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Football 15 Jun 2018 | 6:00 PM

Watching the World Cup in a War Zone, Where Every Shot Matters

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — Headquarters for the 2nd Battalion of the 92nd Brigade of the Ukrainian army is in a pummeled building that once housed the district road repair agency. War has left the building in even worse shape than the roads. At the entrances, sandbags and tires are stacked in fortification. Logs reinforce the basement ceiling against the shelling.

Football 12 May 2015 | 8:52 PM

Soccer eases life in Jordan refugee camp, until goal dispute

ZAATARI, Jordan (Reuters) - As Hiba's shot beats the goalkeeper and nestles in the back of the net she turns away, her arms raised in triumph, her face beaming with joy while her team mates scream in delight.

Other Sport 06 Feb 2014 | 3:12 AM

IOC says no 'healthy' dogs being killed in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Olympic chiefs tried to ease concern about the fate of stray dogs in Sochi on Wednesday, saying only sick and dying animals were being destroyed before the city hosts the Winter Games.

Other Sport 05 Feb 2014 | 2:22 AM

Uproar over stray dogs mars Games preparations

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - An outcry over the fate of stray animals being rounded up in Sochi is the latest problem to dog Russia's preparations for the Winter Olympics.

Tennis 06 Jul 2013 | 2:02 AM

From pets to Ryan Gosling, Lisicki and Bartoli uncovered

LONDON (Reuters) - Sabine Lisicki laughs a lot, is allergic to grass, adores her Yorkshire terrier Happy and carries animal-shaped charms in her tennis bag.

Other Sport 06 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Greyhounds seen at risk as racing industry declines

HEBDEN BRIDGE, England (Reuters) - A bundle of skin and bones, Alice did not seem to be a lucky greyhound at first glance.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

It's no dog's life for some pampered pooches

LONDON (Reuters) - Some have had Olympic medals hung around their necks, others have been dressed up in British colours and one even had a television specially installed so he could watch the women's boxing.