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2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 4

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  • West Ham in Uproar After Club Accused of 'Pumping Out Crowd Noise' in New Stadium

    West Ham in Uproar After Club Accused of 'Pumping Out Crowd Noise' in New Stadium

    ​West Ham United risk becoming the object of mass footballing ridicule after 'revelations' - brought to light by commentators and fans alike - suggested that the club had deployed the use of 'crowd noise' through their tannoy systems in a bid to enhance the atmosphere at the club's new London Stadium.    The implication that the new stadium has failed to emulate the intense and intimate atmosphere created at Upton Park is likely to validate claims that the new stadium is soulless and passive -... More »

    90Min - 19 minutes ago
  • A league of their own: Rohingya footballers tackle prejudice in Malaysia

    A league of their own: Rohingya footballers tackle prejudice in Malaysia

    By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Racing from one end of the football pitch to another, the players in bright yellow and pink jerseys pass the ball between them, weaving around their opponents, tackling each other and occasionally, committing a foul. The players are young refugees from the Rohingya Muslim minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, who are trying to tackle the prejudices they face in society in one of the few arenas they truly feel equal. For Mohammed Farouque, whose perilous journey to Malaysia included a journey on a crowded boat and a stay in people-smuggling camp in the jungle, the sense of liberation is something new. More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Team GB's golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott marry

    Cycling's golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, two of Team GB's most decorated Olympians, have married. In a post on Instagram, Trott said the wedding was "the happiest day of my life". Trott, 24, won two golds at the Rio Olympics and became Britain's most successful female Olympian. More »

    Sky News - 6 hours ago
  • Ice hockey - Team Europe stun Sweden in OT to reach World Cup final

    Ice hockey - Team Europe stun Sweden in OT to reach World Cup final

    By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Team Europe extended their unthinkable run at the World Cup of Hockey with a stunning 3-2 overtime win over favoured Sweden on Sunday to earn a surprise berth in the best-of three final against hosts Canada. Nobody thought we could make it to the finals and we did it," said Team Europe's Slovenian captain Anze Kopitar. Team Europe were created solely for the 2016 World Cup in a bid to avoid lopsided results that would likely have occurred had the next best European team after Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic been included. More »

    Reuters - 13 hours ago
  • Local candidate killed in Rio suburb, highlighting crime woes

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A candidate for town council in upcoming municipal elections was shot to death in a Rio de Janeiro suburb on Sunday, the latest in a wave of killings of local politicians in the city's outskirts in recent months. The fatal shooting, which coincided with an increase in violent crime in the Brazilian metropolis despite the mostly safe staging of the Olympic Games in August, took place shortly after the candidate, seeking a council seat in the town of Itaboraí, attended a campaign event a week before municipal elections. Rio's military police force, which confirmed the shooting in a statement, declined to give the victim's name, but local media identified the slain candidate as José Ricardo Guimarães, 49. More »

    Reuters - 13 hours ago