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Suitcase, Ambulance Bomb Threats Cancel Germany-Netherlands Football Match With Fans in Stadium

ZERO HEDGE Update: AP is now reporting that second stadium in Hanover has been evacuated. From The Telegraph:  Two stadiums in Hannover have been evacuated amid bomb scares at a football match which Angela Merkel was due to attend.   The Germany v Netherlands football match has been cancelled and…
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Israel meets with FIFA and UEFA in bid to avert football boycott over Palestine conflict

The threat of suspension from the international game has prompted the top two men in Israeli football to act decisively. The top two men in Israeli football have headed for Switzerland in a bid to avert “a real and immediate threat” to their status within the world game. New IFA…
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Russia goalie hit by flare, match ended, but Ukraine media focuses on Novorossiya flags in crowd

| WTF News | A Euro 2016 qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia was stopped after multiple disruptions to the game as projectiles were thrown from the stands at Russian players. Tensions flared in Montenegro as Russia national team goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit on the back of the head…
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NFL Star Quits Football To Build Free Farm And Feed Hungry People

True Activist NFL star Jason Brown has quit playing football professionally, and now spends his days as a farmer, who harvests free food for the hungry. Jason Brown was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and played college football at North Carolina.…
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Spanish club orders player back from Africa over Ebola fears

AFP Spanish club Rayo Vallecano ordered Guinean international Lass Bangoura to return from African Cup of Nations duty because his teammates were afraid of catching the Ebola virus, a spokesman said Thursday. Bangoura left the national team camp in Morocco on Wednesday night after being given the order. Guinea are…
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UEFA rejects Israel as Host for 2020 European Championships

News360 nsnbc : The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided to reject an Israeli bid to host the 2020 European Championships. The decision comes after UEFA President Michel Platini, in 2010, said Israel must allow Palestinian sport to continue to prosper, or face the ; The decision came also…
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Member of Fifa’s financial watchdog arrested on money-laundering charge

The Guardian Fifa has asked for an explanation from Canover Watson, a member of the body’s financial watchdog, after he was arrested on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering in the Cayman Islands. Watson, one of eight members of Fifa’s audit and compliance committee and a vice-president of the Caribbean Football…
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FIFA president calls foul, says 2018 World Cup will stay in Russia

RT News The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, says there is no chance of the 2018 World Cup being taken away from Russia. This came after calls from politicians to move the event because of Russia’s supposed role in the Ukrainian conflict. The head of world football’s governing body was…
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UEFA won’t recognize Crimean clubs playing in Russian league

RT European football’s ruling body UEFA said that the three Crimean Republic clubs that have joined Russian competitions this season will not have their games officially recognized. “In light of the complex and difficult factual and political considerations, and until an agreed solution can be found with regard to the…
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​Algeria team donating money earned at Brazil World Cup to people of Gaza

​RT Algeria's national team (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev) The Algerian World Cup team has decided to donate their team salary of $9 million they got after their Round of 16 match with Germany to the people of Gaza, revealed one of the squad’s forwards."They need it more than us,"…
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Brazil Puts Missiles On Apartment Buildings, Deploys Troops To Protect FIFA’s World Cup

Revolution News FIFA’s repression Robo-Cop army ready to wage brutal class war on working people of Brazil.   Today people of Rio de Janeiro, residing in the area of the Maracanã World Cup stadium, woke up to find out that missiles have been placed on the roofs of their bloc of flats. Not…
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Arizona Fans riot on University Boulevard after Elite Eight loss – Video

Crowds on University Boulevard have disbanded after Tucson Police Department officers used force on rioting fans. Riot police formed a line across University Boulevard following the conclusion of the basketball game. Officers on motorcycles circled fans lined up along University Boulevard. Fans then began throwing smoke bombs, beer and other…
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A Powerful And Undetectable New Kind Of Doping May Be Happening At The Olympics

Business Insider by LAUREN F FRIEDMAN "The world may be about to watch one of its last Olympic Games without genetically enhanced athletes," wrote H. Lee Sweeney, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Time to cherish the old-fashioned athletes of Sochi? It might be too late.…
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Reports: Attempted Hijacking of Flight in Region of Sochi Games

ABC News A passenger made a bomb threat aboard a plane that was scheduled to travel over the Black Sea, in the same region where the 2014 Olympic Games are beginning in Sochi, Russia, according to international and local news reports. The Associated Press, citing a Turkish official, reported the…
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Fan Crashes Post Game Super Bowl Press Conference with 9/11 Truth Message

| WTF News | #911truth. Bizarre moment at Malcolm Smith presser: a 9/11 Truther grabbed the mic and said "Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by our #39;'— Don Banks (@DonBanks) February 3, 2014 And @Seahawks' Carroll way ahead him. Interesting return flight @JustinWilson71 @DonBanks #911truth #sb48 #superbowl— (@WTFRLY) February 3,…
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Spanish footballers don’t play ball after not being paid

