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Dec 19, 2014

Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love.

On the fields of play, the action in 2014 was at times breathtaking.

A German team, unshackled from its pragmatic past and playing with uninhibited flair, won a World Cup in Brazil that exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations.

Dec 19, 2014

Yearender: Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love.

On the fields of play, the action in 2014 was at times breathtaking.

A German team, unshackled from its pragmatic past and playing with uninhibited flair, won a World Cup in Brazil that exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations.

Nov 28, 2014

Batsman’s death turns attention on helmets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A week ago, cricket was considered one of the safest games in the world, a sport that anyone can play without any real fear for their safety.

The horrific death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being hit in the head by a ball, has shattered that notion forever.

Nov 28, 2014

Phil Hughes’ death turns attention on helmets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A week ago, cricket was considered one of the safest games in the world, a sport that anyone can play without any real fear for their safety.

The horrific death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being hit in the head by a ball, has shattered that notion forever.

Nov 28, 2014

Cricket-Batsman’s death turns attention on helmets

SINGAPORE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A week ago, cricket was considered one of the safest games in the world, a sport that anyone can play without any real fear for their safety.

The horrific death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being hit in the head by a ball, has shattered that notion forever.

Nov 27, 2014

Australia’s maverick batsman Phil Hughes

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket’s free spirits.

A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit on the head by a ball and never regained consciousness.

Nov 25, 2014

Cricket-Australia’s maverick batsman Phil Hughes

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Phil Hughes has always been something of a maverick in Australian cricketing circles.

A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, he has been in an out of the Australian national team for the past five years.

Nov 8, 2014

2024 is ‘right time’ for U.S. Olympic bid, says ANOC chief

BANGKOK (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”.

The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1996, partly because of a long-running feud over television rights and sponsorship, but the president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), believes the U.S. now has a great chance.

Nov 8, 2014

Olympics-2024 is “right time” for U.S. Olympic bid, says ANOC chief

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”.

The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1996, partly because of a long-running feud over television rights and sponsorship, but the president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), believes the U.S. now has a great chance.

Nov 8, 2014

Baku confident of being ready for European Games

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Baku is facing a race against time to be ready to host next year’s inaugural European Games with thousands of construction workers scrambling around the clock to get all the facilities finished.

Just a quarter of the 16 venues have been completed but organizers are confident everything will be ready before the opening ceremony on June 12, 2015.

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      "I help organise and cover major sports events and stories in Asia. Based in Sydney, Australia for the last decade, I specialise in rugby, cricket, tennis, swimming and football."
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