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Football 17 Jan 2014 | 6:42 AM

Brazil says to add 1,973 flights to meet World Cup demand

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC said on Thursday it will likely grant airlines' requests to add 1,973 new flights to deal with the demand expected during World Cup football matches in June and July.

Other Sport 07 Feb 2014 | 4:12 AM

Winter Games begin, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday determined to prove his doubters wrong after militant attacks, a row over gay rights and ballooning costs overshadowed preparations.

Football 22 Mar 2014 | 8:27 AM

Brazil to declare no-fly zone over World Cup stadiums

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian Air Force will declare no-fly zones over World Cup stadiums to prevent terrorist attacks during this year's soccer tournament, but there's a catch: it can't shoot down intruders, for now.

Football 26 Mar 2014 | 7:56 PM

The Turtles glad to be back home after mid-air scare

PETALING JAYA: The high-riding Terengganu football team want to forget the horrifying experience on Wednesday when their Malindo Air plane’s engine caught fire in mid-air.

Football 28 Mar 2014 | 10:20 PM

Sky's the limit for protesting Manchester United fans

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Unhappy Manchester United fans will hope manager David Moyes keeps his head up against Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday so he can see the banner they plan to fly overhead calling for his dismissal.

Football 28 Mar 2014 | 11:52 PM

United fans still back me, says Moyes

(Reuters) - Disgruntled Manchester United fans unhappy with the club's dismal season are entitled to protest but the large majority are still fully behind manager David Moyes, the Scot said on Friday.

Football 30 Mar 2014 | 12:47 AM

Moyes praises Manchester United fans

(Reuters) - David Moyes praised the impact of the Manchester United supporters after his side lifted some of the gloom over Old Trafford with a 4-1 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Other Sport 05 Apr 2014 | 10:42 AM

Skydivers fail to break world record following fatal accident in Arizona

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A team of 221 skydivers failed with their final attempt to break a world record in a daring jump above the southern Arizona desert on Friday, one day after a colleague died in a previous attempt, organizers said.

Other Sport 19 May 2014 | 9:47 AM

Factbox - Former Formula One world champion Jack Brabham

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factbox on three-times Formula One world champion Jack Brabham, who died on Monday aged 88.

Other Sport 21 May 2014 | 6:47 PM

Britain sends military plane to help search for missing sailors

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has sent a military plane to help U.S. authorities in the hunt for four British yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic Ocean, the Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday.