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Cricket

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe struggle without World Cup on horizon

(Reuters) - As the heavyweights of international cricket set their sights on lifting the World Cup at Lord's in the English summer, Zimbabwe are confronted with the reality that for the first time in four decades they won't feature in the showpiece event.

Football

Argentina pushes anti soccer hooligan bill after Boca-River melee

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's president on Monday called for Congress to pass a bill in special session that would crack down on soccer hooliganism after a weekend melee derailed the final leg of the region's main club tournament.

Other Sport

Olympics - Argentina considers potential late run for 2026 Winter Games

BERLIN (Reuters) - Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the country's Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next year's decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Football

Madness In Reverse: Brazilians Seem Blasé

RIO DE JANEIRO — There may be no better barometer of Brazil’s enthusiasm — or lack thereof — for the World Cup than Jorge Rudge Street.

Football

Amazon.com to screen Premier League football for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com has won rights to show 20 English Premier League football matches a season from 2019, giving its Prime Video online streaming service a foothold in the most watched sports league in the world.

Football

Premier League accepts live rights bids from BT and new player - Telegraph

(Reuters) - The English Premier League has succeeded in attracting interest from a new online player to pay for live rights to top-flight football at a discounted price, The Telegraph https://bit.ly/2sCPFhT reported on Monday.

Football

Russia deputy PM - World Cup is source of all Russia's economic growth

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There would not currently be any economic growth in Russia without investment generated by preparations for the 2018 soccer World Cup, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Football

Arsenal will stick to self-financing model, says club chairman

(Reuters) - Arsenal will continue to pursue a policy of being self-financing as they battle "super-heated" transfer fees, wages and agent payments, chairman Chips Keswick said on Wednesday.

Football

Sky wins bulk of Premier League rights as value slips

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Sky will pay 3.58 billion pounds to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20 in a deal that brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights for English top-flight soccer.