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FIFA fines Hong Kong soccer body for China anthem protest

Soccer Oct 9, 2019

FIFA fines Hong Kong soccer body for China anthem protest

FIFA has fined Hong Kong's soccer federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month. Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team before a Sept. ...

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai

Basketball / NBA Oct 9, 2019

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai

The NBA has postponed Wednesday's scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. The teams were practicing in Shanghai on Wednesday, where at least two ...

Scotland breezes past Russia 61-0 to set up Japan showdown

Rugby Oct 9, 2019

Scotland breezes past Russia 61-0 to set up Japan showdown

Scotland breezed past an exhausted-looking Russia 61-0 at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday to set up a showdown with host Japan for a quarterfinal place. The Scots got the bonus point they wanted and more in Shizuoka and kept the opposition scoreless for the ...

Argentina beats United States for farewell consolation win

Rugby Oct 9, 2019

Argentina beats United States for farewell consolation win

Argentina reaffirmed its supremacy in the Americas when it completed its Rugby World Cup campaign by beating the United States 47-17 on Wednesday. The first team to finish its pool matches, the Pumas fell short of a fourth consecutive quarterfinal berth after losses to France ...

AC Milan fires coach Marco Giampaolo

Soccer Oct 9, 2019

AC Milan fires coach Marco Giampaolo

AC Milan has fired coach Marco Giampaolo, making his tenure in charge the shortest of any manager in club history. Giampaolo was only hired in June as a replacement for Gennaro Gattuso, who stepped down as Milan coach after a fifth-place finish meant the Rossoneri ...

England calm before storm as typhoon threatens World Cup

Rugby Oct 9, 2019

England calm before storm as typhoon threatens World Cup

England will not suffer from any loss of momentum if this weekend's Rugby World Cup clash with France is cancelled due to violent weather, prop Dan Cole insisted Wednesday. The heavyweight Pool C game on Saturday and host Japan's crunch Pool A showdown with Scotland ...

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros

Baseball / MLB Oct 9, 2019

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros

The Tampa Bay Rays never doubted themselves, even with Justin Verlander looking to end their season. Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, and the Rays chased Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros 4-1 Tuesday night to even their AL ...