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Athletics 03 Dec 2020 | 10:11 PM

Rodchenkov's expose on Russian doping scandal wins sports book award

(Reuters) - Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia's national anti-doping laboratory, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award on Thursday for his tell-all account of the country's state-sponsored doping scandal.

Rugby 22 Sep 2020 | 8:26 PM

Rugby: French federation head Laporte held for questioning - judicial source

PARIS (Reuters) - French Rugby Federation (FFR) President Bernard Laporte is being held for questioning over his ties with Montpellier owner Mohamed Altrad amid an investigation into influence-peddling and illegal acquiring of assets, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

Football 29 Apr 2020 | 5:00 AM

New research says players at risk of coronavirus spread to lungs

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Research from Germany and Italy suggests that footballers and other athletes face a particular risk of the coronavirus infecting their lungs, raising major questions over attempts to restart professional soccer.

Football 15 Feb 2019 | 2:37 AM

French league to join lawsuit against racist Mbappe graffiti

PARIS (Reuters) - The French football league (LFP) said on Thursday it will join a lawsuit against the authors of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti targeting Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

Football 17 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

World Cup can bring fractured nations together

FOOTBALL fans are cheering on their teams at the World Cup finals in Russia but researchers suggest the passions involved can be put to good use even off the pitch.