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Golf 13 Jun 2019 | 10:53 PM

Rose rides hot putter to U.S. Open lead

PEBBLE BEACH, California (Reuters) - Justin Rose rode a red-hot putter to an opening round of six-under-par 65 and a one-shot lead at the U.S Open on Thursday while Tiger Woods and two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka turned in scrappy efforts to stay in contention.

Football 25 Feb 2019 | 6:52 PM

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

MADRID (Reuters) - An action-packed weekend in La Liga saw Lionel Messi put on yet another masterclass as Barcelona beat Sevilla in a thriller, while there was VAR controversy as Real Madrid limped past Levante thanks to two penalty calls.

Football 08 Nov 2018 | 6:45 AM

Onana goes from villain to hero as Ajax hold Benfica

LISBON (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana went from villain to hero as the Dutch side drew 1-1 at Benfica on Wednesday, gifting the hosts the lead before making a brilliant save with the last kick of the game to rescue a point.

Golf 27 Oct 2018 | 1:07 AM

Reed deflects questions over Ryder Cup controversy

(Reuters) - Masters champion Patrick Reed said on Friday he was focused on winning the European Tour's season-long points race rather than making a point to his fellow Americans with his play at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Badminton 05 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Zulfadli breaks down as he claims ‘I’m the victim’

KUALA LUMPUR: “I’m the victim and not the offender,” said an emotional Zulfadli Zulkiffli.

Other Sport 20 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

As South Korea counts down to Olympics, a ghost ski resort festers

GANSEOUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The chairs of an abandoned ski lift sit on a barren, ghostly mountainside in South Korea; like gravestones for what was one a vibrant holiday resort.

Football 23 Jan 2017 | 4:52 AM

Costa lets hands do the talking on superb Chelsea return

LONDON (Reuters) - Returning Chelsea striker Diego Costa did not just let his predatory right foot do his talking for him on Sunday. A pair of gesturing hands were just as eloquent as he appeared to be making a point to his critics.

Football 13 Feb 2016 | 6:56 AM

Porto win breathless classico as Casillas defies Benfica

LISBON (Reuters) - An inspired performance by goalkeeper Iker Casillas and a second-half goal from Vincent Aboubakar helped give Porto a 2-1 win at Benfica in a breathless, end-to-end 'classico' on Friday.

Wrestling 26 May 2015 | 5:12 PM

Analysis - IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

Football 09 Nov 2014 | 7:47 PM

Captain Rooney could feel armband burden, says Hodgson

LONDON (Reuters) - England manager Roy Hodgson hopes captain Wayne Rooney does not become weighed down by the responsibility of wearing the armband, but admits the pressure of the job could affect his performances.