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Football 25 Nov 2016 | 8:09 AM

Inspired Rooney confounds his 'obituary' writers again

(Reuters) - An angry Wayne Rooney was adamant last weekend that his critics in the media were trying to write his sporting obituary. On Thursday, he picked the moment to demonstrate that reports of his footballing demise had been greatly exaggerated.

Rugby 06 Feb 2017 | 11:04 PM

Obituary - Fierce competitor Van der Westhuizen loses his final battle

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen, counted among rugby’s greatest scrumhalves, died on Monday at the age of 45.

Football 25 Feb 2016 | 5:04 PM

'Deadly Doug' writes Villa's Premier League obituary

(Reuters) - Former European champions Aston Villa will be relegated from the Premier League this season, according to former owner Doug Ellis.

Other Sport 30 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Don’t write me off, FIA boss Mosley warns F1 teams

LONDON: Motor racing chief Max Mosley claims he is under pressure to stay on as head of Formula One's governing body after opponents rushed to write his obituary following a peace deal last week.

Other Sport 25 Apr 2014 | 8:18 AM

WITNESS-Motor racing-Covering Senna's death was a grim assignment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a young sports reporter, still cutting his teeth in journalism, the prospect of covering the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix seemed like a dream assignment.

Other Sport 01 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Local rivalry explodes as keeper switches sides

BELGRADE: The decades long rivalry between two top Serbian sides skyrocketted on Monday when former Red Star Belgrade and national squad goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic joined the ranks of Partizan Belgrade.

Athletics 09 Aug 2019 | 8:13 AM

Boston Marathon cheat Ruiz dies aged 66

(Reuters) - Rosie Ruiz, the woman who famously crossed the line first at the 1980 Boston Marathon before being disqualified for cheating, has died of cancer at the age of 66.