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Football 13 Apr 2020 | 2:27 PM

On this day: Died April 14, 2001 - Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer

(Reuters) - The Scottish footballer Jim Baxter, who died of cancer at the age of 61 on April 14, 2001, is remembered as one of the greatest talents never to have featured in a World Cup.

Nation 24 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

A firm bond between legends

KUALA LUMPUR: The strong camaraderie shared between four football legends is one that extends beyond the pitch.

Football 23 Mar 2016 | 7:37 AM

Suarez says he won't change his game on return from bite ban

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez said he will not change the way he plays, but will come back to international football with 'moderation' when he makes an expected return on Friday from a nine-match ban for biting.

Athletics 24 Sep 2015 | 2:37 PM

Japan's 105-year-old 'Golden Bolt' sets sprint record, misses personal best

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese centenarian Hidekichi Miyazaki set a fresh record as the world's oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best.

Other Sport 20 Jun 2015 | 5:02 PM

Iran shocks United States with 3-0 defeat in volleyball match

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's volleyball team gave the United States a shock defeat in straight sets in Tehran on Friday evening, but not all Iranians were celebrating as officials upheld a ban on women entering the stadium.

Tennis 26 Jun 2013 | 2:01 AM

Sharapova's new line of sweets riles sugar critics

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, the world's top paid female athlete, came under attack on Tuesday for using her fame on court to sell a brand of sweets to her young followers.

Other Sport 27 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

French centenarian cyclist aims for 100 km record

LYON, France (Reuters) - A French centenarian will try to ride his way into the record books on Friday by becoming the fastest cyclist of his age to cover 100 km (62 miles).

Other Sport 29 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Lean Indian hockey team plan abs celebration in London

NEW DELHI: David John had a rather unenviable task when he took over as physio of the Indian hockey team, a sweet-toothed squad with a number of lightweight vegetarians.

Other Sport 04 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Popular Naim revels in role of chef-de-mission

PUTRAJAYA: Talk sports and Datuk Naim Mohd#8217;s face lights up like a Christmas tree.

Other Sport 25 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Arsenal had better be wary of magical Messi

PARIS: The word from a rehabilitation centre in the south of France is that Arsenal's injured central defender William Gallas is on the mend. The bad news is that even if Arsenal could field 11 players as solid defensively as Gallas, it probably still wouldn't be enough to dim the brilliance of Lionel Messi.