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Cricket 22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 PM

Cook has nowhere left to hide following Dhoni schooling

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - England skipper Alastair Cook is running out of time, excuses and places to hide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India became the latest side to expose his weaknesses with a thumping victory at Lord's to open a 1-0 lead in their five-match series.

Football 25 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM

Friendly business where profit and sport collide

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neither Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino nor Toronto FC's Ryan Nelsen seemed particularly enthused about their mid-week friendly but smiled grudgingly while accepting the match as part of today's global football reality where new fans and revenue streams must be cultivated.

Football 09 Oct 2014 | 10:57 PM

Infantino defends 'Week of Football' and Euro 2016 format

LONDON (Reuters) - The much-criticised 24-team format for Euro 2016 and its new "Week of Football" qualifying competition has added a new dynamic to the international football calendar, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

Football 15 Oct 2014 | 6:52 PM

English fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom

LONDON (Reuters) - Season tickets to watch champions Manchester City this season are the cheapest in the Premier League but the eye-watering cost of attending games in England continues to soar.

Rugby 17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 PM

'Swoop' joins the ranks of Wallaby centurions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australia coach Robbie Deans once described Adam Ashley-Cooper as the glue that held the Wallabies together and rarely has the versatile back's ability to bring coherence to the side been needed more than in his 100th test.

Motorsport 28 Oct 2014 | 12:27 AM

Analysis - Formula One's chickens come home to roost

LONDON (Reuters) - Talk of financial crisis in Formula One is nothing new but the absence of back-markers Caterham and Marussia from this week's U.S. Grand Prix after they went into administration has concentrated minds.

Football 13 Nov 2014 | 4:02 AM

Bayern seek slice of American pie

(Reuters) - Five-times European champions Bayern Munich, looking to take on English Premier League clubs and grab some of the growing market for soccer in the United States, have set up a U.S. registered company.

Cricket 20 Dec 2014 | 3:52 AM

Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Phillip Hughes's tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

Football 14 Jan 2015 | 9:07 PM

Brazilian clubs seeking slice of American pie

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - European teams have been making inroads into the U.S. with transfer deals, franchise partnerships and pre-season tours and now Brazilian clubs are seeking a slice of the action on and off the field.

Other Sport 16 Feb 2015 | 9:27 AM

Asian Winter Olympics open door to snow business

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) - With the next two Winter Olympics to be staged in Asia, the International Ski Federation (FIS) will have a rare opportunity to grow snow sports in the world's most populous continent but the seeds they plant are unlikely to bear fruit for generations to come.