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Other Sports 21 May 2021 | 7:51 AM

To hold, or not to hold: Tokyo residents torn two months before Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are only two months away, but residents are deeply divided on whether they should go ahead mid-pandemic, after the Games were already delayed by a year due to COVID-19.

Other Sports 13 Aug 2020 | 1:37 PM

Stranded Japanese honeymooners end up as Cape Verde's team ambassadors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka had their honeymoon wrecked by the coronavirus pandemic, but their resourcefulness in enforced exile in Cape Verde has won them appointments as ambassadors for its Olympic team.

Other Sport 30 Mar 2018 | 1:16 AM Premium

Rusty Staub, a fan favourite for two decades in baseball, dies at 73

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rusty Staub, a beloved slugger dubbed "Le Grand Orange" by fans of the Montreal Expos and later embraced as a team leader of the New York Mets, died on Thursday at age 73 after a 23-year Major League Baseball career and a retirement devoted to charity.

Football 03 Aug 2017 | 12:42 AM Premium

Turkey appoint former Shakhtar boss Lucescu - media reports

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey have appointed Romanian Mircea Lucescu as national team coach, a week after parting ways with Fatih Terim, local media reported on Wednesday.

Swimming 31 Jul 2017 | 4:00 AM Premium

Dressel matches Phelps and helps U.S. to best world medals haul

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel of the United States heralded a new era in world swimming when he equalled the great Michael Phelps's feat of seven golds at a single world championships as the 17th edition closed on Sunday.

Football 26 Jul 2017 | 11:00 PM Premium

Turkey part ways with national team coach Terim

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey coach Fatih Terim has left his job two weeks after being involved in a brawl in a west coast holiday town, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Football 26 Jan 2017 | 11:30 AM Premium

Bankers, agents, fixers: the middlemen behind China's global soccer splurge

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A former property banker, Briton Alex Jarvis, said he fell into China's football boom with a chance encounter in the first class lounge of a cruise liner bound for New York in 2011.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2014 | 1:27 PM Premium

Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris.