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Rugby 29 May 2019 | 12:18 PM

Walker to make silent protest during national anthem

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Aboriginal Australian rugby league player Cody Walker has said he will not sing the national anthem before the State of Origin opener in Brisbane next week but does not intend for his silent protest to spark a wider movement.

Other Sport 04 Apr 2018 | 9:17 PM

Protestors, delays and rain backdrop as Commonwealth Games opened

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indigenous rights protestors, a heavy rain shower and transport issues provided a turbulent backdrop to the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Other Sport 04 Apr 2018 | 1:56 PM

'Stolenwealth' Games protesters disrupt baton relay

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indigenous rights activists disrupted a leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay at Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday and demanded Britain's royal family members ask them for permission to visit "stolen" land.

Boxing 13 Feb 2018 | 11:42 AM

Boxing fever grips Thailand's boys but doctors raise health concerns

BURIRAM, Thailand (Reuters) - Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's northeastern province of Buriram.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2018 | 7:12 PM

Australia's Windsor ready to fly Aboriginal flag

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - When Aboriginal figure skater Harley Windsor takes to the ice at the Pyeongchang Olympics next week, he will hope to deliver a performance that can inspire indigenous Australians and also silence the racists who have questioned his identity.

Other Sport 22 Aug 2016 | 12:29 PM

Rio tops off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games.

Football 29 Apr 2016 | 11:12 PM

Glorious summer in sight for Leicester City after many winters of discontent

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - When King Richard III was reinterred in Leicester in March last year 500 years after his death, fans of the English city's unheralded football club might have thought it too was dead and buried.

Golf 17 Jul 2015 | 11:22 PM

Museum trip a perfect distraction after dawn deluge

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - The 1914 Dunlop V Floating Golf Ball perched in a display case inside the British Golf Museum would have come in handy at St Andrews after Friday's dawn deluge.

Tennis 02 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM

Rufus the hawk rules the Wimbledon skies

LONDON (Reuters) - Male tennis players from the United States are almost as rare as hen's teeth at Wimbledon this year, but a hawk native to North and South America definitely rules the roost when it comes to clearing the championship courts of pigeons.

Football 14 Jan 2015 | 6:18 PM

Long-serving Zheng bids to guide China out of 'dark years'

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Of all China's players at the Asian Cup, captain Zheng Zhi may be the most tired of hearing his nation described as the "sleeping giant" of world soccer.