Sports http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23073/all en UPDATE 1-NBA results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-1-nba-results <p>Jan 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/canada">TORONTO</a> 102 Portland 79 Chicago 96 ORLANDO 94 Sacramento 97 CLEVELAND 94 INDIANA 89 Washington 81 Memphis 93 BOSTON 83</p> CDATA National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:59:48 +0000 5730982 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-League and players resume face-to-face labor talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/nhl-league-and-players-resume-face-face-labor-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Jan 5 (Reuters) - The National Hockey League (NHL) and the union representing its players met face-to-face along with a federal mediator on Saturday with hopes of ending a lockout in time to salvage a condensed season.</p> <p>A small group meeting between the league, union and mediator began early Saturday afternoon in New York, according to a NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) spokesman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/nhl-league-and-players-resume-face-face-labor-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lockout National Hockey League Players' Association NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement NHL strike Person Location Salary cap Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:23:50 +0000 5731250 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Lance Armstrong may admit he used banned drugs - NY Times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Adds comments by WADA, Livestrong)</p> <p>Jan 5 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist at the center of the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history, may admit he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions, citing unidentified sources.</p> <p>Such an admission would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping for years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Doping Drugs in sport Employment Relation Floyd Landis doping case Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Livestrong wristband Medicine Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Sports Tour de France United States Anti-Doping Agency Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport World Anti-Doping Agency Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:53 +0000 5731258 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Capitals' Johansson runs out of gas as lockout ends http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130106/nhl-capitals-johansson-runs-out-gas-lockout-ends <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Washington Capitals centre Marcus Johansson was hastily dropped off at a Swedish gas station as news of the end of the NHL Lockout broke on Sunday.</p> <p>Johansson, who played for BIK Karlskoga during the lockout, was travelling to Monday's game at Malmo in southern Sweden.</p> <p>But as the news of the end of the lockout broke, the team bus pulled over at a gas station and Johansson's short stint in the second tier of Swedish hockey ended abruptly, the Expressen newspaper reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130106/nhl-capitals-johansson-runs-out-gas-lockout-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BIK Karlskoga CDATA Ice hockey Johansson Marcus Johansson Marcus Johansson Person Career Person Location Quotation Social Issues Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 06 Jan 2013 23:45:04 +0000 5731303 at http://www.globalpost.com Welcome to Macca's as McDonald's goes Aussie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/welcome-maccas-mcdonalds-goes-aussie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Looking for a McDonald's in<br /> Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead.</p> <p>The international fast food giant will temporarily change<br /> signs at selected stores across the country to "Macca's," the<br /> affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration<br /> of Australia Day, which falls on Jan. 26 - a move that is its<br /> first such globally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/welcome-maccas-mcdonalds-goes-aussie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aussie Australian culture Australian English Australian rules football CDATA Company Location Food and drink Games McDonald's McDonald's Person Career Quotation Sports XML Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:14 +0000 5731324 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldo shocked by Boateng racism episode http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said it was incredible that episodes of racism still happen in soccer stadiums after AC Milan abandoned a friendly in Italy last week because of offensive chants by spectators.</p> <p>However, the Portuguese forward was non-committal over Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch over racist insults during the match against lower tier Pro Patria, saying it was a "personal decision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Ballon d'Or Boateng Brazilian footballers CDATA Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Kevin-Prince Boateng Person Career Quotation Real Madrid C.F. Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:11 +0000 5731423 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Quake fears are not a factor, says Tokyo bid chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-quake-fears-are-not-factor-says-tokyo-bid-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Alastair Himmer</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Concerns that a major earthquake could strike during the 2020 Olympics will not affect Tokyo's chances of hosting the Games, the city's bid leader said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Tokyo tiptoed into the bidding race after losing out to Rio de Janeiro for 2016 and with the country still recovering from a deadly tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-quake-fears-are-not-factor-says-tokyo-bid-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japanese Olympic Committee National Olympic Stadium Natural Disaster Olympic Games Person Career Quotation Sport in Japan Sports Summer Olympic Games Summer Olympics Summer Olympics bids Tokyo Tokyo bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:37 +0000 5731488 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Boxing clever for Cooper's confidence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-boxing-clever-coopers-confidence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sparring for his professional boxing debut has given controversial Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper a confidence boost ahead of the upcoming Super Rugby season, Queensland Reds coach Ewan McKenzie said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old New Zealand-born back steps into the ring on Feb. 8 on the undercard of close friend and World Cup winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams' bout with Francois Botha.