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Football 12 Jan 2016 | 6:01 AM Premium

Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for fifth time

ZURICH (Reuters) - Lionel Messi reclaimed the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year on Monday from his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo who had walked off with the award for the previous two years.

Other Sport 07 May 2016 | 5:36 AM Premium

Kentucky Derby, where revenue flows like aged Bourbon

(Reuters) - Since its first running in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has remained one of those tribal, celebratory events that bring our ever-fragmented viewing populace together.

Tennis 06 Jun 2016 | 10:25 PM Premium

Green carpet treatment awaits Muguruza in Mallorca

LONDON (Reuters) - When Spain's newly-crowned French open champion Garbine Muguruza arrives in Mallorca this week it will not be a red carpet they lay down but a lush green one.

Gymnastics 12 Jul 2016 | 4:25 AM Premium

Greatness calling Biles at Rio Olympics

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - In a nod to the domination of her sport, Simone Biles has already entered the debate as the greatest gymnast of all-time even though she has yet to turn a single somersault on the Olympic stage.

Football 15 Aug 2016 | 8:43 AM Premium

FAM exco meeting end without any drama (updated)

PETALING JAYA: Nobody is quitting! Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah did not show up although the red carpet was laid out to welcome him for the ninth seating of the executive committee meeting.

Football 30 Sep 2016 | 11:38 PM Premium

Burnley versus Arsenal - the fan's view

LONDON (Reuters) - Burnley may have been one of the pre-season favourites to get relegated from the Premier League but after six games they are more than holding their own with seven points.

Tennis 28 Nov 2016 | 6:27 AM Premium

Del Potro beats Cilic to send Davis Cup final to the wire

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Argentina lifted their first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday's reverse singles to complete the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over hosts Croatia in the final.

Athletics 29 Nov 2016 | 2:19 AM Premium

'I Am Bolt' movie offers glimpse into sprinter's racing life

LONDON (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt swaps the race track for the red carpet on Monday for the premiere of a new film looking at his record-breaking career.

Athletics 15 Feb 2017 | 4:16 AM Premium

I have no reason to stay in athletics, says Bolt

MONACO (Reuters) - Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport.

Gymnastics 22 Feb 2017 | 4:35 PM Premium

Gymnastics-Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American gymnast Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio and the triple Olympic champion is waiting for her world to stop spinning before setting her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Games.