Sport

Canadians gush over queen's nod to hockey - 07/02/2010

OTTAWA- Queen Elizabeth II celebrated Canada's 143rd birthday Thursday before a crowd of tens of thousands of people who cheered her on as she saluted the Canadian men's hockey team's recent Olympic...

Football: Vuvuzelas stir online debate at World Cup - 06/13/2010

Eighty thousand of them being blown at full volume sounds like a swarm of angry bees buzzing in your ear, or, as one newspaper put it, an elephant in distress. It is a tuneless din that takes getting...

Cricket: Aussie fightback leaves Waqar at a loss - 05/15/2010

GROS ISLET, Julian Guyer- Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said he still "couldn't believe it" after the defending champions lost a thrilling World Twenty20 semi-final to Australia in a game they'd all...

Thousands take to Swiss Alps in gruelling Glacier race - 04/22/2010

ZERMATT- Ski-borne mountaineers took to the Swiss Alps overnight Thursday in the legendary Glacier Patrol, a gruelling race of up to 53 kilometres (33 miles) across the snowbound peaks. "We're...

From Shanghai to Boston, sports hit by travel chaos - 04/19/2010

PARIS- Formula One to badminton, football to MotoGP - the travel chaos triggered by the cloud of volcanic ash which has grounded the bulk of Europe's airfleet has hit sporting events around the...

Motorcycling: Antonio Banderas presents new team - 04/05/2010

MADRID- Spanish actor Antonio Banderas on Monday officially unveiled his new Jack&Jones team that will compete in the new Moto2 championship, which will replace the 250cc category this year. "I...

Football: Real back on top as Atletico suffer more derby misery - 03/28/2010

MADRID, Phil Seery- Real Madrid came from behind to defeat neighbours Atletico 3-2 in an enthralling derby at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and nudge Barcelona off the top of the La Liga table....

RugbyU: Contepomi leads Toulon to crucial win - 03/26/2010

PARIS- Argentina superstar Felipe Contepomi scored all of his team's points as Toulon edged Bourgoin 13-9 on Friday to snatch pole position in the French Top 14. With teammate and fly-half rival...

Paralympics: Vancouver hopes to become top accessibility city - 03/17/2010

VANCOUVER, Deborah Jones - Civic leaders hope the 2010 Paralympics will make Vancouver a world leader in disabled accessibility, but experts are divided on whether the games help regular disabled...

Football: South Africa celebrates 100 day countdown to World Cup - 03/02/2010

DURBAN, Marine Veith- Schoolchildren will ditch their uniforms for football jerseys, while dancers will take to the streets on Tuesday as South Africa celebrates the 100-day countdown to the World...
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