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Boxing 05 Jun 2016 | 8:17 AM

Muhammad Ali, 'the greatest,' remembered as a true champion

(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died on Friday, aged 74. Following are some of the reactions to his death:

Boxing 04 Jun 2016 | 2:07 PM

Factbox - Key fights in the boxing career of Muhammad Ali

(Reuters) - Important bouts in the career of former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali:

Boxing 04 Jun 2016 | 1:40 PM

Muhammad Ali: 'Greatest' boxer, showman, ambassador

(Reuters) - More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly set in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history.

Boxing 04 Jun 2016 | 9:23 AM

Muhammad Ali, simply 'The Greatest’

LOS ANGELES: He called himself “The Greatest,“ and few disagreed. Muhammad Ali – who died on Friday in Arizona at age 74 – was one of the iconic sporting heroes of the 20th century, the three-time heavyweight champion of the world who said he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

Other Sport 01 Jun 2016 | 11:10 PM

Brazil, after Europe attacks, raises guard against Olympic terror

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil is raising its guard and tightening security ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels and a threat by an alleged Islamic State militant.

Football 04 May 2016 | 12:12 AM

Rio's slum hostels offer alternative Olympic housing

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Stunning views of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, a sun-drenched patio nestled in the hills of Atlantic rainforest and rooms costing a fraction of nearby hotels.

Other Sport 27 Apr 2016 | 1:52 AM

Treeless $656 million Olympic Park in Rio a concrete jungle

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Rio opened its Olympic Park this month there was one thing conspicuously absent around the venues, walkways and public areas where visitors will gather to watch 16 sports in August: trees.

Boxing 06 Apr 2016 | 7:13 PM

Exciting Joshua aims to live up to heavyweight hype

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic champion Anthony Joshua is on the cusp of what he calls “the ultimate double” this weekend and fancies it could help him capture the boxing world's imagination like no heavyweight since Mike Tyson in his heyday.

Motorsport 04 Apr 2016 | 2:38 PM

Remember the 'Rope a Dope', Hamilton reminds Rosberg

MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg's five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season.

Athletics 24 Nov 2015 | 9:32 PM

Kenya government talks with athletes angry at graft, doping

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's government met athletes to discuss their grievances on Tuesday, as runners occupied the athletics federation building for a second day, protesting against corruption and doping allegations engulfing their sport at home and abroad.