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Football 27 Jan 2020 | 3:03 AM

Argentine player unharmed after kidnap ordeal

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A top-flight Argentine player has been released unharmed after being kidnapping for several hours, his club Lanus said on Sunday.

Football 02 Oct 2019 | 4:42 AM

Soccer-Ex-Valencia president Soler handed two-year prison sentence

(Reuters) - Former Valencia president Juan Soler was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to kidnap a former colleague and break into his home, Spanish media reported on Tuesday.

Cricket 04 Jun 2019 | 12:45 PM

Dangerous Windies World Cup's most watchable side: Waugh

MUMBAI (Reuters) - West Indies are the most watchable side in this year's Cricket World Cup and every team will be wary of facing them, former Australia captain Steve Waugh has said.

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 11:47 PM

Hooligan, terror risk pushed up Russia World Cup insurance premiums

LONDON (Reuters) - The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say.

Football 31 May 2016 | 6:33 AM

Mexico's Pulido, striker for Olympiakos, rescued after kidnap

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican football player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said on Monday.

Football 29 Mar 2016 | 1:54 AM

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies - website

(This version of the story corrects Dutch scorer in 1974 World Cup final to Neeskens in para 19 of story issued on March 24)

Other Sport 05 Feb 2014 | 1:02 AM

Two Austrians get kidnap threats on eve of Games

VIENNA/SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Two Austrian competitors have received kidnap threats on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, heightening security concerns at the Games and triggering an investigation by counter-terrorism experts.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2014 | 8:27 PM

Austrian Olympians get kidnap threat letter

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's Olympic Committee has received a letter threatening to kidnap skier Marlies Schild and skeleton racer Janine Flock at the Winter Games that start this week in Russia, Austrian media reported on Tuesday.

Other Sport 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ferdinand sheds negative image to captain England

LONDON: Rio Ferdinand's appointment as England captain completes a long road to redemption for the player who once represented much that was wrong with the modern game.

Other Sport 23 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Maxi’s wife a victim of kidnap attempt

SAO PAULO: The wife of Argentine striker Maxi Lopez said she was the victim of a kidnapping attempt in Brazil.