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Football 27 Apr 2016 | 10:19 PM

Unfinished velodrome is main concern 100 days from Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The unfinished cycling arena is the biggest issue facing the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 100 days before the games begin, the city's mayor said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 27 Apr 2016 | 1:52 AM

Treeless $656 million Olympic Park in Rio a concrete jungle

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Rio opened its Olympic Park this month there was one thing conspicuously absent around the venues, walkways and public areas where visitors will gather to watch 16 sports in August: trees.

Other Sport 30 Mar 2016 | 1:39 AM

Brazil court blocks funds for Olympic project, suspects fraud - source

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A federal court in Brazil has blocked funding for the construction of an Olympic venue on suspicion of corruption, a source involved in preparations said on Tuesday, throwing fresh scrutiny on the Rio de Janeiro Games four months before they start.

Cricket 23 Oct 2015 | 11:07 PM

England's Broad eyes crucial morning against Pakistan

DUBAI (Reuters) - England's Stuart Broad believes the next hour’s play could decide the outcome of the second test against Pakistan after the tourists ended the second day on 182 for three, 196 runs behind but with Joe Root in precocious form.

Football 15 Oct 2015 | 6:12 PM

Barca's Suarez foresees competitive title race

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona striker Luis Suarez believes a cluster of teams will be vying for this season's La Liga crown with surprise early leaders Villarreal offering proof of a more competitive title race than in previous years.

Motorsport 04 Sep 2015 | 4:02 AM

Safety talks ramp up after Wilson's death

(Reuters) - IndyCar and Formula One are investigating the use of enclosed cockpits to improve driver safety following the recent death of Briton Justin Wilson, and could take a leaf out of the National Hot Rod Association's book.

Other Sport 09 May 2015 | 10:17 AM

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

Football 05 Mar 2015 | 8:27 PM

Arsenal in familiar territory, leading the chasing bunch

LONDON (Reuters) - With 10 games of the Premier League season remaining Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory.

Golf 11 Jan 2015 | 11:37 PM

Sullivan claims maiden tour win as Schwartzel folds

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Briton Andy Sullivan profited from a flurry of late dropped shots by home favourite Charl Schwartzel to win the South African Open at the first playoff hole and record his first European Tour victory on Sunday.

Tennis 19 Nov 2014 | 12:27 AM

Federer skips Davis Cup final training with back problems

LILLE (Reuters) - Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems.