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Added September 28th, 2015 by Ian
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London pushing for NFL franchise

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, England, says he’s pushing for an NFL franchise in his city and would like to see one granted within the next few years. The world’s most famous football league currently plays a few regular-season games in London each season, but Johnson said he’s working hard on getting the city its own team. The NFL realizes it has a great fan base in London and recently signed a 10-year deal to play games at the new stadium of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. We also heard of Tottenham striker Harry Kane recently wanting to join NFL as kicker

 
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Added September 22nd, 2015 by Ian

MLS champs want to play against Premier League champs

North America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) is proposing a tournament between teams from its league and the English Premier League. MLS has been around for 20 years now and has grown quite a bit since its infancy. The league has attracted numerous star players from other parts of the world and has landed a decent television deal which broadcasts its games across the globe. Several English clubs usually take part in preseason tours in North America before the European season kicks off and Don Garber, the MLS commissioner, feels the time is right to create a formal type of competition between the two leagues.

 
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Added September 22nd, 2015 by Ian
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NHL announces 2016 World Cup of Hockey

It’s still unclear if the NHL will allow players to participate in the next Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea 2018 in. However, in the meantime, the top players in the world will be taking part in the World Cup of Hockey next year. The NHL recently announced the format of the tournament as well as its schedule. There will be two groups of four teams taking part in the preliminary round, which will take place from September 17th to 22nd.

Each of the teams will play the other group members once in a round-robin style competition. The top two squads from each of the groups will then advance to the semifinal stage, which will be held on September 24th and 25th. The first-place team in Group A will play the second-place team in Group B while the Group B winner will take on the second-place side from Group A. The two semifinal winners will then play off in a best-of-three series between September 27th and October 1st to determine the winner of the World Cup of Hockey.

 
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Added September 22nd, 2015 by Ian

Japan pulls off biggest upset in rugby history by beating South Africa

The Rugby World Cup is taking place over in the UK at the moment from September 18th to October 31st and the tournament has already made sports headlines around the world. This was due to Japan’s 34-32 upset over South Africa in their match in Brighton, England on September 19th. The defeat led South Africa’s coach Heyneke Meyer to apologize to his country following the huge upset. The game is being compared to The Miracle on Ice when the American men’s hockey team beat The Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The U.S. hockey team was made up mainly of college players and amateurs.

 
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Added September 8th, 2015 by Ian

European soccer clubs to help out refugees