ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA has rejected Ukraines appeal against sanctions imposed after fans racially abused their own black player and made Nazi salutes at a World Cup qualifying match. Dylan Windler Cavaliers Jersey . FIFA previously criticized the "shameful" incidents at the Sept. 6 qualifier played in Lviv, which is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. FIFA said Wednesday that its appeals committee confirmed Arena Lviv is barred from staging qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. The stadium hosted three matches at the 2012 European Championship. Ukraine must also play its first home qualifier on the 2018 program in an empty stadium. "FIFA also insists on strict punishments to send out a strong message that discrimination has no place in the game," the governing body said in a statement. The Ukrainian football federation, which was also fined 45,000 Swiss francs ($50,000), can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FIFA said it warned the federation about future conduct. FIFA acted on reports from monitoring group Fare, which attended Ukraines 9-0 victory over San Marino on Sept. 6. Fare reported "Nazi salutes and racist monkey noises targeting Edmar," a Brazil-born Ukraine player who is black, and that "neo-Nazi banners were on display." In a ruling published in September, FIFAs disciplinary panel said that "the offensive, denigratory and discriminatory actions of a group of Ukrainian supporters were shameful." Ukraine lost to France last week in the World Cup playoffs. Shaquille ONeal Cavaliers Jersey . Its a blessing and a burden for nine sons of former NHL players who are all expected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft this weekend. 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Hes going to do his father his first favour and stay in there for another week or two, Sherman said on Thursday.But Ive thought about the possibility of him coming during the game and coming before the game and we have things in place in case that happens and well cross that bridge when we get there. But I did not know it was a topic of national debate, honestly. I would not like to miss the birth of my first son, my first kid. Thankfully, hopefully and God willing we wont have to cross that bridge.Sherman revealed the pending birth of his son earlier this week in a first-person article for The MMQB.Sherman also had no reservations about the idea of his son playing football in the future.Football teaches you discipline and helps you develop a sense of leadership and courage and camaraderie among your friends and teammates, Sherman said. 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CTCA will also become a sponsor of the NFLAs Super Bowl of Golf, an annual member event that is part of the NFLAs charitable fundraising activities.Other than non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the U.S. Nearly one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014. More than 29,000 men succumbed to the disease that year.BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE BIG APPLE: The Empire State Building will track the Super Bowl on its tower lights with a virtual scoreboard on Sunday. The lights, which will shine in the colours of the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, will change depending on the score of the game, ultimately shining in the colours of the winning team for the rest of the evening.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '