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The 10 best cities in the US for football fans, ranked

In honour of Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019, Wallethub released a study ranking the top cities in the nation for both pro and college football fans. Expected powerhouses like Boston, Green Bay, and Dallas made the top 10, but there are a few surprises as well. The study […]
The 10 best cities in the US for football fans, ranked
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The 20 richest football clubs in the world in 2019

The richest soccer clubs on the planet have been ranked by financial services firm Deloitte. Last year, Deloitte had the Premier League club Manchester United in its top spot. But United has slipped down the league ladder and has been leapfrogged by two of its world rivals. Read all of […]
The 20 richest football clubs in the world in 2019
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The top 15 sports wealthy people around the world love, ranked

Wealth-X released its first ever High Net Worth Handbook this month. The report analyses the interests and habits of the world’s multi-millionaires whose net worth ranges from $US1 million to $US30 million. Of the top 15 sports that high net worth (HNW) individuals are interested in, three are American games, […]
The top 15 sports wealthy people around the world love, ranked
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Jarryd Hayne has been charged with aggravated sexual assault

Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a woman in the Hunter region, north of Sydney. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail. It follows an investigation by NSW Police after receiving reports a woman had been sexually assaulted by […]
Jarryd Hayne has been charged with aggravated sexual assault
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Usain Bolt is out of the Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt’s run with the Central Coast Mariners is over. The fateful tweet dropped around midday: We wish @usainbolt all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for being a part of the Mariners Family. BREAKING NEWS: Usain Bolt Update ⚡️https://t.co/Lfi4ccmcMA#CCMFC #ALeague pic.twitter.com/Th1y8sjrvI — Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) […]
Usain Bolt is out of the Central Coast Mariners
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Saquon Barkley remains quiet amid New York Giants’ media circus

Despite having offensive firepower in one-handed catching sensation Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie running back Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants sit at the bottom of the NFC East standings after winning just one of their first six games for the second straight season. Much to the chagrin of Giants […]
Saquon Barkley remains quiet amid New York Giants’ media circus
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The 2018 Ballon d’Or nominees have been revealed

Each year, France Football awards its most prestigious trophy – the Ballon d’Or – to the world’s best men’s soccer player. Throughout the day on Monday, France Football released the list of 30 players in consideration for the 2018 Ballon d’Or, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, and Paris […]
The 2018 Ballon d’Or nominees have been revealed
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NFL cheerleaders reveal what it’s really like to have their job

Cheerleaders are a common sight in most NFL games, cheering on their teams from the sidelines and entertaining crowds during halftime. But recent reports of harassment, lack of compensation, and discrimination have shed some light on the treatment of cheerleaders in the NFL. Here’s what working as an NFL cheerleader […]
NFL cheerleaders reveal what it’s really like to have their job
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The best college football tailgate in every state

About as traditional as apple pie, tailgating on game day is an American custom that many colleges and universities pride themselves on getting right. Regardless of weather conditions or team record, a Saturday is incomplete without partaking in a pick-up football game outside the stadium while your burgers char on […]
The best college football tailgate in every state
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A high school football player died after sustaining a severe brain injury

Dylan Thomas, a 17-year-old high school student from Georgia, was struck during a football game on September 28 and sustained a serious brain injury, according to reports. He died Sunday night. People are mourning the Pike County High School junior on social media. A Facebook fundraiser in Thomas’ name has […]
A high school football player died after sustaining a severe brain injury
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Why the Cleveland Browns still suck

The Cleveland Browns finished the 2016 season with a 1-15 record. The next year, they couldn’t even scrounge up a single win. In fact, the last time the Browns made the playoffs was in 2002. So, it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Browns objectively suck. But why? […]
Why the Cleveland Browns still suck
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Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat challenging Ted Cruz, has earned national praise for his viral defence of NFL players’ protests

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat running against Sen. Ted Cruz, is receiving widespread plaudits for his viral defence of NFL players who protest police misconduct and gun violence. Democrats, critics of the president, and some influential voices in sports praised O’Rourke’s passionate comments on the importance of peaceful protest […]
Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat challenging Ted Cruz, has earned national praise for his viral defence of NFL players’ protests
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The 20 most popular rich-list football teams on social media

Earlier this year, financial services firm Deloitte released its annual Football Money League, charting the massive revenues of Europe’s biggest football clubs. As the wallets of the continent’s biggest teams continue to grow, so too do their online presences. Social media has become a crucial part of the way the […]
The 20 most popular rich-list football teams on social media
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What it takes to be a World Cup soccer player

