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Other Sport 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

England's night spoiled by hatred

THE headlines were all about Wayne Rooney. The talk was all about a football match of huge passion and emotion which saw England leapfrog Turkey at the top of qualifying Group Seven and enhance the prospects of automatic qualification for the European Championship Finals.

Other Sport 19 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Australia’s Celtic duo set for hot reception in Dublin

Australia take on Ireland for the first time here today with fears over the potentially hostile reception awaiting Craig Moore and Kevin Muscat.

Other Sport 13 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Italy’s racists make life hell for Zoro

Despite promises by the Italian football authorities to clamp down on racism, Serie A defender Marc Zoro says he constantly suffers 'deplorable' insults because of the colour of his skin.

Other Sport 25 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

US lawmakers' resolution calls for pardoning boxer

WASHINGTON (AP): U.S. lawmakers John McCain and Peter King, who lost their last attempt to win a presidential pardon for first black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, are looking for a rematch.

Other Sport 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Former U.S. Olympians have no regrets over 1968 protest

PALM SPRINGS, California (Reuters) - Forty-four years after American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos electrified the Mexico City Olympics with their heads-bowed, arms-raised civil rights protest, they have no regrets about their controversial gesture.

Other Sport 07 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

NBA: Lin says stereotypes held him back

LOS ANGELES: Jeremy Lin says he felt a sense of bigotry towards him when he wasn't offered a US college scholarship despite being named one of California's top players in his final high school year.

Other Sport 08 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Stereotypes held me back, says Lin

LOS ANGELES: Jeremy Lin says he felt a sense of bigotry towards him when he wasn’t offered a US college scholarship despite being named one of California’s top players in his final high school year.

Athletics 09 Oct 2013 | 7:12 PM

High stakes for Putin as his Olympic dream nears

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has staked his personal and political prestige on February's Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi, yet despite the $50-billion price tag the Games could still be an embarrassing flop.

Football 25 Oct 2013 | 5:19 PM

UEFA charge CSKA over 'racist chants'

PARIS, Oct 24, 2013 (AFP) - European football's governing body UEFA on Thursday charged CSKA Moscow after their fans were accused of racially abusing Manchester City's Ivorian captain Yaya Toure.

Football 01 May 2014 | 5:07 AM

Racism's ugly spectre undermines sport

(Reuters) - Recent actions by a billionaire owner of a National Basketball Association team and a supporter of a Spanish football club have offered the sporting world a stark reminder that racism knows no borders.