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Sep 16, 2015

Button coy about future plans

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jenson Button says his Formula One future is close to being decided and if he does race on next season it will only be with his beloved McLaren.

The 35-year-old, the second oldest driver currently in the sport, is weighing up whether he will go around again next year or end a 16-year career in which he won the 2009 world championship.

Sep 16, 2015

Interview: Button coy about future plans

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jenson Button says his Formula One future is close to being decided and if he does race on next season it will only be with his beloved McLaren.

The 35-year-old, the second oldest driver currently in the sport, is weighing up whether he will go around again next year or end a 16-year career in which he won the 2009 world championship.

Sep 16, 2015

Motor racing-Button coy about future plans

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Jenson Button says his Formula One future is close to being decided and if he does race on next season it will only be with his beloved McLaren.

The 35-year-old, the second oldest driver currently in the sport, is weighing up whether he will go around again next year or end a 16-year career in which he won the 2009 world championship.

Sep 8, 2015

Crowd trouble mars Asian World Cup qualifiers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – War-torn neighbours Syria and Iraq continued their unbeaten starts to the Asian World Cup qualifying competition on Tuesday as crowd trouble reared its ugly head in Malaysia, forcing the abandonment of the match with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia were leading 2-1 in the Group A Asian qualifier at Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor when play was stopped in the 87th minute after fans launched flares and fireworks onto the pitch.

Sep 8, 2015

Soccer-Crowd troubles mars Asian World Cup qualifiers

SINGAPORE, Sept 8 (Reuters) – War-torn neighbours Syria and Iraq continued their unbeaten starts to the Asian World Cup qualifying competition on Tuesday as crowd trouble reared its ugly head in Malaysia, forcing the abandonment of the match with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia were leading 2-1 in the Group A Asian qualifier at Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor when play was stopped in the 87th minute after fans launched flares and fireworks onto the pitch.

Sep 5, 2015

Tonga hoping for better luck at World Cup

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Inconsistency and ill-discipline have always been among the biggest obstacles facing Tongan teams at the Rugby World Cup.

Blessed with an abundance of talented players who can score tries from anywhere and pull off bone-jarring tackles, the Ikale Tahi are a team feared and respected by all their opponents.

Sep 5, 2015

Rugby-Tonga hoping for better luck at World Cup

Sept 5 (Reuters) – Inconsistency and ill-discipline have always been among the biggest obstacles facing Tongan teams at the Rugby World Cup.

Blessed with an abundance of talented players who can score tries from anywhere and pull off bone-jarring tackles, the Ikale Tahi are a team feared and respected by all their opponents.

Sep 4, 2015

No longer a surprise, Samoa confident for World Cup

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Almost a quarter of a century ago, in the pool rounds of the 1991 rugby World Cup, Western Samoa pulled off one of rugby’s biggest upsets when they beat the once-mighty Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.

It was a result that shook rugby’s established world order to the core, offering a first-hand look at the awesome, largely untapped potential of the Pacific Islanders as well as the decline of Wales, one of the sport’s traditional powers.

Sep 4, 2015

Rugby-No longer a surprise, Samoa confident for World Cup

Sept 4 (Reuters) – Almost a quarter of a century ago, in the pool rounds of the 1991 rugby World Cup, Western Samoa pulled off one of rugby’s biggest upsets when they beat the once-mighty Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.

It was a result that shook rugby’s established world order to the core, offering a first-hand look at the awesome, largely untapped potential of the Pacific Islanders as well as the decline of Wales, one of the sport’s traditional powers.

Aug 27, 2015

Four countries left in race to host world championships

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Argentina has pulled out of the running to host the 2021 and 2023 world swimming championships, leaving just four countries as confirmed bidders for the sport’s showcase event.

World governing body FINA will vote to decide the two host nations at a meeting in Dubai on November 8 following an abbreviated campaign to find a new host for 2021.

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