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Dudi Sela of Israel playing against the UK's Kyle Edmund during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 11, 2018 in Indian Wells, California.

Israeli tennis player's French Open match suspected of being rigged

Suspicions arose after unusual betting online; investigation to be opened

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The International Trade Union Confederation says in a report that migrant workers in Qatar, many of which are involved in 2022 World Cup protects, are "modern-day slaves"

Rights groups urge FIFA to pay Qatar's 'abused' workers

'This is a great shame, a tragedy for football'

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Volunteers wipe the floor as a security guard looks on before the opening ceremony of the 31st Southeast Asian Games at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 12, 2022.

Dance floors to chess boards: Five unusual sports at the SEA Games

Vietnam's SEA Games will feature little-known regional sports, from ancient wrestling to Chinese chess

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Dominic Waters (L) of Hapoel Unet Holon fights for the ball with James Florance (R) of KK Szolnoki Olaj in Szolnok, Hungary on February 19, 2013.

Palestinian supporters attack Israeli basketball fans in Spain

Fans of Hapoel Holon Basketball Club assaulted in Bilbao

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A men's singles match during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, England, on July 11, 2021.

WTA chief promises ‘strong reactions’ to ban of Russian, Belarusian tennis players

'At times sports does cross into politics and here is a situation where politics is crossing into sports'

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Aryna Sabalenka training in California, the United States, on March 07, 2022.

Wimbledon ban will 'incite hatred,' says Belarus federation

'Such destructive actions in no way contribute to the resolution of conflicts, but only incite intolerance'

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Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a shot to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 31, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarus players - report

World number two Daniil Medvedev set to be barred from Grand Slam tournament

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Referee Nawab Abdulla Shukralla during the World Cup 2022 play-off soccer match between Japan and Australia at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, March 24, 2022.

Australian soccer clubs combat online abuse with AI

'There is no place for online abuse in our game, this... is part of our duty of care to players and our fans'

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

Qatar World Cup draw sets US against Iran

Group match to feature fierce geopolitical rivals

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A woman stands by the waterfront overlooking the towered skyline of Qatar's capital Doha on December 13, 2021.

Qatar's World Cup gets real as Doha hosts tournament draw

FIFA announces that over 800,000 tickets to tournament purchased so far

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In this file photograph taken on June 15, 2019, servicemen of the Azov regiment and Ukrainian National Guard march through the city of Mariupol, Ukraine.

Top kickboxer killed in Mariupol while fighting in Azov unit

Kagal is one of several prominent athletes to join the fight in Ukraine

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World Athletics President Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Doha IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2019.

World Athletics head: Women's sports is 'fragile'

'These are sensitive issues, they are societal issues — they go way beyond sport'

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Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine serves against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the ATP Tennis Open tournament on May 14, 2018 at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.

Ex-tennis star Dolgopolov swaps racket for gun to defend Kyiv

'I'm not Rambo in a week, but quite comfortable with the weapons'

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Yeshiva University Maccabees huddle around guard Ryan Turell (C) before a game in New York, United States, on February 25, 2020.

Yeshiva basketball player could be the first Orthodox Jew in NBA

'Being the first Orthodox Jew in the NBA will be a dream come true for me'

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The 2021 Opening Week logo is painted on the field on Opening Day at Angel Stadium in California, the United States, on April 1, 2021.

MLB, players reach deal to play ball

'Players remained engaged and unified from beginning to end, and in the process re-energized our fraternity'

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Fans fight during the Mexican Clausura tournament football match between Queretaro and Atlas at Corregidora stadium in Queretaro, Mexico, on March 5, 2022.

Mexican soccer league suspends matches after brawl wounds 26 people

'Even though there are no deaths, we can't say this isn't a tragedy'

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In this file photo taken on October 3, 2021, Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury handles the ball during Game Three of the 2021 WNBA semifinals in Tempe, Arizona, US.

US basketball star held in Russia for alleged drug smuggling

'Our main concern is her safety, physical and mental health, and her safe return home'

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This handout photo taken and received from the OIS/IOC on March 3, 2022 shows neutral athletes with re-branded clothing arriving at the Paralympic Village in China with some tape covering the word 'Russia' on the back of an athlete's jacket.

Russian and Belarus athletes banned from Winter Paralympics

'Ensuring the safety and security of athletes is of paramount importance to us,' says a statement from the IPC

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Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich applauds, as players celebrate their league title win at the end of the Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London, UK, May 21, 2017.

Abramovich puts Chelsea soccer club up for sale as calls for sanctions grow

'In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the club,' says Abramovich

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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin give directions to his teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, February 26, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Russian NHL star Ovechkin takes heat over Putin support

Washington Capitals captain faces criticism for not speaking out against Russian president

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Russia's Anna Shcherbakova performs in the figure skating exhibition gala during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, on February 20, 2022.

Russia, Belarus skaters banned from international competitions

'No skaters belonging to the ISU Members in Russia and Belarus shall be invited or allowed to participate'

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A soccer player warms up next to a UEFA board with the sentence "Road to Saint Petersburg 22" referring to the Champions League final former scheduled host city, in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 23, 2022.

Russia stripped of major sporting events amid Ukraine invasion

'Russia must not be allowed to exploit sporting and cultural events on the world stage'

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Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, on February 20, 2022, in Beijing, China.

Beijing Olympic Games - Covid, doping scandal, boycotts

The Beijing Games - a legacy of Covid restrictions, a doping scandal, and boycotts over human rights

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University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas smiles on the podium after winning the 500-yard freestyle event at Blodgett Pool on February 17, 2022, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.

Transgender swimmer wins Ivy League women's championship race

Thomas also set a new time record for Harvard University's Blodgett Pool