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Sport

How a Scot and an Egyptian saved a scammed Nigerian footballer

After Al Jazeera reported on Afolabi's ordeal, pair worked to get aspiring footballer back on home turf from Mongolia.

How a Scot and an Egyptian saved a scammed Nigerian footballer

Athletics

Kenya's Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

Famous runner becomes the first person to run the marathon in less than two hours, clocking in at 1:59:40.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge finishes marathon in less than two hours

Football

FIFA bans Afghan official over sexual abuse scandal

Former federation general secretary banned for 5 years for failing to act on abuse allegations made by women players.

FIFA bans Afghan football official over sexual abuse scandal

Iran

'An extraordinary feeling': Iran women attend football match

For nearly 40 years, female spectators have been banned from entering football and other sports stadiums in Iran.

'An extraordinary feeling': Iran women attend football match

Football

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women

More than 3,000 women attend FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Tehran to watch Iran beat Cambodia 14-0.

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women

Iran

'Taking back what's ours': Iran's women to attend historic match

After decades of struggle, female football fans say their presence at World Cup qualifier is just the beginning.

'Taking back what's ours': Iran's women to attend historic match

AJ Impact

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

The furore surrounding a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong has strained Chinese relations with the NBA.

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

Sport

FIFA fines Hong Kong football for China anthem protest

Hong Kong's football body fined $15,100 after fans boo during Chinese national anthem at World Cup qualifying match.

FIFA fines Hong Kong football for China anthem protest

Rugby Union

61-0: Scotland trashes Russia to set up Japan showdown

Scotland breezes past an exhausted-looking Russia at the Rugby World Cup to set up a showdown with host Japan.

Scotland trashes Russia 61-0 to set up showdown with host Japan

AJ IMPACT

'Summer hooliganism': China media slams NBA in free speech row

Deepening row follows weekend social media post backing Hong Kong protests by Houston Rockets' manager, Daryl Morey.

'Summer hooliganism': China media slams NBA in free speech row

AJ Impact

Chinese state TV, businesses break with NBA over Hong Kong tweet

NBA boss says league will not regulate what its players, employees and members say, prompting fury in China.

Chinese state TV, businesses break with NBA over Hong Kong tweet