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Thousands in Spain's Madrid call for bullfighting ban

Protest part of a growing animal rights movement that has prompted local authorities to crack down on the tradition.

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EU MPs call on FIFA to ban Israel settlement clubs

An open letter signed by more than 60 MEPs urges FIFA to prevent football from being used for territorial expansion.

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte punished by US Olympic committee

US swimmer is suspended from using Olympic facilities and will miss next world championship for his part in Rio scandal.

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Paralympic Games poised to bring social change to Rio

The host city's disabled community is hoping being under the spotlight will have a positive effect on their lives.

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US footballer Kaepernick snubs national anthem again

Kaepernick continues silent protest against racial oppression in America, riling critics who say he's unpatriotic.

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German football legend Beckenbauer in corruption probe

Beckenbauer's home in Austria was raided in a corruption probe linked to world football body FIFA and 2006 World Cup.

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Kaepernick anthem snub highlights 'structural racism'

NFL's Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for national anthem in protest of oppression against people of color in US.

Colin Kaepernick

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NFL: Kaepernick refuses to stand up for national anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback says action taken because the US "oppresses black people and people of color".

Colin Kaepernick

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Brazil police charge Ryan Lochte over false claims

The Olympic gold medalist had claimed he and three compatriots were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games.

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Top court approves Russia's ban from Rio Paralympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has approved decision on suspension of Russia from the games over a doping programme.

Paralympics

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