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Cycling 25 Oct 2018 | 8:50 PM

Froome's bid for fifth Tour win to start in Brussels

(Reuters) - Chris Froome's bid to equal Eddy Merckx's five Tour de France titles will begin in Brussels next year after organisers announced the route for the three-week race on Thursday.

Football 27 Jun 2018 | 4:00 AM

For a 90-Minute Game, a Train Ride of 27 Hours

YEKATERINBURG, Russia — After nearly 27 hours and 900 miles on a train from Moscow, Hans Josefsson’s pedicure remained immaculate.

Football 10 Apr 2018 | 4:57 AM

Eight Argentine cities to feature in 2030 World Cup bid

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A joint South American bid to host the 2030 World Cup will feature eight cities in Argentina, two in Paraguay and two in Uruguay, the three nations confirmed on Monday.

Cycling 16 Jan 2018 | 11:19 PM

Belgium to mark Merckx anniversary in 2019 Tour start

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will host the start of the Tour de France in 2019 with two stages paying homage to the country's greatest ever cyclist, Eddy Merckx, on the 50th anniversary of his first victory in the race.

Football 08 Jan 2017 | 9:58 PM

FIFA proposes Americas-wide qualifying contest for 2026, says official

(Reuters) - FIFA has proposed merging the CONCACAF and South American qualifiers as part of its plans to expand the 2026 World Cup, a leading official from the region said in a newspaper interview.

Golf 19 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Durriyah nabs sixth title of the year in India

The 21-year-old capped off a memorable season in fitting fashion by capturing the All-India Ladies Amateur Championship crown for her sixth title of the year in New Delhi yesterday.

Football 04 Nov 2016 | 9:15 PM

FIFA charge Irish FA over 1916 Easter uprising logo

LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA has charged the Irish Football Association (FAI) over a shirt logo worn in March to commemorate the 100th anniversary of an uprising against British rule.

Football 27 Jun 2016 | 8:45 PM

Chile clinch Copa America title in shootout

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Lionel Messi blasted a penalty over the bar in what looks like being his last act in international football as Chile beat Argentina in a shootout to win the Copa America for the second year in a row on Sunday.

Football 27 Jun 2016 | 1:54 PM

Messi says he has retired from internationals

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Lionel's Messi's apparent last act in international football was to blast his penalty over the bar as Chile won the Copa America for the second successive year following a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Argentina on Sunday.

Football 25 Jun 2016 | 7:08 AM

Praise for Copa America Centenario, but hard to repeat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The troika running the Copa America Centenario proclaimed the soccer tournament a rousing success on Friday heading into the final weekend of the special event hosted by the U.S., but would not commit to a regular arrangement.