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Football 01 May 2017 | 7:37 PM

U.N. hails Muntari for walk-off over racist chants, urges action

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top human rights official hailed Pescara's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari as an "inspiration" on Monday for leaving the pitch in protest after the player said he was booked for complaining about racist chanting.

Basketball 21 Jun 2017 | 5:03 AM

Basketball - Lithuanian team president resigns over remarks about black players

(Reuters) - The president of a Lithuanian basketball team who made comments last week about having too many black players resigned on Tuesday but could still face punishment from the EuroLeague and the sport's governing body.

Football 21 Jun 2018 | 9:30 AM

Broadcasts in a Native Language, Speaking to Every Corner of Peru

The language of soccer games is ripe with phrases, metaphors and clichés that reflect modern life: a coach who parks the bus, a midfielder who shoots rockets, a striker who scores with a bicycle kick. But at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, the vocabulary changes. That is where Luis Soto, who hosts a daily sports program on Radio Inti Raymi, is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 in his native language, Quechua.

Football 12 Apr 2019 | 7:50 AM

Soccer-Chelsea fans denied entry to Prague match over alleged racist chant

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Three Chelsea fans were stopped from entering Slavia Prague's stadium for Thursday's Europa League game after an alleged racist chant about Liverpool's Egypt international Mohamed Salah circulated on social media.

Football 01 Oct 2020 | 6:21 PM

USL's San Diego Loyal forfeit game in protest over alleged homophobic slur

(Reuters) - San Diego Loyal walked off the field halfway through their USL Championship match against Phoenix Rising after an alleged homophobic slur was directed at their openly-gay midfielder Collin Martin.