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Football 19 Mar 2019 | 8:15 PM

Dates for FA Cup semi-final fixtures confirmed

(Reuters) - Manchester City will open the FA Cup semi-final weekend on April 6 against Brighton & Hove Albion after England's Football Association announced on Tuesday the schedule for the two fixtures at Wembley Stadium.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 6:43 PM

Villa's Abraham targets first-team action on return to Chelsea

(Reuters) - Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, on loan at Aston Villa, believes he will play regularly for the first team next season when he returns to his parent club.

Cricket 19 Mar 2019 | 5:09 PM

Smith and Warner can fire Australia to World Cup glory - Warne

(Reuters) - Australia will welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner with "open arms" when their international bans expire and their inclusion will boost the team's chances of winning this year's World Cup, former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2019 | 4:29 PM

Australian Rules-AFL braces for impact of rule changes

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An unprecedented wave of rule changes is set to test the patience of players, coaches and fans alike when the Australian Football League (AFL) season kicks off on Thursday.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2019 | 4:24 PM

Japan Olympic Committee chief Takeda stepping down after term ends

TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, said on Tuesday he will step down from his position when his current term ends in June.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 2:24 PM

Xavi says 48-team Qatar World Cup would be too long

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says FIFA should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32.

Rugby 19 Mar 2019 | 2:15 PM

Wales can bring home the World Cup, says Gatland

(Reuters) - Coach Warren Gatland believes newly-crowned Six Nations champions Wales can lift the World Cup in November if they continue the form they have shown over the past 12 months.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2019 | 1:47 PM

Figure skating: Olympic champion Hanyu says '100 percent' on return to ice

TOKYO (Reuters) - Yuzuru Hanyu, the only man in more than 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic gold in figure skating, said on Tuesday that his condition is "100 percent" ahead of the world championships after months out of competition with an ankle injury.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 1:33 PM

Liverpool's Van Dijk backs Salah to rediscover scoring touch

(Reuters) - Mohamed Salah has failed to score in seven consecutive Liverpool games but team mate Virgil van Dijk says it is only a matter of time before the goals come for the Egyptian forward.

Football 19 Mar 2019 | 12:01 PM

Al-Araibi, players union slams Australia's support for Sheikh Salman

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months has condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.