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Other Sport 29 Jun 2017 | 11:14 PM

Merkel avoids backing diesel as hits out at emissions cheats

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fierce defender of the country's powerful auto industry, appeared to accept the days of the combustion engine may be numbered, as she hit out at carmakers accused of cheating diesel emissions tests.

Motorsport 09 Oct 2015 | 11:07 PM

Rain and diesel spillage hit Russian practice

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One fans endured more spills than thrills at the Russian Grand Prix on Friday after a cleaning truck leaked diesel across the circuit before first practice and rain washed out the afternoon session.

Motorsport 24 Oct 2015 | 9:07 AM

Red Bull had F1 talks with VW before emissions scandal

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Red Bull were talking to Volkswagen about a Formula One partnership before a diesel emissions scandal seemingly scuppered plans, team boss Christian Horner said on Friday.

Football 11 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM

Slow-starters Real will accelerate, says Ancelotti

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has likened his team to "diesel" and is confident the La Liga giants will put behind a slow start as they prepare to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Diving 13 Jul 2018 | 12:34 AM

'Underwater bicycle' submarines race it out in UK pool

GOSPORT, England (Reuters) - In a large pool in southern England this week, mini submarines have been taking part in an unusual race. Far from being diesel or nuclear vessels, they are powered by scuba divers pedalling furiously.

Squash 17 Jan 2015 | 10:11 PM

Beng Hee's diesel engine no match against Golan in New York

PETALING JAYA: For a while, it was vintage Ong Beng Hee on the squash court. But his vintage moment didn't last long in the Tournament of Champions in New York.

Motorsport 27 Oct 2016 | 12:25 AM

Audi quits Le Mans to focus on electric-car racing

BERLIN (Reuters) - Audi will end its involvement in the prestigious Le Mans sports car race next year after almost two decades to focus on racing electric cars, symbolising a shift in strategy as parent company Volkswagen battles to recover from an emissions scandal.

Other Sport 19 Dec 2015 | 2:06 AM

Crack team fights to clean Rio's polluted bay before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Before dawn one day in August, two men disguised as fishermen hid in the dark outside the compound of an oil service company on Rio de Janeiro's picturesque Guanabara Bay, the site of next year's Olympic sailing competition.

Other Sport 10 Oct 2018 | 9:14 PM

Indian doctors urge delay of Delhi marathon as pollution surges

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Doctors in India have called for the postponement of Delhi's half marathon set for Oct. 21, as air pollution has worsened sooner in the year than usual, posing a risk to runners.

Other Sport 16 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Audi lead 1-2-3 into the night at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (Reuters) - Champions Audi led the Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race into the night in 1-2-3 formation on Saturday while Toyota's challenge faded after Briton Anthony Davidson escaped unhurt from a massive accident.