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Basketball 31 May 2019 | 12:26 AM

'We The North' says Canada is not just about hockey

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto has long considered itself the centre of the hockey universe but the Raptors, for the moment at least, are the shiniest object in city's sporting cosmos grabbing the imagination of an entire country.

Football 01 Oct 2018 | 12:45 AM

Rangers match halted after linesman struck

LONDON (Reuters) - Livingston's Scottish Premiership match at home to Rangers on Sunday had to be temporarily halted after an assistant referee was struck by an object thrown from the crowd.

Football 04 Jul 2018 | 11:19 PM

Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Belgium's quarter-final battle with Brazil will be a classic encounter between an unstoppable force and an immovable object when the tournament's joint best defence comes up against its most free-scoring attack in Kazan on Friday.

Football 28 Aug 2017 | 1:37 AM

Conte softens stance on Hazard's Belgium call-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he would not object to Eden Hazard playing some part in Belgium's World Cup qualifiers despite voicing his surprise at the injured forward's call-up this week.

Football 19 May 2017 | 10:51 PM

Jet-setting fans cannot resist allure of Premier League

LONDON (Reuters) - When it comes to the allure of England's Premier League it seems distance is no object for jet-setting fans desperate to witness a slice of the action.

Other Sport 02 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

‘Wally with the Brolly’ McClaren on verge of greatness

THE HAGUE: Former England coach Steve McClaren, once the object of scathing ridicule in his native country, is set to pull off one of the most remarkable transformations with Dutch club FC Twente.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Basketball - U.S. crush Nigeria in record-setting spree

LONDON (Reuters) - An irresistible force met with a very moveable object on Thursday and the result was a record-breaking scoring spree for the U.S. men's basketball team over a hapless Nigeria at the Olympic Basketball Arena.

Other Sport 14 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

FIFA order Mikel to return to Lyon

Nigerian teenager John Obi Mikel, the object earlier this year of a tug of war between Chelsea and Manchester United, has been ordered to return to his club Lyn Oslo, FIFA said on Friday.

Other Sport 04 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Hammers boss given go-ahead for spending spree

Money will be no object for West Ham manager Alan Curbishley during this month's transfer window, according to the Premier League strugglers' chairman Eggert Magnusson.

Other Sport 18 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

AS Roma apologise to ref, Kiev want the points

Italian club AS Roma made an official apology to referee Anders Frisk on Thursday after he was struck on the head by an object thrown from the stands during a Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev.