Dec 1 Sports news in brief from around the
Soccer - The English Football Association is investigating
claims of racist chanting directed at Middlesbrough's Egyptian
striker Mido by Newcastle United fans during Saturday's Premier
"We'll work with the clubs and potentially the police to
identify those responsible. We would call for individuals found
guilty to be banned," an FA spokesman said.
Mido was also abused by Newcastle fans in the corresponding
fixture last season.
Alpine skiing - Spain's top alpine skier Maria Jose Rienda
is not considering retirement, despite tearing the anterior
cruciate ligament in her left knee in the World Cup giant
slalom event in Aspen.
The 33-year-old said in a statement the injury was not as
bad as one to her right knee that forced her out for more than
year, she only returned in January, and was keen on returning
to the circuit.
Swimming - Tests on Olympic swimming champion Federica
Pellegrini have shown no significant problem after breathing
problems forced her to withdraw from a race at the Italian
winter championships last week, Italy's Olympic Committee said.
She will undergo further checks in the next few days to try
to discover what caused Friday's breathing difficulties.
(Editing by Greg Stutchbury)