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England's faith in protocol was rewarded, now UEFA must get tough

The triggering of the three-step protocol following abuse of England's black players underlines the challenges football faces in eradicating racism.

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Southgate: England made a major statement

Gareth Southgate discussed the racist abuse by fans during England's 6-0 victory in Bulgaria.

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Week 6 in the NFL

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus every team's biggest weakness

As we rank all 32 teams through six weeks, we'll identify each squad's Achilles' heel. Some are obvious, while others are subtle.

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Antonio Brown's case for recouping $40 million: Could he really win his grievances?

The wide receiver has filed eight grievances against the Patriots and Raiders, both of whom cut him in September.

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Marcotti's musings: New-look Germany impress

Germany are still a work in progress but thumped Estonia with 10 men. PLUS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is tearing up MLS and could make sense as a signing for a big club in January.

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Portugal still 'trying to find balance' after Ukraine defeat

Craig Burley says that Fernando Santos seems to be struggling to balance Portugal's stars into the side.

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My First Basket: Players dish on the moment they 'made it'

More than 500 players played in the NBA last season, and nearly all of them made at least one basket. We analyzed every player's first career basket and got the stories behind them.

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Strasburg racks up 12 K's in Game 3 win vs. Cards

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Inside the disastrous, 33-pitch inning that pretty much ended the Cardinals' season

Nothing has gone right for St. Louis in the NLCS, but things really fell apart in the third inning of Game 3, as the Nationals put a hammerlock on the series.

Kendrick says Nats' key to success is having fun

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Zimmerman: Pitching has been the Nats' key all season

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Eaton on playoff confidence: 'Confidence is whatever'

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Nationals score 4 in the 3rd

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College football midseason awards: The best players, teams and moments

From the most enjoyable games to the most fun teams to the Heisman, Bill Connelly offers up the season's best so far.

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