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Football 03 Aug 2015 | 2:27 AM

De Jong double lifts PSV to Dutch Super Cup glory

AMSTERDAM, Aug 2 - Luuk de Jong scored twice as champions PSV Eindhoven handed out a stark warning to the other Dutch league title contenders with a 3-0 win over Groningen in the Super Cup on Sunday.

Basketball 29 Jul 2015 | 5:42 PM

Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. And now, as one of the front men of Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the former NBA star is again the centre of attention.

Tennis 08 Jul 2015 | 8:32 AM

Andy Murray plays with pups in sniffer-dog video

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray goes to the dogs, or more precisely the puppies, in a video released on Tuesday which shows him playing at Wimbledon with five cocker spaniels being trained to become sniffer dogs.

Rugby 20 Apr 2015 | 3:22 AM

Toulon edge Leinster in extra-time to reach another final

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Toulon's ageing galacticos earned a shot at a third straight European crown after digging deep in extra time to beat Leinster 25-20 in a far from vintage semi-final at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday.

Football 04 Dec 2014 | 11:37 PM

More to RB Leipzig than just money, says Rangnick

ZURICH (Reuters) - Bayern Munich are generally regarded as the German team which rival fans most love to hate as envy of their success is mixed with a reputation for luck, perceived aloofness and habit of poaching top players from their competitors.

Football 07 Oct 2014 | 1:08 AM

Rebuff for African sides seeking European talent

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - African countries seeking to strengthen their squads for the African Nations Cup from the ranks of European-born talent have been handed an unusual and multiple brush off over the last days.

Football 14 Sep 2014 | 2:37 AM

Killer instinct deserts Welbeck on Arsenal debut

LONDON (Reuters) - Louis van Gaal probably uttered a rueful 'I told you so' after one costly miss defined Danny Welbeck's Arsenal debut against Manchester City in a match that will be remembered for the quality of finishing on show.

Football 15 Jun 2014 | 4:13 AM

Colombia signal South American World Cup intent

(Reuters) - Colombia's emphatic 3-0 win over Greece on Saturday, hot on the heels of Chile's win over Australia, shows South American teams' World Cup ambitions do not stop at Brazil and Argentina.

Football 01 Mar 2014 | 7:44 AM

Struggling Soldado's World Cup hopes fade away at Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) - Roberto Soldado was a regular in the Spain squad before joining Tottenham Hotspur in the close season but the striker's poor form for his new club means he has little hope of going to this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Rugby 06 Nov 2013 | 9:17 PM

Louw backs breakdown specialist Gray in battle on floor

(Reuters) - Adapting to the greater freedom afforded by northern hemisphere referees at the breakdown will be a big challenge for South Africa against Wales but the experience of their consultant Richie Gray will help them, according to flanker Francois Louw.