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Oct 10, 2012

Soccer-Spain and Italy on alert as mighty meet minnows

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Holders Spain face a tricky trip to Belarus in World Cup 2014 qualifying on Friday when a host of top European sides take on unheralded nations as they bid to avoid sizeable shocks en route to Brazil.

The Spanish know only too well that their Group I game in Minsk is far from a foregone conclusion after midfielder Javi Martinez’s club side Bayern Munich lost 3-1 at Belarussian champions BATE Borisov in the Champions League last week.

Sep 27, 2012
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Our live blog will bring you all the latest news, photos and video from golf’s Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois as United States battle holders Europe.

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Aug 2, 2012

Cycling: British men win, China women lose gold

LONDON (Reuters) – Six world records, home joy and two major disqualifications marked the first dramatic day of track cycling at the Olympics on Thursday where Britain’s men retained their team sprint title in front of assembled glitterati.

Chris Hoy picked up his sixth Games medal and fifth gold as Britain beat France in a world record time of 42.600 seconds to leave the London velodrome in ecstasy with Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron among those cheering in the crowd.

Aug 2, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-British men win, China women lose gold

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six world records, home joy and
two major disqualifications marked the first dramatic day of
track cycling at the Olympics on Thursday where Britain’s men
retained their team sprint title in front of assembled
glitterati.

Chris Hoy picked up his sixth Games medal and fifth gold as
Britain beat France in a world record time of 42.600 seconds to
leave the London velodrome in ecstasy with Prince William and
Prime Minister David Cameron among those cheering in the crowd.

Aug 2, 2012

Germany take gold after double relegation

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany ended up with gold in the Olympic women’s track cycling team sprint on Thursday after original winners China were relegated to second for a takeover infringement having earlier broken two world records.

Hosts and medal hopefuls Britain had been disqualified in the first round for another illegal changeover.

Aug 2, 2012

Cycling: Germany take gold after double relegation

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany ended up with gold in the Olympic women’s track cycling team sprint on Thursday after original winners China were relegated to second for a takeover infringement having earlier broken two world records.

Hosts and medal hopefuls Britain had been disqualified in the first round for another illegal changeover.

Aug 2, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-Germany take gold after double relegation

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Germany ended up with gold in the
Olympic women’s track cycling team sprint on Thursday after
original winners China were relegated to second for a takeover
infringement having earlier broken two world records.

Hosts and medal hopefuls Britain had been disqualified in
the first round for another illegal changeover.

Aug 1, 2012

Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC runs the country’s most recognised sports person of the year award and although it is only August 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

The fact fellow rider Mark Cavendish took last year’s award after being crowned world champion and winning the Tour points classification shows how huge cycling has become in Britain in a short space of time having once been seen as a minority sport.

Aug 1, 2012

Cycling: Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC runs the country’s most recognized sports person of the year award and although it is only August 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

The fact fellow rider Mark Cavendish took last year’s award after being crowned world champion and winning the Tour points classification shows how huge cycling has become in Britain in a short space of time having once been seen as a minority sport.

Aug 1, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC runs the country’s
most recognised sports person of the year award and although it
is only Aug. 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion
Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

The fact fellow rider Mark Cavendish took last year’s award
after being crowned world champion and winning the Tour points
classification shows how huge cycling has become in Britain in a
short space of time having once been seen as a minority sport.