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Study: MLS maintains high marks in racial hiring →  October 6, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. — Major League Soccer maintained high marks for its racial hiring practices, but showed a slight dip in gender hiring, according to a study released Wednesday. The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport’s annual Race and Gender Report Card gave the MLS its second straight A grade for […]

Swiss sports court overturns Olympic doping rule →  October 6, 2011

LONDON — Declaring “this is not the end of the story,” the IOC said Thursday it will fight to restore its Olympic doping rule for future games after a court overturned American gold medalist LaShawn Merritt’s ban from competing in London next year. “This is not a defeat,” International Olympic Committee vice president Thomas Bach […]

Obama: “Occupy Wall Street” reflects “broad-based frustration” →  October 6, 2011

President Obama on Thursday called the“Occupy Wall Street” protestsĀ a reflection of a “broad-based frustration about how our financial system works” and pledged to continue fighting to protect American consumers. The president, speaking at a press conference, said he had heard about and seen television reports on the recent protests on Wall Street, and noted that […]