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Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame
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Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame

The winners are chosen by an international committee of journalists and scholars versed in video games and their role in society.

Captain Tsubasa game review: Influential Japanese franchise shoots for glory and misses by a mile
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Captain Tsubasa game review: Influential Japanese franchise shoots for glory and misses by a mile

This is the franchise's first game on a non-handheld console (there was a game on the Nintendo DS in 2010) since 2006's Captain Tsubasa on the PlayStation 2

US women's national soccer team's immediate appeal request after losing unequal pay case denied by judge
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US women's national soccer team's immediate appeal request after losing unequal pay case denied by judge

A federal judge has denied a request by American women's soccer players to allow an immediate appeal of his decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay against the US Soccer Federation.

US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone apologises for lack of leadership in fight against racism
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US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone apologises for lack of leadership in fight against racism

US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone apologised for the federation's lack of leadership in the fight against racism as she addressed its decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.

US Soccer Federation to reconsider national anthem policy as women's team demands for its removal
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US Soccer Federation to reconsider national anthem policy as women's team demands for its removal

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider repealing a policy requiring national team players to stand during the national anthem.

Coronavirus Outbreak: MLS players agree to salary cuts, set to play summer tournament in Orlando
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Coronavirus Outbreak: MLS players agree to salary cuts, set to play summer tournament in Orlando

MLS Players Association voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts, while also agreeing to play in a proposed summer tournament in Orlando, Florida.

US women's football players ask for appeal, trial delay after losing equal pay case
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US women's football players ask for appeal, trial delay after losing equal pay case

American women’s football players want to delay a trial until after an appellate court reviews last week's decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay while allowing allegations of discriminatory work conditions to move forward.

New US Soccer chief Cindy Parlow says federation's argument women's footballers need less skill was mistake
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New US Soccer chief Cindy Parlow says federation's argument women's footballers need less skill was mistake

New USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone disavowed papers submitted by the previous attorneys who argued women's national team players had lesser skills and responsibilities than their male counterparts.

US Soccer apologises for arguments in equal pay case as women footballers hide federation's logo in apparent protest
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US Soccer apologises for arguments in equal pay case as women footballers hide federation's logo in apparent protest

The increasingly bitter dispute between American women's national football team and the US Soccer Federation spilled onto the field Wednesday night when players wore their warm-up jerseys inside out in an apparent protest before their 3-1 victory over Japan.

Kristine Lilly interview: Football legend on secret of US' success, her first salary of $10 a day for playing for the USWNT and more
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Kristine Lilly interview: Football legend on secret of US' success, her first salary of $10 a day for playing for the USWNT and more

In India for the official emblem launch for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup next year, Lilly sat with Firstpost to talk about the secret of USWNT, the disparity of USWNT’s success with the success of the domestic league at home, her experiences while playing the game and more. Excerpts:

MLS: Wayne Rooney's American sojourn ends as DC United lose to Toronto FC; Atlanta United advance to semis of Playoffs
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MLS: Wayne Rooney's American sojourn ends as DC United lose to Toronto FC; Atlanta United advance to semis of Playoffs

Former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was routed in his Major League Soccer farewell match on Saturday as Toronto FC ripped DC United 5-1 in the first round of the playoffs.

Highlights, United States vs Netherlands, FIFA Women’s World Cup final 2019: USA beat Netherlands to clinch fourth title
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Highlights, United States vs Netherlands, FIFA Women’s World Cup final 2019: USA beat Netherlands to clinch fourth title

Catch all the latest scores and updates from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands.

In Cameroon, teenage girls defy filial restrictions, societal prejudices to play and excel in football
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In Cameroon, teenage girls defy filial restrictions, societal prejudices to play and excel in football

With Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses becoming one of three African teams to qualify for the Women's World Cup, girls in the country's capital, Yaounde, have also taken to playing football even as it continues to be largely considered a man's sport in the country

Liverpool CEO fears football fans loosing interest to video game Fortnite
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Liverpool CEO fears football fans loosing interest to video game Fortnite

Liverpool will add 360-degree cameras at Anfield to offer a view of the match like one sees in video game

Wayne Rooney scores first goal for DC United in win against Colorado Rapids, breaks nose in set piece collision
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Wayne Rooney scores first goal for DC United in win against Colorado Rapids, breaks nose in set piece collision

Wayne Rooney had a memorable night for a couple of reasons, with the English striker breaking his nose and scoring his first goal in a DC United shirt to take the bottom placed team to a 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids.

Robbie Williams to perform at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow: It's a boyhood dream
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Robbie Williams to perform at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow: It's a boyhood dream

Robbie Williams said in a statement on Monday that him performing at the FIFA World Cup would be "an unforgettable show".

European Club Association boss Andrea Agnelli calls for separate windows to avoid 'club vs country' conflict
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European Club Association boss Andrea Agnelli calls for separate windows to avoid 'club vs country' conflict

International football fixtures could be condensed into two periods per year, the new European Club Association (ECA) boss Andrea Agnelli suggested on Tuesday.

Caltech and Disney researchers teach a computer to recognise formations in soccer games
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Caltech and Disney researchers teach a computer to recognise formations in soccer games

The technology can be used to control teams of robots in emergency response situations, and model the behaviors of groups of animals.

David Beckham's Miami expansion bid 'at the finish line', says MLS commissioner Don Garber
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David Beckham's Miami expansion bid 'at the finish line', says MLS commissioner Don Garber

Beckham's expansion bid is on the agenda at an MLS owners meeting on Wednesday in Chicago.

French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko says she wants to win remaining Grand Slams after clinching title
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French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko says she wants to win remaining Grand Slams after clinching title

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko will head to Wimbledon as the sport's newest star admitting that she once believed grass courts were suitable only for football and not tennis.