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