Romelu Lukaku, fresh off the 2018 FIFA World Cup, breaks down what it takes to make it to the top tier of soccer. Lukaku attributes his success to the mental strength he developed at a young age. Growing up in a family limited financial means drove him to be strong […]
What it takes to be a World Cup soccer player
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Usain Bolt is trialling with an Australian football club

The world’s fastest man, retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, is taking another shot at his dream of becoming a professional footballer, committing to “an indefinite training period” with Australian A-League football team, the Central Coast Mariners. The club, based north of Sydney, confirmed the deal today after weeks of speculation, […]
Usain Bolt is trialling with an Australian football club
Tech

The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name

A song in the upcoming “Madden NFL 19” censors a reference to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The song – YG’s “Big Bank” – features a verse by Big Sean that directly references Kaepernick’s last name. His name is replaced with silence. It’s unclear why the song is […]
The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name
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Why soccer players "flop" so much

Some soccer players seem to overreact to the slightest foul during a match, rolling around or throwing themselves in the air, why? To find out we asked former World Cup assistant referee Sean Hurd. Following is the transcript of the video. Sean Hurd: You know, we’ve seen it certainly in […]
Why soccer players "flop" so much
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NFL running back LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend believes he orchestrated a home invasion that left her bloodied in an attempt to force her to leave his mansion, lawyer claims

A lawyer for NFL star LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon says she was assaulted in a home invasion early Tuesday morning. According to the lawyer, a man entered her Milton, Georgia, home and demanded specific jewellery that was gifted to Cordon by McCoy. The lawyer claims that Buffalo Bills running […]
NFL running back LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend believes he orchestrated a home invasion that left her bloodied in an attempt to force her to leave his mansion, lawyer claims
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What it takes to be a World Cup referee

We talked to a former FIFA World Cup assistant referee about what it takes to be part of an officiating crew in the international soccer tournament. Sean Hurd worked as an assistant referee in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a crew led by Mark Geiger. We talked to […]
What it takes to be a World Cup referee
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How economists can help goalkeepers facing penalty kicks using game theory

It’s one of those things that make soccer such an intense and nail-biting sport – penalty shootout. But are penalty kicks actually fair and how likely is it that the goalie can successfully block a penalty kick? With the help of statistics and economist, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, who studied more than […]
How economists can help goalkeepers facing penalty kicks using game theory
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The 23 best World Cup players so far — Harry Kane kicked off top spot

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has not disappointed. The semifinal fixtures are fast approaching and boy, has the tournament created drama. We’ve watched the 2014 champions Germany get dumped out of the competition, a game-of-the-year nominee in France’s 4-3 thrashing of Argentina, and England – finally – winning a World […]
The 23 best World Cup players so far — Harry Kane kicked off top spot
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US, Canada, and Mexico win joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

The World Cup is returning to North American soil. A joint bid from the US, Mexico, and Canada, dubbed United 2026, defeated Morocco’s proposal in a landslide vote in Russia on Wednesday. The 2026 World Cup final is scheduled to take place in the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The […]
US, Canada, and Mexico win joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup
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NFL cheerleaders reveal the best and worst parts of their job

After a deluge of negative headlines about the treatment of NFL cheerleaders, we wanted to hear from the women who have actually done the job. In 2014, the Oakland Raiders settled a class-action lawsuit alleging wage theft for $US1.25 million. This year, the New York Times has released myriad reports […]
NFL cheerleaders reveal the best and worst parts of their job
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The best way to disrespect the flag is to compel people to stand for it

The NFL has decided that teams will be fined if players kneel, or otherwise disrespect the American flag, while on the football field. The league’s decision disrespects the flag much more than the act of kneeling ever could. The NFL’s decision is at odds with American values. People who have […]
The best way to disrespect the flag is to compel people to stand for it
Markets

Every pick from the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft will likely get multi-million dollar contracts — here’s what each player is expected to make

The 2018 NFL Draft’s first-round concluded on Thursday night. Projected salaries for the rookies are based on the NFL’s Salary Cap and the Rookie Compensation Pool. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was drafted to the Cleveland Browns in the first draft pick, is expected to get a total contract of $US33,158,294 […]
Every pick from the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft will likely get multi-million dollar contracts  —  here’s what each player is expected to make
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Manchester City celebrated at a local pub after winning the Premier League

