Football http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25299/all en Australian mining mogul Tinkler set for a hard landing as sale nears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/australian-mining-mogul-tinkler-set-hard-landing-sale-nears <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>By Jane Wardell and Saeed Azhar</p> <p>SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Nathan Tinkler, whose meteoric rise made him Australia's pre-eminent coal baron, is set for a crash-landing as his main financial backer moves closer to a sale of the former billionaire's stake in Whitehaven Coal, sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/australian-mining-mogul-tinkler-set-hard-landing-sale-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Nathan Tinkler Soccer in Australia Tinkler Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:30:28 +0000 5733011 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Defenders' union fear for tackle after Kompany red card http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-defenders-union-fear-tackle-after-kompany-red-card <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>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The art of tackling could become extinct if full-bloodied but fair challenges like the one Manchester City's Vincent Kompany executed at Arsenal on Sunday continue to be punished with red cards, former defenders fear.</p> <p>City captain Kompany appeared to time his tackle on Arsenal's surging midfielder Jack Wilshere to perfection, taking the ball cleanly with his out-stretched left leg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-defenders-union-fear-tackle-after-kompany-red-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football Sports Vincent Kompany Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:45:30 +0000 5734089 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Cooper back for Australia's Lions training squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-cooper-back-australias-lions-training-squad <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 15 (Reuters) - Controversial flyhalf Quade Cooper returned to the Australia squad on Tuesday, with coach Robbie Deans naming a large 49-man training group ahead of the test series against the British and Irish Lions in June and July.</p> <p>Cooper had looked set to miss the three-test series after a public row with Deans last year when he described the Wallabies training camp as a 'toxic environment', but the Queensland Reds back patched up his differences and signed a new three-year deal in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/rugby-cooper-back-australias-lions-training-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Rugby union Super Rugby Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:15:23 +0000 5734557 at http://www.globalpost.com Cavani still dreaming of Napoli title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/preview-soccer-cavani-still-dreaming-napoli-title Napoli fans can rejoice knowing Edinson Cavani will still be spearheading their attack. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/preview-soccer-cavani-still-dreaming-napoli-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cavani Edinson Cavani Football futbol italy soccer Napoli soccer World At Play Italy Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 5738796 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NFL players union funds $100 mln Harvard study on injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nfl-players-union-funding-100-mln-harvard-study-injury <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 NFL response, paragraphs 11-12)</p> <p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The union that represents U.S. professional football players has given Harvard University a $100 million grant for a study of the range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions, that affect current and former players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nfl-players-union-funding-100-mln-harvard-study-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Education Entertainment Environment Football Health Labor National Football League Neurotrauma Politics Social Issues Technology Weather Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:15:40 +0000 5741094 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyl-super-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League results on Friday, the first weekend of the 2013 season:</p> <p>Leeds 36 Hull 6</p> <p>Salford 0 Wigan 42</p> <p>Playing Saturday</p> <p>St Helens v Huddersfield (1645GMT)</p> <p>Playing Sunday (all 1500GMT)</p> <p>Bradford v Wakefield, Hull KR v Catalan Dragons, London Broncos v Widnes, Warrington v Castleford</p> <p>afp</p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:15:36 +0000 5743639 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Leeds kick off title defence with Hull rout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyl-leeds-kick-title-defence-hull-rout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reigning champions Leeds Rhinos kicked off the new Super League season with an emphatic 36-6 victory over Hull on Friday.</p> <p>Hull failed to overcome the late withdrawal of newly-appointed captain Gareth Ellis and Leeds took full advantage to cruise to their 12th successive opening weekend win.