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Rugby 13 Jun 2019 | 12:49 PM

With future still in doubt, Sonny Bill to start for Blues

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Sonny Bill Williams is to start what could be his final Super Rugby game after missing much of the season through injury when the Auckland Blues travel to Wellington to meet the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Football 11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

Inter, PSG and Liverpool sweating on last-16 spots

LONDON (Reuters) - The bid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League reaches its climax this week with Inter Milan, Paris St Germain and Liverpool among seven clubs sweating on taking the remaining four places for the last 16.

Golf 30 Nov 2018 | 9:30 AM

Bright-eyed Reed ties Cantlay for first-round Hero lead

(Reuters) - Globe-trotting Patrick Reed dismissed any suggestion of jet-lag after joining fellow American Patrick Cantlay in the first-round lead at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday.

Football 18 Oct 2018 | 1:32 PM

Honda keen for Victory kickoff after 'weird' off-season

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda is itching to kick off his Australian adventure with Melbourne Victory on Saturday after a long wait through the A-League's "weird" and "unique" pre-season.

Football 29 Jun 2018 | 2:40 AM

Japan milk 'fair play' system in World Cup first

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - The jeers that rained down on Japan during their 1-0 defeat by Poland in Volgograd may suggest otherwise, but the Samurai Blue's unedifying decision to wind down the clock and forgo the push for an equaliser had 'fair play' at its heart.

Football 25 Jun 2018 | 1:04 AM

In St. Petersburg, Managing Sleep and Soccer

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — This is one of the world’s great cities, a magical mix of colors and canals that sparkle, especially in June, when the sun does not dip behind the Baltic Sea until around midnight. Visitors and residents wander the streets and embankments through the small hours of what is night during the rest of the year but these days is just a brief dawn.