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Football 09 Jun 2016 | 4:25 AM

Euro 2016 organisers say not aware of any specific security threat

PARIS (Reuters) - The organisers of the Euro 2016 football championship fully realise the security challenges in holding the tournament, but are not aware of any precise threat, their head said on Wednesday.

Football 08 Jun 2016 | 11:58 PM

Slovenian FA chief Ceferin plans to run for UEFA presidency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Slovenian football boss Aleksandar Ceferin launched what appeared to be a strong bid for the presidency of UEFA on Wednesday, claiming to have support from almost one-third of the European soccer body's member associations.

Football 08 Jun 2016 | 7:33 PM

Young English team 'most serious' in years, Sagna says

CLAIREFONTAINE, France (Reuters) - England's young squad is the best the country has produced in a long time and is a serious contender to win Euro 2016, French fullback Bacary Sagna said on Wednesday.

Badminton 08 Jun 2016 | 6:10 PM

China cool on another badminton sweep at Rio

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China shrugged off badminton's biggest Olympic scandal to sweep all five titles at London four years ago but the Asian super-power is trying to keep a lid on expectations of another bumper gold medal haul at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Golf 08 Jun 2016 | 5:59 AM

Woods not ready to return to action at U.S. Open

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods ruled himself out of next week's U.S. Open at Oakmont and the Quicken Loans event he hosts to benefit his foundation, saying on Tuesday he is not yet ready to return to competition.

Football 08 Jun 2016 | 5:22 AM

Germany defender Ruediger out of Euros through injury

EVIAN, France (Reuters) - Germany defender Antonio Ruediger will miss Euro 2016 after tearing cruciate ligaments in his right knee in the squad's first training session at their base on Tuesday, the world champions said.

Other Sport 08 Jun 2016 | 2:21 AM

Heat of doping battle got WADA official through cold winters

MONTREAL (Reuters) - For 13 winters it has been a thick jacket and heat of the battle that have provided warmth for David Howman, the World Anti-Doping Agency's director general, who has been a right-hand man for every WADA president.

Football 08 Jun 2016 | 12:26 AM

UEFA keeps close eye on Russian team after doping scandal

CHATENAY-MALABRY, France, (Reuters) - European football's governing body UEFA is paying "special attention" to the Russian team for potential drug violations during the month-long Euro 2016 tournament, the head of UEFA's anti-doping arm said on Tuesday.

Football 07 Jun 2016 | 9:12 PM

England's youth is a strength at Euro 2016, says Sturridge

LONDON (Reuters) - England's lack of international experience can work in their favour, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge said as their Euro 2016 opener against Russia looms.

Other Sport 07 Jun 2016 | 7:59 PM

Brownlee brothers lead British Triathlon challenge

LONDON (Reuters) - For Jonny Brownlee his Olympic target is simple -- beat his older brother and gold should be his.