Sports Event Slugs

Reuters Sports slugs are used to standardize sports content by event. The slugs adhere to a convention “SPORT-LEAGUE-EVENT/STORY”. For events where a home and away team are identified, the slug is formatted as “SPORT-LEAGUE-HOME-AWAY/STORY”. The component after “SPORT” may be left off depending on the nature of the content being filed. For instance, a feature story about a trend in soccer globally might be filed with the slug "SOCCER/". A photo from a post-match press conference might read “SOCCER-ENGLAND-CHE-LIV/PLAYERNAME”. Below are the base level slugs we use for each sport and some key leagues Reuters covers.

For a list of team name abbreviations used by Reuters, click here.

Soccer

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LeagueSlugExample
AFC Champions League SOCCER-AFCCHAMPIONS SOCCER-AFCCHAMPIONS-SEL-SHG
Africa Cup of Nations Semifinals & Finals SOCCER-NATIONS SOCCER-NATIONS
Argentina - Argentine Primera Division SOCCER-ARGENTINA SOCCER-ARGENTINA
Austria - Austrian Football Bundesliga SOCCER-AUSTRIA SOCCER-AUSTRIA
Belgium - Belgium First Division A SOCCER-BELGIUM SOCCER-BELGIUM
Brazil - Brasileiro Serie A SOCCER-BRAZIL SOCCER-BRAZIL
China - Chinese Super League SOCCER-CHINA SOCCER-CHINA
CONCACAF Gold Cup SOCCER-CONCACAF SOCCER-CONCACAF
Confederations Cup SOCCER-CONFEDERATIONS SOCCER-CONFEDERATIONS
Copa Libertadores SOCCER-LIBERTADORES SOCCER-LIBERTADORES
Denmark - Superligen SOCCER-DENMARK SOCCER-DENMARK
England - English Championship SOCCER-ENGLAND SOCCER-ENGLAND-NOR-WIG
England - English Premier League SOCCER-ENGLAND SOCCER-ENGLAND-CHE-LIV
England - FA Cup SOCCER-ENGLAND SOCCER-ENGLAND-EVE-AVA
FIFA Club World Cup SOCCER-CLUB SOCCER-CLUB
France - Ligue 1 SOCCER-FRANCE SOCCER-FRANCE-AMO-DIJ
Germany - Bundesliga SOCCER-GERMANY SOCCER-GERMANY/DOR
Italy - Serie A SOCCER-ITALY SOCCER-ITALY-MIL-ROM
Japan - J-League SOCCER-JAPAN SOCCER-JAPAN
Mexico - Liga MX SOCCER-MEXICO SOCCER-MEXICO
North America - Major League Soccer SOCCER-USA SOCCER-USA-TOR-SEA
Portugal - Primeira Liga SOCCER-PORTUGAL SOCCER-PORTUGAL-NAC-SLB
Russia - Russian Premier League SOCCER-RUSSIA SOCCER-RUSSIA
Scotland - Scottish Premiership SOCCER-SCOTLAND SOCCER-SCOTLAND
Spain - La Liga SOCCER-SPAIN SOCCER-SPAIN-SEV-LAP
Sweden - Allsvenskan SOCCER-SWEDEN SOCCER-SWEDEN
Switzerland - Swiss Super League SOCCER-SWITZERLAND SOCCER-SWITZERLAND
Turkey - Super Ligs SOCCER-TURKEY SOCCER-TURKEY
UEFA Champions League SOCCER-CHAMPIONS SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-JUV-POR
UEFA Champions League Final SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-FINAL SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-FINAL
UEFA Europa League SOCCER-EUROPA SOCCER-EUROPA-ROS-MUN
UEFA Europa League Final SOCCER-EUROPA-FINAL SOCCER-EUROPA-FINAL
UEFA Nations League SOCCER-UEFANATIONS SOCCER-UEFANATIONS-FRA-GER
UEFA Super Cup SOCCER-SUPER SOCCER-SUPER
World Cup Qualifying SOCCER-WORLDCUP SOCCER-WORLDCUP-URY-PRY

