Posts Tagged Social affairs

NC court upholds ban of fan from UNC sports events

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s lifetime ban of a fan who allegedly harassed female soccer players.

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Football players cited for underage drinking

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — About two dozen University of Minnesota Duluth football players have been cited for underage drinking at a weekend party.

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Maradona among stars in interreligious peace match

Diego Armando Maradona controls the ball as Diego Simeone, left, Gabriel Heinze, second right, and Ivan Zamorano watch him, during an inter-religious soccer match for peace, supported by Pope Francis to promote the dialogue and peace among different religions, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME (AP) — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.

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Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

In this photo dated May 1, 2011, supporters of JS Kabylie and USM El-Harrah clash in the stands during of a soccer match in Algiers, Algeria. Angry fans in Algeria pelted their own soccer team with rocks after they lost a game, killing the star player, Albert Ebosse, in the latest incident of fan violence in this North African country. Ebosse died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria on August 23, 2014.  Like much of the rest of the continent, Algeria's restless youth are passionate about soccer but with little other outlet for their daily frustration, violence haunts the games. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league’s top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.

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Offers of help for homeless Little League champ

CHICAGO (AP) — Offers of help have been pouring in since a Chicago newspaper published a story revealing that the family of one of the players on the Little League championship team has struggled with homelessness.

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