Monthly Archives for September, 2019



Baltimore streets quiet after first night of curfew enforcement

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The streets of Baltimore were largely quiet overnight, with only scattered arrests reported during a curfew imposed after the latest wave of rioting fueled by anger against US police killings of black men.

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Shortly after the curfew began late on Tuesday night, police in riot gear fired rubber bullets and lobbed gas canisters at a few hundred protesters who stood Continue reading the story "Baltimore streets quiet after first night of curfew enforcement"

Robben out for season, Lewandowski breaks jaw

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Robben sustained a torn calf muscle 16 minutes into his comeback from a five-week injury absence and Lewandowski broke his jaw and nose and suffered a concussion after a clash with the Dortmund keeper on Tuesday, Bayern said.

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The Poland international, however, sounded hopeful he could still be ruled fit to play in their Champions League semi-final first leg at Continue reading the story "Robben out for season, Lewandowski breaks jaw"

Figo asks AFC to allow FIFA candidates to address Asia Congress

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Former Portugal international Figo, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan and Van Praag, the president of the Dutch FA, who are all challenging incumbent Sepp Blatter for football's top job in the May 29 vote, have not been invited to speak.

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However Blatter, who is expected to sweep up most of Asia's 47-votes, will address the Congress in his Continue reading the story "Figo asks AFC to allow FIFA candidates to address Asia Congress"

Greek football chief confident of avoiding FIFA, UEFA bans

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Greece were warned that they could face a suspension over government interference if the sports law was voted in.

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But after emerging from talks between Stavros Kontonis, Deputy Minister for Education, Culture and Religious Affairs, and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, Gkirtzikis indicated a compromise over the law had been reached.

“During the meeting our understanding is that the state will Continue reading the story "Greek football chief confident of avoiding FIFA, UEFA bans"

In praise of skaters – colonising a city’s forlorn and forgotten corners

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Mike Jeffries, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Skateboarders aren’t too popular with civic authorities.

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Routinely demonised as vandals and as a danger to other members of the public, they are often portrayed as an antisocial nuisance to be excluded by law or sometimes lured away to officially sanctioned skate parks. Skaters, being predominantly teenage lads, can seem like an alien and dangerous Continue reading the story "In praise of skaters – colonising a city’s forlorn and forgotten corners"