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Football

Big Phil expresses sympathy after feasting on 'beef ball'

(Reuters) - Eastern Sports Club coach Chan Yuen-ting was comforted by her opposite number Luiz Felipe Scolari after her Asian Champions League debut at Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande ended in a nightmarish 7-0 defeat.

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2018 Olympics Games chief has no doubts about Samsung commitment

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group will make good on its sponsorship promises to the 2018 Winter Olympics despite being caught up in a corruption scandal that saw its chief arrested last week, Pyeongchang chief Lee Hee-beom said on Tuesday.

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How ties to an 'equestrian princess' landed Samsung at centre of a scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co's <005930.KS> sponsorship of the equestrian-athlete daughter of a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye has helped to land South Korea's top company in the centre of the country's influence-peddling scandal.

Badminton

Kok Keong and Kim Hock full of praise for new format

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian badminton greats Foo Kok Keong and Yap Kim Hock have given the thumbs up to the new 30-minute per match ruling in the SS Purple League (SSPL).

Motorsport

Formula E drivers to race video gamers in Vegas event

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Ten video gamers will take on Formula E racing drivers in a virtual 'ePrix' in Las Vegas in January with $1 million in prize money to be won, organisers of the electric series announced on Thursday.

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Brazil's Petrobras to pay $3.25 million to aid troubled Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it will spend 10.5 million reais ($3.25 million/£2.4 million) to buy marketing rights to the financially troubled Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.

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It's all in the wrist - Apple's tactic for a little Games glory

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is threatening to crash Samsung's expensive Olympics party.

Motorsport

Formula E to hold Las Vegas virtual race

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula E, the world's first fully electric car racing series, is planning a virtual race in Las Vegas next January with a likely $1 million (682,267.86 pounds) jackpot for the winner.

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Olympics-Pyeongchang Winter Games chief Cho steps down

SEOUL (Reuters) - Cho Yang-ho has resigned as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organising committee (POCOG) in order to focus on his troubled Hanjin Shipping business, the body said on Tuesday.

Swimming

Brands seek Rio gold in new advertising playing field

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of major companies and specialty brands that are not official Olympics sponsors have applied to run advertising campaigns featuring athletes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, taking advantage of new rules that are shaking up the business of marketing surrounding the event.