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Sterling: Is football racism rising?

Image copyright Getty Images England international and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling said he suffered racial abuse from Chelsea fans during his side’s 2-0 defeat on Saturday. Police and Chelsea say they are investigating the alleged racist abuse and the club has suspended four fans. The Premier League says anyone found to have been racially abusive deserves to be punished. But is the alleged abuse of Mr Sterling symptomatic of football-related racism getting worse? Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to measure the scale of the problem with statistics alone. Kick It…

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Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward says newspapers ‘fuel racism’ in football

Newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” by the ways in which they portray young black footballers, says Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling. It comes after Sterling, 24, faced alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations after social media users posted a video of the incident. More to follow. Source link

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Football team for grieving dads wins top award

Image copyright Pride of Sport Awards / Sands Utd Image caption Sands United FC When Rob Allen set up Sands United for dads who have lost children to stillbirth or miscarriage, he had no idea what a huge impact it would have. Just months after their first match – and over a year since Rob lost his baby girl – this group of bereaved fathers in Northampton have won team of the year at the Pride of Sport Awards. The team are also in talks with the charity they’re named…

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Mexico 1971: When women’s football hit the big time

Image copyright Ritzau/PA Images Image caption Action from the 1971 women’s final between Mexico and Denmark in front of 110,000 fans It was short lived…. but for three memorable weeks in the summer of 1971 women’s football flared brightly like a comet, before crashing back down to earth again. Just 14 months after Brazil had crushed Italy in the 1970 men’s final in Mexico City, football fever was once again sweeping the host nation, but this time for an unofficial women’s World Cup. And it wasn’t just fans who were…

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Ex-NFL star Williams behind new Freedom Football League

Another football league is in the works and former NFL players such as Ricky Williams and Terrell Owens are behind it. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Ricky Williams poses after a panel for “The New Celebrity Apprentice” in Universal City, California, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok The Freedom Football League doesn’t have a launch season but Williams said it would begin with 10 teams and would play games in spring and summer. “The purpose of this league … is about community and the development of players,” Williams told ESPN’s Outside The…

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College football notebook: Colorado names Tucker head coach

Colorado hired Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its head coach, the school announced Wednesday. He will be introduced Thursday and begin immediately. Dec 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second quarter in the SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was fired Nov. 18. Colorado athletic director Rick George has asked the university Board of Regents to approve a five-year, $14.75 million deal at…

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Football: XFL reboot names eight charter franchises

(Reuters) – The XFL American football league signaled it was back in business on Wednesday, announcing eight charter franchises for its reboot that will kickoff in 2020 and a change of direction from its short-lived predecessor that folded 17 years ago. New York, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, Tampa Bay and Seattle will try to find success where the 2001 XFL failed. In its first incarnation, the XFL, which was conceived as an outdoor football league that would take place during the NFL off-season, survived just one season…

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Afghan women’s football dream turns into nightmare

Image copyright AFP Image caption The women’s team was celebrated internationally as a symbol of a new, more liberal Afghanistan In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women’s football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country’s women. But now one of Afghanistan’s top sports officials has admitted that female footballers – who defied hard-liners and militants by daring to take to the field in the first place – have been sexually abused. And it’s not only football – he admitted the problem extends to other…

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Eibar: The female president & football philosophy behind Real Madrid conquerors

Amaia Gorostiza is Eibar’s first female president in their 77-year history “In this city, women have always played a leading role in all areas, in strong positions of responsibility.” The top two management positions at La Liga’s smallest club Eibar are held by women. President Amaia Gorostiza admits its “unusual”, but also says its “nothing special” in this small Basque city. Gorostiza played a lead role in the recent Amazon documentary Six Dreams, which gave a behind-the-scenes look at La Liga. It introduced her and Eibar to a wider audience…

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Canadian football: Calgary tops Ottawa to prevail in Grey Cup

Nov 25, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; The Calgary Stampeders celebrate after winning the 106th Grey Cup game at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – The Calgary Stampeders made it third time lucky when they secured the 106th Grey Cup Canadian Football title with a 27-16 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks in Edmonton on Sunday. The Stampeders had lost the Canadian Football League (CFL) title game with narrow defeats in consecutive years, but earned redemption at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium to…

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