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Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive

Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive

The chief executive of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizing committee says the country has been surprised by the “severity” of the criticism it has received since winning the right to host the 2022 tournament. Named as host in 2010, Qatar has rarely been out of the headlines over its human rights record, its prohibiting of…MORE

Sonny Bill Williams hoping to ‘open doors’ with rugby league switch

Sonny Bill Williams hoping to ‘open doors’ with rugby league switch

He’s one of New Zealand’s most famous sporting sons, but Sonny Bill Williams believes his move into rugby league in Canada could help “open doors” to a generation of young players. The All Blacks star is swapping rugby union for the 13-a-side variant to play for the Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal thought to…MORE

Three years on, Colin Kaepernick remains in limbo

Three years on, Colin Kaepernick remains in limbo

From the ‘Kunta Kinte‘ shirt he wore to his workout to his very public calling out of the NFL, Colin Kaepernick made clear to the sport’s bosses that the path to any potential reconciliation will be very much on his own terms. Quarterback Kaepernick shunned the opportunity to workout in front of the NFL scouts…MORE

Dutch football match halted after ‘Black Pete’ chants

Dutch football match halted after ‘Black Pete’ chants

The Dutch Football Association has launched an investigation after a second division game between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior was stopped due to alleged racist abuse. Sunday’s match was temporarily halted after Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira was subjected to alleged racist chanting by the home fans, including songs about ‘Black Pete.’ ‘Zwarte Piet,’ as…MORE

Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women’s Super League

Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women’s Super League

If you build it, they will come. Tottenham’s new billion-dollar stadium attracted a record crowd for women’s soccer in England with 38,262 fans watching a historic north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal Sunday. The game was a new high for the Women’s Super League (WSL), surpassing the 31,213 who packed in to watch Manchester…MORE

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