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Football 19 Jan 2015 | 9:17 PM

Analysis - Europe fuels scoring engine at Nations Cup

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Half of the eight goals scored so far at the African Nations Cup came from European-born players, highlighting the growing dependency of the region's national teams on footballers from the diaspora.

Football 20 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM

Bayern Munich under fire over Saudi Arabia trip

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich returned from a training camp in the Middle East to a barrage of criticism over a friendly played in Saudi Arabia, with some politicians and fans claiming the club had turned a blind eye to human rights violations.

Football 19 Jan 2015 | 11:07 PM

Brazilians head to China for cash and calm

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Better infrastructure and bigger salaries paid on time are prompting a new wave of Brazilians to emigrate to China, with players and coaches making the move for cash and relative football stability.

Cricket 04 Feb 2015 | 11:17 AM

World Cup venues

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Details on the 14 venues hosting matches during the Feb. 14 - March 29 cricket World Cup.

Other Sport 13 Feb 2015 | 3:12 AM

Fenninger fastest in opening leg, Maze fourth

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) - Austria's Anna Fenninger had the fastest opening leg of the women's giant slalom at the alpine ski world championships on Thursday, while Slovenia's Tina Maze set herself up for a fourth medal.

Other Sport 01 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM

Olympics-Bach defends Rio Games amid environmental protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro’s venues and legacy projects on Saturday after protesters gathered outside his hotel to loudly criticise the environmental impact of the 2016 Summer Games.

Golf 17 Feb 2015 | 8:02 PM

Clarke set to be named Europe's Ryder Cup captain

LONDON (Reuters) - It would be a major surprise if anyone but former British Open champion Darren Clarke was appointed Europe's new Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2015 | 2:42 AM

Shriffin in pole position for slalom gold

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin put herself in pole position to claim the final women's gold medal of the alpine ski world championships, taking a commanding lead after the first leg of the slalom on Saturday.

Football 04 Feb 2015 | 8:32 AM

Beckham still weighing options for Miami football stadium

MIAMI (Reuters) - More than a year after David Beckham swooped into Miami, the retired English football star has not yet secured a spot for his planned Major League Soccer team, but he and his partners are still searching, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 28 Mar 2015 | 11:17 PM

Fernandez upsets Hanyu to take gold in Shanghai

(Reuters) - Javier Fernandez successfully landed two quadruple jumps in his free skate to beat Japan's defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become Spain's first male champion at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai on Saturday.