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FIFA recommends plan to move Qatar World Cup to winter

...options to stage a 2022 World Cup final likely to be seen by 1 billion people. If the latest, Friday, Dec. 23, is judged to be too close to Christmas, then the traditional Sunday option would be Dec. 18 - Qatar's national holiday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-24/fifa-recommends-plan
Murray to meet teen in quarterfinals

...6-3, 7-5 in a fourth-round match that started Sunday but continued into the early hours of Jan. 26, the national holiday that regularly occurs during the Australian Open.Midway through his match against No. 10-ranked Dimitrov, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-25/murray-meet-teen-qua
Green Bay's Josh Sitton feels like months were wasted after stunning collapse

...SEAHAWKS: Apologized for a tweet that linked their improbable victory to Martin Luther King Jr.On Monday, the national holiday celebrating the slain civil rights leader, the team sent out a Twitter message that said, "We shall overcome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-19/green-bays-josh-sitton-feels-
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: I THINK 9-11 SHOULD be observed as a national holiday. We lost a lot of people on that day. WILL SOMEONE TELL us what facts about Perdue is true, since his ad says they are mostly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/rants-raves
German Tony Martin puts on dominant performance in Tour de France's ninth stage

...but, like Gal lo pin, he is not considered a Tour contender."It's with great pride that I will ride on the national holiday day in the yellow jersey," Gallopin said."It's a little bit scary, but I will enjoy the day."The last Frenchman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-13/german-tony-martin-p
May we never forget their sacrifice

...demonstrated the importance of our military in preserving our freedoms.D-Day hasn't fully risen to the level of national-holiday recognition of the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, but that doesn't diminish its profound importance.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-06/may-we-never-forget-t
Bud Selig is praised on Jackie Robinson Day

...opening.MLB also sponsors 35 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.Jackson said Jackie Robinson Day had become "a national holiday for all practical purposes.""To honor Jackie in this way honors the best in America," Jackson told Selig on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-15/bud-selig-praised-jackie
Rants & Raves

...wonderful article. WITH ALL THE LIES that are being told in the capital, they should make April Fool's Day a national holiday. WHEN THEY HAD the ice storm they warned people against price gouging. I guess the Masters doesn't count. People...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/rants-raves
Ballistics expert testifies at Pistorius trial to Steenkamp's position during shooting

...Monday so that Nel has time to consult his last witnesses. No court session is scheduled on Friday, which is a national holiday in South Africa."We foresee that we'll call four or five more witnesses and that we'll be able to close our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-19/ballistics-expert-testif
Not just St. Patrick: Ireland home to many saints

...along the way.In recent years there have been calls to rein in the revelry and reclaim the religious aspects of the national holiday. Some are even attempting to boost the name recognition of other saints (early Irish records list as many as 1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-08/not-just-st-patrick-ireland-home-ma