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Germany’s exit was down to ‘political demonstrations’, claims Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has bizarrely claimed that teams like Germany who carried out “political demonstrations” were more likely to be eliminated at the group stage of the World Cup. Germany were surprisingly eliminated from the competition at the first hurdle. Their players covered their mouths during their team photo ahead of their shock loss to Japan …

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Fans’ wild World Cup fashion draws praise, scorn in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans’ sartorial style has sparked controversy. Forget your classic soccer jerseys – the streets of Doha have been transformed into a chaotic runway show in terms of fashion. Visitors from around the world …

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Bama Basketball Breakdown and Game Thread: South Dakota State

One of the major reinventions of the Alabama basketball program that Nate Oats wanted to implement when he arrived in Tuscaloosa was an “anybody, anywhere” type of scheduling mentality, and boy, has he done just that. After spending last week in Portland, OR for the Phil Knight Invitational, where the 11th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1; …

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Wroclaw Panthers sign former Wyoming University HC Dave Christensen

The Wroclaw Panthers of the European League of Football have found their new head coach in long-time college football coach Dave Christensen. The 61-year-old has coached at several divisions NCAA programs during his career including Arizona State, Texas A&M, Utah, Missouri, Washington, Idaho, Toledoand Wyoming where he was head coach of the cowboys from 2009-2013 …

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After painful knockout, US players take a moment to appreciate World Cup journey

Laken Litman College Football & Soccer Analyst AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Four American soccer players sat in a circle on the turf of Khalifa Stadium an hour after getting knocked out of the World Cup. The United States men’s national team gave everything it had through four games, but Saturday, it met a better team …

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