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Athletics 28 Jun 2014 | 2:43 PM

Hardee has year's best decathlon as winds slow sprints

(Reuters) - Olympic silver medallist Trey Hardee scored a runaway victory in the decathlon but headwinds slowed times for 100 metres winners Mike Rodgers and Tianna Bartoletta at the U.S. championships on Friday.

Football 20 May 2014 | 1:30 PM

Pele says protests and building delays threaten World Cup

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Protests in Brazil and delays in building stadiums are putting the World Cup next month at risk and prompting tourists to stay away, football great Pele said on Monday.

Football 20 May 2014 | 6:37 AM

Pele says protests and building delays threaten World Cup

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Protests in Brazil and delays in building stadiums are putting the World Cup next month at risk and prompting tourists to stay away, football great Pele said on Monday.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2013 | 8:42 AM

Lance Armstrong's former charity Livestrong says donations down

DALLAS (Reuters) - Donations to the cancer charity founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong declined last year following charges of doping against the seven-time Tour de France champion, the charity said in its 2012 tax return released on Tuesday.

Other Sport 20 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pray for headwinds in the discus

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For an event featured 2,719 years ago in the first pentathlon, the discus throw is long overdue for an analysis more sophisticated than

Other Sport 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Test events keep London organisers on their toes

LONDON (Reuters) - Test events for the London Olympics have led organisers to revise some of their plans, including moving mounds of earth to reconfigure the BMX track, after unexpected problems came to light.

Other Sport 26 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sailing: Wild Oats XI wins Sydney-Hobart start

SYDNEY (Reuters): Wild Oats XI won the race out of Sydney Harbour on Monday in the 67th Sydney-to-Hobart and started surfing down the east coast on a cyclone-generated swell and tailwind, but the 88-yacht fleet will be hit by a gale-force southerly headwind during the night.

Other Sport 22 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tour de France: Andy leaves ’em trailing

COL DU GALIBIER (France): Andy Schleck left three-time champion Alberto Contador floundering in the thin mountain air as he outwitted, outpaced and outclassed his Tour de France rivals with an inspired climb to win the 18th stage yesterday.

Other Sport 06 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hushovd still in yellow

MUR-DE-BRETAGNE (France): Two-time runner-up Cadel Evans of BMC held off a late charge from Alberto Contador to claim a prestigious victory on the fourth stage of the Tour de France yesterday.

Other Sport 22 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Meyer takes over ochre jersey in Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE: Australia's Cameron Meyer handed his Garmin-Cervelo team a reason to smile on the Tour Down Under when he took the race leader's ochre jersey after a deserved stage win yesterday.