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  • Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.

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  • Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.

  • Qaddafi counteroffensive is closing world's window to aid Libya rebels

    Qaddafi counteroffensive is closing world's window to aid Libya rebels

    'We have God on our side and a just cause, but Qaddafi has better weapons,' says a rebel fighter in Ras Lanuf, which has come under withering assault by Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi's forces.

  • Iraq withdrawal: A US unit prepares Mosul police for self-rule

    Iraq withdrawal: A US unit prepares Mosul police for self-rule

    As Iraq withdrawal looms in August, US readies police to confronts drugs, corruption, and insurgent clout in one of Iraq's most volatile cities.

  • Champions League semifinal: Balotelli racism tiff taints Inter Milan's win over Barcelona

    Global News Blog Champions League semifinal: Balotelli racism tiff taints Inter Milan's win over Barcelona

    Inter Milan beat Barcelona 3-1 Tuesday night to win the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, but the victory was tarnished by striker Mario Balotelli throwing his jersey to the ground at the end.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 02/18

    The Northern Lights shimmer above the flight deck of the Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, in the Fjords of Norway. HMS Ocean is operating in the region as part of the United Kingdom's Amphibious Task Group, conducting Exercise Cold Response, a multinational exercise conducted alongside the Norwegian Armed Forces.

  • Global News Blog Why is Italy honoring Libya's Qaddafi on coup anniversary?

    As trade between Italy and Libya expands, Italy to honor Qaddafi with Air Force's aerobatics team. But some Italians compare this 'undeserved' honor to Scotland's release of Lockerbie bomber.