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Golf 19 Jul 2014 | 5:43 AM

Wounded Tiger claws his way into weekend

HOYLAKE England (Reuters) - Tiger Woods endured an ignominious afternoon at the British Open on Friday but the fierce pride of a wounded champion made sure he will at least be still in there fighting at the weekend.

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.

Other Sport 29 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gap closes but Rodriguez holds Vuelta lead

PONTEVEDRA, Spain (Reuters) - Race leader Joaquim Rodriguez had compatriot Alberto Contador breathing down his neck after Wednesday's time trial in the Tour of Spain congested the leaders but failed to deliver the favourites to the front.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rio takes Olympic baton as sceptics fear it will fumble

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As the calm settled over London's Olympic Stadium after closing ceremonies on Sunday, the pressure was mounting in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 games.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rio takes Olympic baton as sceptics fear it will fumble

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As the calm settled over London's Olympic Stadium after closing ceremonies on Sunday, the pressure was mounting in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 games.

Other Sport 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Judo "wrestler" mining for more gold for Mongolia

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Mongolian judoka Naidan Tuvshinbayar begins the day jogging through the glistening grasslands he says helped make him the country's first Olympic gold medallist.

Other Sport 28 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Annie KO a blow for giddy Brits

LONDON (Reuters) - To the uninitiated the scoreboard gave little away, but once the first fuzzy yellow ball was struck there could be no doubt that it was Anne Keothavong who was Britain's darling on day four of the Wimbledon championships.

Other Sport 28 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Annie KO a blow for giddy Brits

LONDON (Reuters) - To the uninitiated the scoreboard gave little away, but once the first fuzzy yellow ball was struck there could be no doubt that it was Anne Keothavong who was Britain's darling on day four of the Wimbledon championships.

Other Sport 21 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sharapova favourite to reign at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - With the red clay of Roland Garros tamed, Maria Sharapova heads to the less alien setting of Wimbledon's grass a clear favourite having completed the career grand slam and regained her place at the pinnacle of the rankings.