Racial and ethnic discrimination

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 13, 2019 - 5:56 pm
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases. "We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other form of discrimination,...
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Ty Jerome and other members of the Virginia basketball team are welcomed by fans as they return home after their win of the championship in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Texas Tech, in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 10, 2019 - 3:14 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mode...
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April 06, 2019 - 3:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Two English second-tier clubs have condemned racist abuse of players following Saturday's games. Brentford said it "utterly condemns discrimination" after a season-ticket holder was arrested following an allegation of abuse by Derby midfielder Duane Holmes. The incident happened late...
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Cagliari fans shout to Juventus's Moise Kean, center with back to camera, after he scored his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus at the Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cagliari fans shouted racist chants at Kean after the 19-year-old scored in the 85th minute, the chants were so bad that Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli rushed in to protect the youngster and ask the fans to stop. (Fabio Murru/ANSA via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — A black player for Italy's most popular soccer club won support from other European players Wednesday, a day after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from an opposing team's fans. Juventus forward Moise Kean scored his team's second goal against Cagliari late in the 2-0...
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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, right, collides with Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
March 29, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have banned a fan from its games for two years for being verbally abusive toward the Warriors during their only visit to Boston this season. The team says it didn't enforce a lifetime ban because its investigation couldn't prove that the fan used a racial slur...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal attends the world premiere of "Uncle Drew" at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal. The chain says the basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and other advertisements. He will also join the company’s board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
March 22, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promoting Papa John's in other ways. The company hopes O'Neal can repair its image and revive its sales after the...
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Brooklyn Nets forward Ed Davis (17) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 17, 2019 - 1:21 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A flu bug kept Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert from feeling at full strength before tipoff and caused him to vomit in the locker room after the game. In between, Gobert did everything in his power to dominate the Brooklyn Nets. Gobert had 23 points and 17 rebounds Saturday in...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 12, 2019 - 7:13 pm
NBA star Russell Westbrook will play in Utah again one day. When he does, a fan who allegedly made racial taunts against him will not be there to watch. A day after the Oklahoma City Thunder standout directed vulgar comments — which were captured on video and went viral — toward two fans, the Utah...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school basketball playoff game already mired in controversy took another turn Tuesday when a player for a predominantly white school was suspended for targeting a racial slur toward the predominantly black school it was scheduled to play. Ardrey Kell...
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