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Football

Proud Pochettino challenges team to match new stadium

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino described the official opening of the club's new stadium as one of the most memorable days of his life on Wednesday before challenging himself and his team to be worthy of such a stage.

Other Sport

Southampton's Yoshida relishing 'Playstation' survival battle

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - It requires a warrior spirit to thrive in the heat of a Premier League relegation battle and fortunately for Southampton, Maya Yoshida is well-equipped with survival skills.

Boxing

Boxing - Surgeon Joshua vows to reconstruct Miller's face in New York

LONDON (Reuters) - Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua warned American challenger Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller on Monday that he would strip him of his soul and reconstruct his face at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

Wrestling

India's Greco-Romans wrestlers eager to step out of freestyle shadow

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Greco-Roman wrestler Harpreet Singh was clearly bored as he sat on his own in the banquet hall of a plush Delhi hotel last weekend as India's media got a chance to talk to their Asian Games-bound grapplers last weekend.

Badminton

Khairy challenges Chong Wei to nail the coveted world title

KUALA LUMPUR: The time has come for Lee Chong Wei to deliver the goods at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, from Aug 21-27.

Rugby

McCaw mulls 'wide open' Six Nations, says England must be on guard

LONDON (Reuters) - Pumped with confidence after an unbeaten 2016, England could be set for a rude awakening when the Six Nations start this weekend, with the rugby extravaganza more open than it has been for years, All Black great Richie McCaw told Reuters on Tuesday.

Other Sport

Room prices rocket in Rio as landlords dig for Olympic gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With hotels mostly booked, landlords are charging a pretty penny for tourists still seeking accommodation in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August -- asking as much as $2,305 per night for a three-bedroom apartment far from venues and beaches.

Golf

Up to 40 players are Masters favourites - Langer

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Twice champion Bernhard Langer believes that up to 40 players are genuine contenders for this week's Masters, with another 30 quite capable of winning the year's opening major championship.