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Football 05 Feb 2019 | 7:57 PM

Shackled Bahraini footballer in Thailand 'upsetting' - Australia Prime Minister

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he was "disturbed" to see Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi in shackles in Thailand and had told its prime minister this was a serious issue for Australians.

Other Sport 07 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Scolari urged to run for prime minister

Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was being urged on Monday to run for prime minister in dozens of posters plastered across Lisbon one day after he wrapped up the national team's most successful campaign at a major football tournament.

Other Sport 16 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister intervenes to rescue Delhi Games

NEW DELHI: India's prime minister promised a successful Delhi Commonwealth Games yesterday, a day after he intervened to rescue the troubled event that has been beset by delays and allegations of corruption.

Other Sport 26 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Thai Prime Minister will continue to support relegated Newcastle

BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says he will continue to support English club Newcastle, despite Alan Shearer's side being relegated from the Premier League for the first time when they lost the final game of the season.

Other Sport 06 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister hails Nicol as Malaysia’s most successful sports icon

PUTRAJAYA: Squash queen Nicol David was in high spirits after a short meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Monday.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Spanish Prime Minister hails World Cup scorer Iniesta

MADRID: Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero singled out Andres Iniesta who scored the winner during Spain's 1-0 defeat of Holland in the World Cup final, for praise on Monday, saying there was no better role model for youths.

Football 01 Dec 2015 | 7:37 PM

Benzema should not play for France, says Prime minister

PARIS, (Reuters) - Karim Benzema, who is under investigation for alleged blackmailing, should not be called up to the France squad, French Prime minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 11 Jan 2014 | 12:27 AM

Dutch Prime Minister, royals to attend Sochi Games

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he will attend next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, even though relations between the two countries are severely strained.

Rugby 08 Nov 2017 | 11:38 PM

Samoan union is 'bankrupt', says prime minister

(Reuters) - Samoa's Prime Minister has declared the country's rugby union 'bankrupt' ahead of tests against Scotland and England this month.

Football 26 Aug 2013 | 6:32 PM

Former Prime Minister becomes Bulgaria's oldest player

SOFIA (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov became the oldest footballer to appear for a Bulgarian professional club on Sunday when the 54-year-old played in his team Vitosha Bistritsa's goalless draw against Rakovski in a domestic second division match.