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Reporter's Notebook

Russia 2018: Hosts try to cast off shadow

The draw for the football World Cup takes place on December 1 but on-field issues remain a worry for the hosts.

Sport

No 'R-word': US groups call to drop NFL team name

Civil rights groups are calling on broadcasters not to use 'derogatory' Washington NFL team's name on Thanksgiving Day.

No 'R-word': US groups call to drop NFL team name

Reporter's Notebook

Countdown to World Cup 2022: Five points

Despite blockade, the man in charge has no regrets about bringing the football tournament to the Middle East for the first time.

My Tunisia

Khalil Melliti: 'My Tunisia is football'

With the support of his family and friends, a teenager lives out his football dream in post-revolution Tunisia.

Sport

France unexpectedly named 2023 Rugby World Cup host

The decision to have France host the 2023 Rugby World Cup comes as a bitter disappointment for South Africa, which, along with Ireland, was considered the front-runner.

World Cup

'Shock': Italy out of World Cup for 1st time since 1958

Sweden holds firm to qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win in a hard-fought play-off.

Racism

Colin Kaepernick named GQ 'Citizen of the Year'

GQ honours NFL quarterback who sparked debate over race-based police brutality by kneeling during US national anthem.

Colin Kaepernick named GQ 'Citizen of the Year'

Sport

Mexico: Indigenous women fight violence with football

Indigenous women in Mexico are finding a sporting way to fight back against physical and sexual violence.

LGBT

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Rights groups and football experts call for stronger measures against anti-gay discrimination during matches.

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Sport

US College basketball: Coaches charged with bribery

A corruption scandal is hanging over college basketball in the US. At least eight people, including coaches and sportswear executives, have been charged as part of a major bribery investigation.

Sport

Squash takes aim at a bounce in global popularity

Squash has in the past struggled to attract large television audiences.