• On Fox Sports, Viewers Get a World Cup Scrubbed of Controversy
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    On Fox Sports, Viewers Get a World Cup Scrubbed of Controversy

    While most of the broadcasters consider themselves news organizations, they pay exorbitant sums for the rights to show the events, and they know that advertisers and some viewers, not to mention sports’ governing bodies, want nothing to do with stories about human rights abuses and corruption. But they usually make an attempt to cover larger issues, with varying degrees of commitment. Hosting NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in Beijing earlier this year, Mike Tirico directed attention to the U.S. government’s conclusion that China’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslim population amounted to a genocide. NBC also covered myriad issues related to the coronavirus during its broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics,…

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  • Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia score: World Cup stunner as Lionel Messi and team go down in massive Group C upset
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    Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia score: World Cup stunner as Lionel Messi and team go down in massive Group C upset

    Saudi Arabia earned themselves a place in World Cup history with one of the great shock wins in the tournament’s 92 year history, overturning an early deficit to stun Argentina and win 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium. No team had beaten Lionel Scaloni’s side since Brazil more than three years ago but this stunning triumph was no less than the Saudis deserved for an energetic, front-footed performance that saw their high press utterly rock one of the pre-tournament favorites before a rock solid defense of Mohamed Al-Owais and the imperious Hassan Tambakti guided their side to three points. Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to…

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  • Men’s Rugby Claims Lt. Col. Kevin Shea Memorial Rugby Cup After Dominant Win Over Air Force
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    Men’s Rugby Claims Lt. Col. Kevin Shea Memorial Rugby Cup After Dominant Win Over Air Force

    Story Links Glendale, Colo. – The Lt. Col. Kevin Shea Memorial Rugby Cup is returning to Annapolis for the fifth straight season after a dominant 71-0 victory for Navy men’s rugby (5-0, 3-0) over rival Air Force.    “It’s always special to beat Air Force but even more special this year as we started with a young team and had a number of guys making their first varsity appearance,” said director of rugby Gavin Hickie. “I’m very happy that we managed the travel, altitude, weather and substitutes to ensure we picked up the pace in the second half and keep Air Force scoreless.”   The two squads remained in…

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  • Gareth Bale: Wales captain aiming to play on beyond Qatar World Cup and targeting silverware with Los Angeles FC | Football News
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    Gareth Bale: Wales captain aiming to play on beyond Qatar World Cup and targeting silverware with Los Angeles FC | Football News

    Gareth Bale has revealed he is aiming to continue to represent Wales beyond this winter’s World Cup, with Euro 2024 a goal and even the 2026 World Cup a possibility. There had been suggestions Bale could retire after Qatar 2022 and that his 12-month contract at Los Angeles FC could be his last after a difficult final few seasons at Real Madrid. However, speaking at his first press conference as a player for the MLS side, Bale made it clear he intends to play on beyond this season, with the European Championships in Germany and World Cup four years away in North America both targets. “I’m still 32 – 33…

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