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Football 19 Jun 2015 | 8:32 AM

U.S. stay calm as Solo storm threatens to pick up steam

(Reuters) - On the surface the U.S. team are ticking along nicely in the Women's World Cup in Canada, but a growing controversy over allegations surrounding goalkeeper Hope Solo are threatening to take the gloss off the team's performances.

Other Sport 12 May 2015 | 11:42 AM

NFL suspends Brady four games, hits Patriots hard for 'Deflategate'

(Reuters) - The National Football League came down hard on the New England Patriots on Monday for their role in Deflategate, suspending star quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of next season and fining the franchise $1 million (0.64 million pounds).

Boxing 25 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM

Boxer Mayweather's violent history ignored, women's advocates say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women's advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years.

Other Sport 16 Apr 2015 | 3:07 AM

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

Football 22 Jan 2015 | 9:27 AM

U.S. women's keeper Solo suspended by federation

(Reuters) - United States women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for 30 days by U.S football following an incident during the team's training camp.

Football 20 Dec 2014 | 3:37 AM

Five talking points for sports in 2014

Five talking points for sports in 2014:

Other Sport 20 Dec 2014 | 3:27 AM

Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love.

Football 29 Nov 2014 | 12:37 AM

Domestic abuse linked to football match days – Scottish study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of domestic violence increase significantly on days of certain football matches, according to a Scottish study published on Friday.

Other Sport 05 Nov 2014 | 1:37 AM

Minnesota Vikings' Peterson heads to court amid report of plea deal

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to appear in a Texas court on Tuesday to face a child abuse charge, amid a media report that he has reached a plea deal that would allow him to avoid jail time.

Other Sport 27 Sep 2014 | 8:57 AM

Domestic violence, abuse top concerns facing USOC chief

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of all the issues facing the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the one that gives chief executive officer Scott Blackmun the greatest concern is making sure sport is free from domestic abuse and other violence.