Manchester City players toasted the club’s Premier League title victory with fans at a local English pub on Sunday. Club captain Vincent Kompany gave a passionate speech where he told parents to cover their childrens ear’s so he could swear profusely. They sang songs, took selfies, and clearly had a […]
Manchester City celebrated at a local pub after winning the Premier League
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REPORT: Fifa has a $25 billion plan to reshape football

Fifa has a $US25 billion plan to reshape football, the FT reported. It would involve new international tournaments and a sport less dominated by Europe. A partnership between Fifa and and a group of investors from Saudi Arabia, China, the US and the United Arab Emirates are behind the plans. […]
REPORT: Fifa has a $25 billion plan to reshape football
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13 stringent rules many NFL cheerleaders have to live by

• NFL cheerleaders must follow strict rules to keep their jobs, according to a report from The New York Times. • Some teams require cheerleaders to maintain a strict body weight, cover up tattoos and body piercings, and forego wearing sweatpants in public. • One New Orleans Saints cheerleader was […]
13 stringent rules many NFL cheerleaders have to live by
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Former England footballer Ray Wilkins has died at the age of 61

Ray Wilkins has died aged 61. The former Chelsea and England midfield football player suffered a cardiac arrest last month, was placed into an induced coma, and died on Wednesday. Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has died in hospital at the age of 61. Wilkins suffered a cardiac arrest on […]
Former England footballer Ray Wilkins has died at the age of 61
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RANKED: The 23 best footballers in the world right now

CIES Football Observatory, one of the leading sports think tanks in Europe, has published its list of the best players on the planet. The Switzerland-based institute analysed performance data over the last three months from Europe’s “big five” football leagues – England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, […]
RANKED: The 23 best footballers in the world right now
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RANKED: The 23 best footballers in the world right now

CIES Football Observatory, one of the leading sports think tanks in Europe, has published its list of the best players on the planet. The Switzerland-based institute analysed performance data over the last three months from Europe’s “big five” football leagues – England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, […]
RANKED: The 23 best footballers in the world right now
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Why members of the England football team aren’t allowed to eat at Starbucks

England players are currently training at the National Football Centre to prepare for upcoming international friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy. But if the players take a break and visit the local Starbucks just outside the training ground, they will find themselves in hot water. This is because England boss […]
Why members of the England football team aren’t allowed to eat at Starbucks
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The 30 biggest sports stadiums in the world, ranked by crowd capacity

The world is home to some truly gigantic sports venues, covering much-loved sports like football, soccer, and rugby. To work out which non-racing stadium is king, we have collected official crowd capacity data from the venues to produce a power ranking based on their size as of March 2018. When […]
The 30 biggest sports stadiums in the world, ranked by crowd capacity
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The 15 most iconic Super Bowl commercials of all time

Every year, several brands try to outwit each other with their Super Bowl commercials. But some ads left a more indelible impression than others. Here’s our list of the most unforgettable Super Bowl commercials of all time, including ads from Apple, Amazon, and Pepsi. The Kansas City Chiefs and the […]
The 15 most iconic Super Bowl commercials of all time
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Inside the £2 million mansion that has caught the eye of new Man United forward Alexis Sánchez, complete with a piano room, fully stocked bar, and a garden fit for football

Alexis Sánchez swapped London for life in Manchester when he transferred from Arsenal and signed a £350,000-per-week contract at Manchester United this month. The 29-year-old forward is taking little time to settle into his new city as he has reportedly viewed a £2 million mansion near Altrincham, according to the […]
Inside the £2 million mansion that has caught the eye of new Man United forward Alexis Sánchez, complete with a piano room, fully stocked bar, and a garden fit for football
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The 20 richest football clubs in the world

Financial services firm Deloitte has once again released its Football Money League, charting the massive revenues of Europe’s biggest football clubs. The English Premier League dominates Deloitte’s ranking with 10 clubs in the top 20 list, the most from one single league since records began. The financial power of English […]
The 20 richest football clubs in the world
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One of the deadliest strikers in world football is close to joining Arsenal for £50 million — and the stats show he’s better than Alexis Sánchez

Arsenal FC could lose Alexis Sánchez to Manchester United but gain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. The deals will likely see Arsenal better off as the team would benefit from the presence of a prolific penalty box striker. Sánchez’ transfer to United could also see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal. […]
One of the deadliest strikers in world football is close to joining Arsenal for £50 million  —  and the stats show he’s better than Alexis Sánchez