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FA chief apologises over Star of David comment

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - English FA chief executive Martin Glenn apologised on Monday over comments he made regarding political and religious symbols in which he included the Star of David and the Nazi swastika among those that should be kept out of the game.

Guardiola's ribbon is political symbol, says FA chief

LONDON (Reuters) - FA chief executive Martin Glenn has spoken out strongly in defence of his organisation's decision to charge Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan independence.

Memorial champion McGirt earns late U.S. Open berth

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - William McGirt, who eight days ago won his first PGA Tour title at the Memorial tournament, was among six players who were handed late spots on Monday for this week's U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Hungary PM, accused of flirting with Kremlin, at Russia soccer match

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - When Russia's national soccer team took to the pitch for a friendly match against Hungary on Tuesday night, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban watched intently from the VIP section of Budapest's new stadium.

Winter Games open with a glitch but romp on through Russian history

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's Winter Games got off to a shaky start on Friday when one of the five Olympic rings failed to unfurl, but ballet dancers, stirring music and huge mechanical props tracing the host nation's history propelled the opening ceremony forward.

Lazio fined over neo Nazi

Lazio were fined 8,000 euros on Tuesday for letting their supporters show a neo Nazi symbol in the stands at the weekend but striker Paulo Di Canio was not punished for making a fascist salute.

China vow to outrun dope cheats

They work in the shadow of Beijing's main sports complex, lab technicians in white coats who screen samples from Chinese athletes and look for performance-enhancing drugs.