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Major League Soccer Player Collin Martin Comes Out As Gay

Collin Martin, a midfielder for Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United, came out as gay on Friday morning, ahead of the team’s planned Pride celebration before a match against FC Dallas tonight. Martin’s teammates and family have known he is gay “for many years,” he said in a statement posted to his Twitter account. <div class="content-list-compo… Sports

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Parents Say 21-Year-Old College Quarterback Who Died By Suicide Had CTE

Tyler Hilinski, the Washington State quarterback who took his own life in January, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease known as CTE, at the time of his death, his parents revealed in <a href="… Sports

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Powerhouse Germany Stunned At World Cup

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years. Germany would have progressed with a win at the Kazan Arena but barely looked capable of scoring against ...

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Mexico Fans Expected The Worst. Mexico Nearly Gave It To Them.

WASHINGTON — Five years ago, the Mexican national soccer team needed a dramatic late goal from the United States to secure its place in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. On Wednesday, El Tri once again found itself requiring help from someone else after a 3-0 thrashing from Sweden in the final group stage match of the 2018 World Cup. ...

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Switzerland’s World Cup Team Sits At The Heart Of Europe’s National Identity Panic

As an official matter, the concern was that the goal celebrations might, as ESPN put it, “incite Balkan political tensions.” After their crucial World Cup goals against Serbia, Switzerland’s two Albanian-Kosovar stars, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, both had flashed a “double eagle” gesture with their hands. This was an allusion to the eagle on the Albanian flag — a ...

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