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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.

The Washington Redskins

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Italy fails to reach World Cup after draw with Sweden

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

Italy failed

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Erbil marathon cancelled amid declining security

Airport closures and skirmishes between Iraqi and Kurdish forces led organisers to call off the event.

Erbil marathon

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FIFA delays taking action on Israeli settlement teams

FIFA says it will remain 'neutral' on issue of six Israeli football teams located in illegal West Bank settlements.

Football's governing body

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beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

Prosecutors open corruption probe against BeIN's Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's Jerome Valcke over sale of media rights.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi

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Gulf blockade 'poses no risk to Qatar World Cup

Qatar 2022 boss says logistical hurdles are being overcome and building work goes on with 'minimal' cost increases.

Hassan al-Thawadi

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Headgear ban lifted in professional basketball

As basketball’s governing body FIBA enforces new rules, UK players form first all-Muslim women’s team .

Headgear ban

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Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers' safety

Organisers of 2022 football event refute accusations raised by rights group over outdoor working hours in intense heat.

FIFA World Cup

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Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump's player comments

More than 100 players throughout popular US sport take a defiant stance after US president's racism protest call out.

Wembley Stadium in London [

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Trump clashes with sports stars over player protests

US president calls on National Football League owners to fire players who protest against racism during national anthem.

TakeAKnee

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