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Athletics 19 Aug 2016 | 9:05 AM

Athletics - Semenya cruises through to 800m final

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Caster Semenya qualified for the Olympic women's 800 metres final with supreme ease on Thursday and, barring a catastrophe, appears nailed on for gold in Saturday's final.

Gymnastics 22 Jul 2016 | 9:32 AM

Nemov values People Power protest as much as precious stash

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - For a gymnast who won Olympic medals in every men's event barring the rings, it is perhaps a little poignant that Alexei Nemov invokes the spirit of JRR Tolkien whenever he lays eyes on his vast stash of priceless valuables.

Rugby 12 Jun 2016 | 4:01 PM

Analysis - England head to Melbourne in fine fettle

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Barring the first half an hour, when Australia looked like they were going to run rampant, it is hard to think how Saturday’s first test against the Wallabies could have gone much better for England.

Tennis 16 Jan 2016 | 4:57 PM

Upbeat Sharapova airs laundry mix-ups in public

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova says her Australian Open preparations have gone smoothly despite her lack of recent on-court action, all barring a mix-up at the Melbourne Park laundry over a pair of leopard print underwear.

Football 10 Dec 2015 | 7:14 PM

CAS to announce Platini decision on Friday

LONDON (Reuters) - Sport's highest tribunal will announce its decision on Friday whether or not to temporarily lift the 90-day suspension on Michel Platini, barring him from seeking the presidency of football's scandal-plagued governing body FIFA.

Football 08 Dec 2015 | 3:52 AM

Platini's counsel invited to CAS hearing on Tuesday

BERNE (Reuters) - Sport's highest tribunal will meet on Tuesday to consider temporarily lifting the 90-day suspension on Michel Platini barring him from seeking the presidency of football's scandal-plagued governing body FIFA.

Football 12 Nov 2015 | 8:17 PM

Five enter FIFA presidency race; Bility, Platini sidelined

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has approved five candidates for its February presidential election amid the worst crisis in its history, after barring Liberia's Musa Bility on integrity grounds and leaving out UEFA chief Michel Platini while he remains under suspension.

Cricket 06 Feb 2015 | 3:07 PM

Clarke's World Cup fitness race turns into a jog

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Barring any further setbacks, it appears that Michael Clarke's return to full fitness and the captaincy of the Australia World Cup team is now a matter of "when" rather than "if".

Cycling 31 May 2015 | 12:37 AM

Contador suffers but poised to win Giro

(Reuters) - Barring a crash in Sunday's final stage, Alberto Contador is poised to win the Giro d'Italia after the Spaniard limited the damage on the 20th stage, a punishing 199-km trek from Saint-Vincent to Sestriere on Saturday.

Other Sport 13 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fabregas is out of trip to Hull

LONDON: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will miss today's Premier League match at lowly Hull City barring a 'miracle', manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday.