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Basketball 20 Mar 2017 | 1:12 PM

NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for an impact

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick, because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. But even those who manage to build a substantial amount of wealth have a hard time using it charitably in a way that truly has a long-term impact.

Football 15 Dec 2016 | 9:32 PM

Man City and Arsenal with much to prove at Etihad

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City's fragility and Arsenal's durability will be under the microscope at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as both clubs try and keep in touch with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2016 | 10:28 PM

Rio's legacy - a highway where Games buses and local anger collide

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Ester Silva curses the Olympic Games as another bus rumbles over a new elevated highway that passes by her slum in Rio de Janeiro, sending a tremor through her brittle brick house.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2016 | 4:14 AM

Share the love? After Rio, Games bidders want to keep it close

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - South America's first Olympic Games are far from over but cities bidding for the event in 2024 have already drawn a clear lesson from Rio: forget about running the Games across an entire city.

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.