Global Sports

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LeagueSlugExample
Berlin Marathon ATHLETICS-BERLIN ATHLETICS-BERLIN
Boston Marathon ATHLETICS-BOSTON ATHLETICS-BOSTON
Chicago Marathon ATHLETICS-CHICAGO ATHLETICS-CHICAGO
IAAF Diamond League ATHLETICS-DIAMOND ATHLETICS-DIAMOND
IAAF World Athletics Championships ATHLETICS-WORLD ATHLETICS-WORLD
London Marathon ATHLETICS-LONDON ATHLETICS-LONDON
New York City Marathon ATHLETICS-NYC ATHLETICS-NYC/BIOWOTT
Paris Marathon ATHLETICS-PARIS ATHLETICS-PARIS
Tokyo Marathon ATHLETICS-TOKYO ATHLETICS-TOKYO
World Para Athletics Championships ATHLETICS-PARATHLETICS ATHLETICS-PARATHLETICS
LeagueSlugExample
EuroLeague Final Four BASKETBALL-EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL-EUROLEAGUE-RMB-OLY
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2017 - 2018 Ashes Series CRICKET-ASHES CRICKET-ASHES-AUS-ENG
2019 ICC World Cup CRICKET-WORLDCUP CRICKET-WORLDCUP
ICC Champions Trophy CRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHY CRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHY-ENG-IND
ODI Matches CRICKET-ODI CRICKET-ODI-ENG-IND
T20 Matches CRICKET-T20 CRICKET-T20-ENG-IND
Test Matches CRICKET-TEST CRICKET-TEST-ENG-IND
LeagueSlugExample
Giro d'Italia CYCLING-GIRO CYCLING-GIRO
Tour de France CYCLING-FRANCE CYCLING-FRANCE
UCI Road World Championships CYCLING-WORLD CYCLING-WORLD
UCI Track Cycling World Championships CYCLING-WORLD CYCLING-WORLD/RESULTS
Vuelta d'Espana CYCLING-VUELTA CYCLING-VUELTA
LeagueSlugExample
European Tour GOLF-(EVENT NAME) GOLF-EUROPEAN-SCOTTISH
FedEx Cup Playoffs GOLF-(EVENT NAME) GOLF-BMW
Masters GOLF-MASTERS GOLF-MASTERS/WOODS
PGA and LPGA Tour GOLF-(EVENT NAME) GOLF-(EVENT NAME)
PGA Championship GOLF-PGACHAMP GOLF-PGACHAMP
Solheim Cup GOLF-WOMEN-SOLHEIM GOLF-WOMEN-SOLHEIM
The Open Championship GOLF-OPEN GOLF-OPEN
US Open GOLF-USOPEN GOLF-USOPEN
LeagueSlugExample
Belmont Stakes HORSERACING-BELMONT HORSERACING-BELMONT
Cheltenham Festival HORSERACING-CHELTENHAM HORSERACING-CHELTENHAM
Dubai World Cup HORSERACING-DUBAI HORSERACING-DUBAI
Grand National HORSERACING-GRAND HORSERACING-GRAND
Kentucky Derby HORSERACING-KENTUCKY HORSERACING-KENTUCKY
Melbourne Cup HORSERACING-MELBOURNE HORSERACING-MELBOURNE
Preakness HORSERACING-PREAKNESS HORSERACING-PREAKNESS
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe HORSERACING-TRIOMPHE HORSERACING-TRIOMPHE
Royal Ascot HORSERACING-ASCOT HORSERACING-ASCOT
LeagueSlugExample
24 Hours of Le Mans MOTOR-LEMANS MOTOR-LEMANS
Daytona 500 MOTOR-NASCAR-DAYTONA MOTOR-NASCAR-DAYTONA
Formula E MOTOR-ELECTRIC MOTOR-NASCAR
Formula One MOTOR-F1 MOTOR-F1
Indianapolis 500 MOTOR-INDY-INDY500 MOTOR-INDY-INDY500
MotoGP MOTOR-MOTOGP MOTOR-MOTOGP
NASCAR Cup Series MOTOR-NASCAR MOTOR-NASCAR
LeagueSlugExample
British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand RUGBY-UNION-LIONS RUGBY-UNION-LIONS
Six Nations Championships RUGBY-UNION-NATIONS RUGBY-UNION-NATIONS-WAL-ITA
Super Rugby RUGBY-UNION-SUPER RUGBY-UNION-SUPER
World Rugby Sevens Series RUGBY-SEVENS RUGBY-SEVENS-WAL-AUS
LeagueSlugExample
America's Cup SAILING-AMERICAS SAILING-AMERICAS
Volvo Ocean Race SAILING-VOLVO SAILING-VOLVO
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Professional Squash Association SQUASH-QATAR SQUASH-QATAR
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ATP and WTA Tour Events TENNIS-(EVENT NAME) TENNIS-MIAMI
ATP Tour Finals TENNIS-ATPFINALS TENNIS-ATPFINALS
Australian Open TENNIS-AUSOPEN TENNIS-AUSOPEN
Davis Cup Finals TENNIS-DAVISCUP TENNIS-DAVISCUP-ITA-GBR
Fed Cup TENNIS-FEDCUP TENNIS-FEDCUP-FRA-SWI
French Open TENNIS-FRENCHOPEN TENNIS-FRENCHOPEN
US Open TENNIS-USOPEN TENNIS-USOPEN
Wimbledon TENNIS-WIMBLEDON TENNIS-WIMBLEDON/MURRAY
WTA Tour Finals TENNIS-WTAFINALS TENNIS-WTAFINALS

