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Graphic World Cup domestic violence ads highlight abuse spike during soccer tournament

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

As World Cup fans gather to cheer on their teams, powerful ads are targeting soccer aficionados to bring their attention to a huge issue surrounding the tournament - domestic violence. Graphic images of injured people - photographed in a way to resemble specific countries' flags - are displayed on at least six billboards in England and posted on social media throughout matches. Called the “Not-So-Beautiful Game,” the ad campaign seeks to draw attention to the rise in reported domestic violence incidents during the World Cup. A study of World Cup tournaments in 2002, 2006 and 2010 found...
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AP PHOTOS: Croatia's resolve overcomes England's youth

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The two youngest teams in the World Cup, destined to meet in the final after a parade of greater soccer nations with veteran stars had gone home. France did its part Tuesday by beating Belgium, a more experienced side loaded with talent, and five minutes into Wednesday's match against Croatia, England was following the same script. For the second straight game, an English player scored his first international goal in a World Cup knockout match, this time Kieran Trippier sending a sweet free kick into Croatia's net.
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Rhodes' gamble in final pit pays off in Truck win

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night.
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Kerry O'Keeffe: The big questions will come when Steve Smith and David Warner's sanctions are over

5 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

AUSTRALIA'S selectors face a serious dilemma heading into next year's World Cup and Ashes campaigns in England: should they turn to Steve Smith and David Warner?
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Next goal for unexpected World Cup finalist Croatia is euro zone

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Caption Close Croatia is brimming with confidence, and its leaders think it's time for the European Union's newest member to take a step up on the global stage as well. A Cabinet meeting in Zagreb on Thursday kicked off with every minister proudly wearing the national soccer team's jersey in celebration of the 2-1 World Cup victory over England. Having joined the elite group of nations that have made it to the final, Croatia has another club in its sights: the euro zone. It's set to take an important step toward that goal on Friday with the confirmation of a pro-euro central bank governor...
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Four Countries. Two Games. One Goal

5 days ago   |   By NYT

Watching the World Cup semifinals brought together fans across France, Belgium, England and Croatia who never set foot in Russia.
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Clemson favored to win the national championship

Clemson favored to win the national championship

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The College Football season is getting closer and closer, and Thursday it got one day closer as Danny Sheridan got Clemson fans excited by predicting the Tigers as his favorite to win the 2018 National Championship. Sheridan has been the college football odds maker for USA TODAY Sports for more than
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FIFA: Zero positive doping tests at Russia World Cup

5 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Paul Pogba admits that France expected to win the 2016 Euro final, but won't make that mistake in the World Cup final.
ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final.
MOSCOW - There have been no positive results from over 3,000 anti-doping tests carried out before and during the World Cup, FIFA said on Thursday.
FIFA collected 2,761 samples prior to the tournament and another 626 during it, including 108 collected on non-matchdays, as part of the largest-ever World Cup testing programme.
"The regular tests were...
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Heartbreak for fans as England beaten in World Cup semi-finals

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Heartbroken England fans. England fans were left devastated as they watched their side crash out of the World Cup in extra time to Croatia after taking an early lead. After full time there were reports of vandalism and an injury to one woman at a public
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England fans so confident in World Cup win, they prematurely got celebratory tattoos

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Croatia beat England in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, crushing England fans' dreams of "bringing football home" to the U.K. Some fans, however were so sure that England would win the 2018 World Cup that they got tattoos to commemorate the win - before the team ultimately lost. One fan named Teddy Allen was so confident in his country's World Cup domination that he got an extreme tattoo to celebrate the win. Not only did his tattoo declare the team "World Cup winners 2018," it accompanied the face of Harry Kane, the team captain. Yes, Allen got the player's entire face tattooed on...
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