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Other Sport 26 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. distance themselves from Colorado killings

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States Olympic shooting team distanced themselves on Thursday from the Colorado killings at a movie premiere last week, complaining their sport was the victim of sweeping generalisation.

Other Sport 26 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. distance themselves from Batman killings

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States Olympic shooting team distanced themselves on Thursday from the Colorado killings at a movie premiere last week, complaining their sport was the victim of sweeping generalisation.

Football 30 Nov 2017 | 8:43 PM

Soccer - Formentera and Lleida bask in glory of Cup giant killings

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Players from third division sides Formentera and Lleida Esportiu hailed their shock wins over Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad as the best moments of their careers after dumping the two giants of the Spanish game out of the King's Cup on Wednesday.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Everything under control despite killings, say cops

Shanghai police have insisted they can maintain public security next month during Olympic football matches in China's economic hub despite last week's attack on a police station that left six dead.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Shooting - ISSF hail best Games but stigmas stick

LONDON (Reuters) - Shooting attracted record numbers of spectators at the London Olympics but the sport's desire to ditch the stigma of violence was blighted by gun killings in the United States that book-ended the event.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2015 | 5:22 AM

Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.

Football 13 Feb 2015 | 10:32 PM

Chelsea conquerors Bradford aiming for more Cup heroics

LONDON (Reuters) - FA Cup giant-killings are often overstated but Bradford City's 4-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month was up there with the greatest shocks the competition has witnessed.

Other Sport 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Manchester United determined to avoid Northampton banana skin

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is determined to avoid one of the FA Cup#8217;s biggest giant-killings when the English champions meet Northampton Town today.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi coach Salman resigns after death threats

Iraq's national soccer coach has resigned after receiving death threats against him and his family, a top sporting official said on Saturday. It was the latest in a series of threats, kidnappings, and killings of Iraqi sports officials.

Other Sport 24 Jun 2015 | 7:07 PM

Dreams for safer Rio fade a year before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When shots rang out last month in the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views and a popular samba night was shattered.