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Why Is Football Called Soccer?

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One of the most well-recognised differences among British and American English is the fact that the sport – which is known as football in Great Britain - is typically called soccer in the United States. As the sport was born in England, it is often believed that soccer is an Americanism. In actual fact, the word is completely British in origin.

The Interesting History Of Basketbal

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While basketball may not be quite as popular internationally as something like football, it’s still followed by millions of fans across the world. Consisting of some of the greatest athletes of all time, basketball started out as a small game played by only a handful and would eventually become a pastime that would thrill countless fans.

The top 10 fighters in UFC history

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For over 20 years, the UFC has been entertaining audiences of all ages. The idea stemmed from fighters looking to showcase their talent and included those practising karate, kung fu, judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and street fighting. The first fight took place at the McNichols Sports Arena in Colorado and the world’s first UFC Champion was crowned, Royce Gracie. He would go on to win three out of the four tournaments.

Rugby SA’s Psychology Helped Win RWC

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With the Rugby World Championship title in their pockets, the Springboks had every reason to be proud, not only of their physical prowess at winning the match, but because of the host of psychological tricks that they employed on the referee, Jerome Garces, to sway marginal decisions.

The World’s Most Successful Basketball Players

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While basketball isn’t quite as old as many of the other international sports that we know and love today, it is by far one of the most popular, representing millions of fans and thousands of truly gifted players. Basketball is not an easy game to be a pro at, and requires countless years of training and dedication, and even then, only a handful of players are able to make it through to the top leagues.

What Is Up With The World Series Of Baseball?

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A lot of people all over the world wonder why the World Series is a USA-only event. How can only teams from one country compete in a tournament to be champions of the world in baseball? The truth of the matter is, the actual world champions would be the team that wins the World Baseball Classic. This is an international tournament, where national teams compete every few years (much like a World Cup).