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Football 24 Jun 2018 | 9:04 PM

Lisbon's Sporting votes out president to halt player exodus

LISBON (Reuters) - Sporting have overwhelmingly voted to eject president Bruno de Carvalho in a bid to save the Portuguese club after nine players quit in protest at an attack in May by angry fans who had allegedly been spurred by his public rebuke of the team.

Football 16 Jun 2018 | 2:18 AM

Croatia coach Dalic banks on mix of youth and experience

KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident he has the perfect mix of youth and experience as his team gear up for their World Cup Group D opener against Nigeria on Saturday.

Football 19 Apr 2018 | 5:39 AM

Kovac's Eintracht stun Schalke to set up final with Bayern

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic scored a 75th minute winner to stun hosts Schalke 04 1-0 on Wednesday and earn his manager Niko Kovac a date with Bayern Munich, the club he will coach from next season, in the German Cup final.

Rugby 28 Feb 2018 | 1:23 PM

NZR's Tew admits concern over poaching of young talent

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Players as young as 15 were being targeted by European rugby clubs of both codes, which was causing concern for New Zealand Rugby (NZR), the board's chief executive Steve Tew has said.

Motorsport 16 Nov 2017 | 5:34 PM

Motor racing - Force India count the cost of success

LONDON (Reuters) - Force India are enjoying their highest-scoring Formula One season, the team punching above their weight to secure fourth place in the constructors' championship for the second year in a row.

Football 23 Oct 2017 | 6:55 AM

Madrid's young guns shine as Benzema and Ronaldo struggle

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid's high-profile 'BBC' forward line has come in for criticism this season and while some of their team mates have defended the old guard, the club's new generation are doing the heavy lifting for Zinedine Zidane's team.

Football 27 Feb 2017 | 4:08 AM

United's Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede's double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Football 05 Feb 2017 | 6:21 PM

Man United cannot buy to weaken rivals anymore - Mourinho

(Reuters) - The days of Manchester United weakening their Premier League rivals by poaching their best players are a thing of the past, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Football 16 Jan 2017 | 5:38 PM

Chelsea's Conte not wary of poaching by Chinese clubs

(Reuters) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not wary of big-spending Chinese clubs poaching his players amid reports that a lucrative offer from Far East has unsettled Premier League's joint-top scorer Diego Costa.

Rugby 14 Oct 2016 | 1:27 PM

Boost for Pasifika rugby as Fiji joins Australian competition

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rugby in the South Pacific received a massive boost on Friday when it was announced that a team from Fiji would join Australia's third tier National Rugby Championship from 2017.