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Other Sport 16 Jun 2015 | 7:52 PM

Games to aid karate's Olympic aspirations, says official

BAKU (Reuters) - The European Games is providing non-Olympic disciplines such as karate the platform to flourish and showcase its viability as a potential event for Tokyo 2020, Baku 2015 chief operating officer Simon Clegg said on Tuesday.

Athletics 03 Jun 2015 | 2:42 PM

Gatlin out to win races, not popularity contest

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin skipped along the track during his workout, sunglasses on, seemingly without a care in the world.

Football 24 Jun 2015 | 1:12 AM

Exclusive - Swiss authorities probing FIFA say Garcia report of little help-source

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swiss authorities investigating whether there was corruption in the awarding of World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar are finding that a report produced by U.S. lawyer Michael Garcia at the end of an internal FIFA inquiry is of little value to their probe, according to a source close to investigations into the soccer governing body.

Football 10 Jun 2015 | 11:02 AM

U.S. women's football team finds fervent fans in Canada and at home

(Reuters) - Chip Shop is a popular spot for Brooklyn football fans, but the restaurant was nevertheless stunned by the crowd that turned out on Monday night to watch the United States women's team make its 2015 World Cup debut against Australia.

Cricket 10 Jun 2015 | 11:42 PM

India to kick-off busy home schedule for Zimbabwe

(Reuters) - India will play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches in Zimbabwe during a two-week limited overs tour next month, the managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said on Wednesday.

Football 01 Jul 2015 | 4:42 AM

Blatter decides not to attend women's World Cup final in Canada

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter, president of the world football governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday's final of the women's World Cup for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Tuesday.

Basketball 29 Jul 2015 | 5:42 PM

Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. And now, as one of the front men of Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the former NBA star is again the centre of attention.

Rugby 10 Jul 2015 | 8:32 AM

Lions to play All Blacks twice at Eden Park on 2017 tour

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The British and Irish Lions will play two of their three tests against the All Blacks at Eden Park and meet all five of New Zealand's Super Rugby teams during their 2017 tour.

Tennis 04 Jul 2015 | 5:22 AM

Spanish federation fires Davis Cup captain Gala Leon

MADRID (Reuters) - The new president of the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) has fired the nation's first female Davis Cup captain, Gala Leon, two weeks before the Group I second-round tie away to Russia.

Athletics 17 Apr 2015 | 3:52 AM

Hosting worlds in Eugene hailed as a 'bold move'

(Reuters) - United States athletics officials hailed the IAAF's awarding of the 2021 world championships to Eugene, Oregon on Thursday as a "bold decision", dismissing European grumblings as disappointment they had all experienced.