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Wrestling 26 May 2015 | 5:12 PM

Analysis - IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

Football 13 Feb 2016 | 6:56 AM

Porto win breathless classico as Casillas defies Benfica

LISBON (Reuters) - An inspired performance by goalkeeper Iker Casillas and a second-half goal from Vincent Aboubakar helped give Porto a 2-1 win at Benfica in a breathless, end-to-end 'classico' on Friday.

Football 23 Jan 2017 | 4:52 AM

Costa lets hands do the talking on superb Chelsea return

LONDON (Reuters) - Returning Chelsea striker Diego Costa did not just let his predatory right foot do his talking for him on Sunday. A pair of gesturing hands were just as eloquent as he appeared to be making a point to his critics.

Other Sport 20 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

As South Korea counts down to Olympics, a ghost ski resort festers

GANSEOUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The chairs of an abandoned ski lift sit on a barren, ghostly mountainside in South Korea; like gravestones for what was one a vibrant holiday resort.

Badminton 05 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Zulfadli breaks down as he claims ‘I’m the victim’

KUALA LUMPUR: “I’m the victim and not the offender,” said an emotional Zulfadli Zulkiffli.

Golf 27 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

Reed deflects questions over Ryder Cup controversy

(Reuters) - Masters champion Patrick Reed said on Friday he was focused on winning the European Tour's season-long points race rather than making a point to his fellow Americans with his play at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Football 08 Nov 2018 | 6:45 AM

Onana goes from villain to hero as Ajax hold Benfica

LISBON (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana went from villain to hero as the Dutch side drew 1-1 at Benfica on Wednesday, gifting the hosts the lead before making a brilliant save with the last kick of the game to rescue a point.

Football 25 Feb 2019 | 6:52 PM

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

MADRID (Reuters) - An action-packed weekend in La Liga saw Lionel Messi put on yet another masterclass as Barcelona beat Sevilla in a thriller, while there was VAR controversy as Real Madrid limped past Levante thanks to two penalty calls.

Golf 13 Jun 2019 | 10:53 PM

Rose rides hot putter to U.S. Open lead

PEBBLE BEACH, California (Reuters) - Justin Rose rode a red-hot putter to an opening round of six-under-par 65 and a one-shot lead at the U.S Open on Thursday while Tiger Woods and two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka turned in scrappy efforts to stay in contention.