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Football 13 Jun 2018 | 11:55 PM

How 3 Letters From Trump Might Help Bring the 2026 World Cup to the U.S.

MOSCOW — When the officials leading the U.S. bid to host the 2026 World Cup — a joint effort with Mexico and Canada — hit the campaign trail in earnest this year, they quickly encountered uncomfortable questions from soccer associations around the world concerned about President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on people from many countries.

Football 25 Apr 2018 | 8:38 PM

Russia deputy PM - World Cup is source of all Russia's economic growth

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There would not currently be any economic growth in Russia without investment generated by preparations for the 2018 soccer World Cup, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 16 Jun 2016 | 6:47 PM

Tokyo Olympics chief: governor's resignation came at a bad time

TOKYO (Reuters) - The resignation of Tokyo's governor for inappropriate use of tax money came at a bad time as the city gears up preparations for the 2020 Olympics, but the longer-term impact is likely to be limited, the games' organising team chief said on Thursday.

Football 28 Oct 2015 | 5:32 AM

Beckham mulls plan to add school to Miami stadium in bid for MLS team

MIAMI (Reuters) - Retired English football star David Beckham is considering a proposal to build a sports high school at a new football stadium in Miami as part of his quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to the city.

Other Sport 13 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

D-day for historic French Open venue – Roland Garros

PARIS: French tennis confronts an historic moment today when a decision is taken on whether or not to abandon Roland Garros, the historic home of the French Open.

Other Sport 13 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin: We will not sweeten deal to beat Morgan

Thailand's billionaire prime minister refused to enter a bidding war Wednesday with an English businessman for a major stake in Liverpool football club.

Other Sport 17 Jul 2015 | 12:12 PM

Japan set to revise contentious Olympic stadium plans

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on Friday to announce plans to revise the design of a controversial national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, media reports said, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage.

Other Sport 18 May 2015 | 11:22 PM

Backers of Boston's Olympics bid defend controversial proposal

BOSTON (Reuters) - Backers of Boston's embattled bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday defended the proposal against criticism that it will saddle the city with debt, saying new international guidelines will help lower costs.