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Football 14 Apr 2020 | 6:45 PM

Election, not coronavirus, KO's football in Burundi

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi, the last African country to allow football to continue through the coronavirus pandemic, suspended its league on Monday but made no reference to the stoppage being linked to the threat of the deadly virus.

Football 23 Jun 2019 | 7:08 PM

Nigeria players protest unpaid bonuses after World Cup elimination - ESPN

(Reuters) - Nigeria's players have refused to leave the team hotel after their exit from the women's World Cup on Saturday, demanding that the country's soccer federation clears all of their outstanding bonus payments, ESPN reported.

Hockey 16 Jan 2018 | 1:23 PM

Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.

Football 21 Oct 2017 | 7:38 PM

Barca want to stay in La Liga amid independence crisis - club president

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Saturday the club wishes to continue playing in La Liga even if Catalonia is granted independence from Spain.

Football 15 Dec 2016 | 2:25 AM

Nigerian women's team protest outside parliament at unpaid victory bonuses

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's national women's soccer team, the Super Falcons, demonstrated outside parliament on Wednesday to demand they receive unpaid bonuses for winning Africa's international championship an eighth time.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2016 | 4:02 PM

Benitez stays en garde to fight for favelas

(Reuters) - Venezuelan fencer Alejandra Benitez balances the demands of her sport with her charity work in the favelas of Caracas and a career in politics, yet the 36-year-old has no intention of slowing down after this month's Rio Olympics.