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Other Sport 17 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Beard recounts personal torment in revealing book

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Amanda Beard climbed the podium at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, clutching her teddy bear as she collected her first gold medal, no one could see the torment that was starting to brew inside of her.

Other Sport 22 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Aussie javelin star’s London dream thrown into jeopardy

SYDNEY: Australian javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister’s chances of competing at the London Olympics were thrown into jeopardy yesterday after he was reportedly charged with driving offences.

Other Sport 29 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Brazil World Cup legislation moves closer to passage

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday moved a step closer to passing a long-delayed measure key to preparations for the 2014 soccer World Cup, breaking a gridlock in Congress that threatened to delay President Dilma Rousseff's legislative agenda this year.

Other Sport 13 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Thailand's bad-boy boxer shuns London for pro ranks

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's former Olympic boxing champion Manus Boonjumnong has shunned an opportunity to compete at the London Games, instead opting to clean up his bad boy image, turn professional and take on Filipino phenomenon Manny Pacquiao.

Other Sport 18 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Leading 12 modern Olympians

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading 12 Olympic athletes since the Games were revived in 1896.

Other Sport 13 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Thailand's bad-boy boxer shuns London for pro ranks

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's former Olympic boxing champion Manus Boonjumnong has shunned an opportunity to compete at the London Games, instead opting to clean up his bad boy image, turn professional and take on Filipino phenomenon Manny Pacquiao.

Other Sport 30 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

England suspend troubled Armitage from Saxons squad

LONDON (Reuters) - England back Delon Armitage's disciplinary troubles returned to haunt him after he was suspended from the Saxons squad on Monday after his arrest on suspicion of assault following a nightclub altercation, the RFU said in a statement.

Other Sport 30 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

England suspend troubled Armitage from Saxons squad

LONDON (Reuters) - England back Delon Armitage's disciplinary troubles returned to haunt him after he was suspended from the Saxons squad on Monday after his arrest on suspicion of assault following a nightclub altercation, the RFU said in a statement.

Other Sport 03 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Flintoff reveals mental strain of leading England

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff has spoken of the emotional anguish he experienced leading England during their Ashes thrashing in Australia five years ago and how he wanted to retire at the subsequent World Cup.

Other Sport 21 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Prize money battle a high-stakes game for fringe players

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The debate over fair pay at the grand slams comes into sharp focus on court eight at Melbourne Park, where Israeli doubles veterans Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram will share $10,000 (6,420.13 pounds) for their 84-minute first-round loss to the American Bryan brothers.