Spokesman says move was brought in partly because of the "nuisance value" but "primarily so it doesn't interfere with spectators' enjoyment."
Uefa and Fifa have warned the Greek Football Federation that it faces suspension from international matches because of government interference.
The world has been paying tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia captain and iconic cricket commentator, who has died aged 84.
The NFL has hired its first full-time female official, Sarah Thomas, who will start this season.
The NBA will be the first professional U.S. sports league to visit the island since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations in December.
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak against Britain's Andy Murray to seven matches with victory in a grueling Miami Open final.
Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill says he is standing for Fifa vice-president because there is an "urgent need" for reform within the organization.
Serena Williams said on Thursday her decision to end a 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open after suffering racist abuse in the 2001 final came down to "timing."
Key football officials met to discuss date following fears a summer event would endanger the health of players and fans.
Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has denied he is racist after claiming Italy's youth set-up features "too many blacks."
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