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Football 01 Nov 2013 | 3:22 AM

France's Hollande shows football clubs red card on tax

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande has finally found an interest group he can say 'no' to.

Football 14 Nov 2013 | 5:02 AM

Hoeness tears as Bayern results at 113-year high

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, facing trial for tax evasion next year, broke down in tears as the club posted their best financial results in 113 years.

Football 07 Dec 2013 | 1:57 AM

Nike and Adidas square off for Brazil World Cup in ongoing brand battle

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - When football teams battle for the World Cup in Brazil next year, another fight for global supremacy will be played out on the pitches - between Adidas and Nike.

Football 24 Jan 2014 | 7:17 PM

Analysis: FIFA pay for ignoring the danger signs

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has struggled to hide its exasperation over Brazil's stuttering preparations for this year's World Cup, yet soccer's governing body can hardly say it has not been warned.

Football 31 Jan 2014 | 9:07 AM

Brazil's laggard stadium risks being benched for World Cup

CURITIBA, Jan 30 - When Brazil chose 12 cities to host the 2014 World Cup, the one stadium everyone thought would be finished on time was the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Football 12 Feb 2014 | 11:52 PM

Manchester United prepare for signing spree

LONDON (Reuters) - English football champions Manchester United will ramp up spending on new players to improve their ailing squad and boost the team's chances of winning the trophies that have been key to their financial success.

Football 05 Mar 2014 | 7:08 PM

Adidas sees hit from emerging market currency swings

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) - German sportswear company Adidas on Wednesday warned that weakening emerging market currencies, notably the Russian rouble, would hurt 2014 results and pose a risk to its 2015 targets even as sales are helped by the soccer World Cup.

Football 15 May 2014 | 1:37 AM

In shadows of World Cup stadium, neighbours left empty-handed

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Sao Paulo's most popular football team, the World Cup has provided a new home after 100 years playing in rented stadiums. Thousands of neighbours, however, say it has left them homeless.

Other Sport 03 Sep 2014 | 6:18 PM

China prods private investors to help develop sports sector

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will encourage private investors to build public sports facilities and will cut red tape in the sports sector to help businesses, the cabinet said on Wednesday.

Cycling 02 Oct 2014 | 4:22 PM

Thailand in talks to host Tour de France

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand are in talks with Tour de France organisers about bringing the world's most prestigious cycling race to Asia for the first time and are confident of doing so by 2016, a senior tourism official said on Thursday.