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Football 11 Jul 2018 | 5:00 AM

Ronaldo Leaves Real Madrid to Join Juventus

Real Madrid had made history only a few minutes before and already Cristiano Ronaldo had grabbed hold of the spotlight, casting it onto his future.

Football 16 Jun 2018 | 7:50 PM

Once-closed Russian city opens doors for the World Cup

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - During the Soviet era, foreigners were prohibited from entering the closed city of Nizhny Novgorod, the site of secret weapons programmes and the city where the famous dissident Andrei Sakharov was sent into internal exile.

Football 11 Apr 2018 | 11:12 PM

Roma chairman makes major donation to city after illegal dive

ROME (Reuters) - A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear.

Cricket 01 Apr 2018 | 3:15 PM

In Easter sermons, Australian church leaders urge forgiveness for disgraced cricketers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A cheating scandal that has ripped through the core of Australia's most venerated pastime, cricket, prompted church leaders to provide guidance over the Easter weekend on how to emerge from the moral tailspin.

Other Sport 25 Feb 2018 | 5:09 PM

Russia barred from flying flag at Games closing ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations.

Tennis 27 Jan 2018 | 9:08 PM

Wozniacki ends long wait for first grand slam title

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki held firm to edge a brave Simona Halep in a classic Australian Open final on Saturday, claiming a long-awaited grand slam title after two heart-breaking near-misses.

Cycling 29 Jul 2017 | 1:15 AM

'Great progress' made in restoring UCI's reputation - Cookson

LONDON (Reuters) - Brian Cookson, facing an election challenge for his presidency of cycling's governing body the UCI, launched a strong defence of his stewardship on Friday and said he expects to win another four-year period in office. He believes he has greatly improved the “disastrous and controversy-ridden” organisation he took over in 2013 and will continue to do so, especially in the areas of anti-doping, women's cycling and inspiring participation in the sport. The 66-year-old Briton beat Irishman Pat McQuaid in the last election and was hoping to be unopposed this time.

Football 19 Dec 2016 | 4:07 AM

Southampton reassert superiority in 'Classicoast' derby

(Reuters) - The fixture known to locals as 'El Classicoast' may never have been the most passionate local derby in English football, but that did not lessen the disappointment of Bournemouth fans at Sunday's 3-1 Premier League home defeat by Southampton.

Golf 15 Apr 2016 | 7:01 AM

Donald and Grace set pace at Harbour Town, Day one back

(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, who considered quitting professional golf last May after a form slump, gave himself a welcome boost by charging into a tie for the first-round lead at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.

Athletics 14 Apr 2014 | 7:17 PM

Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race

BOSTON (Reuters) - "Left on Boylston" in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.