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Chelsea’s Europa League draw at Vidi was marred by ‘abhorrent’ antisemetic chants. Photograph- Matthew Childs-Action Images via Reuters

Premier League calls on fans to behave after incidents of abuse

The Premier League published a message to fans on Friday calling on them to support their teams in the right way following recent incidents of abuse that have blighted the game.
Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) is congratulated by teammates midfielder Ross Barkley, forward Álvaro Morata and defender Davide Zappacosta (R) after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between MOL Vidi FC and Chelsea on December 13, 2018 in Budapest. during the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between MOL Vidi FC and Chelsea on December 13, 2018 in Budapest. – Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) is congratulated by teammates midfielder Ross Barkley, forward Álvaro Morata and defender Davide Zappacosta (R) after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between MOL Vidi FC and Chelsea on December 13, 2018 in Budapest. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Chelsea pledge action after anti-Semitic chants

Chelsea has promised to take the “strongest possible action” against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest, just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea’s Europa League draw at Vidi was marred by ‘abhorrent’ antisemetic chants. Photograph- Matthew Childs-Action Images via Reuters

Chelsea condemns alleged anti-semitic chanting against Vidi FC

Chelsea has said fans found guilty of racism would face the strongest possible action, following allegations of anti-Semitic chanting by their supporters during their final Europa League group game.
Sebastian Coe

Budapest wins 2023 IAAF World Championships hosting right

Budapest emerges as the host city of the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships
UEFA Aleksander Čeferin

Euro 2020 draw offers unique incentive for 12 host nations

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has heralded the kick-off of #EURO2020 – "the pinnacle of the European national team football calendar" – with the qualifying round draw in Dublin.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 05, 2018 shows former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski arriving at a courthouse in Skopje on October 5, 2018. - Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been sentenced to a two-year jail term for abuse of power, said on November 13, 2018, he was in Hungary where he has requested political asylum. Macedonian authorities on November 12, 2018, issued an arrest warrant for Gruevski, 48, after he failed to turn up to jail to serve his sentence. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)

Wanted Macedonian leader says seeking asylum in Hungary

Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been sentenced to jail for abuse of power, said Tuesday he was in Hungary where he has requested political asylum.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 18, 2018 Hungarian Prime Minister and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in front of his party members and sympathizers at Varkert Bazar cultural center of Budapest. With his fierce rhetoric and anti-immigration measures, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has alarmed critics at home and in Europe, while bolstering his populist domestic support and attracting far-right fans internationally. Orban, 55, defends his government's record in Strasbourg on September 11, 2018, ahead of a European Parliament vote on a report that says Hungary presents a risk of a "breach" of basic EU values. / AFP PHOTO / Attila KISBENEDEK

Eight years of controversy under Hungary’s Viktor Orban

With his fierce rhetoric and anti-immigration measures, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has alarmed critics at home and in Europe, while bolstering his populist domestic support and attracting far-right fans internationally.
Ryan Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the US Anti-Doping Agency. Michael Sohn-AP

Nathan Adrian: Ryan Lochte ban shows US tough on doping

Ryan Lochte's 14-month ban for use of a prohibited intravenous infusion was the right call, US swimming stars said Tuesday, they just hope athletes in other countries are being held to similarly high standards.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. - AFP PHOTO - John MACDOUGALL

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn up a raft of measures to tighten controls on the influx of migrants, according to a document submitted to her coalition partners Saturday as she battles for political survival.

Driver using Facebook before deadly crash which claimed nine lives

The driver of a minibus involved in a collision in Hungary that claimed the lives of nine Romanians may have been using Facebook moments before the crash, Romanian media said Wednesday.

NWF: Governor Dickson Wrestling Classics to serve as rehearsal for world championships

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has announced that the Third Governor Dickson National Wrestling Classics, which will take place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, from June 24 to 30, 2018, will serve as trials for forthcoming international events.

EU unveils bigger post-Brexit budget

The EU unveiled plans Wednesday for a bigger 1.279-trillion euro budget for the seven years after Brexit, featuring a controversial move to cut funding for countries that fail to respect the rule of law.

Hungarians protest premier for second week

An estimated 100,000 took to the streets in Hungary to protest the media policies and campaign against non-governmental organisations by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to organisers.

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye eyes more gold medal in world wrestling championship

A gold medalist at the just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has said that her next target is to win gold medal at the upcoming World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary in October.

Hungary’s Orban seeks third term in keenly-watched poll

Hungarians are voting Sunday in an election that is being keenly observed across Europe, and which will determine whether firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins an expected third consecutive term.

Dublin to host Euro 2020 qualifiers draw

Dublin will host the draw for qualifying groups for the 2020 European football championships on December 2, 2018, UEFA announced Thursday.

Wales bid to stage Euro 2020 matches

The Football Association of Wales has been invited to bid again to stage matches at the 2020 European Championships.

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