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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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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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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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Australia 16, Brazil 8

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – As the Australian national anthem was coming to an end Wednesday in a game against Brazil, Outback defensive back Damien Molloy ran out with flag in hand to the 50-yard line and planted it firmly on the logo at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. He motioned to Brazil …

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Game previews: Wednesday, July 15

  Match up Australia vs. Brazil Date Wednesday, July 14 at noon Venue Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio, USA Broadcast Australia: ESPN3 Australia http://espni.go.com/player/welcome/australia/index.htm ESPN Brazil http://espn.uol.com.br/watch Worldwide: www.BigTimeSports.com USA: www.ESPN3.com 24-hour-delay: www.BigTimeSports.com. WC previous meetings First ever WC meeting between the two nations Head Coaches Australia – John Leijten Brazil – …

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Records tumble on IFAF World Championship’s second day

By Mike Preston The stars of the IFAF World Championship continued to write themselves into the record books during the second day of game action Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Japan quarterback Shohei Kato took (main photo, 10) center stage as he set new records for pass attempts and completions, finding his …

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Football is getting bigger every day in South America’s largest country

By Brad Bournival On Sunday, Brazil beat South Korea, 28-0, in International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship competition. The South American country’s first win in IFAF play on the surface looked like just another victory in a four-day tournament. But for a country so entrenched in passion and pride, it meant much more, …