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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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.