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Motorsport 26 Jul 2019 | 3:11 AM

Hamilton hoping for rain to beat the Hockenheim heatwave

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton is hoping rain will come to the rescue as a Hockenheim heatwave threatens to dash Mercedes's hopes of a home German Grand Prix win on Sunday.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2019 | 6:25 PM

Olympics: Organisers test heat countermeasures in sweltering Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - With temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity of 75% on Thursday, Tokyo 2020 organisers had the perfect weather to try out their heat countermeasures and preparedness for next year's Olympics at the beach volleyball test event.

Cycling 22 Jul 2019 | 9:19 PM

Vintage Tour de France heading for thrilling finale

NIMES, France (Reuters) - With only five days of actual racing left, there is still no clear front runner in this year's Tour de France, making it the most open and exciting competition in 30 years.

Football 28 Jun 2019 | 11:14 PM

'They don't get bigger than this' - Fans gear up for France-USA showdown

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris' Parc des Princes stadium can hold 48,000 people at full capacity and every seat is expected to be taken on Friday night as hosts France take on the U.S. defending champions in a highly anticipated women's World Cup quarter-final.

Football 28 Jun 2019 | 12:46 AM

France-U.S. showdown in Paris cauldron keeps women's World Cup burning

PARIS (Reuters) - High stakes, high heat, high turn-out and high expectations -- the U.S. women's soccer team have declared themselves ready for a high-profile women's World Cup quarter-final against hosts France in Paris on Friday.

Golf 30 May 2019 | 12:54 AM

Golf - Law hopes to show who is boss at U.S. Women's Open

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - There is nothing like winning the week before a major to boost one's confidence, and Bronte Law is hoping to strike while the iron is hot and complete a quick double at the U.S. Women's Open this week.

Athletics 21 Nov 2018 | 9:43 PM

Discussions ongoing over Tokyo 2020 marathon timing to avoid heatwave

TOKYO (Reuters) - Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still debating changes to the timing for the marathon, with plans to introduce daylight savings at the Games to avoid the worst of Japan's scorching August heat looking doomed.

Cricket 14 Sep 2018 | 3:04 PM

Shastri wants practice games for India ahead of Australia tests

(Reuters) - India coach Ravi Shastri has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to schedule practice matches ahead of their test series in Australia this year, but is not sure if additional fixtures can be inserted into a crammed schedule.