International Sports

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LeagueSlugExample
2018 Winter Olympics OLYMPICS-2018 OLYMPICS-2018
Alpine Skiing OLYMPICS-2018-ALPS OLYMPICS-2018-ALPS
Biathlon OLYMPICS-2018-BIAT OLYMPICS-2018-BIAT
Bobsled OLYMPICS-2018-BOBS OLYMPICS-2018-BOBS
Cross-Country Skiing OLYMPICS-2018-XCTY OLYMPICS-2018-XCTY
Curling OLYMPICS-2018-CURL OLYMPICS-2018-CURL
Doping / Drug Tests OLYMPICS-2018-DOP OLYMPICS-2018-DOP
Figure Skating OLYMPICS-2018-FIGS OLYMPICS-2018-FIGS
Freestyle Skating OLYMPICS-2018-FSKI OLYMPICS-2018-FSKI
Ice Hockey OLYMPICS-2018-ICEH OLYMPICS-2018-ICEH
Luge OLYMPICS-2018-LUGE OLYMPICS-2018-LUGE
Nordic Skiing OLYMPICS-2018-NORS OLYMPICS-2018-NORS
Short Track Speed Skating OLYMPICS-2018-STSK OLYMPICS-2018-STSK
Skeleton OLYMPICS-2018-SKEL OLYMPICS-2018-SKEL
Ski Jumping OLYMPICS-2018-SKU OLYMPICS-2018-SKU
Snowboarding OLYMPICS-2018-SNO OLYMPICS-2018-SNO
Speed Skating OLYMPICS-2018-SKAT OLYMPICS-2018-SKAT
LeagueSlugExample
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GYMNASTICS-WORLD GYMNASTICS-WORLD
Asian Games GAMES-ASIA GAMES-ASIA/KABADDI
Asian Winter Games GAMES-ASIA GAMES-ASIA
FINA World Swimming Championships SWIMMING-WORLD SWIMMING-WORLD
IHF World Men's Handball Championship HANDBALL-WORLD HANDBALL-WORLD-FRA-NOR
Southeast Asian Games GAMES-SEA GAMES-SEA
World Baseball Classic BASEBALL-WBC BASEBALL-WBC-CAN-COL
LeagueSlugExample
Canadian Figure Skating Championships FIGURESKATING-CANADA FIGURESKATING-CANADA
European Figure Skating Championships FIGURESKATING-EUROPE FIGURESKATING-EUROPE
FIL World Luge Championships LUGE-WORLD LUGE-WORLD
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships ALPINE-WORLD ALPINE-WORLD
FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboarding Championships FREESTYLE-WORLD FREESTYLE-WORLD
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships NORDIC-WORLD NORDIC-WORLD
IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships BOBSLEIGH-WORLD BOBSLEIGH-WORLD
IBU Biathlon World Championships BIATHLON-WORLD BIATHLON-WORLD
IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championships ICEHOCKEY-WORLD ICEHOCKEY-WORLD
US Figure Skating Championships FIGURESKATING-USCHAMP FIGURESKATING-USCHAMP
World Figure Skating Championships FIGURESKATING-WORLD FIGURESKATING-WORLD
World Men's Curling Championships CURLING-WORLD CURLING-WORLD
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships SPEEDSKATING-WORLD SPEEDSKATING-WORLD
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships SPEEDSKATING-WORLD SPEEDSKATING-WORLD

North America Sports

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LeagueSlugExample
NCAA College Football FOOTBALL-NCAA FOOTBALL-NCAA
NCAA Men's & Women's Basketball BASKETBALL-NCAA BASKETBALL-NCAA
LeagueSlugExample
Major League Baseball BASEBALL-MLB BASEBALL-MLB-NYY-BOS
Major League Soccer SOCCER-USA SOCCER-USA-TOR-SEA
National Basketball Association BASKETBALL-NBA BASKETBALL-NBA-GSW-CLE
National Football League FOOTBALL-NFL FOOTBALL-NFL-DAL-PHL
National Football League - Super Bowl FOOTBALL-NFL-SUPERBOWL FOOTBALL-NFL-SUPERBOWL
National Hockey League ICEHOCKEY-NHL ICEHOCKEY-NHL-NJD-DET

Esports

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LeagueSlugExample
CS:GO ESPORTS-CSGO ESPORTS-CSGO
DOTA 2 ESPORTS-DOTA2 ESPORTS-DOTA2
ESL One ESPORTS-ESL ESPORTS-ESL-BIRMINGHAM
League of Legends ESPORTS-LOL ESPORTS-LOL
NBA2K ESPORTS-NBA2K ESPORTS-NBA2K
Overwatch League ESPORTS-OVERWATCH ESPORTS-OVERWATCH

For a complete list of 2018 ATP Tour event codes, click here.
For a complete list of 2018 WTA Tour event codes, click here.
For a list of 2018 PGA and LPGA event codes, click here.

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