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Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

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Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club's fans singing a "racist" chant about Romelu Lukaku.It says the lyrics, about the size of the Belgium striker's penis, are "offensive and discriminatory"."Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player," said Kick It Out.Manchester United say they will liaise with Kick it Out on the matter.The Old Trafford club are also waiting to learn whether the chant is regarded as racist for criminal purposes and is therefore actionable.A United blog has already asked the club's fans to refrain from the song."It's a cheap and insulting stereotype that has no place in this day and age," United fan Scott Patterson wrote in a post on The Republik of Mancu...
Mauricio Pochettino calls for patience with Tottenham and England star Dele Alli

Mauricio Pochettino calls for patience with Tottenham and England star Dele Alli

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Mauricio Pochettino wants to help Dele Alli by starting him against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday but has called for patience with the Tottenham midfielder.Alli has endured a turbulent start to the season. The 21-year-old is waiting to discover whether FIFA will hand him an international ban for the one-fingered gesture he made during England's win over Slovakia earlier this month.He is already serving a three-match suspension in the Champions League, therefore missing Tottenham's win over Borussia Dortmund last week, while off the pitch the youngster is reportedly negotiating a change of agent.Two goals against Burnley and Newcastle made for an encouraging start to the campaign but Alli's form has dipped and he was particularly disappointing in Saturday's goalless draw against Sw...
UPI Horse Racing Roundup: World Approval wins Woodbine Mile

UPI Horse Racing Roundup: World Approval wins Woodbine Mile

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In an eclectic weekend of Thoroughbred racing: World Approval won the Woodbine Mile, The Tabulator won the first race on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Winx won her 20th straight race.Five races, including four for 2-year-olds, offered Breeders' Cup berths.Sadly, RIP Penny Chenery.Turf MileWorld Approval got the best of some world-class turf runners in Saturday's $ 800,000 (Canadian) Ricoh Woodbine Mile.The race was delayed briefly while a flock of geese was chased off the course near the furlong marker. And, when the gates opened, the 12-horse field raced pretty much as a bunched up flock. World Approval, under John Velazquez, pressed the pace through the first half mile with only about 6 lengths covering the field.Around the turn, World Approval began to assert himself, finally dra...
Lukaku scores as Man Utd ruin Rooney's Old Trafford return

Lukaku scores as Man Utd ruin Rooney's Old Trafford return

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Romelu Lukaku scored against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton to move joint top of the Premier League.Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat - embossed by three late goals - which sent Everton into the bottom three.The Toffees have endured a dire start to the season and have not scored a goal in any of four successive defeats in all competitions.Antonio Valencia smashed a shot past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards to put Jose Mourinho's side into an early lead which rarely came under threat.Rooney, United's record goalscorer, had Everton's two best opportunities but once he left the pitch with nine minutes to go his former employers hit overdrive.Lukaku found Henrikh Mkhitaryan to steer home before the Belgium striker bundled in the third himself a...
Golovkin v Alvarez ends in controversial draw

Golovkin v Alvarez ends in controversial draw

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Gennady Golovkin's world middleweight title fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez ended in a controversial draw.After a closely fought bout in Las Vegas, one judge scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw.There were boos when the decision was announced at the T-Mobile Arena, and both boxers shook their heads. Kazakh Golovkin, 35, retains his WBA, WBC and IBF titles and remains unbeaten in 38 fights.His Mexican opponent, 27, started and finished an absorbing fight the stronger, and also produced some of the more eye-catching shots. Golovkin, though, landed more punches and had the better of the middle rounds.Judge Adalaide Byrd had Alvarez as a clear winner, Dave Moretti scored the bout for Golovkin and Dan Trella had the fighters level.Alvarez's r...