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Long-Banned Athlete Protest Acts Expected at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Athlete activism is making a comeback at these Olympic Games. When play starts at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday, acts of free expression of the kind athletes were long banned from making at the Olympics will take center stage. The British women’s soccer team has pledged to take a knee before kickoff against Chile…

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Italy Wins Euro 2020, Beats England in Penalty Shootout

LONDON (AP) — Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time at…

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Hollywood Actors Finalize Takeover of Welsh Soccer Club

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh club Wrexham, the third-oldest professional team in soccer. “Can’t get to the Racecourse Ground fast enough. Game on,” Reynolds said on Twitter early Wednesday. The announcement late Tuesday was a formality because the takeover was approved in November. The new owners…

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USWNT vs. Colombia: Stephanie Mewis Puts on a Show with Hat Trick in Women’s International Friendly

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – In their first friendly of the new year, the U.S. Women’s National Team played host to the Colombian Women’s National squad at Exploria Stadium. Newly-minted captain Becky Sauerbrunn earned her 179th cap for the U.S. team with this game. With 90 minutes completed at the final whistle, Sauerbrunn positioned herself…

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