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US & Canada

Jack Johnson: Trump posthumously pardons black boxing champion

The Texan, who was an icon for racially oppressed African Americans, had been charged under the Mann Act, which was used to prosecute men for mixed race relationships.

United States

'Un-American': New NFL national anthem rule slammed

National Football League's new policy fining teams if players kneel during national anthem criticised as 'un-American'.

Sport

The US-Pakistani WWE star fighting to make a difference

Mustafa Ali, a Muslim wrestler of Pakistani descent, says his religion and culture are incidental to his success.

WWE superstar Mustafa Ali: I've completely shattered the barrier

Turkey

German footballers in bid to ease Erdogan photo row

National football players with Turkish origin came under fire in Germany after posing in photos with Turkish president.

Ozil and Gundogan meet German president over Erdogan photo row

Europe

Chelsea owner Abramovich's UK visa 'yet to be renewed'

Owner of Chelsea football club did not attend Saturday's FA Cup final in London, when his team beat Manchester United.

UK 'yet to renew visa' of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Bosnia

From child of Bosnian war to jiu-jitsu world champion

Almir Kapic has become a national example in Bosnia of what an underdog can achieve with hard work despite the odds.

From child of Bosnian war to jiu-jitsu world champion

Opinion

Making Qatar 2022 a 48-team tournament is not a good idea

Expansion of the 2022 World Cup would bring more problems not only for Qatar but also FIFA.

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Environment

How climate change is threatening cricket

Rain-stopped play is not what you want to see if you're a cricket fan. Could it become an increasingly common sight?

UK: What impact is climate change having on cricket?

Football

Turkey, Germany spar over 'Erdoganphobia'

Official accuses Germany of 'Erdoganphobia' as football federation says president used players in election campaign.

Berlin and Ankara trade barbs over Ozil-Gundogan-Erdogan meeting

Football

Wenger: With African football in his heart

A look into the French manager's African football legacy following his departure from Arsenal after 22 years.

How Arsene Wenger established African players in English football

Cricket

Ireland cricket team to play first test match

Ireland has played cricket since the 18th century, but for the first time, they will field a team in a test match, considered the highest standard of the game.