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  • Profile on Germany team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women's World Cup qualifiers Germany: Women's World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: (6) 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 Best performance: Champions (2003, 2007) Drawn in Group B with Ivory Coast, Norway and … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Flawless Germany eye third Women's World Cup crown

    Flawless Germany eye third Women's World Cup crown

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Confident Germany are hoping to add a third Women's World Cup title to their collection despite a long club season and a short pre-tournament preparation. Having qualified in sensational fashion after winning … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Barca have 2020 vision for prized fullback Alba

    Barca have 2020 vision for prized fullback Alba

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba has agreed to a new contract that will tie him to the club until 2020, the Catalan side confirmed on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Spain international has been a valuable member of the … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • New Zealand have lofty ambitions after long-term plan bears fruit

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - For a team that have never made any noise in three previous Women's World Cup appearances, New Zealand have a lofty goal in mind after a long-term strategy to improve their playing depth and standard of … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • China seek credibility on return to world stage

    Rich in potential but poor in experience, China's women are targeting a berth in the knockout rounds at the World Cup in Canada to atone for the humiliation of failing to qualify for the last tournament in 2011. Sixteenth-ranked China face an … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • FIFA says Valcke not involved in $10 million payment

    FIFA says Valcke not involved in $10 million payment

    FIFA denied on Tuesday that the top lieutenant of its President, Sepp Blatter, or any other member its senior management made $10 million in bank transactions that are central to a bribery investigation against the world soccer body. Secretary … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Profile on Canada team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women's World Cup qualifiers Canada: Women's World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: (5) 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 Best performance: Fourth place (2003) Drawn in Group A with China, New Zealand and Netherlands - - … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Ivory Coast admit World Cup might be bridge too far

    Ivory Coast snatched a maiden Women's World Cup berth just five minutes from the end of their qualifying campaign last year but by their own admission might find the standard in Canada some way above their ability. While their male counterparts are … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Canada hope to turn home advantage into World Cup glory

    Tremendous support and a familiarity with playing on artificial turf give Canada an edge at the Women's World Cup but the hosts will need to find a way to cope with sky-high expectations that come with staging the tournament. Having now qualified … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Factbox: Profile on Canada team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women's World Cup qualifiers Canada: Women's World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: (5) 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 Best performance: Fourth place (2003) Drawn in Group A with China, New Zealand and Netherlands - - … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • U.S., Germany fancied at landmark Women's World Cup

    U.S., Germany fancied at landmark Women's World Cup

    By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - Canada will host the largest Women's World Cup in history over the next month where the neighbouring United States are a hot favourite to snap a 16-year title drought at football's showpiece event. With a legal fight … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Profile on Thailand team for Women's World Cup

    REUTERS - Factbox on Women's World Cup qualifiers Thailand: Women's World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: None Best performance: N/A Drawn in Group B with Germany, Norway and Ivory Coast. - - Coach: Nuengrutai Srathongvian Nuengrutai … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • US, Germany fancied at landmark Women's World Cup

    By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - Canada will host the largest Women's World Cup in history over the next month where the neighboring United States are a hot favorite to snap a 16-year title drought at soccer's showpiece event. With a legal fight … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Watson, 65, aiming to make cut in Open farewell

    Watson, 65, aiming to make cut in Open farewell

    By Tony Jimenez ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Five-times champion Tom Watson is going through the full gamut of emotions ahead of his final British Open next month but he is certain of one thing, he does not want to bow out with a whimper. The … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Beijing says takes anti-discrimination pledge seriously

    Beijing says takes anti-discrimination pledge seriously

    By Adam Rose BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing takes seriously the Olympics anti-discrimination pledge it has signed in its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, a senior official said on Tuesday, but denied knowledge of a recent crackdown on a prominent … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Golf-Watson, 65, aiming to make cut in Open farewell

    By Tony Jimenez ST ANDREWS, Scotland, June 2 (Reuters) - Five-times champion Tom Watson is going through the full gamut of emotions ahead of his final British Open next month but he is certain of one thing, he does not want to bow out with a … More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • Qatar Airways says still keen to sponsor FIFA World Cup

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Qatar Airways plans to become a World Cup sponsor for FIFA even though it is concerned by the bribery investigation of the world soccer's governing body, the airline said on Tuesday. "We want to be the sponsor (and) this is … More »

    Reuters - 51 minutes ago
  • Cotter names 46-man Scotland training squad

    Players from Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh dominated a 46-man World Cup training squad named by Scotland head coach Vern Cotter on Tuesday. Twenty-two from PRO12 champions Glasgow were included while European Challenge Cup finalists Edinburgh … More »

    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
  • Williams expect to be back in the points in Canada

    Williams are hoping for a big haul of points in Montreal this weekend after drawing a blank in Formula One's Monaco showcase race last time out. The team, still third overall in the constructors' championship, set the fastest lap in Canada last … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Beijing says takes anti-discrimination pledge seriously

    By Adam Rose BEIJING, June 2 (Reuters) - Beijing takes seriously the Olympics anti-discrimination pledge it has signed in its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, a senior official said on Tuesday, but denied knowledge of a recent crackdown on a … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • FIFA says Valcke not behind $10m payment in corruption probe

