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Rugby 01 Mar 2017 | 2:31 PM

Former Wallabies lock Vickerman farewelled at emotional memorial

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman was remembered as a "colossal" man who gave selflessly to rugby at an emotional public memorial in Sydney on Wednesday.

Motorsport 05 Sep 2016 | 4:06 AM

Ecclestone could stay on if F1 sale proceeds

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - A takeover of Formula One by Liberty Media, rumoured to be imminent, could be good news for the sport but Bernie Ecclestone is likely to remain at the helm for some time yet, paddock insiders said on Sunday.

Motorsport 03 Sep 2016 | 11:30 PM

Formula One sale to Liberty Media to go ahead next week - auto motor und sport

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A sale of Formula One to Liberty Media is to go ahead next week, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told German trade magazine auto motor und sport on the sidelines of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Saturday.

Other Sport 19 Oct 2015 | 8:37 PM

Fantasy fights and sham shoot-ups lure investors to E-sports stocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Paying to watch people play computer games may seem curious to some, but it is catching on not only in sporting arenas but also on the stock market and business world.

Football 07 Aug 2015 | 10:22 PM

Southampton face challenge of 'Moneyball' Danes

LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has promised to field full-strength teams in the Europa League despite the risk of fixture congestion and he may need his best side after being drawn with trailblazing Danish champions, Midtjylland.

Other Sport 15 Jun 2015 | 1:27 PM

Could the Glazers lose their public enemy No.1 tag at Manchester United?

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Glazers are unlikely to ever be liked, let alone loved, by fans of Manchester United. The fiercely private American family that bought the famous English football club 10 years ago has been widely depicted by the team’s fans and the British media as seeking to bleed the club dry after leveraging it up with debt.

Other Sport 17 Sep 2014 | 11:42 PM

Adidas shares jump on report of hedge fund activism

MUNICH (Reuters) - Shares in sportswear maker Adidas jumped on Wednesday on a report that a group of hedge funds is seeking to buy a stake to pressure management to make sweeping changes, although one of the funds dismissed this.

Other Sport 29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 PM

OPAP to offer 40 million euros or more for Greek horse race betting licence

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's OPAP, one of Europe's biggest betting firms, has teamed up with a British fund manager to bid for the country's horse race betting licence, days after the privatisation agency scrapped a previous tender.

Other Sport 08 Aug 2014 | 11:19 PM

Analysis - Adidas marketing push an uphill battle against "cool" Nike

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sportswear firm Adidas probably thought it had hit the marketing jackpot when Adidas-sponsored Germany beat Adidas-sponsored Argentina to win the Adidas-sponsored World Cup.But arch rival Nike may have stolen much of its soccer branding thunder with quirky videos, innovative boots and amusing Tweets, not to mention the odd sponsorship coup of its own such as signing up hosts Brazil.Adidas said it had secured “victory on and off the pitch” at the soccer tournament, providing the highest-scoring boots and generating 22 percent more discussion on social media than Nike.

Motorsport 17 Dec 2013 | 10:52 AM

YEARENDER-Motor racing-Vettel hit Formula One for four

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel was on such a record roll in 2013 that by the time Formula One rocks up for next year's season-opener in Australia it will be almost eight months since anyone else won a grand prix.