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-boxing-clever-coopers-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia national rugby union team CDATA Ewan McKenzie James Horwill Person Career Quade Cooper Queensland Reds Quotation Rugby union Sports Will Genia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:50 +0000 5731506 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa can cause Nations Cup 'shock' - coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-africa-can-cause-nations-cup-shock-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Africa, tumbling down the FIFA rankings and given little chance in their home tournament, can "shock people" and make a bold bid to win the African Nations Cup, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday.</p> <p>Igesund said his squad, hard hit by injury, the retirement from international football of captain Steven Pienaar and a match fixing scandal that led to a temporary suspension of top officials, was on the right path.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-africa-can-cause-nations-cup-shock-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Gordon Igesund Gordon Igesund Person Career Pitso Mosimane Quotation Santos v Igesund South Africa national Australian rules football team Soweto Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:46 +0000 5731514 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Buenos Aires Open men's singles round 1 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-italian-cup-quarterfinal-fixtures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Buenos Aires Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 2-Nicolas Almagro (Spain) beat Guido Pella (Argentina) 6-3 6-2 Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia) beat 5-Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 8-Albert Ramos (Spain) beat Flavio Cipolla (Italy) 6-1 6-0 Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat 4-Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-4 4-6 6-1 Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-1 6-4</p> ATP Buenos Aires CDATA Coppa Italia Sports Tennis XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:06:20 +0000 5731575 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-English premier league fixtures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-english-premier-league-fixtures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the English premier league matches on Tuesday<br /> Saturday, January 12 (GMT)<br /> Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur (1245)<br /> Aston Villa v Southampton (1500)<br /> Everton v Swansea City (1500)<br /> Fulham v Wigan Athletic (1500)<br /> Norwich City v Newcastle United (1500)<br /> Reading v West Bromwich Albion (1500)<br /> Stoke City v Chelsea (1500)<br /> Sunderland v West Ham United (1500)<br /> Sunday, January 13 (GMT)<br /> Manchester United </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-english-premier-league-fixtures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011–12 Premier League Association football Premier League Premier League records and statistics Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:07:05 +0000 5731588 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Cash-strapped Madrid ready to host Games, bid team say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-cash-strapped-madrid-ready-host-games-bid-team-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Madrid will be capable of staging a successful 2020 Olympics despite the parlous state of Spain's finances, officials behind the city's bid said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Today the biggest weakness we have is the economy but we can overcome it," Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco told a news conference, a day after Madrid's bid dossier was handed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-cash-strapped-madrid-ready-host-games-bid-team-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alejandro Blanco Business Candidate Position Community of Madrid Geography of Europe International Olympic Committee Madrid Madrid bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics Madrid bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Person Career Quotation Sports Summer Olympics Summer Olympics bids Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:25 +0000 5731606 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dortmund to continue youth-based policy, says Klopp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dortmund-continue-youth-based-policy-says-klopp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund will continue to rely on developing young players rather than copying Bayern Munich's policy of expensive transfers, coach Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I read somewhere that we are planning a 40-million euro counter-attack," Klopp told the Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) in an interview at the team's winter training camp in Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dortmund-continue-youth-based-policy-says-klopp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:14 +0000 5731706 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Bulgaria and Hungary told to play behind closed doors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-soccer-bulgaria-and-hungary-told-play-behind-closed-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>BERNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bulgaria and Hungary were ordered to play their next home World Cup qualifiers behind closed doors after their fans were found guilty of racist and anti-Semitic behaviour in recent games, FIFA said Tuesday.</p> <p>Bulgaria were sanctioned after a group of supporters racially abused Denmark substitute Patrick Mtiliga every time he touched the ball after entering the field in the second half of their 2014 World Cup qualifier in Sofia in October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-soccer-bulgaria-and-hungary-told-play-behind-closed-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA International Olympic Committee Labor Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:00:29 +0000 5731769 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong offered donation to anti-doping agency-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cycling-armstrong-offered-donation-anti-doping-agency-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong once offered to donate nearly $250,000 to anti-doping efforts, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) tells 60 Minutes Sports in an interview to be aired on Wednesday.</p> <p>Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year after an investigation by USADA found evidence of wide-spread doping, had a representative offer the agency a large sum of money in 2004, USADA chief Travis Tygart says in the wide-ranging interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cycling-armstrong-offered-donation-anti-doping-agency-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:00:04 +0000 5731839 at http://www.globalpost.com