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Turkey OKs sending troops to Qatar for World Cup security

Oct. 05, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved deploying Turkish soldiers to Qatar to help maintain security during next month’s World Cup. With a show of hands, lawmakers approved a motion to send an unspecified number of troops to the Gulf country for six...

No-No Joe Musgrove wants a championship for hometown Padres

Oct. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove took a moment away from the mayhem of the clubhouse celebration after the San Diego Padres clinched a playoff spot to reflect on where his career has been and where he wants it to go. The big right-hander will forever be remembered as the hometown kid...

Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

Oct. 04, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Delays in unlocking the gates at an Indonesian soccer stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died, the national soccer association said Tuesday. The Football Association of Indonesia...

Indonesian soccer association says delays in unlocking stadium gates after violence broke out contributed to disaster

Oct. 04, 2022 12:04 PM EDT
MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian soccer association says delays in unlocking stadium gates after violence broke out contributed to disaster.

Indonesian soccer fan recalls sting of tear gas before crush

Oct. 03, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Dicky Kurniawan felt the sharp sting in his eyes as Indonesian police fired tear gas into the football stadium. From his seat near an exit, he said he watched the melee unfold Saturday night as angry fans poured into the field to demand answers after host...

Indonesia police chief, others removed over soccer disaster

Oct. 03, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian police chief and nine elite officers were removed from their posts Monday and 18 others were being investigated for responsibility in the firing of tear gas inside a soccer stadium that set off a stampede, killing at least 125 people, officials said. ...

Racism sidelines 2 California high school football teams

Oct. 03, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — Two recent racist incidents involving a mock slave auction and violence against Black people have sidelined two Sacramento-area high schools for the remainder of the varsity football season. The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that Amador High School...

Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Oct. 03, 2022 03:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Gaining the right to host next year’s Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia’s soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people. ...

A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters...

Soccer world reacts to disaster at Indonesia stadium

Oct. 02, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A minute of silence was observed before soccer matches around the world on Sunday in honor of victims of the disaster at a stadium in Indonesia that claimed at least 125 lives, and top players, coaches and leagues sent condolences and messages of support. Most of the...