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FIFA asks Russia why it banned player for reaction to racism

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Ghanaian soccer player Emmanuel Frimpong speaks during a press conference in Athens. FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain why it banned a Ghanaian footballer for two matches for his reaction to fan racism and did not sanction the alleged abusers' team. In video from Friday, July 17, 2015's Russian Premier League game, Spartak Moscow fans could be heard racially taunting FC Ufa midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. Reacting with a finger gesture to the fans led to Frimpong being banned for two games, while Spartak escaped punishment over the latest racism incident to blight Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The RFU found no evidence of racism (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain the latest high-profile incident of racism that saw a Ghanaian player banned for two matches for his reaction to fan abuse and the alleged abusers’ team escape action.

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FINA removes age and term limits for senior officials

In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Katinka Hosszu, of Hungary, competes in the women's 200-meter individual medley final at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. , Hosszu, nicknamed “Iron Lady” for her herculean schedule, is ranked in the world’s top 10 in six different events, although she had not revealed her plans ahead of the world swimming championships. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — The International Swimming Federation has removed age and term limits for its most senior officials, enabling Julio Maglione to run for a third term as president.

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Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

FIFA president Sepp  Blatter smiles  during a news  conference  at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, July 20, 2015. During  an  extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting the agenda for the elective Congress for the FIFA presidency was finalized and approved: The congress will take place on Feb. 26,  2016. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.

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Abu Dhabi to host 2020 short-course swimming worlds

Joseph Bentz of the United States competes in the men's 200 meter individual medley swimming event at the Pan Am Games Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Toronto. Bentz won the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates will host the 2020 swimming short-course world championships.

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Footballer in Russia banned for reacting to alleged racism

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Soccer authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia have imposed a two-match ban on a Ghanaian player who was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist abuse.

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