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Athletics 11 Apr 2014 | 11:27 PM

Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all

LONDON (Reuters) - "You're virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill.

Football 23 May 2014 | 8:03 AM

Anti-World Cup protest puts Sao Paulo business district on edge

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand demonstrators marched through an expensive business district of Brazil's largest city on Thursday to protest against urban developments for the football World Cup that they say have left many homeless.

Football 29 May 2014 | 6:57 AM

World Cup opponents march for Sao Paulo's homeless

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand demonstrators marched peacefully in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to demand more low income housing for residents they say were displaced to make way for a World Cup stadium.

Football 22 May 2014 | 2:07 AM

FIFA suffers setback as World Cup test event cancelled

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corinthians and FIFA have cancelled a test event at the stadium that will host the World Cup’s opening match and are now scrambling to arrange another game at the venue.

Tennis 31 May 2014 | 2:07 AM

Sharapova inflicts double bagel on Ormaechea

PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova inflicted the first "double bagel" of the French Open when she beat unseeded Argentine Paula Ormaechea 6-0 6-0 in the third round on Friday.

Football 10 May 2014 | 6:43 AM

Work on Sao Paulo airport halted, threatening World Cup deadline

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Work on an airport outside Sao Paulo was partially suspended on Friday because of unsafe working conditions in the rush to prepare for the World Cup, all but guaranteeing the private operator would miss a crucial deadline for a new terminal.

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.

Football 03 Jun 2014 | 2:33 AM

For disabled fans and others, World Cup rehearsal eases fears

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's rush to complete work on World Cup stadiums has been especially stressful for wheelchair-bound fans, who fear they will struggle with still-unfinished ramps, bleachers and sidewalks.

Football 10 Jun 2014 | 12:37 PM

Brazil shanty-town puts on show 'for the English to see'

RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - Members of England's World Cup squad made a flying visit to Brazil's largest shanty-town on Monday, yet observers were left wondering if it achieved little more than 'para inglês ver'.

Badminton 20 Jun 2014 | 9:58 PM

Chong Wei sinks Vittinghus for semis spot

PETALING JAYA: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei beat Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to extend his unbeaten streak to 14 matches at the Indonesian Open badminton championships in Jakarta.