    FIFA says Valcke not behind $10m payment in corruption probe

    Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body, FIFA defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by distancing him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes. FIFA said the three payments … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Shastri to lead India on Bangladesh tour

    Shastri to lead India on Bangladesh tour

    Ravi Shastri will lead India on their tour of Bangladesh later this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday, as deliberations continue over a permanent replacement for Duncan Fletcher. The 53-year-old former test … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Ravi Shastri to lead India on Bangladesh tour

    Ravi Shastri to lead India on Bangladesh tour

    Ravi Shastri will lead India on their tour of Bangladesh later this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday, as deliberations continue over a permanent replacement for Duncan Fletcher. The 53-year-old former test … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Myanmar party over as Ukraine hit them for six

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar's under-20 World Cup 'party' came to a crashing halt on Tuesday when they were hammered 6-0 by Ukraine, with all six goals coming in the second half, prompting the Asian side's German coach to … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • England's Cipriani bailed on suspicion of drink driving

    England's Cipriani bailed on suspicion of drink driving

    Sale Sharks and England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a car crash in the early hours of Monday morning. Cipriani, who returned to Six Nations action in February after a seven-year absence and has … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
  • CORRECTS: FIFA says Jerome Valcke not involved in $10M payment in US probe

    ZURICH (AP) -- CORRECTS: FIFA says Jerome Valcke not involved in $10M payment in US probe. (Corrects APNewsAlert that did not clearly state that Valcke was not involved.) … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • FIFA says secretary general Valcke not behind $10 million payment in US corruption probe

    FIFA says secretary general Valcke not behind $10 million payment in US corruption probe

    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was not involved in the $10 million payment mentioned in the U.S. corruption probe rocking soccer's governing body, FIFA said Tuesday. FIFA said the payment was approved in 2007 by Julio Grondona, the former … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • CONCACAF general secretary Sanz suspended by FIFA

    CONCACAF general secretary Enrique Sanz and two soccer officials from Africa were provisionally banned by FIFA's ethics committee on Monday as the fallout continued from last week's arrests before the governing body's annual Congress and … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Sharapova bows out, Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown

    Sharapova bows out, Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - A cold chill circulated around Maria Sharapova as the title holder was frozen out of the French Open on Monday but there was no stopping Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal from blazing a trail towards a scorching … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Tamarine pursues more success on court, rather than in one

    Tamarine pursues more success on court, rather than in one

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai trailblazer Tamarine Tanasugarn is well prepared for life after tennis having completed a law degree but retirement talk remains on hold while the 38-year-old chases more success on the court rather … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Rene Rivera channels Willie Mays Hayes with underwhelming slide into second

    Rene Rivera channels Willie Mays Hayes with underwhelming slide into second

    Rivera was very much out at second base, but at least we all get to laugh about it. Him included. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • WADA to appeal in Australia Rules supplements case

    WADA to appeal in Australia Rules supplements case

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is to appeal the decision by the Australian Football League (AFL) to acquit sports scientist Stephen Dank of doping charges. Dank, who ran the supplements programme at Australian Rules club Essendon in 2012, was … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Doping-WADA to appeal in Australia Rules supplements case

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is to appeal the decision by the Australian Football League (AFL) to acquit sports scientist Stephen Dank of doping charges. Dank, who ran the supplements programme at Australian Rules club Essendon in 2012, was … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • FIFA scandal deepens as Blatter aide linked to payments

    FIFA scandal deepens as Blatter aide linked to payments

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors believe FIFA President Sepp Blatter's top lieutenant made $10 million in bank transactions that are central to the bribery investigation of the world soccer body, a source familiar with the … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Monday's Sports In Brief

    The Bulls plan to introduce Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg as their new coach on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Hoiberg had long been rumored as the replacement for Tom Thibodeau, who was fired last week after … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • As baseball goes high-tech, stealing a base still old school

    As baseball goes high-tech, stealing a base still old school

    Billy Hamilton doesn't bother to watch video of pitchers' moves to home plate. When he reaches first, one of baseball's top base stealers goes more by observation and instinct. ''I see so many things happen when I'm on the bases, so I can't go … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Jacob deGrom tosses a gem as Mets blank Padres

    Jacob deGrom tosses a gem as Mets blank Padres

    deGrom took a no-hitter into sixth as both starting pitchers combined for 20 strikeouts. … More »

    Big League Stew - 4 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Gallo gets call; Burnett faces Giants

    LEADING OFF: Gallo gets call; Burnett faces Giants

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Joannie Rochette finds a new way to soar

    Triple jumps just don't deliver the same thrills for Joannie Rochette. ''I started skydiving last fall and did my solo certification and got really into it,'' said the Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist in figure skating who has completed about 30 … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Games-Tamarine pursues more success on court, rather than in one

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, June 2 (Reuters) - Thai trailblazer Tamarine Tanasugarn is well prepared for life after tennis having completed a law degree but retirement talk remains on hold while the 38-year-old chases more success on the court … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago