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Johnson to replace Gallop as new Australia soccer boss in January

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Football Federation Australia have appointed former City Football Group executive James Johnson to replace long-serving CEO David Gallop.

Football

Al-Araibi, players union slams Australia's support for Sheikh Salman

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months has condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

Tennis

Golf club vote could lead to Wimbledon expansion

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon could almost triple the size of its grounds if members of a local golf club vote to change their constitution on Wednesday.

Other Sport

Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thursday that if they do not want to stand, perhaps they should not be in the United States.

Football

Former Guatemalan judge given life ban by FIFA for bribery

ZURICH (Reuters) - A former Guatemalan judge was banned from football for life by global soccer body FIFA on Tuesday for bribery while he was general secretary of his country's football federation.

Athletics

South Africa's top court dismisses Pistorius' bid to appeal murder sentence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius to appeal his sentence for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Monday.

Athletics

Pistorius asks South Africa's top court to cut sentence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has appealed to South Africa's highest court to cut the sentence he got for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Tuesday.

Athletics

Pistorius appeals sentence to constitutional court - court documents

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has filed an application to the Constitutional Court seeking to overturn a higher prison sentence handed down by the appeals court last month, court documents showed on Tuesday.

Other Sport

Hong Kong to host 2022 Gay Games as LGBT acceptance grows in parts of Asia

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event.

Football

Ex-Guatemalan judge sentenced to 8 months in FIFA bribery case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Guatemalan judge who once served as a general secretary of the executive board of the Central American country's soccer federation was sentenced to eight months in prison on Wednesday, the first person to be sentenced in a U.S. probe into bribery surrounding world soccer governing body FIFA.