qualifying match at Estadio Azteca   Read More ...
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Man City starlet Gabriel Jesus suffers broken eye socket on international duty
Man City starlet Gabriel Jesus suffers broken eye socket on international duty Brazil's soccer federation says Gabriel Jesus broke his eye socket in a friendly match against Argentina on Friday. The Manchester City striker went up in an aerial challenge and caught an elbow from Argentina center back Nicolas Otamendi. The 20-year-old was stretchered off the pitch near the end of 1-0 loss in Melbourne, Australia. Jesus initially was given a clean bill of health following the hit from his club teammate, but further tests revealed a fracture of his left orbital   Read More ...
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8-year-old’s soccer team cuts hair in solidarity after player was confused for a boy
8-year-old’s soccer team cuts hair in solidarity after player was confused for a boy Soccer stars like Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm have expressed support for Mili Hernandez, the 8-year-old Nebraska girl whose soccer team was eliminated from a tournament last weekend because organizers thought she was a boy. But the young girl has some less famous supporters, too: Members of Hernandez’ team chopped off their own hair to show support for their friend. Hernandez has short hair   Read More ...
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England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line
England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line The Manchester United forward has had to make way to the Tottenham striker, while West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is handed a starting spot. Marcus Rashford will fill a similar position to that he is used to at Manchester United when lining up for England against Scotland. The teenage forward has been asked to take on a wide role by Garth Southgate, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane leading the line   Read More ...
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Harambee Starlets scheduled for a friendly match against USA
Harambee Starlets scheduled for a friendly match against USA By Fredrick Muoki. National soccer ladies team Harambee Starlets is scheduled to start its residential camp on Sunday at Machakos County stadium ahead of its international friendly match against Lynch Burg FC from USA. The friendly match will be staged on Thursday next week at the same venue. It will be the first friendly match for the team, in the aftermath of a maiden appearance at the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) tournament that was staged in Limbe Cameroon in 2016   Read More ...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Released by Manchester United After One Season
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Released by Manchester United After One Season Photo MANCHESTER, England — Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released by Manchester United on Friday after his impressive first season in English soccer was curtailed by a serious knee injury, which could keep him out until 2018. The decision was announced by the Premier League, which published the list of players being retained and released by clubs. Ibrahimovic, 35, scored a team-high 28 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions last season, including a double in United’s 3-2 win over Southampton in the English League Cup final   Read More ...
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Santan Junior High girls soccer team wins championship
Santan Junior High girls soccer team wins championship By SanTan Sun News Staff. The Santan Junior High School girls soccer team is getting a kick out of a recent big win. On May 23, the team scored the Eastern Valley Conference Championship with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Casteel High School’s eighth-grade team. This victory wraps up two full soccer seasons, from April to May of last year, and April to May of this year   Read More ...
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Solid-hair-ity for girls soccer team disqualified because player looked like a boy
“It was scary, but it made me feel good to support Mili,” said Erika Ortez, 10, who about 6 inches of her hair. https://t.co/YI5ce1kzuj. An update on the Nebraska soccer team that got kicked out of a tournament last weekend because one player — 8 year old Milli Hernandez — looked like a boy: After practice last evening, her teammates cut their hair to show her they love her, the Omaha World-Herald reports today   Read More ...
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The Latest: Newcastle beats Sunderland to declare first
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's parliamentary election (all times local): The northern English city of Newcastle has claimed victory in the race to be the first to declare a result in Britain's general election. An electoral officer announced that Labour had won the seat of Newcastle Central just before 11 p.m. (2200GMT) Thursday, less than an hour after polls closed   Read More ...
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The Latest: Newcastle beats Sunderland to declare first
The Latest: Newcastle beats Sunderland to declare first LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's parliamentary election (all times local): The northern English city of Newcastle has claimed victory in the race to be the first to declare a result in Britain's general election. An electoral officer announced that Labour had won the seat of Newcastle Central just before 11 p.m. (2200GMT) Thursday, less than an hour after polls closed   Read More ...
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