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La Liga rethinks stance over apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach

La Liga rethinks stance over apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach

La Liga has clarified its stance on an alleged racist incident in a Spanish top tier football match following a public backlash. Midway through the second half of the match between Espanyol and Mallorca earlier, the fitness coach of the Balearic island team — Dani Pastor — was caught on camera pulling his eyes back…MORE

Porto forward Moussa Marega walks off pitch after suffering racist abuse

Porto forward Moussa Marega walks off pitch after suffering racist abuse

Porto striker Moussa Marega walked off the pitch during a match against Vitoria de Guimaraes Sunday after he was subjected to racist abuse from opposition fans. The 28-year-old pushed away teammates, who were trying to calm Marega down, as he tried to leave the game in Portugal’s top-flight, just nine minutes after he scored what…MORE

Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes over coronavirus fears

Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes over coronavirus fears

Next month’s Tokyo Marathon has been restricted to elite athletes only following the novel coronavirus outbreak, organizers said Monday. Scheduled to take place on March 1, it is one of the biggest marathon events in the world. Over 37,000 people took to the start line of last year’s event. But after a number of cases…MORE

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

It’s a story of flight and resilience to become a professional footballer in one of European football’s top leagues. Of having to work three times as hard as other players because you’re “African.” And having succeeded in fulfilling that ambition not forgetting about those who have made that journey from Africa in search of a…MORE

Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record to justify the hype

Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record to justify the hype

He has been described as the athlete to take over the mantle of track and field’s greatest star from Usain Bolt. And at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Armand Duplantis showed why fans are excited about what the 20-year-old might achieve. Last weekend in Poland, the US-born Swede cleared 6.17 meters in the pole…MORE

What now for Pep Guardiola after Manchester City’s European ban?

What now for Pep Guardiola after Manchester City’s European ban?

What started with claims in a German magazine has resulted in Manchester City being banned from European club competitions for two seasons and fined $32.5 million. UEFA’s decision to punish the reigning English Premier League champion after it found the club had committed “serious breaches” of the European governing body’s club licensing and financial fair…MORE

Manchester City banned from upcoming UEFA competitions

Manchester City banned from upcoming UEFA competitions

Manchester City has been banned from UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons — beginning in 2020/21 — and handed a $32.5 million fine by European football’s governing body. The organization’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body found that the English Premier League team had “committed serious breaches” of its Licensing and…MORE

Pele says he’s ‘not afraid’ as he dismisses his son’s depression claims

Pele says he’s ‘not afraid’ as he dismisses his son’s depression claims

Soccer legend Pele has played down fears over his mental health after the Brazilian’s son suggested he had become depressed due to his inability to walk unaided. Edinho had said his 79-year-old father was reluctant to even leave the house following complications with his recovery from hip surgery, but Pele has announced he is “fine.”…MORE