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Football 28 May 2015 | 12:42 AM

Warner's 'football tsunami' warning finally comes true for FIFA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Almost exactly four years to the day since former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner stood in the lobby of the Baur au Lac hotel and warned FIFA a "football tsunami" was about to hit it, his words have finally came true.

Football 29 Mar 2015 | 4:37 AM

Croatia rout Norway 5-1 but Kovac wants more

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia edged towards the Euro 2016 finals with a 5-1 home win over Norway in their Group H qualifier on Saturday but coach Niko Kovac was still not totally happy with the performance.

Football 26 Feb 2015 | 8:27 PM

Unexploded bomb shuts down Dortmund stadium

BERLIN (Reuters) - An unexploded World War II bomb was found near Borussia Dortmund's stadium on Thursday, forcing the Bundesliga club to shut down some of their operations.

Football 26 Feb 2015 | 8:32 AM

Monaco heap more Champions League agony on Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) - AS Monaco gave Arsenal a lesson in patient, counter-attacking football to win their Champions League last 16 first leg-match 3-1 in London on Wednesday, heaping more European agony on Arsene Wenger.

Rugby 16 Feb 2015 | 1:57 AM

Wales hold off feisty Scotland to seal narrow win

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Wales weathered a fierce Scotland onslaught to kick-start their Six Nations campaign with a frenetic 26-23 victory at a sun-kissed Murrayfield on Sunday.

Football 20 Jan 2015 | 2:57 AM

Senegal beat Ghana 2-1 in Nations Cup thriller

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Senegal beat Ghana 2-1 in an electrifying African Cup of Nations Group C opener after substitute Moussa Sow scored a dramatic winner with almost the last kick of the game on Monday.

Football 19 Jan 2015 | 4:42 AM

Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) - A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions.

Football 22 Nov 2014 | 8:32 AM

Bilbao rise to ninth thanks to dynamic Aduriz

BARCELONA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - - Aritz Aduriz nodded the first goal and set up another as Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 to climb to ninth in La Liga on Friday.

Other Sport 04 Nov 2014 | 10:02 PM

Protectionist wins Melbourne Cup, favourite dies

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - German raider Protectionist timed his finishing burst to perfection to win the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, but the race was overshadowed by the death of two horses including favourite Admire Rakti, who collapsed and died after finishing last.

Other Sport 27 Oct 2014 | 3:38 PM

Locals bemoan foreign raids on Australian prizes

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Irish eyes were smiling after Aidan O'Brien's Adelaide won the A$3 million ($2.64 million) Cox Plate in Melbourne on Saturday, but the result was less cheering to local trainers worried about "foreign" raids on Australia's top silverware.