Reuters sports correspondent, all my sporting thoughts and not those of my employer. Retweets are not necessarily my views.

Soccer-Thai refugee eyeing Premier League with Sheffield United

in.reuters.com — July 21 In the prison-like surroundings of a Thai refugee camp on the Myanmar border, 10-year-old Kler Heh would play soccer in bare feet with family and friends dreaming of a new life elsewhere. Anywhere.
Jul 21, 2015

Could Southeast Asia finally boast an English Premier League footballer? This inspirational young man is trying his…reut.rs/1MEKgsU

Jul 21, 2015

RT @PJReuters: Could Southeast Asia finally boast an English Premier League footballer? This inspirational young man is trying his…reut.rs/1MEKgsU

Thai refugee eyeing Premier League with Sheffield United

uk.reuters.com — In the prison-like surroundings of a Thai refugee camp on the Myanmar border, 10-year-old Kler Heh would play football in bare feet with family and friends dreaming of a new life elsewhere. Anywhere.

Soccer-Indonesian jailed for match-fixing attempt in Singapore

reuters.com — Nasiruddin, 52, conspired with two others to give East Timor soccer official Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes $15,000 to ensure they would lose to Malaysia on May 30, Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said in a statement. Malaysia won the fixture 1-0 and both sides exited at the group stages of the tournament won by Thailand last month.

Iranian soccer sees cash boon from lifting of sanctions

sports.yahoo.com — By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, July 16 (Reuters) - A deal to lift international sanctions on Iran will transform soccer in the Islamic Republic, opening the door to foreign investment, international transfers and the release of World Cup prize money, according to the boss of one of the country's leading clubs.

Premier League boss envious of U.S. sports' foreign fixtures

uk.reuters.com — SINGAPORE Despite running the sporting behemoth that is the English Premier League, Richard Scudamore still casts his eyes enviously at the foreign expansion success of the NFL and NBA. The two U.S. sports leagues have successfully hosted regular season games in the United Kingdom, and it has been a long-held wish of Scudamore's that Premier League matches also be played around the world.
Jul 17, 2015

Premier League boss Scudamore tells Reuters he's still upset 39th game idea got scuppered uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKC…

Iranian soccer sees cash boon from lifting of sanctions

dailymail.co.uk — SINGAPORE, July 16 (Reuters) - A deal to lift international sanctions on Iran will transform soccer in the Islamic Republic, opening the door to foreign investment, international transfers and the release of World Cup prize money, according to the boss of one of the country's leading clubs.

Iranian soccer sees cash boon from lifting of sanctions

uk.reuters.com — SINGAPORE A deal to lift international sanctions on Iran will transform soccer in the Islamic Republic, opening the door to foreign investment, international transfers and the release of World Cup prize money, according to the boss of one of the country's leading clubs.

Akpom states Arsenal case with hat-trick in Singapore

dailymail.co.uk — SINGAPORE, July 15 (Reuters) - Rookie striker Chuba Akpom put forward his case for more playing time at Arsenal next season by scoring a hat-trick in a lopsided 4-0 win over a Singapore Select XI in the Premier League Asian Trophy on Wednesday.

Akpom states Arsenal case with hat-trick in Singapore

uk.reuters.com — SINGAPORE Rookie striker Chuba Akpom put forward his case for more playing time at Arsenal next season by scoring a hat-trick in a lopsided 4-0 win over a Singapore Select XI in the Premier League Asian Trophy on Wednesday.

Wilshere itching for Premier League start

uk.reuters.com — SINGAPORE Pre-season is so often hated by professional footballers, but for Arsenal's injury-plagued midfielder Jack Wilshere it could not come soon enough. The 23-year-old was on top form at the end of the last campaign as Arsenal successfully defended the FA Cup by beating Aston Villa 4-0 in the final.
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Jul 26, 2015

Rugby creditors swoop on embattled A-League club Brisbane Roar. Indonesian owned side could be liquidated uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKC…

Jul 25, 2015

RT @FreemanrugbyJap: Sad to see racism raise its ugly head at the Japan vs US rugby game. Completely uncalled for!!! #PNC2015 twitter.com/maaronweber/st…

Jul 22, 2015

@NeilHumphreys It will be interesting to see who comes out this way in two years time, seems the anger at these matches is growing

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