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Tennis 23 May 2018 | 4:35 PM Premium

From red carpet to red dirt, Muguruza the warrior

LONDON (Reuters) - Being the reigning Wimbledon champion and former French Open winner has its perks for Garbine Muguruza, like being invited to walk the red carpet at this year's Oscars in Hollywood.

Tennis 02 Jun 2018 | 8:59 PM Premium

Sharapova steals main stage spotlight by destroying Pliskova

PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was back on Roland Garros' main stage for the first time in three years and put on a dazzling display as she demolished Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-1 to reach the French Open fourth round.

Football 18 Jun 2018 | 11:56 PM Premium

'Let's hang out!' - Friendly Russians revel in influx of visiting fans

VOLGOGRAD/SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Russians in World Cup host cities – some of them remote or industrial towns where tourists rarely tread – are bending over backwards to help visiting soccer fans, dispelling some preconceptions and spreading an upbeat atmosphere throughout the tournament.

Football 13 Jul 2018 | 12:00 PM Premium

For FIFA Executives, World Cup Perks Survive a Scandal

MOSCOW — France’s players had barely finished celebrating their victory over Uruguay in the World Cup’s first quarterfinal when a convoy of black minivans and sedans screeched out of the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. The passengers were in a hurry. They had about two hours — roughly the length of a soccer match — to make the 200-mile journey to Kazan for the day’s second game.

Football 17 Jul 2018 | 5:10 AM Premium

Croatia takes to streets to toast soccer team's historic run

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Croats in red and white chequered soccer shirts and scarves poured onto the streets of the capital Zagreb on Monday to welcome home the national team and celebrate their run to the World Cup final in Russia.

Football 04 Aug 2018 | 7:55 AM Premium

Esports - Reigning eWorld Cup champion 'Gorilla' fails to make semis

LONDON (Reuters) - England's reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion Spencer 'Gorilla' Ealing failed to make the final four of the 2018 tournament on Friday after losing to Malta's Kurt 'Kurt0411' Fenech.

Other Sport 18 Aug 2018 | 11:27 PM Premium

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 05 Feb 2019 | 5:36 AM Premium

Mourinho takes a tumble at Russian ice hockey game

BALASHIKHA, Russia (Reuters) - Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble at an ice hockey game outside Moscow on Monday, drawing gasps and laughs after performing a ceremonial puck drop.