Euro News Football players of Spanish club Racing Santander declined to compete against Real Sociedad in the second leg of the quarter-final of the Copa Del Rey (King’s Cup) in protest at not having being paid for several months. Racing’s manager as well as all members of the technical staff…
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Pete Carroll: NFL should explore medical marijuana if it helps players

CBS Sports JERSEY CITY, -- There are only two states in the country where recreational marijuana use is legal and the NFL teams from those two states are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII. So it probably shouldn't come as any surprise that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked about marijuana…
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NYC cops to keep close eye on Super Bowl fans

FOX NY By TOM HAYS New York City police are blanketing Midtown Manhattan with temporary surveillance cameras as one of many security measures being taken to protect visitors for the Super Bowl. The cameras will supplement a network of permanent surveillance cameras that provide live feeds to monitors at an…
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NFL might legalize medical marijuana for players

As more US states move to consider marijuana legalization, the country’s most popular sports league is indicating it may one day allow its players to light up. Speaking to ESPN, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested the sport’s ban on medical marijuana could be lifted in the future if…
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NFL Commissioner Open to Players Using Medical Cannabis

TheJointBlog Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), has made his first ever public comments surrounding medical cannabis consumption among players, saying that he’s open to a change in the league’s rules which would allow its use in states where its legal. “I don’t know what’s going to…
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Iran-Lebanon soccer match in Beirut without spectators

The 2015 Asian Cup qualification soccer match between the Lebanese and Iranian national teams will go ahead in Beirut in an empty stadium despite the latest bombing attacks targeting the Iranian embassy. It will be held Tuesday evening without spectators at Beirut’s Cite Sportive for security reasons, according to AFP…
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Ray Lewis, Frank Gore among group of 16 NFL players suing BB&T for nearly $53M in investment losses

Yahoo Sixteen current and former NFL players are suing North Carolina-based bank BB&T for nearly $60 million in alleged investment losses, according to legal documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. Among the players involved in the lawsuit that was filed on Thursday are Ray Lewis, Brandon Meriweather, Frank Gore and Santonio…
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NFL, Oregon, NMSU Pinkwash Uniforms But How Much Goes to Breast Cancer Cure & What About the Cause

| WTF News | Baran Hines The purpose of this article is to highlight the hypocrisy of the "pinkwashing" campaign made ubiquitous by the NFL, which has now spread to college football. The No Fun League has gone way out of it's way to stop the antics of players from…
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2-year-old son of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson dies after being assaulted in Sioux Falls

| WTF News | Sports are not typically part of our coverage however the 2 year old son of star Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has died as a result of injuries sustained in a beating. All of us at WTF News sincerely hope this is just the confluence of an…
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Eagles WR Riley Cooper Sorry After Video: “I Will Jump That Fence and Fight Every N*gger Here”

| WTF Op-Ed | Baran Hines This is really the true state of racism in America, true feelings held back in public seeming to leak out in perceived privacy. That dynamic becomes problematic when an unintended party hears it and magnified when there is an audio/video recording. Eagles WR Riley…
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Marijuana Ad Pulled From Outside NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 After Conflicting With Alcohol Sponsors?

| WTF News | The NASCAR Brickyard 400 race will see many of the bad effects of alcohol consumption this weekend, but an ad highlighting the safer alternative that is marijuana was deemed too dangerous to be seen. Via USA Today A 30-second Marijuana Project Policy video that referred to…
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Italian police raid more than 30 football clubs in money laundering probe

Italian police have seized documents from Italian and foreign clubs, including 18 in the top league, as part of an investigation into tax evasion and money laundering involving player transfers, Reuters reports. Apart from the Series A teams, 11 B league teams and 12 from the lower divisions are being…
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Seahawks Coach Peppered 4-Star General With 9/11 ‘Conspiracy’ Questions

CBS New York Seattle head coach Pete Carroll hosted a retired four-star general at the Seahawks facility last spring and blitzed him with questions about whether the 9/11 attacks “had been planned or faked” by the government, according to Decorated general Peter Chiarelli, who had just called it a career,…
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Here’s the assortment of crude weapons confiscated outside the Coppa Italia final

Yahoo This year's Coppa Italia marked the first time the tournament has ended with a Rome derby and thus the first time both participants played the final in their home stadium (since the Stadio Olimpico is always the host site). Given the fact that was not just a match between…
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One year out, Sochi’s Winter Olympics is already dogged by allegations of massive corruption

