MANCHESTER, England " FIFA's abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to tackling discrimination. By Rob Harris. SENT: 850 words, photos.
UNDATED " Gary Player remembers the many traits of Arnold Palmer: A fiercely competitive golfer who had a "slashing, dashing" style and didn't know when he was beaten. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 640 words, photos.
MANCHESTER, England " Team Sky is set to publish information about its riders' future Therapeutic Use Exemptions in light of the growing furor around former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins' use of a substance to treat his asthma. SENT: 400 words, photos.
OLY--ROME 2024 BID
ROME " Rome's city council will vote Thursday whether to support Mayor Virginia Raggi's rejection of the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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SEOUL, South Korea " The influence of China in world soccer could increase on Tuesday if high-ranking Chinese official Zhang Jian is elected onto the FIFA Council in elections to be held in Goa, India. By John Duerden. SENT: 550 words.
SOC--SPAIN-A NEW LOOK
MANCHESTER, England " The grass is getting greener in Spanish soccer. In an attempt to catch up with the financially dominant Premier League, Spain's top teams are coming up with new ways to promote soccer in their country and improve its global audience share. That includes having greener grass on the fields. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 450 words, photos.
MOSCOW " CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky says Tottenham fans have nothing to fear in Russia despite the violence between English and Russian supporters at the European Championship. SENT: 90 words, photos.
PARIS " Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison for assaulting a police officer. SENT: 130 words.
MADRID " Promoted Alaves continued its surprising campaign back in the first division, beating Granada 3-1 on Monday to stay in the top half of the Spanish league standings. SENT: 130 words.
MILAN " Federico Melchiorri capped a remarkable comeback from brain surgery when he scored his first Serie A goal in Cagliari's 2-1 victory over Sampdoria on Monday. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 320 words.
BURNLEY, England " Burnley earned a second win since being promoted back to the English Premier League, beating Watford 2-0 on Monday after another impressive performance by Steven Defour. SENT: 160 words, photos.
MADRID " Getafe has fired Argentine coach Juan Esnaider after the team has won only one match in its return to the Spanish second division. SENT: 110 words.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia " Slovakia's tennis federation has punished two players, Martin Klizan and Lukas Lacko, for refusing to play in a Davis Cup playoff series at Australia because of injuries. SENT: 130 words.
LONDON " Former International Olympic Committee sports director Kelly Fairweather has been hired as chief operating officer of the International Tennis Federation. SENT: 130 words.
" FBA--Australia-Brownlow Medal " Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield wins the Brownlow Medal in the Australian Football League. SENT: 90 words.
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