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FIFA World Cup: Where The Spectacle Is The Champion

FIFA World Cup: Where The Spectacle Is The Champion

Analysis by Mario Osava  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (IPS) – The seven-year-old got bored after running here and there for five minutes, amidst a group of a dozen classmates.  He eventually stomped off the field because he hadn’t managed to ...

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Brazil’s FIFA World Cup Preparations Claim Lives

Brazil’s FIFA World Cup Preparations Claim Lives

By Fabiola Ortiz Brazil Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (IPS) – The pressure to complete 12 football stadiums in Brazil in time for the FIFA World Cup in June has meant long, exhausting workdays of up to 18 hours, which ...

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Canadian Connections To Super Bowl XLVIII

Canadian Connections To Super Bowl XLVIII

Three Canadians will be playing in the biggest game of their careers when the Broncos face the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. And one Canadian will be watching from the owner’s suite. Orlando Franklin, an offensive tackle who honed his ...

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African-Canadian Coach Receives NFL Honour

African-Canadian Coach Receives NFL Honour

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – The National Football League has named Halifax resident, Quentin Tynes, as its 2013 NFL Youth Coach of the Year. Tynes – a tireless volunteer, who has deep roots in the Halifax football community – has earned ...

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Championship Ride: Green Grabs Grey Cup

Championship Ride: Green Grabs Grey Cup

CFL.ca Staff REGINA, Saskatchewan – Rider Nation was in full celebration Sunday night, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders captured the 101st Grey Cup Championship thanks to a 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kory Sheets earned ...

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Argos Left Broken-hearted After Eastern Final Loss

Argos Left Broken-hearted After Eastern Final Loss

TORONTO, Ontario – Chad Owens lingered long on the steps leading into the Toronto Argonauts dressing room Sunday night, head down, gathering his thoughts. This clearly wasn’t the ending to the season the Argos receiver had envisioned. “Will be very ...

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Canadians Dominate Divisional Player Awards

Canadians Dominate Divisional Player Awards

CFL.ca Staff TORONTO, Ontario – The Canadian Football League announced last week the 2013 Gibson’s Finest Most Outstanding Players for the East and West Divisions and they included a record number of Canadians. A total of seven Canadian players were ...

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Richie Incognito Directed Racial Slur At Jonathan Martin

Richie Incognito Directed Racial Slur At Jonathan Martin

By Gregg Rosenthal Around The League Editor  The NFL started its investigation Monday into the situation surrounding Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. With guard Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by the team, new details emerged about the veteran guard’s involvement ...

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Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak Will Leave Hospital

Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak Will Leave Hospital

By Marc Sessler Around the League Writer  Gary Kubiak is heading home. NFL Media Insider, Ian Rapoport, reported Tuesday that the Houston Texans coach has been cleared to leave the hospital after he suffered what doctors labeled a mini-stroke. Kubiak ...

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