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Football 08 Jun 2019 | 3:50 AM

Blue, white and red Paris celebrates women's World Cup kick off

PARIS (Reuters) - It was all bleu, blanc and rouge in western Paris as a packed Parc des Princes celebrated the women's World Cup kick off in enthusiastic fashion with hosts France playing South Korea in the opening game on Friday.

Other Sport 18 Aug 2018 | 11:27 PM

Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A spectacular pyrotechnic show, including a simulated volcanic eruption, lit up the Jakarta skyline on Saturday night as Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the continent's elite athletes in the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games.

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 11:47 PM

Hooligan, terror risk pushed up Russia World Cup insurance premiums

LONDON (Reuters) - The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say.

Football 13 Jun 2018 | 11:48 PM

Factbox - The fighters linking World Cup security and Kremlin's foreign wars

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian paramilitary units providing security for the soccer World Cup included among their members Cossack fighters who took part in clandestine campaigns in Ukraine and Syria.

Football 15 Nov 2017 | 7:51 AM

Lukaku breaks Belgium scoring record after terror scare

BRUGES, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku became his country's leading scorer at the age of 24 when his goal gave them a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan in a friendly in Bruges on Tuesday.

Cricket 05 Sep 2017 | 1:06 PM

Bangladesh tightens security after rock hits Australian team bus

DHAKA (Reuters) - Security was tightened around the Australian cricket team in Bangladesh on Tuesday after a bus carrying the team was hit by a rock, which could have been thrown up by another vehicle, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday.

Motorsport 24 May 2017 | 7:45 PM

F1 to hold minute's silence for Manchester victims

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and other drivers will race in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix with tributes to those who were killed and injured in the Manchester bomb attack.

Tennis 24 May 2017 | 8:16 AM

French Open could be 'tense' after UK bombing - French player

PARIS (Reuters) - Security worries could create a tense atmosphere at the French Open this year after a bomb attack on a British concert hall killed 22 people, French tennis player Lucas Pouille said on Tuesday.

Football 15 Apr 2017 | 1:36 AM

Dortmund blasts the 'hardest 15 minutes' of Bartra's life

(Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has said he experienced the "hardest 15 minutes" of his life after fracturing his wrist in Tuesday's attack on the team bus.