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Other Sport 30 Aug 2013 | 12:07 AM

Boston Marathon to accept another 9,000 runners in 2014

BOSTON (Reuters) - Next year's Boston Marathon will include an additional 9,000 runners, amid a groundswell of support and interest in the wake of the bombing attack this year which killed three people and cut the event short, the marathon's organizers said Thursday.

Football 22 Jun 2013 | 10:10 AM

World Cup foe Masopust always welcome in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Josef Masopust's childhood dream of scoring a goal and leading Czechoslovakia to victory in the World Cup final seemed set to come true for one minute on a sunny afternoon in June 1962.

Golf 17 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Korean-born amateur brings US Open thrills

EIGHTY years after the US Open was last won by an amateur, a 19-year-old South Korean-born amateur raised hopes on Saturday that the feat might be repeated this weekend at Merion.

Other Sport 24 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Eaton uses "magic" to set decathlon record

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - American Ashton Eaton employed the

Other Sport 18 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

How Milo became the catalyst to sports development

The clarion call for sports in our country is “Malaysia Boleh” which, in a way, is synonymous with “Milo Boleh”.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

IOC chief says Tokyo should go forward with bid

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo should not be discouraged from bidding for the 2020 Olympics just because South Korea has won the right to host the 2018 winter games, the head of the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.

Other Sport 13 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Drivers ready for pressure-packed Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Few of America's highest-profile sporting events - the Kentucky Derby, the Boston Marathon, and the World Series are on the short list - started before the Indianapolis 500. So when organisers of the IndyCar race decided to celebrate its 100th anniversary this month, they left nothing out.

Other Sport 26 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dumoulin wins 5th Volta stage; Contador keeps lead

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) - French rider Samuel Dumoulin won the fifth stage of the Volta of Catalunya on Friday, while overall leader Alberto Contador crept closer to a victory on debut.

Other Sport 23 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Petacchi wins second stage of Volta of Catalunya

BANYOLES, Spain (AP): Italian veteran Alessandro Petacchi won the second stage of the Volta of Catalunya on Tuesday, while Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador remained ninth in the overall standings with cycling's governing body close to its decision over whether to appeal his clearance of a doping ban.

Other Sport 22 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Contador races in Volta as doping ban appeal looms

LLORET DE MAR, Spain (AP) - Gatis Smukulis of Latvia won the opening stage of Volta of Catalunya on Monday, and Alberto Contador finished 10th as a decision looms from cycling's governing body over whether to appeal his clearance of a doping ban.