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BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A Universitatea Cluj fan was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for trying to kill a police officer during a Romanian first division relegation playoff match last year.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The Premier League's chief executive, Richard Masters, said he supported the move to have the slogan 'Black Lives Matter' on player's shirts in this week's games, saying it represented an ethical stance rather than a political one.
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has condemned as 'stupid' those who say players like Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling should focus on football rather than speaking out on social issues.
ANKARA (Reuters) - NBA center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday his father had been acquitted of charges that he was a member of a terrorist group.
(Reuters) - The Belarusian football federation (ABFF) said that the next round of matches in the top three divisions as well as the women's championship will be played behind closed doors because of the mass demonstrations around the country.
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has met United States president Donald Trump to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup which the country will co-host with Mexico and Canada, the global soccer body said on Thursday.
MINSK (Reuters) - A Minsk court on Wednesday sentenced Belarusian basketball player Yelena Levchenko to 15 days in jail for taking part in protests demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating claims by Belarus athletes they are being discriminated against because of their political views, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Decathlete Andrei Krauchanka knows that reaching the Olympics is seldom an adversity-free path, but the political crisis in his native Belarus has made his quest for a final chance to compete on the world's biggest sports stage even harder.
(Reuters) - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 28 on Thursday, claiming he could no longer play in an atmosphere where he did not feel welcome in the national team.