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Other Sport 13 Aug 2016 | 4:12 AM Premium

Rowing - Britain's Stanning and Glover dominate again

(Reuters) - After five years and 39 races unbeaten, British rowing pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning probably didn't need to win a second Olympic gold medal to confirm their reputation as the most fearsome duo in their sport.

Boxing 09 Aug 2016 | 7:02 AM Premium

Rio police arrest Namibian boxer for attempted sexual assault

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police have arrested a 22-year-old boxer who was the flag bearer for the Namibian national team on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid in the Olympic village, the second boxer detained on such charges at the Games.

Cricket 07 Nov 2015 | 4:12 AM Premium

Luring U.S. fans the target for All-Stars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Forget, for the moment, the sight of hard-hitting New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy blasting home runs at Citi Field or Los Angeles pitching ace Clayton Kershaw hurling his lethal fastball at Dodger Stadium.

Cricket 05 Oct 2015 | 4:47 PM Premium

Bangladesh's Hossain sent to prison on charges of torturing maid

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain was sent to jail after surrendering on Monday on charges of torturing an 11-year-old housemaid, a day after his wife was arrested.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2014 | 5:27 PM Premium

Jamaican Bobsleigh? No, Ethiopian ski team!

(Reuters) - There is no precise word for 'snow' in the Amharic language of Ethiopia, but that did not stop the Teklemariam brothers from establishing the country's first ski association and opening the doors to winter sports for young African athletes.

Other Sport 12 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Brazilian teen dreams of Olympics, meeting Tiger

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In Rio de Janeiro's dirt-poor neighbourhood of Japeri, 15-year-old Anderson Nunes dreams of emulating Tiger Woods not Ronaldo and playing golf for Brazil when the sport returns to the Olympic Games in 2016.