Advantage climbers as 2020 Tour de France route revealed
PARIS (Reuters) - Tour de France organizers put a spring in the step of the climbers on Tuesday after unveiling the route for the 2020 race featuring a first mountain stage on the second day and only one time trial on the eve of the final parade on the Champs Elysees.
UPDATE 2-Bulgarian soccer chief turns down PM's call to resign
SOFIA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Bulgarian Football Union's (BFU) president Borislav Mihaylov has turned down the prime minister's call to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgaria fans towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier.
Cricket-Tendulkar, Lara to play T20 tournament in India
MUMBAI, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are among former cricketers who will return to the field for the Road Safety World Series in India next year.
Formula One to keep three day format with Friday tweaks
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is to stick with its three-day race format but with changes to the Friday schedule to cater for an expanding calendar, according to the sport's managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn.
Turkey players salute Syria operation after goal against France
ANKARA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Turkish footballers celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria, raising the risk of a UEFA investigation after a similar gesture three days ago.
Soccer-UEFA must do more to tackle "vile" racism -UK PM Johnson's spokesman
LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Racist abuse aimed at England players during a match against Bulgaria on Monday was vile and European football's governing body UEFA must do more to tackle such behavior, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Soccer: Anti-racism body says England game should have been abandoned
LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-racism organization Kick It Out has criticized European football's governing body UEFA for failing to abandon Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria after England's black players were subjected to monkey chants.
'I don't look for records, they look for me': Ronaldo after 700th goal
(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has lost count of the number of records he has broken, the Portugal forward said after scoring the 700th goal of his career during a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday.
LeBron says Rockets GM 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet
(Reuters) - LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong this month.
Cricket-Australia's women to receive same prize money as men at T20 World Cup
Oct 15 (Reuters) - Cricket Australia (CA) has said it will ensure its women's team earn the same prize money as men's squads at the Twenty20 World Cup by topping up the winnings paid out by the sport's world governing body.
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