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Playing games

The world’s national sport administrations have recently been thundered at by the International Olympic Committee, which told them that they must not go for the Friendship Games if Russia, as in 1984, attempts persuasion. “Don’t go” is the clear, simple direction.

Oscar-winning director, William Friedkin dies at 87

William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of ‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Exorcist’, passed away in Los Angeles on Monday, Variety reported. He was 87. Dean of Chapman University Stephen Galloway, a close friend of Friedkin's wife Sherry Lansing, confirmed his demise.