Yahoo The most surprising aspect about the problems besetting the 2014 Winter Olympics is not that they will be the most expensive Olympics ever staged, but why. Sochi, Russia, will host the chilliest season's quadrennial showpiece 12 months from now in what Russian President Vladimir Putin has described as "an…
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Soccer Fixers Targeted More Than 380 Games, European Police Say

Bloomberg World Cup and European Championship qualifiers were among more than 380 professional soccer matches targeted by criminals trying to fix games to generate more than 8 million euros ($ million) in profit, according to the region’s law enforcement agency. An 18-month investigation, Operation VETO, found 425 match officials, club…
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David Beckham signs for PSG, agrees to donate entire salary to children’s charity

Yahoo In the midst of the chaos of transfer deadline day, you might not think that a club already oozing high-priced talent signing a 37-year-old midfielder warrant much more than a passing mention. But when that 37-year-old midfielder is David Beckham and that club is Paris Saint-Germain, the news becomes…
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Rodney Harrison says he’s ‘scared to death’ after a career filled with concussions

Yahoo After suffering an estimated 20 concussions over his 15-year pro career, Rodney Harrison now says he's "scared to death" about the future of his health in upcoming years. In an emotional interview on the upcoming Costas Tonight Super Bowl special, the former all-pro safety for the San Diego Chargers…
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Drudge Report Made An International Star Out Of San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver Over Gay Player Comments

| WTF News| The front page of Drudge Report, with no comments. Via Yahoo NEW ORLEANS – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has made inflammatory comments regarding homosexuality in football just a few days before Super Bowl XLVII. Shock jock Artie Lange revealed he had interviewed Culliver at media…
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Brazil: Indigenous squatters resist eviction

Associated Press Police in riot gear surrounded a settlement of indigenous people next to Rio de Janeiro's storied Maracana stadium on Saturday, preparing to evict them as soon as an expected court order arrived. The site commander, police Lt. Alex Melo, explained officers were "waiting for the order, and understand…
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Changing times: ESPN shows bowling champion kissing his husband

Yahoo Sports By Jay Busbee Watch closely in the video above, and you'll see a small but important step forward in the world of sports: what may well be the first instance of a broadcast of an openly gay male pro athlete kissing his husband while celebrating. And it's played…
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Report: 49ers Kicker David Akers receives death threat

MSN San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers has quit Twitter after receiving an apparent death threat, according to report in the Sacramento Bee. Akers, who has struggled making field goals (25-of35 attempts) this season, re-tweeted a message on Wednesday that read, “@RIP_FreeLaddin YOU F----OT IF YOU MISS ONE MORE FIELD…
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Lookout sports fans! You may be on face recognition camera!

The next time you're at a sports arena or an airport, take a look around to see if there are signs that indicate you are being monitored. In 2010 Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured a six million dollar earmark to pay for military related research…
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Air Force asks ESPN to help analyze drone intelligence

What do you do when information gathered by thousands of remote-controlled killing machines flying across all corners of the Earth simply becomes too much to process? Naturally, the Air Force has approached ESPN for answers. With United States military drones capturing 68-times more video now than a decade earlier, Uncle…
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Zenit fans speak out against Africans and gays in squad

Zenit Saint Petersburg fans are demanding there should be no players from Africa or Latin America as well as gays in the team's lineup. ­They've written a 'manifesto' called ‘Selection-12’, which sums up the views of the majority of the organized Zenit supporters on the club’s transfer policies. The manifesto…
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ESPN Analyst Calls RGIII a ‘Cornball Brother’ Because He May Be a Republican

National Review By Andrew Johnson Robert Griffin III is arguably the most popular man in Washington right now. The Redskins’ spectacular rookie quarterback has been winning games, fans, and headlines due to his play this season. Today, he was on the front page of the Washington Post for the third…
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You are what you drink: St Pete scientists crack Chinese Olympic secret

The scientists from Saint Petersburg’s Physical Culture Research Institute have discovered a way to make a special water, just like the one the Chinese athletes drank during their super-successful home Games in Beijing 2008. According to Institute’s deputy director, Professor Konstantin Korotkov, he and his colleagues have developed a device…
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Alex Calls for Boycott of NFL, NBC and Bob Costas

Infowars by Adan Salazar and Alex Jones Within a day after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s and his girlfriend’s deaths, the establishment launched a surprise attack on the right to bear arms and the Second Amendment using guns as a scapegoat to distract from the most-likely culprit: the concussion-inducing,…
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Chiefs Player Kills Self at NFL Stadium After Slaying Girlfriend

Bloomberg By Aaron Kuriloff & Bob Bensch Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed himself in front of general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel today at the National Football League team’s Arrowhead Stadium after fatally shooting his girlfriend. Belcher, 25, was “standing in the parking lot with a…
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