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Rugby 20 Apr 2020 | 4:26 PM

Rugby: Australia players agree to 'significant' pay cut - union

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's professional rugby union players have agreed to take a "significant" pay cut after weeks of negotiations with governing body Rugby Australia (RA), the players union said on Monday.

Football 22 Nov 2018 | 12:56 AM

World soccer bodies awarded just $2.63 million in U.S. bribery case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said the world soccer governing body FIFA and two regional soccer federations deserved to recoup just $2.63 million (2.06 million pounds) from two former officials convicted on bribery charges, a small fraction of the roughly $125 million (97.82 million pounds) they sought.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2018 | 8:10 PM

Equestrian - World Games over but Bellissimo back in saddle

TRYON, North Carolina (Reuters) - Mark Bellissimo, the man who brought the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) to this bucolic corner of recession ravaged North Carolina is widely viewed as a saviour for bringing jobs and hope to the depressed region.

Football 14 Jul 2018 | 8:30 AM

Peeking Around Corners in the World Cup's Provincial Cities

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Olga B. Kalinina and Albina Marunova live in the socialist town, a collection of low-rise Soviet cottages that sit along the highway that links the airport with the center of their city, one of 11 in Russia that hosted matches at this summer’s World Cup.

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 8:00 AM

If You're Afraid of Heights and Going to the World Cup, Don't Sit Here

YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Droplets of rain gathered on the dark blue suit jacket of Leonid Rapoport, the sports minister of the Sverdlovsk region, as he stood in the auxiliary seating stands at Tsentralnyi Stadium amid a light drizzle Wednesday afternoon.

Football 21 Oct 2016 | 8:47 PM

European leagues to end fixture-clash agreement with UEFA

ZURICH (Reuters) - The umbrella organisation representing European professional leagues (EPFL) has said that it will break off an agreement with UEFA which ensures that European and domestic fixtures do not clash.

Motorsport 31 Oct 2015 | 3:57 AM

Mansell relives moment of magic in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A corner of Mexico's Hermanos Rodriguez circuit will always have Nigel Mansell's name on it, even if it is now a shadow of the one that witnessed one of the bravest overtaking moves in Formula One history.

Boxing 03 Sep 2015 | 11:17 AM

Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as 'the best ever'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as 'The Best Ever', when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto.

Football 26 Aug 2015 | 5:42 PM

Union Berlin fans plan protest against Red Bull's Leipzig

BERLIN (Reuters) - Fans of German second division club Union Berlin are planning a 15-minute silence at the start of their home game against RB Leipzig on Friday to protest against the big-spending club backed by energy drink maker Red Bull.

Football 18 Aug 2015 | 4:57 PM

Norwich the best club for young Redmond, says manager Neil

(Reuters) - Norwich City manager Alex Neil has said the Canaries offer midfielder Nathan Redmond the perfect platform to shine, after the 21-year-old's recent eye-catching displays sparked interest from a host of rival clubs.