from Mark Meadows:

Montpellier need belief not Santa Claus to win Ligue 1

February 20, 2012

Put a beard on avuncular and rotund Montpellier president Louis Nicollin and he could easily be mistaken for Father Christmas.

The cat flashes his claws

January 7, 2012

Karim Benzema has shrugged off the disparaging label of being Real Madrid’s pussycat and turned himself into a fearsome feline under Jose Mourinho.

Don’t write off the old continent just yet

December 15, 2011

By Alan Baldwin

Speaking about the Formula One calendar and the continuing expansion to east and west, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone declared this month that Europe was “finished“.

from Photographers' Blog:

Tour de France 2011 – A long way to Paris

July 29, 2011

This year's riders of the Tour de France covered 3430.5 km (2131.6 miles), divided into 21 stages, according to the Tour's official website.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Wednesday

March 23, 2011

SOCCER-EURO/Happy middle of the week to you all, and if like me you are in London where the sun is out and there is very little football to write about, you are forgiven for thinking the season is over and the grasscourt tennis season is about to kick in.

Welcome back “le crunch” — we’ve missed you

February 23, 2011

RUGBY-NATIONS/ENGLANDThere will be an extra buzz around Twickenham on Saturday and it will not be just because England fans know a win over France would set them up for their first Six Nations title for eight years.

Don’t discount Ireland for the Six Nations

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2011

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By James Illingworth

The 2011 Six Nations kicks off shortly in Cardiff with much of the pre-tournament hype suggesting a two-horse race between France and England.

Serbian players, fans set new Davis Cup celebration standards

December 6, 2010

TENNIS-DAVIS/Passers-by in downtown Belgrade unfamiliar with Serbia’s appetite for sports success would have been forgiven for thinking that the Balkan country won the soccer World Cup on Sunday evening and not the Davis Cup, an annual tennis competition featuring 16 teams in its top tier.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Euro 2012 qualifiers – live

September 7, 2010

We're following all tonight's Euro 2012 qualifiers live. Join us here for updates, comments and pix ... and details of all the goals as they go in.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

France to host Euro 2016

May 28, 2010

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Favourites France have been chosen to host Euro 2016 after beating Italy and Turkey.