</p> <p>England forward Ellis is back in Super League after a four-year spell in Australia, but his return was delayed when he was ruled out after damaging an ankle in the warm-up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyl-leeds-kick-title-defence-hull-rout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:30:19 +0000 5743650 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/rugbyl-super-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League result on Saturday, the first weekend of the 2013 season:</p> <p>St Helens 4 Huddersfield 40</p> <p>Played Friday</p> <p>Leeds 36 Hull 6</p> <p>Salford 0 Wigan 42</p> <p>Playing Sunday (all 1500GMT)</p> <p>Bradford v Wakefield, Hull KR v Catalan Dragons, London Broncos v Widnes, Warrington v Castleford</p> <p>afp</p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:15:35 +0000 5744162 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Smith puts his trust in Wolves' cubs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/rugbyl-smith-puts-his-trust-wolves-cubs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith is hoping his faith in youth will be rewarded when his side face their first big test of the Super League season against Wigan this weekend. </p> <p>Smith's side, who lost in the Grand Final last season, are the bookies' tip to claim the first Super League crown in their history this time around.</p> <p>But the favourites tag does not appear to be weighing heavy at the moment as the Wire have looked impressive in pre-season and in their 40-24 thumping of Castleford Tigers on the opening weekend. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/rugbyl-smith-puts-his-trust-wolves-cubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:00:45 +0000 5748376 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rugbyl-super-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League table after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, total points):</p> <p>Wigan 2 1 1 0 59 17 3</p> <p>Warrington 2 1 1 0 57 41 3</p> <p>Huddersfield 1 1 0 0 40 4 2</p> <p>Bradford 1 1 0 0 40 6 2</p> <p>Leeds 1 1 0 0 36 6 2</p> <p>Widnes 1 1 0 0 28 14 2</p> <p>Catalan Dragons 1 1 0 0 32 24 2</p> <p>Hull K R 1 0 0 1 24 32 0</p> <p>London Broncos 1 0 0 1 14 28 0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rugbyl-super-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:15:49 +0000 5750617 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rugbyl-super-league-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League result on Friday:</p> <p>Wigan 17 Warrington 17</p> <p>Postponed</p> <p>Hull v Bradford (traffic problems)</p> <p>Playing Saturday</p> <p>Catalan Dragons v Salford (1700GMT), Wakefield v Hull KR (1745GMT)</p> <p>Playing Sunday (1500GMT unless stated)</p> <p>Castleford v Leeds 1530GMT Huddersfield v London Broncos, Hull v Bradford, Widnes v St Helens</p> <p>afp</p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:15:56 +0000 5750621 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Wallabies star Cooper wants to fight on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/boxing-wallabies-star-cooper-wants-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper said Saturday he loved his first taste of professional boxing and wants another bout in the ring later this year.</p> <p>Cooper, 24, spectacularly won his first professional fight with a first round knockout of fellow Australian Barry Dunnett on the undercard of former World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams's heavyweight title fight in Brisbane on Friday night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/boxing-wallabies-star-cooper-wants-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Quade Cooper Rugby football Rugby union Sports AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:45:14 +0000 5750810 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/rugbyl-super-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League results on Sunday, on the first weekend of the 2013 season:</p> <p>Bradford 40 Wakefield 6</p> <p>Hull KR 24 Catalan Dragons 32</p> <p>London Broncos 14 Widnes 28</p> <p>Warrington 40 Castleford 24</p> <p>Played Saturday:</p> <p>St Helens 4 Huddersfield 40</p> <p>Played Friday:</p> <p>Leeds 36 Hull 6</p> <p>Salford 0 Wigan 42</p> <p>afp13</p> Football Rugby league Super League AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:30:23 +0000 5750817 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/rugbyl-super-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League table on Sunday, after the first weekend of the 2013 season (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, total points):</p> <p>Wigan 1 1 0 0 42 0 2</p> <p>Huddersfield 1 1 0 0 40 4 2</p> <p>Bradford 1 1 0 0 40 6 2</p> <p>Leeds 1 1 0 0 36 6 2</p> <p>Warrington 1 1 0 0 40 24 2</p> <p>Widnes 1 1 0 0 28 14 2</p> <p>Catalan Dragons 1 1 0 0 32 24 2</p> <p>Hull KR 1 0 0 1 24 32 0</p> <p>London Broncos 1 0 0 1 14 28 0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/rugbyl-super-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:31:06 +0000 5750838 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Super League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/rugbyl-super-league-results-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Super League results on Saturday:</p> <p>Catalan Dragons 40 Salford 6</p> <p>Wakefield 36 Hull KR 20</p> <p>Played Friday</p> <p>Wigan 17 Warrington 17</p> <p>Playing Sunday (1500GMT unless stated)</p> <p>Castleford v Leeds (1530GMT), Huddersfield v London Broncos, Hull v Bradford, Widnes v St Helens</p> <p>afp</p> Football Rugby football Rugby league AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:17:53 +0000 5751322 at http://www.globalpost.com