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Athletics 06 Jul 2014 | 7:09 AM

Lavillenie needs only one vault to win in Paris

PARIS, July 5 (Reuters) - French world record holder Renaud Lavillenie needed only one successful vault to secure first place in the men’s pole vault at the Paris Diamond League meeting at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Cycling 26 Aug 2014 | 12:57 AM

Matthews claims red jersey with Vuelta stage win

ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA Spain (Reuters) - Australian Michael Matthews snatched the overall leader's red jersey at the Tour of Spain when he perfectly timed his effort to win the third stage on Monday.

Football 12 Sep 2014 | 10:28 PM

Turkish football fans accused of plotting coup

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A group of Turkish football fans have been charged with trying to overthrow their government during mass street protests in 2013, in a case dismissed as a farce by opposition MPs and defence lawyers.

Swimming 11 Mar 2015 | 4:22 AM

France mourns sports stars killed in Argentina helicopter crash

BUENOS AIRES/PARIS (Reuters) - France mourned on Tuesday the deaths of three sports stars who were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in a remote region of Argentina during the filming of a reality TV show.

Other Sport 11 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM

Volvo Ocean Race crash report calls for charting standards overhaul

LONDON (Reuters) - An independent report into the crash of Volvo Ocean Race boat, Vestas Wind, on an Indian Ocean reef has recommended an overhaul of navigational charting in offshore racing to prevent a similar incident in the future.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2015 | 10:17 PM

UK court asked: if darts is a sport, why not bridge?

LONDON (Reuters) - Bridge enthusiasts began a court challenge in London on Tuesday against a decision by funding body Sport England to exclude the card game from a list of recognised sports that includes darts, model aircraft flying, hot air ballooning and angling.

Other Sport 25 Sep 2015 | 11:12 PM

Aerobatic plane racer keeps 'pushing the envelope'

ELOY, Arizona (Reuters) - Hanging on the wall of Kirby Chambliss's sterile hangar is a laminated Sports Illustrated article with the attention grabbing headline "One Mistake and You're Dead."

Other Sport 15 Oct 2015 | 6:47 PM

A bridge too far: UK court says card game is not a sport

LONDON (Reuters) - British lovers of bridge lost a legal battle on Thursday to have their card game recognised as a sport, thereby denying it access to funding enjoyed by the likes of darts, model aircraft flying, and angling.

Football 17 Nov 2015 | 9:07 PM

Belgium versus Spain friendly called off over security fears

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A soccer friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Brussels on Tuesday has been postponed for security reasons after the Paris attacks, the Belgian soccer federation (URBSFA) said.

Football 08 Mar 2016 | 3:54 AM

Ex-South America football boss deported to U.S. from Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - A former South American football boss was handed over to U.S. authorities for extradition to the United States on Monday to face corruption charges as part of a broader scandal shaking world football body FIFA.