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(Reuters) - Japan's three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka on Saturday said that sexist comments by the head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee were "ignorant" but she refrained from calling on Yoshiro Mori to resign.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A petition calling for action against Yoshiro Mori, head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee who caused an uproar with sexist comments, gathered tens of thousands of signatures on Friday, a day after its launch by Japanese activists.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Olympic Games faced a "major issue" after the head of the local organising committee made sexist remarks, Tokyo's governor said on Friday, sending a clear signal the deepening controversy risked tarnishing the global event.
(Reuters) - Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell have called for recreational golf to resume in England amid a national COVID-19 lockdown by backing an online petition that has received nearly 100,000 signatures.
TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Barcelona's 2-0 win away to Juventus in their Champions League group was the perfect reply to the club's boardroom crisis, midfielder Sergi Roberto said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has warned players who miss the team's warm-up fixture against Japan on June 26 that they will be at a disadvantage when he makes his final selection for the tour of world champions South Africa.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned from the club on Tuesday ahead of a vote of no confidence that was due to be held next month after some 20,000 fans signed a petition demanding that he step down.
(Reuters) - Manchester United's Marcus Rashford says he has been "blown away" by local businesses offering support for his free school meals campaign after MPs voted against extending the provision into the half-term and Christmas holidays.
(Reuters) - Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford's campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays has suffered a setback after members of the British Parliament voted against the provision.
(Reuters) - English football stadiums have the facilities to welcome back supporters while adhering to social distancing norms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter said on Thursday.