Human rights and civil liberties

France's Eugenie Le Sommer, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 07, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong women's...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino walks on the stage before the start of the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 05, 2019 - 2:50 am
PARIS (AP) — Ahead of his re-election as FIFA president on Wednesday, Gianni Infantino said he has banished scandals and corruption from the soccer body despite losing members of his council for misconduct. Infantino faced no opposition for a second presidential term through 2023, which was...
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June 04, 2019 - 1:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has rejected an appeal brought by three University of Oregon basketball players who said they were discriminated against when they were kicked out of school over rape allegations. A female student accused Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin of raping...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer’s premier tournament, which kicks off on June 7. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 03, 2019 - 11:41 am
The world's best player won't be at the Women's World Cup but the world's best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer's premier tournament, which kicks off Friday in Paris. While the Americans...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown prepares to shoot a free throw during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee wants to offer Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation. The Journal Sentinel reports that the city's Common Council has scheduled a June 10 vote on whether to extend the offer. City attorneys are asking officials to authorize it. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
May 31, 2019 - 2:46 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police officers have testified under oath in a lawsuit from Bucks player Sterling Brown that they violated his civil rights when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation last year, Brown's attorney said Friday. The comments from attorney Mark Thomsen...
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Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito (64) warms up during an official team activity at the NFL football team's headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 28, 2019 - 1:51 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Throughout the draft process, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden stressed the importance of character when looking for players who could help turn the franchise around. When it comes to veterans, the Raiders have been much more willing to take...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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People watch the inauguration ceremony, Thursday, May 16, 2019, of the Al Wakrah stadium, which is the first stadium has been built from the scratch for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 22, 2019 - 12:46 pm
FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hopes of expanding the Middle East's first World Cup in the...
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May 17, 2019 - 7:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager and the NHL hockey team were sued for negligence on Friday over allegations he harassed a hotel shuttle bus driver last year in Buffalo. Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with Randy Lee and the Senators is a bar...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Florida coach Dan Mullen watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Mullen's strong, personal beliefs about violence toward women haven't resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Although Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member accused of violence toward women in the past month, he acknowledged Wednesday, May 15, 2019, that he'd “be hypocritical if you look at my history to say to that is a 100 percent deal.” Mullen's past experiences explain why safety Brian Edwards and Otis Yelverton, an assistant director of player personnel, remain part of the program. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
May 15, 2019 - 5:34 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen's strong, personal beliefs about violence toward women haven't resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Although Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member accused of violence toward women in the past month, he...
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