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Football

Shipping alliance opposes Beckham's Miami arena plan

MIAMI (Reuters) - An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English football star David Beckham's plans for a football arena at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city's plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal.

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Olympics-Pyeongchang Winter Games chief Cho steps down

SEOUL (Reuters) - Cho Yang-ho has resigned as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organising committee (POCOG) in order to focus on his troubled Hanjin Shipping business, the body said on Tuesday.

Tennis

Fire breaks out at Rio Olympic park after labour protest - report

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A fire broke out in a shipping container near the tennis venue at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park on Thursday and may have been intentionally set by protesting former workers, the G1 news website of Brazil's Globo media group reported.

Football

After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay

(Reuters) - After shipping five goals against hosts Russia - the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.

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Anyone for cricket - in the middle of the sea?

BRAMBLE BANK, England (Reuters) - Gathered on a strip of sand in what is normally a busy shipping lane, a group of men in white uniforms and a dog played cricket on Thursday, fusing Britain's passion for sport and eccentricity.

Golf

PGA Tour extends deal with FedEx through 2027

(Reuters) - The PGA Tour and FedEx have agreed on a new 10-year contract extension with the American shipping giant sponsoring the FedEx Cup and the four-tournament playoffs through 2027, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has said.

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Waxing and grinding gives racers the edge

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - At first glance it looks like a ramshackle pile of white shipping containers stacked up in a muddy car park behind the grandstand at the bottom of the Olympic downhill ski run.

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Tycoon offloads Leeds shares

Greek shipping tycoon Andreas Dracopoulos has pre-empted the possibility of a takeover at Leeds and sold 6.5 million of his shares in the cash-strapped Premiership club.

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Onassis set to ride for Greece in 2008

The granddaughter of late shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis and considered the richest woman in the world is set to make a bid to ride for the Greek equestrian team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing after it was announced she had joined the Avlona Equestrian club on Monday.

Golf

Asian Tour boss quits

THE Asian Tour, official sanctioning body for men’s professional golf in the region, has announced that its chief executive officer, Josh Burack, has resigned.