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Football 24 Apr 2019 | 11:41 PM

English FA ditch champagne for cup winners

(Reuters) - The Football Association (FA) will break with tradition and no longer hand out champagne to competition winners to avoid offending players whose religious beliefs prohibit alcohol consumption.

Football 29 Mar 2019 | 1:26 AM

Soccer - Southampton boss blocks hotel wifi access for players

(Reuters) - Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl has ordered team hotels to block his players from having wifi access as he wants to prevent them from becoming video game addicts.

Rugby 14 Feb 2019 | 4:36 PM

Rugby - Australian bad boys look to clean up act in World Cup year

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Forget high-minded talk of "people and culture", the old school mantra of "boys will be boys" is alive and kicking in Australian Super Rugby where three problematic former Wallabies are set to reboot their careers at new teams.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2019 | 8:56 PM

Ski jumping - 'Flying Finn' Nykanen dies at 55

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Matti Nykanen, the Finnish ski jumping great who soared to unprecedented Olympic glory but struggled with alcohol addiction and personal chaos, died on Monday at the age of 55.

Football 14 Jan 2019 | 12:14 AM

Maradona released from hospital after routine operation

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona was released from hospital on Sunday after successfully undergoing a routine operation for stomach bleeding, his lawyer said.

Football 13 Jan 2019 | 11:45 AM

Maradona recovering in hospital after surgery

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona was recovering in hospital on Saturday after successfully undergoing a routine operation for stomach bleeding, his lawyer said.

Football 07 Jan 2019 | 11:52 AM

English footballer Rooney arrested in December in U.S. for public intoxication

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - English football star Wayne Rooney was arrested in December at Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C. for public intoxication, local police said on Sunday.

Football 05 Jan 2019 | 7:24 AM

Soccer-Maradona out of hospital after internal bleeding scare

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was released from hospital after being admitted earlier on Friday with internal bleeding in the stomach which was discovered during routine examinations, his daughter Dalma said.

Other Sport 04 Jan 2019 | 4:38 AM

Curling - Canadian Fry to return to action after drunken escapade

(Reuters) - Canadian Ryan Fry, who took a leave of absence from the team he won an Olympic gold medal with in 2014 after being kicked out of a competition for alcohol-fuelled bad behaviour, will return to curling next week.

Football 13 Dec 2018 | 12:55 AM

Ex-Arsenal captain Adams to tackle mental health as next RFL president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Arsenal and England soccer star Tony Adams will become president of the Rugby Football League next year, the country's governing body for the sport said on Wednesday.