Political and civil unrest

September 13, 2019 - 12:07 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford reacts after missing to score on a penalty kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 04, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse. The Professional Footballers' Association met with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after many of its members staged...
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Minnesota Vikings running back De'Angelo Henderson (32) celebrates his touchdown with offensive guard Dru Samia, rear, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
August 30, 2019 - 1:24 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Undrafted rookie Tyree Jackson hit David Sills for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds left in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings to close the preseason Thursday night. Victor Bolden recovered Jackson's fumble in the end zone and...
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A sign is held up before an MLS soccer match between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. Major League Soccer recently instituted a policy that bans political displays at matches. (Serena Morones/The Oregonian via AP)
August 24, 2019 - 12:26 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz each scored to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 win over rival the Portland Timbers on Friday night and secure this year's Cascadia Cup trophy. Jordan Morris assisted on both goals as the Seattle Sounders (12-8-7) moved into second place in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Gwen Berry of the United States competes in the women's hammer throw at the Golden Grand Prix track and field event in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American Games, but the 12-month probations that came with the letters also included a none-too-subtle signal for anyone vying for next year's Olympics. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
August 20, 2019 - 8:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — The letters went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Erika Grahm (24), of Sweden, fights for control of the puck with South Korea's Choi Jiyeon (10), of the combined Koreas team, during the first period of the classification round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The leading female hockey players in Sweden were refusing to attend a training camp Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland over a pay dispute with the country’s federation. A statement was posted on social media by Sweden player Erika Grahm, saying the action is being taken to “develop and create better conditions” in the national team to show “encouragement and respect” for current and future generations.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 15, 2019 - 7:47 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:53 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games. The American knelt during the national anthem at the medal ceremony Friday to protest racial and social injustice. He won a bronze medal in the individual...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center left, and Chile's Gary Medel, center right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay shows the red card to both of them during the Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 11:16 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sam Dyson, front, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 21, 2019 - 3:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner and rode their hot-hitting lineup for the first eight innings of Thursday night's game against San Francisco. It was their clutch fielding that ended up helping them hold on for a 9-8 win. The Giants trailed 9-4 going into the...
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In this Sunday, May 12, 2019 photo, students play in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar, during sunset. Designed by Mangera Yvars Architects, the building's shape is conceptually based on the historical "kulliyya" learning center. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 05, 2019 - 2:33 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. Construction teams work around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Visitors still flock to the...
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