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  1. Sport - Soccer

    44 police officers injured as violence mars Bastia's 3-3 draw with Marseille

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Clashes breaks out with Bastia fans in Corsica venue throwing stones and explosive devices 44 officers hurt in soccer violence Forty-four French riot and para-military ... "injured or bruised" when violence broke out at the stadium on the island of Corsica. A source close to the case said scores of supporters of the Bastia team attacked police outside ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP

    Violence at World Cup will not be tolerated, says Brazil

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The recent outbreak of hooliganism, which marred a weekend first division match, must not happen again, say tournament hosts Violence will not be tolerated, says Brazil Brazil has pledged to stamp out stadium violence after hooliganism marred a weekend first division league game, raising fresh doubts about its ability to stage a trouble-free World Cup. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Political violence 'will undermine T20 World Cup'

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Host Bangladesh admits it faces a huge task keeping visiting teams safe from deadly protests Political violence 'will undermine T20 World Cup' Bangladesh's cricket chief has said that next year's Twenty20 World Cup is threatened by the country's deadly political violence, warning there may only be weeks to save the tournament. ...


    Protect referees by hitting clubs where it hurts

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai The spate of violence against officials shows little is being done to promote respect for game Protect referees by hitting the clubs where it hurts No one is bigger than the club. This commonly espoused mantra is easy to comprehend yet individuals with massive egos and an overdeveloped sense of grandeur do not get it. They are the ones who take the law ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Ingredients of violence still a risk at junior soccer tournaments

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai Little has changed since a 10-year-old kicked an opponent a year ago in an incident that led to 2.5 million YouTube hits Ingredients of violence remain at youth matches It has been a year since Hong Kong's infamous head-kick incident when a 10-year-old boy kicked his opponent in the face. Its YouTube video went viral- amassing around two and a half million ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter hails 'special' World Cup in Brazil

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... during the last weekend". "The violence meted out by the security forces over the course of the World Cup was excessive, unnecessary and a direct threat to the right to peaceful ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR SPORT

    Controversy lingers as F1 heads to violence-wracked Bahrain

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... have put up makeshift roadblocks and barricades of burning tyres during clashes with security forces in the violence-wracked nation. The demonstrations yesterday were mostly isolated, ... "No F1. Don't race on our blood." Bahrain has faced more than two years of violence between the Sunni-led government and majority Shiites seeking a greater political voice. The race ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Death penalty for some for Egypt soccer violence

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 07:59pm by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... Associated Press in Cairo An Egyptian court has handed down death sentences for 21 people accused of taking part in soccer violence last year that killed 74. In the courtroom, families ... was the world’s deadliest soccer violence in 15 years. As is customary in Egypt, the death sentences will be sent to a top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for approval.   ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Hooligans run riot at top European soccer fixtures

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Matches across the continent, including English FA Cup semi-final, are marred by violence Hooligans run riot at showpiece European games Tear gas, stun ... tuning into TV coverage of the sport's oldest cup competition. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan said he was stunned by the violence that left some fans injured and children in tears. "I ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Brazil v Colombia: Euphoria deafening as Andean nation hopes to reinvent reputation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... and the violence and intolerance that have long plagued the Andean nation will re-emerge at tournament's end. "Soccer has always worked as a tool of union and a tool for nation-building," ...




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