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Other Sport 21 Oct 2013 | 1:09 PM

NZ Government provide $5 million to prevent America's Cup poaching

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's government has provided a NZ$5 million (2.62 million pounds) investment to the Team New Zealand America's Cup syndicate to stop their top design and sailing personnel being poached as they look to build another campaign for world's oldest sporting trophy.

Football 27 Sep 2013 | 5:47 AM

Mata rebuff shows Spurs are a threat - Villas-Boas

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's decision to block Tottenham Hotspur's move for Juan Mata in the recent transfer window shows the clubs are now genuine rivals, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas said on Thursday.

Football 29 Jun 2013 | 12:27 AM

Espanyol slam Barca for poaching academy graduates

MADRID (Reuters) - The president of Espanyol, Joan Collet, has angrily denounced city rivals Barcelona for what he called the "shameful" practice of poaching youngsters from the club's academy.

Football 29 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Kelantan coach Hodak says pressure will be on big spenders JDT

PETALING JAYA: An explosive encounter is in store when Kelantan take on Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) in tonight’s FA Cup final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Football 24 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Dortmund’s Lewandowski out to gun down Bayern before joining them

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund’s biggest weapon in Saturday’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich is Robert Lewandowski, who will be hoping to gun down the Bavarians at Wembley before sealing a transfer to the Allianz Arena in the summer.

Other Sport 12 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Struggling Springboks tweak forwards for NZ clash

(Reuters) - South Africa have made two changes to their forward pack for the Rugby Championship test against New Zealand on Saturday, while prop Jannie du Plessis has been given a few more days to prove his fitness ahead of the Dunedin clash.

Other Sport 12 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Struggling Springboks tweak forwards for NZ clash

(Reuters) - South Africa have made two changes to their forward pack for the Rugby Championship test against New Zealand on Saturday, while prop Jannie du Plessis has been given a few more days to prove his fitness ahead of the Dunedin clash.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

China sweep tainted badminton tournament

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Games badminton tournament was rocked by the biggest scandal to hit the sport in its 20-year Olympic history, casting a pall over China's stunning sweep of the five titles on offer.

Other Sport 08 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Eye injury cost Boucher his lens, iris and pupil

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Mark Boucher, the former South Africa wicketkeeper, lost the lens, iris and pupil in the eye injury which forced him to announce his international retirement, he said Wednesday.

Other Sport 22 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

OneAsia Tour adds at least three new events in 2012

MELBOURNE: The OneAsia Tour, the upstart golf circuit engaged in a regional turf war with the Asian Tour, will expand from 11 to at least 14 events in its fourth season next year with a total prize pool of US$16mil.