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Rugby 25 Mar 2019 | 3:51 PM

Rugby - All Blacks captain Read ready to return for the Crusaders

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - There was some good news for the Canterbury Crusaders after a difficult 10 days on Monday when All Blacks captain Kieran Read was declared available to play in Friday's crunch Super Rugby match against the Wellington Hurricanes.

Rugby 22 Mar 2019 | 10:41 AM

Rugby - Sonny Bill attends Friday prayers as New Zealand remembers shooting victims

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - All Blacks back Sonny Bill Williams joined hundreds of fellow Muslims and thousands of other New Zealanders for Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch as the country fell silent to remember the victims of last week's shooting.

Rugby 21 Mar 2019 | 4:45 PM

Rugby - Crusaders, Waratahs to pay tribute to Christchurch attack victims

(Reuters) - Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said the nine-times Super Rugby champions would be playing for the Christchurch "community" on Saturday when they turn out for their first match since the deadly mosque shootings in the city.

Rugby 19 Mar 2019 | 11:17 AM

New Zealand sports minister supports Crusaders name change discussions

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's sports minister has welcomed discussions about a potential name change for Super Rugby's Canterbury Crusaders in the wake of a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people last week.

Cricket 16 Mar 2019 | 12:33 PM

Bangladesh team leave a changed New Zealand after mosque shootings

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Bangladesh's cricket team left New Zealand on Saturday, less than 24 hours after narrowly avoiding being involved in the worst mass shooting in the country, which now had to accept that sporting events were likely to have been changed for ever.

Rugby 16 Mar 2019 | 11:36 AM

Crusaders match cancelled in wake of mosque shootings

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A Super Rugby match between the Otago Highlanders and Canterbury Crusaders scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled after a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday killed 49 people.

Cricket 15 Mar 2019 | 5:43 PM

Bangladesh team narrowly avoid mosque shooting, test called off

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left 30 dead and forced the cancellation of a test match against hosts New Zealand.

Football 15 Jun 2018 | 8:16 PM

Egyptian fans hope for 'double happiness' from Eid and World Cup

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Muslim soccer fans visiting Russia for the World Cup celebrated the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Friday, with Egyptian fans hoping the festival would bring their national team good luck in a match with Uruguay later in the day.

Other Sport 28 Jul 2016 | 6:56 PM

'Best U.S. team' set for high profile in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Looking to fill a rare gap on its medal shelf, Team USA is sending the strongest fencing squad in memory to Rio, helped along by a generation of Olympic elders that has expanded the sport's frontiers.

Other Sport 02 Apr 2016 | 1:13 PM

AFL slams anti-mosque banner at Melbourne game

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Football League (AFL) and the Collingwood club have condemned fans who hung up a banner reading "Go Pies! Stop the Mosques" during a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday night.