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Football 13 Oct 2014 | 3:37 AM

Rooney closes on scoring record with winner in Estonia

TALLINN (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney struck with a 74th-minute free kick to give England a 1-0 win over 10-man Estonia in a Euro 2016 Group E qualifier on Sunday and move to within six goals of Bobby Charlton's record tally of 49.

Football 21 Jun 2014 | 12:37 PM

Police smash major World Cup betting ring in Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau police have busted a bookmaking racket that allegedly took HK$5 billion (379 million pounds) in illegal bets - including a single HK$40 million bet - on World Cup football matches in a week, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday.

Football 15 Jun 2014 | 9:22 AM

Cool Italy outwit England to win 2-1 in the heat

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - A cool-headed Italy proved too clever for England on Saturday, scoring two well-crafted goals and defending doggedly in the Amazon heat to grab a 2-1 win in their opening World Cup Group D game.

Football 12 Jun 2014 | 5:07 AM

Nigerian state shuts sports bars in bid to stop World Cup attacks

YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Soldiers in a Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamist revolt shut down all venues preparing to screen live World Cup matches on Wednesday, hoping to stave off the kind of attacks that have killed more than 20 people in the past two weeks.

Football 11 Jun 2014 | 11:52 PM

Nigeria shuts sports bars in effort to stop World Cup attacks

YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Soldiers in a Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamist revolt have shut down all venues preparing to screen live World Cup matches, hoping to stave off the kind of attacks that have killed more than 20 people in the past two weeks.

Football 27 May 2014 | 11:02 AM

Bad food confiscated from Italy, England World Cup hotels

SأO PAULO, (Reuters) - Brazilian health and safety officials raided the England and Italy team hotels for next month's World Cup and confiscated fish, butter, ham and other food past their sell-by dates.

Football 09 May 2014 | 9:33 PM

Pochettino swerves straight questions on Southampton future

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) - Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino said little on Friday to ease Saints fans' fears he would leave the south coast after Sunday's final match of the season for a club with deeper pockets.

Motorsport 24 Apr 2014 | 11:52 PM

Formula One boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery charges on Thursday at the start of a trial in Germany that threatens to break his decades-long dominance of motor racing.

Football 20 Feb 2014 | 7:07 PM

Champions Bayern in no mood to repeat last year's mistakes

LONDON (Reuters) - European champions Bayern Munich have no intention of making the same mistakes as they did against Arsenal last year when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie next month.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2014 | 1:12 AM

Jansrud raids the podium in true Viking style

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - It was no surprise a Norwegian was among the downhill medals on Sunday but not many would have predicted the latest raid on an Olympic podium by an Attacking Viking would come from the bearded Kjetil Jansrud.