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Football 28 Sep 2016 | 8:41 AM

England FA hit by another corruption crisis - report

LONDON (Reuters) - Hours after Sam Allardyce was sacked as England manager for inappropriate conduct, the Football Association was hit by a new crisis as eight current and former Premier League managers stand accused of receiving 'bungs' for player transfers after a long-running investigation by The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Football 14 Sep 2016 | 5:43 PM

Liverpool's Grujic says will hit peak form next season

LONDON (Reuters) - Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic says he is adjusting to life at Liverpool and believes he will hit peak form in the next season of the Premier League.

Cricket 15 Aug 2016 | 8:23 PM

Smith, Marsh hit unbeaten hundreds as Australia march on

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh hit centuries but Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath picked up six wickets to restrict Australia's first-innings lead to 24 runs on the third day of the third and final test on Monday.

Golf 08 Aug 2016 | 11:10 PM

Brazilian Da Silva to hit opening shot on golf's return

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Adilson da Silva will strike the first tee shot as golf returns to the Olympic Games after an absence of more than 100 years on Thursday. Monday's draw for the withdrawal-hit men's event, announced by the International Golf Federation (IGF), grouped da Silva with Canada's Graham DeLaet, whose countryman George Lyon won the last Olympic golf tournament in 1904.

Cycling 03 Aug 2016 | 4:15 AM

South Korean cyclist hit by car during training in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A South Korean cyclist was slightly injured when he was hit by a car while training on the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Olympics Games which start on Friday, the federal traffic police said on Tuesday.

Boxing 24 Jul 2016 | 9:13 AM

After headguards, vests next on Olympic hit list

LONDON (Reuters) - Male boxers will step into the ring without headguards at the Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their vests could be next on the hit list.

Football 19 Jun 2016 | 10:05 AM

Wales could hit heights or depths in final countdown

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - The thousands of Welsh supporters who have brought their nation's famed singing, not to mention plenty of plastic dragons, to a major tournament after a wait of more half a century are steeling themselves to hit the heights -- or rock bottom -- on Monday.

Tennis 28 Jan 2016 | 9:55 PM

Djokovic, Serena hit new heights in Melbourne semis

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic hit some spectacular shots and showed true grit to hold off a Roger Federer fightback as he reached the final of the Australian Open for the fifth time in six years with a 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory on Thursday.

Other Sport 23 Dec 2015 | 7:52 PM

World Cup champion Hirscher almost hit by drone

(Reuters) - Four-time World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has criticised the use of drones to film races after one crashed and almost hit him in a race at Madonna di Campiglio on Tuesday.

Football 25 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM

Barca's Suarez and Messi hit doubles in Roma rout

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona’s Luis Suarez hit a brace and set up a double for a spritely Lionel Messi to score in his first start after injury in a rampant 6-1 Champions League victory over AS Roma on Tuesday.