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Poll shows Brazilians are souring on hosting World Cup

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The number of Brazilians who favour hosting the World Cup has fallen to an all-time low just four months before kick-off, with many criticizing the football tournament as a waste of money that would be better spent elsewhere, a poll showed on Monday.

Pineau De Re wins National on doctor's orders

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Doctor Richard Newland, who trains a small string of horses as a "hobby" while keeping an eye on his healthcare businesses, won the Grand National at the first attempt with 25-1 outsider Pineau De Re on Saturday.

Less than half of Brazilians favour hosting World Cup, poll shows

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Less than half of Brazilians favour the nation's hosting of the World Cup in June, with a majority in the football-crazed nation believing that the tournament will do more harm than good, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Anti-World Cup protest puts Sao Paulo business district on edge

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand demonstrators marched through an expensive business district of Brazil's largest city on Thursday to protest against urban developments for the football World Cup that they say have left many homeless.

Sao Paulo protests again, but not against World Cup

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand protesters marched in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to demand the swift passage of a low-income housing plan in the city, a sign that a general wave of discontent in Brazil may outlast a so-far relatively untroubled World Cup.

Wolff sells part of his stake in Williams F1

(Reuters) - Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff has sold a five percent stake in the Williams Formula One team to American healthcare executive Brad Hollinger, the Austrian said on Friday.

Trust team doctors over concussion, says MLS medical chief

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) - FIFA's new plans for dealing with concussions have been criticised by some in the United States for not involving an independent medical inspection, but Major League Soccer's medical chief believes team doctors should be trusted.

Boston cheered for winning first heat in Olympic race

(Reuters) - Congratulations poured in to Boston from politicians, athletes and rival bidders on Thursday after the U.S. Olympic Committee put forward New England's largest city as its candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

McLaren put the emphasis on technology

LONDON (Reuters) - The McLaren Group, which includes the Formula One team, is changing its name to reflect the company's diversification away from pure racing activities and into applied technology.

Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

LONDON (Reuters) - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year.