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Fergie hopes Roo’s winner will start a cure for 1-0 disease

Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Wayne Rooney's Champions League winner against AS Roma will open the floodgates for the England forward and a Manchester United squad that have found goals painfully hard to come by this season.

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IOC to issue Zika guidelines as Rio Games loom

ATHENS/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee will issue guidelines this week aimed at protecting athletes and visitors from Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly across South America months before the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

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IOC urges vigilance against Zika virus

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday assured teams travelling to August's Rio Olympics the Games would be safe from the Zika virus, but urged visitors to carefully protect themselves while in the region.

Golf

Top woman golfer monitoring Zika situation ahead of Rio Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The women's world number one golfer Lydia Ko said she will continue to monitor news of the mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping across South America before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

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Exclusive - U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika-officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

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U.S. health officials tell lawmakers Zika funding is urgent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials laid out details of their battle plan against the Zika virus for lawmakers on Tuesday, saying that more than $1.8 billion (£1.2 billion) in new emergency funds is needed to protect pregnant American women by the summer mosquito season.

Athletics

Zika no threat to Rio Games - German olympic doctor says

BERLIN (Reuters) - The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil needs to be monitored but is not a threat to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Germany's chief Olympic doctor said on Wednesday.

Athletics

Zika mosquitoes not guaranteed to lie low for Rio Olympics

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

Diving

Viral outbreak in Brazil won’t put off Pandelela

KUALA LUMPUR: National diver Pandelela Rinong is happy with the safety and health measures taken by the team prior to them leaving for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday.

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Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus - WHO official

BRASILIA (Reuters) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazil is doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring that the Olympic games it will host in August will be safe for athletes and visitors.