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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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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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Brazil 28, South Korea 0

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – Label the Brazilians a squad of fast learners. A team that wasn’t founded until eight years ago, Brazil figured out how to win at the International Federation of American Football World Championship level in just its second game. It came against South Korea on Sunday at Tom Benson Hall …

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Game Previews: Sunday, July 12

By Mike Preston   The following are 2015 IFAF World Championship game previews for Sunday, July 12. All three games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio:   MATCHUP: South Korea vs. Brazil GAME TIME: 12 p.m. ET BROADCAST: ESPN Brazil http://espn.uol.com.br/watch Worldwide: …

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Oh brothers make football a South Korean family affair

By Brad Bournival From Korean High Judo champion to offensive lineman for the South Korea national football team, Oh Seung Jun’s path to the pigskin has been an interesting one. Seung (photo above) was born in Busan, South Korea, but kept finding his way to the United States until one day he decided he’d take …

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Australia 47, South Korea 6

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – It had been 16 years since Australia won a game in an International Federation of American Football World Championship, so forgive Jason Aslimoski for cracking a smile after his team beat South Korea, 47-6, in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The 39-year old right tackle is the lone remaining …

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2015 IFAF World Championship will be shown live on ESPN3, ESPN International and Big Time Sports

All 12 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship games will be broadcast live on ESPN3 in the United States, on ESPN International broadband channels where available and at BigTimeSportsOhio.com. The seven-nation tournament is July 9-18 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. In addition, the gold medal game scheduled for …

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There’s a new sense of expectation ahead for Australia

It all began July 2, 1999. In the fourth quarter that day, quarterback David Ward threw an 11-yard TD pass to Scott Snowball, followed by a 27-yard field goal from Glenn Fenwick as Australia beat Finland, 10-7, to claim fifth place game at the IFAF World Championship. Fast forward 16 years. Following a 12-year absence …