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Basketball

FIBA believes less is more as 3x3 continues to grow

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Three-a-side basketball is helping the sport reach out to a new audience and will be a major attraction on its Olympic debut in Tokyo, an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) executive has told Reuters.

Community Sports

Taking trail running to a higher level

THE Deuter Trail Run series was first flagged off in Putrajaya Challenge Park in 2013 as a fun run to promote trail running to urban folk in the Klang Valley.

Golf

French golf turns to Ryder Cup to shake off elitist tag

PARIS (Reuters) - If there is a single moment identified with French golf it is perhaps that of a hapless Jean Van de Velde standing knee-deep in the water at Carnoustie in 1999, squandering a three-shot lead on the 18th hole and with it the British Open.

Athletics

Chaotic mixed relay gets thumbs-up at Asian Games

JAKARTA: Athletes declared the Asian Games’ first-ever mixed 4x400m relay a fun -- if chaotic -- success on Tuesday, ahead of its planned introduction at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Football

Iraq national team arrives in West Bank for Palestine friendly

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Iraq's national team arrived in the West Bank on Friday for a friendly international match against the Palestine national team at the Faisal Husseini Stadium in Ram on the outskirts of Ramallah and abutting East Jerusalem.

Basketball

In Paris, historic ties and designer takes on basketball

PARIS (Reuters) - France may have won the World Cup and be a football-obsessed nation, but it's the U.S. game of basketball that has some surprisingly old roots and expanding niches in Paris.

Football

A Victory Transcends Cultural Differences: 'We Are United'

BONDY, France — The cheers could be heard all the way from Calais to Marseille when the final second ticked past and France was the indisputable victor of the 2018 men’s soccer World Cup final Sunday.

Football

'We Are United': France's World Cup Win Brings Together a Nation

BONDY, France — The cheers could be heard all the way from Calais to Marseille when the final second ticked past and France was the indisputable victor of the 2018 men’s soccer World Cup final Sunday.

Football

As Soccer Grips Globe, U.S. Children Take a Pass

CHICAGO — With its gables, turrets and iron railing, U.S. Soccer House — as the mansion housing the U.S. Soccer Federation is known — looks more like a fortress than the headquarters of a major sports organization. It is fitting: The federation is on the defensive.

Football

Youth Soccer Participation Has Fallen Significantly in America

CHICAGO — With its gables, turrets and iron railing, U.S. Soccer House — as the mansion housing the U.S. Soccer Federation is known — looks more like a fortress than the headquarters of a major sports organization. It is fitting: The federation is on the defensive.