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Rugby 23 Oct 2020 | 2:25 PM

Footy-mad Melbourne in malaise as COVID-19 lockdown kills the party vibe

MELBOURNE/GEELONG, Australia (Reuters) - Gina Cimarosti would normally be hosting swarms of thirsty football fans at her corner pub ahead of Australia's biggest weekend of sport but a prolonged lockdown due to COVID-19 has kept the beer taps dry and crushed the party vibe in Melbourne.

Other Sports 25 Mar 2020 | 5:48 AM

Drone racing: League viewing figures flying high amid virus shutdown

LONDON (Reuters) - The Drone Racing League (DRL) is taking off in more ways than one as the coronavirus pandemic brings most other sport to a standstill around the world.

Other Sports 17 Dec 2019 | 10:35 PM

Extreme E calendar maps out 2021 debut season

LONDON (Reuters) - Extreme E, an off-road series launching in 2021 to shine a spotlight on environmental damage and showcase electric SUVs with races in some of the world's more remote locations, mapped out its first season on Tuesday.

Football 28 May 2019 | 11:42 PM

Record security in Madrid for Champions League final

MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid will deploy a record number of police and security personnel for Saturday's all-English Champions League final, barring trucks and using drones to counter a high threat of terror and prevent any fan trouble, officials said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 21 Nov 2018 | 1:30 PM

Sailing - Coutts hopes Olympics follows his lead to improve racing

TOKYO (Reuters) - Five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts believes the format used in the New Zealander's SailGP league could be adopted by the Olympics as the sport looks to modernise.

Football 11 Jun 2018 | 6:51 PM

'Zoo behind a fence' - Russian city gets World Cup security barrier

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - On a cold winter day in February, residents of an apartment block in the World Cup city of Yekaterinburg were abruptly cut off from their main access road, front yard and parking spaces.