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Football 14 Jun 2019 | 9:43 PM

Lampard could be man to lead Chelsea in new direction

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has hired some of the world's highest-profile managers during his 16-year reign, but relative rookie Frank Lampard is emerging as the favourite to occupy the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

Other Sport 29 Mar 2019 | 7:25 AM

Horse racing - California moves to limit use of drugs and whips

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California horse racing authorities on Thursday took steps to limit the use of medications and whips in competitions, moves that come following the death of 22 horses at the famous Santa Anita track this year.

Wrestling 23 Jun 2018 | 10:25 PM

World Cup fans enjoy Tatar culture at Summer festival

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Football fans from around the globe visiting Kazan for the World Cup got a taste of traditional Tatar culture at the Sabantuy Summer festival on Saturday.

Hockey 16 Jan 2018 | 10:20 PM

Olympics - A level playing field, with pebbles

MAUCHLINE, Scotland (Reuters) - Mark Callan recoils at the idea of a Zamboni ever being driven out onto one of his curling sheets.

Tennis 30 Jun 2017 | 9:27 PM

Wimbledon groundsman happiest when courts go unnoticed

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon's head groundsman Neil Stubley spends most of his waking hours worrying about the 18 championship lawns under his command in the weeks leading up to the tournament.

Other Sport 24 Mar 2017 | 11:10 AM

Australian Rules - 'Footy diplomacy' paves way for push into China

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Grabbing a slice of China's huge market has proved elusive for an array of foreign sports but the full-contact game of Australian Rules is planning to tackle the nation head-on with a soft-power offensive backed by business and diplomacy.

Say what 23 Apr 2016 | 1:44 PM

Hooliganism still a clear and present danger

HOOLIGANISM in football used to rear its ugly head in the English league back in the 1980s. The problem has been tackled, though it still crops up every now and then in the English game. But it’s not a malaise that’s unique to the world of English football.

Football 17 Dec 2015 | 10:43 PM

Barca coach hails 'penalty area assassin' Suarez

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique described Luis Suarez as "a penalty area assassin" after the Uruguayan grabbed a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over China's Guangzhou Evergrande in the Club World Cup semi-finals on Thursday.