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Sep 8, 2014

Asian Games: Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male team

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive.

The Saudi stance sparked criticism from Human Rights Watch, which condemned its all-male line-up, saying the ultra-conservative state was shutting the door on female athletes, having previously shown signs of wanting to break down barriers.

Sep 8, 2014

Games-Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male team

SINGAPORE, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive.

The Saudi stance sparked criticism from Human Rights Watch, which condemned its all-male line-up, saying the ultra-conservative state was shutting the door on female athletes, having previously shown signs of wanting to break down barriers.

Sep 5, 2014

Sprint king Adrian unafraid of Phelps

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 meters freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water.

Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband event.

Sep 5, 2014

Swimming-Sprint king Adrian unafraid of Phelps

SINGAPORE, Sept 5 (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 metres freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water.

Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband event.

Jul 9, 2014

Argentina, Netherlands set for battle, Brazil wonders what happened

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Argentina and the Netherlands were getting ready to play on Wednesday for the right to join Germany in the World Cup final as the inquisition into Brazil’s humiliating exit gathered pace.

The hopes of a South America winner now rest on the shoulders of Argentina captain Lionel Messi who will lead his team against the Dutch in the second semi-final in Sao Paulo, kicking off at 2100 BST.

Jul 9, 2014

Soccer-Argentina, Netherlands set for battle, Brazil wonders what happened

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9 (Reuters) – Argentina and the Netherlands were getting ready to play on Wednesday for the right to join Germany in the World Cup final as the inquisition into Brazil’s humiliating exit gathered pace.

The hopes of a South America winner now rest on the shoulders of Argentina captain Lionel Messi who will lead his team against the Dutch in the second semi-final in Sao Paulo, kicking off at 2000 GMT.

Jul 9, 2014

Ruthless Germany leave Brazil heart-broken

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

Brazil has hosted one of the most memorable World Cups ever but the country’s dream of winning on home soil was not the only thing shattered by a ruthless Germany in an extraordinary match in Belo Horizonte.

Jul 9, 2014

Sublime Germany stun the world with rout of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

Brazil has hosted one of the most memorable World Cups ever but the country’s dream of winning on home soil was not the only thing shattered by a ruthless Germany in an extraordinary match in Belo Horizonte.

Jul 9, 2014

Soccer-Ruthless Germany leave Brazil heart-broken

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 (Reuters) – The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

Brazil has hosted one of the most memorable World Cups ever but the country’s dream of winning on home soil was not the only thing shattered by a ruthless Germany in an extraordinary match in Belo Horizonte.

Jul 8, 2014

Ruthless Germany leave Brazil in state of shock

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s dream of winning the World Cup on home soil was shattered on Tuesday when they suffered a humiliating 7-1 loss to ruthless Germany in an extraordinary semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

The carnival atmosphere that had swept over the samba nation during the tournament gave way to a state of shock and disbelief as Brazil suffered their heaviest ever defeat.

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