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Rugby 23 Oct 2020 | 2:25 PM

Footy-mad Melbourne in malaise as COVID-19 lockdown kills the party vibe

MELBOURNE/GEELONG, Australia (Reuters) - Gina Cimarosti would normally be hosting swarms of thirsty football fans at her corner pub ahead of Australia's biggest weekend of sport but a prolonged lockdown due to COVID-19 has kept the beer taps dry and crushed the party vibe in Melbourne.

Rugby 16 Sep 2019 | 5:51 PM

Rugby - 15,000 fans watch Wales training in Kitakyushu

TOKYO (Reuters) - About 15,000 fans attended Wales's open training session in the southern Japanese city of Kitakyushu on Monday ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Badminton 22 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Liew won’t risk aggravating injury at Indonesian Masters

PETALING JAYA: Independent men’s singles shuttler Liew Daren has pulled out from the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta which begins today.

Community Sports 19 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

No stopping four-time champs

AFTER more than 30 matches, ADE H&A FC, formerly known as Kilat Veterans, were crowned Rom Star Veteran 9s champions once more in the annual tournament.

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

World Cup fever builds as fans and teams pour into Russia

KAZAN: World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centres such as chilly Kazan is filtering through to Moscow ahead of today’s opening match in the capital.

Other Sport 07 Nov 2017 | 1:43 PM

Horse racing - O'Brien edges dad as Rekindling wins Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rekindling won the 157th running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, giving Irish trainer Joseph O'Brien a maiden triumph Down Under and victory over his father's horse in a thrilling sprint to the line.

Athletics 08 Aug 2017 | 7:23 AM

'Mr Silk' McLeod brings joy to Jamaica on Independence Day

LONDON (Reuters) - As Usain Bolt takes his leave of athletics and the desperate hunt grows to find charismatic new trailblazers for the sport, another young Jamaican, Omar McLeod, demonstrated in winning the 110 metres hurdles title on Monday why he may fit the bill.

Other Sport 08 Sep 2016 | 7:51 AM

Rio Olympics ticket scalping ring was eyeing future Games - sources

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A ticket touting ring uncovered at the Rio Games had operated for around 8 years and was preparing for other Olympic events such as the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, two Rio de Janeiro police sources said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 22 Aug 2016 | 4:06 AM

Australian athletes could miss flight home in final frustration

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Nine Australian Olympic athletes had their passports returned on Sunday, a team official said, after an accreditation problem at the Rio Games earlier saw them risk missing their flight home.