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American Football in India

They are new to the game and the league – the Elite Football League of India. The games are played to an empty stadium and are recorded for a condensed TV broadcast. It’s all just a start and hopefully it’ll slowly catch on. (CNN Link) (EFLI)

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All Rook Same: Olympics Edition

This is what it feels like when your country gets the “all look same” diss on an international stage.  Moments before this photo was taken, this guy was on his feet, cheering for the North Korean women’s soccer teaming walking onto the pitch, next to a giant North Korean flag. That was before he looked at the massive screen introducing the players, portraits and names to the left of the SOUTH Korean flag! Super bummer time. The North Korean team left the pitch for over an hour while North Korean officials reamed the Olympics organizers and demanded apologies, resolutions and gave them a reminder that “all look same” is no bueno for these feuding neighbors. The blame is falling on...

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Norm Chow to Head Coach Hawaii Football

It may not seem like much, but an Asian American coaching a serious college football program is a rarity. He’ll be the head coach at University of Hawaii, the perfect fit since he’s a Chinese American from Hawaii. His claim to fame aside from being part of the BYU football program, mostly as a play caller and then his Offensive Coordinator position at USC during their national number one years in 2003 and 2004. He’s basically a coach and will be the perfect fit for the school. (Fox – Norm Chow)

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Japan Travels to North Korea for… Soccer

Japan going to North Korea for soccer. North Korea is a proud nation, we all know that and for this game, we’ll be sure to see well dressed fans that’ll probably be well fed beforehand cheering and doing the crazy crowd organized graphics. It’ll be the first time Japan Soccer will be in North Korea to play a game in 22 years and as the article mentions is a sign of how diplomatic relations are. Yes, Japan isn’t looked at kindly, and vice versa as well. Will soccer help? No. Will the world care, no. (Washington Post – Japan North Korea)

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