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World Cup: Soccer fans stopped by security officials for wearing rainbow-colored items as LGBTQ+ rights issue won’t go away at Qatar 2022

Doha, Qatar cnn — The World Cup is well underway in Qatar, but issues surrounding LGBTQ+ rights for the Gulf state, world soccer governing body FIFA, teams and fans just won’t go away. On Saturday, two German soccer fans told CNN that they were asked by security officials at Qatar 2022 to remove the rainbow-colored …

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Origin eligibility overhaul, ARLC, Peter V’landys, Jason Taumalolo, New South Wales, Queensland, World Cup, England, New Zealand, news

ARLC chairman Peter V’landys has confirmed the Origin eligibility rules will be subject to a review following widespread calls for a full overhaul. Commissioner Wayne Pearce is set to review the selection laws of the State vs State showcase following a major push for tier-one players to be able to take part in the clash …

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Cricket 2022: Cricket Australia’s next round of TV rights negotiations after Channel 9’s mega tennis deal

Major sports have been hesitant to partner with one of the top TV networks due to its ratings reputation. But, has tennis’ mega deal left cricket with no choice but to take a risk? Cricket Australia is facing an awkward reality that the perfect free-to-air partner for the next TV rights deal does not exist. …

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Transfer Whispers, Jeremiah Nanai, Titans, Cowboys, David Fifita, Keenan Palasia, release, Broncos, Titans, Dragons, player movement, contracts

The Titans are eyeing Cowboys young gun Jeremiah Nanai as a contingency plan should David Fifita move on to kickstart his career at another club. Broncos forward Keenan Palasia has requested an immediate release from the final year of his deal, with the Titans and the Dragons keen on his services. Read on for the …

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WORLD CUP WATCH: European clubs have 73% of players selected

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — European soccer shapes to have some World Cup winners with 73% of players at the tournament coming from clubs in the sport’s richest continent. That’s despite Europe providing just 40% of the World Cup teams with 13 qualifying slots in the 32-nation lineup in Qatar. Bayern Munich is the best represented …

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Cricket news 2022: Teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed added to England Test squad for Pakistan tour

England has added teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed into its Test squad for December’s tour of Pakistan, putting the 18-year-old within touching distance of becoming the country’s youngest men’s Test cricketer in history. Ahmed, originally due to travel to Pakistan as a net bowler, was officially drafted into the squad on Wednesday despite playing just three …

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Eight European countries to participate in diversity campaign during Qatar World Cup

cnn — Ten European football teams – the Netherlands, England, BelgiumDenmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales – will participate in a season-long “OneLove” campaign promoting inclusion and opposing discrimination. Every country except Sweden and Norway has qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and each captain of these eight nations will wear …

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Mitchell Starc gamble exposed, reaction, semi finals, Group 1 standings

Australia’s T20 World Cup is over and the post mortem has begun with a curious selection strategy and “flat” body language coming under the microscope. Having won the title in the UAE last year, Australia didn’t make it out of the group back on home soil, paying a heavy price for its opening defeat to …

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Manchester United’s owners see escape hatch in soccer club deal boom

LONDON/NEW YORK – A sale of Manchester United Plc could provide the soccer club’s controlling shareholders, the Glazer family, a lucrative exit from an investment that has languished over the past decade and drawn the ire of millions of soccer fans. Deals for European football clubs this year, beginning with the sanctions-driven sale of Chelsea …

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