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Swimming 03 Jul 2021 | 5:25 AM

Swimming-FINA to review competition use of caps designed for afro hair

LONDON (Reuters) - Swimming's world governing body FINA said on Friday it would review whether caps designed for afro and big hairstyles could be worn in its competitions if there was no advantage to be gained from using them.

Cricket 25 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

Timely boost for cricket development at the grassroots level

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) received a shot in the arm thanks to the RM4.6mil sponsorship from Yaya­san Sime Darby.

Motorsport 14 Jan 2020 | 12:32 AM

F1 engineer sees electric kart as a fairer start

LONDON (Reuters) - When Rob Smedley left the Williams Formula One team in 2018, he had time to consider how he might give something back and help ensure the Lewis Hamiltons of the future get started at grassroots level.

Rugby 21 Sep 2018 | 9:09 AM

Ioane brothers lock in long-term contracts with NZ Rugby

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - All Blacks winger Rieko Ioane and has signed a four-year contract to stay with New Zealand Rugby until 2022, joining elder brother Akira who inked a three-year deal.

Rugby 13 Sep 2018 | 11:34 AM

Hansen repeats call for public funding after Sopoaga warning

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has repeated his call for the country's government to look at helping fund the team in order to retain its top-level players amid claims the lure of the All Blacks' jersey had waned.

Community Sports 17 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Torch run hits Kuala Lumpur streets

A TORCH Run held to promote the Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG) 2018 passed through the streets of Kuala Lumpur, ahead of the games that will be held in Penang next month.

Football 04 Jul 2018 | 5:00 AM

Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race

EVER SINCE HIS ‘IT’S NOT LIKE I’M BLACK, YOU KNOW?’ COMMENT, NEYMAR HAS SERVED AS A FOCAL POINT IN BRAZIL’S CULTURAL RECKONING WITH RACISM, WHITENING, IDENTITY AND PUBLIC POLICY.

Athletics 14 Mar 2017 | 8:47 PM

Disappointed South Africa denies skimping on Commonwealth Games budget

DURBAN (Reuters) - South Africa’s government has expressed disappointment at the decision to strip Durban of the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the budget it had guaranteed for the event was sufficient.

Football 15 Jun 2016 | 10:21 AM

Anglo-Welsh rivalry to reach new peak on the pitch

(Reuters) - A rivalry dating back 137 years will reach a new level of intensity in Lens on Thursday when England and Wales meet at a major tournament for the first time.