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Football 06 Apr 2019 | 4:42 PM Premium

Sheikh Salman retains place at helm of Asian football

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected unopposed to the position as president of the Asian Football Confederation on Saturday after the regional body's congress confirmed a new four-year term for the Bahraini by acclamation.

Football 02 Nov 2017 | 9:08 PM Premium

Migrant football tournament eases misery of Libya journeys

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Detained in Libya and facing an uncertain future, migrants at one of Tripoli's biggest detention centres have at least one source of distraction: courtyard football.

Football 19 Jun 2016 | 12:42 AM Premium

Croatian and Turkish federations face UEFA disciplinary proceedings

PARIS (Reuters) - UEFA said on Saturday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the football federations of Croatia and Turkey for crowd trouble during two games at the Euro 2016 tournament in France this week.

Football 08 Jan 2016 | 6:28 AM Premium

Suspended Guatemalan judge granted release on bond in U.S. football case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspended Guatemalan judge who was arrested last month as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption in football's world governing body FIFA won the right to be released from jail on Thursday on a $4 million (3 million pounds) bond.

Cricket 22 Nov 2015 | 9:32 AM Premium

Twenty20 helps asylum seekers break down barriers Down Under

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A shared love of cricket is helping a team of Sri Lankan asylum seekers break down barriers and build relationships in Australia, even among some of the most fervent supporters of the country's hardline immigration policies.

Football 29 Oct 2015 | 3:27 PM Premium

Botswana grants 10 Eritrean football players asylum

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana has granted asylum to a group of 10 Eritrean football players who sought refuge after playing in a World Cup qualifying match earlier this month, their lawyer said on Thursday.

Football 25 Jun 2015 | 5:22 AM Premium

Two Argentines sought by U.S. in FIFA scandal put under house arrest

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine businessmen Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who are wanted by U.S. prosecutors as part of the FIFA graft investigation, on Wednesday were denied their request to fight extradition as free men and were placed under house arrest, legal documents showed.

Swimming 24 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM Premium

China's Sun served three-month ban for doping test

(Reuters) - China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) said on Monday.

Swimming 12 Sep 2014 | 3:38 PM Premium

Park and Sun set to square off at Incheon pool

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With a deep talent pool overflowing with Olympic and world champions, the swimming competition at the Asian Games is shaping up as the most intriguing event in Incheon.