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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Top women protest Fifa plan to play World Cup on artificial turf

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Some of the world’s top women soccer players say Fifa’s proposal to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup finals in Canada on artificial turf instead of grass is discriminatory and violates human rights. The World Cup finals for men and women ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Lay off Iker Casillas, Carlo Ancelotti begs Real Madrid fans

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:07am

    ... touched the ball on Tuesday, others tried to drown the protests out with applause and the fans appear to be divided over whether Ancelotti should stick with Casillas or promote new signing Keylor ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: Protests on the backburner as Brazil embraces the opportunity to party

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Paul Kay

    ... to party A couple of weeks into the World Cup, it's safe to say that predictions about mass protests and half-finished construction projects disrupting the tournament were wide of the mark. ... or possibly abandoned infrastructure projects- literal roads to nowhere- while the paint has barely dried on some of the hotels. And although we haven't seen any actual protests, anti-Fifa ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Atlanta Hawks owner's motive for selling team over 'racist' e-mail a mystery

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 08:32pm by Tim Noonan

    ... I guess, and at this moment there has been no large-scale protest at the Braves' move. However, one way of attracting more fans, regardless of colour, would be to put a quality product out ...

  5. Sport - Tennis

    Rain postponement gives Roger Federer a lucky break at US Open

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... seed, celebrated his 28th birthday a day early by sweeping past French Davis Cup teammate Richard Gasquet, the 12th seed, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 despite his protests that the damp Louis Armstrong court ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    French athlete loses gold medal for removing his shirt before crossing the finish line

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... way.” The two-time World Championship bronze medallist initially received a yellow card warning but a protest was lodged by the Spanish team and upheld, prompting a counter protest by the French ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Player's death sparks widespread revulsion in Algeria; all football suspended

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:24am

    ... of Albert Ebosse, the Cameroon player killed by a missile thrown from the stands, has sparked widespread revulsion in Algeria where this weekend’s league programme will be cancelled in protest ... it had called off this weekend’s league games “in protest at the irresponsible actions of certain fanatics and hooligans who resort to violence in the stadiums which has reached an unacceptable ...

  8. Sport - Soccer

    World Cup protests misguided, says Valcke

    Posted May 14th 2014, 12:31am by AFP

    ... protests misguided: Valcke Anti-World Cup campaigners in Brazil have threatened demonstrations during the showcase tournament next month but Fifa said it would be an unfair target. Fears of a repeat of protests last year involving hundreds of thousands of people have beset the buildup to a World Cup already hit by stadium delays. Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says Brazil has ...

  9. Sport - SOCCER

    Marcello Lippi livid as Guangzhou Evergrande lose to Western Sydney

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:04pm by Michael Church

    ... Victory in the group stages of the tournament. "I wanted to apologise and say I was not protesting, but I wanted more information on the decision but I wasn't allowed inside ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - HOME AND AWAY PETER SIMPSON

    United must stop the rot and remove dead wood or sink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by Peter Simpson

    ... so. Impatient Reds fans are fuming at the lack of investment and the return to the days of "Green and Gold" protests loom, such are the mutinous feelings toward owners, the Glazer ...




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