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Saudi Arabia to offer visitor visa for special events from December

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December, it said on Tuesday, as the...

Indian sailor rescued from yacht stranded off Australian coast

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Indian sailor injured in a solo round-the-world race has been rescued, the Indian Navy said on Monday, after Australian authorities said a...

French rescue ship nears yacht of Indian sailor stranded off Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A French ship heading to the rescue of an Indian sailor injured in a grueling round-the-world race is expected to reach his storm-damaged yacht...

Bristol no pushovers as Ian Madigan punishes Quins’ ill-discipline | Sport

They are not going to be easy to beat here. Bristol’s second home match of their return to the Premiership did not throb with the intensity of their first, but on a...

Ben Barba’s silky double caps impressive St Helens win at Warrington | Sport

With the League Leaders’ Shield and a home semi-final in the play-offs long since secured for St Helens, it is easy to suggest there is little riding on their final...

Middlesbrough lack cutting edge as Swansea hold off first-half flurry | Football

Efficiency is always commendable but, in a football context at least, it pays the greatest dividends when combined with cold-blooded ruthlessness. If there can be no...

Érik Lamela’s sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton | Football

Crisis averted. The vultures had been circling around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham but, while this was hardly a sparkling display, they ended up short of fodder...

High School trainer accused of sexual abuse

After years of silence, Brazil’s footballers get political again

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s divisive campaign for next month’s presidential election has spilled over onto sacred ground – the country’s soccer...

From Congo to Greece’s basketball league: a migrant boy’s journey

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) – He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes. Now, not yet 18, Christ Wamba is...