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Features 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

British guide believes rapid ascents of world’s tallest mountain are safer

A British guide believes that rapid ascents of the world’s tallest mountain are better. But it involves sleeping in low-oxygen tents for weeks beforehand.

Motorsport 24 Aug 2014 | 2:17 AM

Mercedes welcome Ecclestone trial settlement

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) - Formula One needs a strong leader and Bernie Ecclestone's $100 million (60.34 million pounds) court settlement to end a bribery trial in Germany is positive for the sport's future, Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Saturday.

Golf 10 Aug 2014 | 3:12 AM

Debate escalates over Tiger's health, shutdown urged

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) - The early exit by an ailing Tiger Woods from this week's PGA Championship prompted widespread debate about his immediate playing future, with many suggesting that he should shut down for the rest of the year.

Motorsport 23 Jul 2014 | 9:27 PM

Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Football 12 Jun 2014 | 5:07 AM

Nigerian state shuts sports bars in bid to stop World Cup attacks

YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Soldiers in a Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamist revolt shut down all venues preparing to screen live World Cup matches on Wednesday, hoping to stave off the kind of attacks that have killed more than 20 people in the past two weeks.

Motorsport 14 Mar 2014 | 1:52 PM

Red Bull two months behind rivals - Hakkinen

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Red Bull's abysmal winter testing has left them badly lagging behind their Formula One rivals and they will need at least two months to get their cars performing at optimal level, according to double world champion Mika Hakkinen.

Football 17 Dec 2013 | 9:32 PM

English fans relish festive feast as Europe shuts down

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia manager Fabio Capello believes Christmas-time demands on players are crackers but for most people in England an extra large portion of festive football is as traditional as turkey and mince pies.

Motorsport 17 Dec 2013 | 10:52 AM

YEARENDER-Motor racing-Vettel hit Formula One for four

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel was on such a record roll in 2013 that by the time Formula One rocks up for next year's season-opener in Australia it will be almost eight months since anyone else won a grand prix.

Football 19 Jun 2013 | 3:03 AM

World Cup success a lift for troubled Egypt

MAPUTO (Reuters) - The impressive run of Egypt in World Cup qualifying over the last fortnight has much more significance for the country than just moving the tournament dream a step closer, coach Bob Bradley told Reuters.

Other Sport 01 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Button puts McLaren on pole in Belgium

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Jenson Button celebrated his 50th Formula One race for McLaren by ending a three-year wait and taking pole position in qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.