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Other Sport 20 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pray for headwinds in the discus

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For an event featured 2,719 years ago in the first pentathlon, the discus throw is long overdue for an analysis more sophisticated than

Other Sport 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Skandia and Zana strengthen lead

Super maxi rivals Skandia and Zana increased their lead in the 59th Sydney-Hobart race Saturday and were engaged in a tense tactical battle as they sailed down Australia's east coast into freshening headwinds.

Cycling 16 May 2017 | 10:13 AM

Cycling: Majka takes yellow jersey after winning stage 2 in California

(Reuters) - Pole Rafal Majka fought strong headwinds and a late push by New Zealand's George Bennett to win a hilly stage two and earn the yellow jersey at the Tour of California on Monday.

Athletics 28 Jun 2014 | 2:43 PM

Hardee has year's best decathlon as winds slow sprints

(Reuters) - Olympic silver medallist Trey Hardee scored a runaway victory in the decathlon but headwinds slowed times for 100 metres winners Mike Rodgers and Tianna Bartoletta at the U.S. championships on Friday.

Other Sport 29 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big maxis battle for finish

Australian super maxi Skandia maintained its narrow lead over New Zealand rival Zana in the Sydney-Hobart race yesterday as the leading boats neared the finish line after a rough crossing of Bass Strait.

Cycling 18 Jul 2018 | 1:59 AM

Alaphilippe restores French pride as top guns hold fire

LE GRAND BORNAND, France (Reuters) - Julian Alaphilippe claimed France’s first victory on this year’s Tour de France when he climbed impressively to win the 10th stage on Tuesday, a 158.5-kilometre ride from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand.

Other Sport 13 Feb 2018 | 7:57 PM

Alpine skiing - American Ligety confident after strong combined finish

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two-time Olympic gold medallist American Ted Ligety missed the podium but said his fifth place finish in Tuesday's Alpine combined has given him a boost in confidence ahead of his giant slalom and super-G races at the Pyeongchang Games.

Athletics 03 May 2017 | 7:12 PM

Sub-two hour marathon possible in Monza, say experts

(Reuters) - Nike's "Breaking-2" attempt in Italy this weekend might not produce a sub-two hour marathon, but it will probably lead to a world best time, three exercise physiology experts have told Reuters.

Athletics 10 Feb 2017 | 2:30 PM

'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift Athletics ban - Coe

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.

Football 20 May 2014 | 6:37 AM

Pele says protests and building delays threaten World Cup

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Protests in Brazil and delays in building stadiums are putting the World Cup next month at risk and prompting tourists to stay away, football great Pele said on Monday.