FIFA's new anti-racism task force will ask football's governing body next week to approve a mandatory five-match minimum ban for any player found guilty of racist abuse, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Friday.
Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia was cancelled due to snow along the route and Saturday's penultimate stage was altered for the same reasons, leaving Vincenzo Nibali with a much milder finish to defend his lead over.
Edwin Encarnacion's grand slam was the highlight of Toronto's 12-6 win over the Orioles on Thursday, but the adjustments made by Adam Lind, J.P. Arencibia and Brandon Morrow helped the Blue Jays overcome an early 3-0 deficit.
After Wednesday night's 7-3 blowout of the Ottawa Senators, it's hard to imagine Sidney Crosby and his teammates aren't starting to think about their next trip to Beantown. Pittsburgh now holds a 3-1 series lead heading into a pivotal Game 5 at home on Friday.
Coach Didier Six and the Togo Football Federation are battling over expenses of about US$128,000 that the Frenchman says he incurred while travelling in Europe to scout possible players for the West African country's national team.
Oscar Pistorius and Caster Semenya were left off a list of athletes to be given funding ahead of the 2016 Rio Games because neither is currently training or competing, the South African Olympic Committee said Thursday.