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Other Sport 20 Nov 2015 | 5:22 AM

Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.

Tennis 25 Jun 2015 | 12:07 AM

Wimbledon qualifying no place for the faint-hearted

LONDON (Reuters) - Red-faced from exertion, a pony-tailed tennis player with a German accent gestured angrily at her coach before marching through the door marked "Prize Money" into a green Portakabin.

Other Sport 24 Jun 2015 | 7:07 PM

Dreams for safer Rio fade a year before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When shots rang out last month in the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views and a popular samba night was shattered.

Football 19 Jan 2015 | 2:47 AM

Bolasie equaliser earns Congo draw with Zambia

EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Yannick Bolasie scored midway through the second half to hand the Democratic Republic of Congo a deserved 1-1 draw after they fell behind early against Zambia in the opening Group B game of the African Nations Cup on Sunday.

Golf 25 Sep 2014 | 8:17 PM

Kaymer says Langer helped him get used to life in jungle

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - A few sage words of advice from 2004 European captain Bernhard Langer helped Martin Kaymer get used to life in the Ryder Cup "jungle" after a jittery debut, the U.S. Open champion said on Thursday.

Football 23 Jun 2014 | 10:57 PM

Long-suffering fans stick with England to bitter end

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - You dream for years, you travel thousands of kilometres, you spend a fortune - and then you end up watching your humiliated team play a totally meaningless World Cup game.

Football 19 Jun 2014 | 1:17 AM

Organised Costa Rica eye another upset against Italy

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) - Shunning the flamboyance and individuality that has previously characterised their game, Costa Rica and their collection of nimble attacking talents face Italy on Friday ready to produce another World Cup shock.

Football 19 Jun 2014 | 1:17 AM

Organised Costa Rica eye another upset against Italy

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) - Shunning the flamboyance and individuality that has previously characterised their game, Costa Rica and their collection of nimble attacking talents face Italy on Friday ready to produce another World Cup shock.

Football 17 Jun 2014 | 10:07 AM

Germany mark World Cup century in style, U.S. upset Ghana

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - Germany marked their 100th World Cup game in style on Monday by thumping shambolic Portugal 4-0 in the midday sun to confirm their billing as title contenders while the United States snatched a win over Ghana.

Football 16 Jun 2014 | 12:32 AM

Sparkling Sterling shows his value for England

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) - A YouTube video showing a young slip of a lad scything through the heart of defences with devastating pace and the balance of a tightrope walker had Liverpool fans tapping at their keyboards in a flurry of excitement.