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MSU football recruit recalls journey from war-torn Iraq
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
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Khaleefah's journey: From Iraqi refugee to Dearborn to MSU football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
807 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Super Bowl High school Play from scrimmage Play Football Michigan State University Educational years
California high school football players surprise cheerleader battling leukemia

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Dearborn’s Mustafa Khaleefah a quick study in football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU.        
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LSU's tiger mascot will not take the field this season
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's live tiger mascot, Mike VI, will not take the field during home football games this season but will remain in his habitat instead. The university, in a news release Tuesday, said in light of Mike's recent cancer diagnosis, no attempt will be made to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana Cancer Spindle neuron The Washington Times Football Louisiana State University
Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 1
Matt Youmans, Kelly Stewart and Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller offer their best bets for the college football and NFL weekend.
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Watch: College Football Show Week 2
Join our team – Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau – for the Detroit News College Football Show.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Michigan State University College football Michigan Associated Press Football Florida Mark Dantonio
Mets are the pushovers Tim Tebow was looking for
Is this the reason the Mets and Tim Tebow were a match? Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd reported that Tebow chose to sign a minor-league contract with the Mets on Thursday morning only because the front office agreed to let him miss a couple of days a week to uphold his other blossoming career: college football broadcasting...
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NBC's Mike Tirico has a favorite school, but, hey Irish fans, it's not Michigan
Spectators at the Hawaii-Michigan game might have done a double-take as they wondered: Hey, is that Mike Tirico? Wait, is wearing a Syracuse cap? Yes and yes. Tirico was off last weekend, so he dropped the mic and became a fan. He watched his upstate New York alma mater take down Colgate on Friday...
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The College Football Show: Week 2
Join our team – Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau – for the Detroit News College Football Show.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Michigan State University College football Michigan Associated Press Football Florida Mark Dantonio
How college football openers ranked on Atlanta TV

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Molded by Baltimore upbringing, Kansas safety Fish Smithson gives back 'as much as I can'
Need does not discriminate. Fish Smithson knows that painful lesson all too well. From his childhood in East Baltimore to his days playing safety for the University of Kansas football team, Smithson has witnessed the plight of men, women and children facing hardship. And while the faces and locations...
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Bowl projections: Clemson, Florida State look good
Alabama and Ohio State also are in the field after the first week of the season.         
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FIFA allows ‘neo-Nazi linked’ Zozulya to return to Ukrainian team
Striker Roman Zozulya has been cleared by FIFA to return to Ukrainian club Dnipro, where he started the season. The decision follows protests by fans of Spanish team Rayo Vallecano which led to Zozulya’s proposed transfer to Real Betis falling through. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | Association football Ukraine Association football terminology Football UEFA UEFA Champions League La Liga Kiev
Soccer linked to new brain disease
Four former soccer players who had advanced forms of dementia were also found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a study (PDF) published Tuesday.
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Editorial: Why do fans care so much?
If you’re a dedicated fan of a college or professional sports team, and somebody who is prone to self-examination, you’ve probably asked yourself this question: Why do I care so much?You understand that it’s just a game. When your team wins, you don’t receive a boost in fame or salary. You don’t eve...
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Detroit City FC announces 2017 schedule
Semi-pro soccer team will play 11 matches at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.        
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Furious Kirk Cousins pushes ref at charity football game
“You like that!?” A charity flag-football ref certainly doesn’t after Kirk Cousins let his emotions get the best of him — again. The Redskins quarterback and his team, battling a team led by Doug Flutie this weekend in a rematch of last year’s Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge, was down 40-35 with seconds to go...
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NFLPA chief blasts Bears for seeking workers' comp changes, other Chicago teams support
NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith labeled the Bears "cheap" based on his perception of Chairman George McCaskey's role in supporting a bill that would change workers' compensation law but four other Chicago professional sports franchises joined the team in support the measure. With the...
153 points by Chicago Tribune | Professional sports Amateur sports Workers' compensation National Football League Players Association National Football League Football Sportsperson Salary cap
Political football: Bears battle players union over workers’ comp
The Bears and Chicago’s four other major pro sports teams are pushing Illinois lawmakers to change part of the state’s workers’ compensation system.
10 points by Chicago Sun-Times | National Football League Professional sports National Football League Players Association Amateur sports Football Illinois Senate Illinois Illinois General Assembly
LSU's tiger, Mike VI, won't appear at home games this year because of cancer
LSU's live tiger mascot, Mike VI, won't take the field during home football games this season because he has cancer. In a news release Tuesday, the university said, “LSU has never forced Mike VI to attend the pre-game events; the decision to get into his trailer has always been left up to him....
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Ban lifted on youth team after man played in football game
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island youth football team that was kicked out of its league after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players can apply to be reinstated. The Rhode Island Preteen Football League has overturned its ban on the Capital City ...
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Sports Betting Spotlight: NFL Week 11
Matt Youmans, Kelly Stewart and Golden Nugget sports book manager Aaron Kessler preview the college football and NFL weekend.
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Kosovo police say they prevented simultaneous Islamic State attacks, including on the Israeli nation
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo police say they prevented simultaneous Islamic State attacks, including on the Israeli national soccer team.
-2 points by The Washington Times | Kosovo Islam Football Washington D.C. Premier League
College Football Show: Who's better — MSU or UM?
Which team deserves the higher ranking — Michigan or Michigan State?        
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Waterboy with special needs surprises mom with cancer by scoring touchdown

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Triathlete helps his brother across the finish line
Jonny Brownlee was set to win the world triathlon championship, but he came down with heat stroke. His brother, Alistair, showed the greatest sportsmanship
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Bristol Motor Speedway ready for college football invasion
Maybe the fifth-coolest thing about this classic American experiment is the language people have wound up using. At one point, Adam Rust of the Bristol Motor Speedway stood at football field-level and said, "Come game time, this infield will be full, with seating, premium areas on pit road." Next,...
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College football player says he didn't mean to punch referee
A California junior college football player who was arrested after he appeared to punch a referee during a game has apologized, saying it was an accident. Video shows the referee falling to the ground as he tried to break up a fight on the field. Police say he was knocked unconscious. Mount San...
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MNB: Michigan DE Rashan Gary is really good and getting better
On a defensive line as deep as Michigan’s, Gary might not end up as a 'starter.' But he is an important piece.        
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The Football Four Podcast cleans up on Week 2
It was a mistake to underestimate the second week of college football season.         
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Calif. college football player accused of punching referee
Cops cuffed a college football player on suspicion of battery in California after the student-athlete punched a referee.
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Power Five teams sluggish early on in Week 2
Some of the top teams, including Georgia, weren't exactly thriving in Week 2.         
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