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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.

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.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Australian discus world champ pulls out of Delhi Games

SYDNEY: Australian discus world champion Dani Samuels has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi next month because of security and health concerns, her coach was quoted as saying by i>Australian Associated Press/iyesterday.

Other Sport 17 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ivory Coast fans banking on divine intervention

Gripped by football fever in the run-up to the Africa Nations Cup in Ghana, Ivory Coast fans have turned to prayer to help their Elephants clinch the title that slipped through their fingers two years ago.

Other Sport 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Former teammates pay their last respect to Ali Bakar

Former national and Penang footballer Ali Bakar was laid to rest at the Perak Road Islamic Cemetery here yesterday evening.

Other Sport 07 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Snooker ace O' Sullivan dismisses Islam conversion

Former world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has dismissed reports he has ditched Roman Catholicism to become a Muslim.