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MORE SPORTS IN BRIEF - Platini: Ribery faces ban

Published:Monday | September 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM


UEFA President Michel Platini has warned Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery that he could be banned for three matches at club level under FIFA rules if he doesn't answer a call-up for France. Platini told Bild am Sonntag magazine "Ribery can't just decide himself whether he plays for France or not. If (France) coach Didier Deschamps calls him up, he has to go to the national team. If he doesn't he'll be suspended."

Ribery, who missed the World Cup through injury, announced his international retirement last month. However, Deschamps has not ruled out calling up the 31-year-old.

Platini told the magazine that he couldn't understand his compatriot's decision, saying: "He's French, the European Championship is in France in 2016, not Poland. He has to want to play."

Richards-Porter wins chess tourney

Jamaica's veteran female chess representative Deborah Richards-Porter, who also tops the English-speaking Caribbean rankings, finished in fifth place with a score of 5.5-9 on Saturday, at the Women's Pan-American Continental Chess Tournament, which took place in Palmira, Colombia, from September 1-7. Her scores included five wins and a draw out of nine games at the nine-round Swiss tournament.

Richards-Porter is also the first woman to earn the Woman International Master title for Jamaica, as well as in the English-speaking Caribbean. The 29-year-old also holds the international title of Woman FIDE Master.