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U.S. Men’s alum Ernst Brun making most of NFL opportunity with Redskins

By Bran Bournival Football can be a fickle friend. One second, a player is on top of the world. The next, the game has knocked him down almost to square one. Ernst Brun Jr. knows the highs and lows of the sport, which is why he hasn’t taken for granted – not even for a …

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U.S. Men’s National Team experience helps Robert Virgil keep football dreams alive

A heavy hamstring could have led to a heavy heart, but that’s not the way Robert Virgil attacks the daily routine of life. The football window for some oftentimes closes the second they’re out of eligibility in college. But for Virgil, who graduated from the University of Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2013, he always left …

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Trent Steelman’s football journey takes him from West Point to U.S. National Team to Baltimore Ravens camp

It was just four games, but they were games that made the fire inside Trent Steelman burn white hot. As a result of the International Federation of American Football World Championship, Steelman isn’t just ready to get back on the field again, he’s ready to plant himself on the turf for years to come. The …

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USA wide receiver Trent Steelman named tournament MVP

U.S. wide receiver Trent Steelman (13 with flag), a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy was named Most Valuable Player of the 2015 International Federation of American Football. Steelmen led the United States to a 4-0 record and a third straight gold medal in a 59-12 win over Japan. Steelman finished with a team-best 18 …

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Bronze Medal Game: Mexico 20, France 7

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – For Mexico, there was much more at stake than a 20-7 win over France in the bronze medal match in the International Federation of American Football World Championships. Up until the game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame on Saturday, Mexico (1-2) had been winless in games against the …

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Fifth-place game: Australia 42, South Korea 14

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – There was no medal on the line Saturday when Australia beat South Korea, 42-14, to clinch fifth place at the International Federation of American Football World Championship. Don’t think the game didn’t mean anything to the Outback (3-1) as Australia played with the usual zest the country is known …

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Game previews: Saturday, July 18

By Michael Preston Match up Australia vs. South Korea, Fifth Place Game Date Saturday, July 18 at noon ET Venue Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio, USA Broadcast Australia: ESPN3 Australiahttp://espni.go.com/player/welcome/australia/index.htmWorldwide: www.BigTimeSports.com USA: www.ESPN3.com WC previous meetings 2015 – Group stages: Australia 47 South Korea 6 Head Coaches Australia – John LeijtenSouth Korea – …

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Aslimoski, Pons and Wakisaka are statesmen for international football

By Brad Bournival Football, like other sports, takes a physical toll on the body. It also can be poetic and provides a lifetime of memories. Because of the physicality, the average NFL career is 3.3 years. That’s what makes what Brazil’s Rodrigo Pons, Australia’s Jason Aslimoski and Japan’s Yasuo Wakisaka are doing amazing. Pons, 32, Aslimoski, …

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United States 82, France 0

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – Some might look at it as home-field advantage, but the United States sees it as world domination. Playing in its own country for the first time in men’s International Federation of American Football Word Championship history, the Americans wanted to show they can still reign over the game they …

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Japan 35, Mexico 7

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – The way Japan – and especially defensive lineman Yasuo Wakisaka – saw it, its 35-7 win over Mexico on Wednesday was a return home. Japan and Wakisaka have been to the International Federation of American Football World Championship finals three times prior, twice winning the gold medal. With its …