NCAA, Minor League Baseball and Hockey Players Rebel Read

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The owners’ lockouts in the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association of this decade are a distant bad memory for the sports faithful but more labor squabbles are in the pipeline and this time it involves so-called student athletes in college, minor league baseball players and junior hockey players in both Canada and the United States.

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IOC President optimistic but cautious on Agenda 2020 changes

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IOC President Thomas Bach gave away no secrets at the conclusion of the Executive
Board’s preliminary debate, at Montreux, on issues for the Agenda 2020 Session in
December – yet indicated that Baseball-Softball could return to the Programme for
Tokyo 2020 should there be agreement among all parties. There will be 40
recommended adjustments to IOC functions, from thousands presented, put
forward for consideration.

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The Homeless World Cup concludes with a big win for the home team in Chile

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Chile won in both the Men’s and Women’s Homeless World Cup this month in Santiago, showing home field advantage and fan support. The competition is a regular international sporting event with international teams from every Continent to play the World’s most popular game. The central message of the Cup is the power of sport to assist poor and homeless people to engage in social and personal renewal. The phrase “A ball can change the World” displays prominently on the webpage and the message is social inclusion for the poor.

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