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 LeagueSOCCER-AFCCHAMPIONSSOCCER-AFCCHAMPIONS-SEL-SHG
Africa Cup of Nations Semifinals & FinalsSOCCER-NATIONSSOCCER-NATIONS
Argentina - Argentine Primera DivisiónSOCCER-ARGENTINASOCCER-ARGENTINA
Austria - Austrian Football BundesligaSOCCER-AUSTRIASOCCER-AUSTRIA
Belgium - Belgium First Division ASOCCER-BELGIUMSOCCER-BELGIUM
Brazil - Brasileiro Série ASOCCER-BRAZILSOCCER-BRAZIL
China - Chinese Super LeagueSOCCER-CHINASOCCER-CHINA
CONCACAF Gold CupSOCCER-CONCACAFSOCCER-CONCACAF
Confederations CupSOCCER-CONFEDERATIONSSOCCER-CONFEDERATIONS
Copa LibertadoresSOCCER-LIBERTADORESSOCCER-LIBERTADORES
Denmark - SuperligenSOCCER-DENMARKSOCCER-DENMARK
England - English ChampionshipSOCCER-ENGLANDSOCCER-ENGLAND-NOR-WIG
England - English Premier LeagueSOCCER-ENGLANDSOCCER-ENGLAND-CHE-LIV
England - FA CupSOCCER-ENGLANDSOCCER-ENGLAND-EVE-AVA
FIFA Club World CupSOCCER-CLUBSOCCER-CLUB
France - Ligue 1SOCCER-FRANCESOCCER-FRANCE-AMO-DIJ
Germany - BundesligaSOCCER-GERMANYSOCCER-GERMANY/DOR
Italy - Serie ASOCCER-ITALYSOCCER-ITALY-MIL-ROM
Japan - J-LeagueSOCCER-JAPANSOCCER-JAPAN
Mexico - Liga MXSOCCER-MEXICOSOCCER-MEXICO
North America - Major League SoccerSOCCER-USASOCCER-USA-TOR-SEA
Portugal - Primeira LigaSOCCER-PORTUGALSOCCER-PORTUGAL-NAC-SLB
Russia - Russian Premier LeagueSOCCER-RUSSIASOCCER-RUSSIA
Scotland - Scottish PremiershipSOCCER-SCOTLANDSOCCER-SCOTLAND
Spain - La Liga SOCCER-SPAINSOCCER-SPAIN-SEV-LAP
Sweden - AllsvenskanSOCCER-SWEDENSOCCER-SWEDEN
Switzerland - Swiss Super LeagueSOCCER-SWITZERLANDSOCCER-SWITZERLAND
Turkey - Süper LigsSOCCER-TURKEYSOCCER-TURKEY
UEFA Champions LeagueSOCCER-CHAMPIONSSOCCER-CHAMPIONS-JUV-POR
UEFA Champions League FinalSOCCER-CHAMPIONS-FINALSOCCER-CHAMPIONS-FINAL
UEFA Europa LeagueSOCCER-EUROPASOCCER-EUROPA-ROS-MUN
UEFA Europa League FinalSOCCER-EUROPA-FINALSOCCER-EUROPA-FINAL
UEFA Super CupSOCCER-SUPERSOCCER-SUPER
World Cup QualifyingSOCCER-WORLDCUPSOCCER-WORLDCUP-URY-PRY

Global Sports

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LeagueSlugExample
Berlin MarathonATHLETICS-BERLINATHLETICS-BERLIN
Boston MarathonATHLETICS-BOSTONATHLETICS-BOSTON
Chicago MarathonATHLETICS-CHICAGOATHLETICS-CHICAGO
IAAF Diamond LeagueATHLETICS-DIAMONDATHLETICS-DIAMOND
IAAF World Athletics ChampionshipsATHLETICS-WORLDATHLETICS-WORLD
London MarathonATHLETICS-LONDONATHLETICS-LONDON
New York City MarathonATHLETICS-NYCATHLETICS-NYC/BIOWOTT
Paris Marathon ATHLETICS-PARISATHLETICS-PARIS
Tokyo MarathonATHLETICS-TOKYOATHLETICS-TOKYO
World Para Athletics ChampionshipsATHLETICS-PARATHLETICSATHLETICS-PARATHLETICS
LeagueSlugExample
EuroLeague Final FourBASKETBALL-EUROLEAGUEBASKETBALL-EUROLEAGUE-RMB-OLY
LeagueSlugExample
2017 - 2018 Ashes SeriesCRICKET-ASHESCRICKET-ASHES-AUS-ENG
2019 ICC World CupCRICKET-WORLDCUPCRICKET-WORLDCUP
ICC Champions TrophyCRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHYCRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHY-ENG-IND
ODI MatchesCRICKET-ODICRICKET-ODI-ENG-IND
T20 MatchesCRICKET-T20CRICKET-T20-ENG-IND
Test MatchesCRICKET-TESTCRICKET-TEST-ENG-IND
LeagueSlugExample
Giro d'ItaliaCYCLING-GIROCYCLING-GIRO
Tour de FranceCYCLING-FRANCECYCLING-FRANCE
UCI Road World ChampionshipsCYCLING-WORLDCYCLING-WORLD
UCI Track Cycling World ChampionshipsCYCLING-WORLDCYCLING-WORLD/RESULTS
Vuelta d'EspanaCYCLING-VUELTACYCLING-VUELTA
LeagueSlugExample
European TourGOLF-(EVENT NAME)GOLF-EUROPEAN-SCOTTISH
FedEx Cup PlayoffsGOLF-(EVENT NAME)GOLF-BMW
MastersGOLF-MASTERSGOLF-MASTERS/WOODS
PGA and LPGA TourGOLF-(EVENT NAME)GOLF-(EVENT NAME)
PGA ChampionshipGOLF-PGACHAMPGOLF-PGACHAMP
Solheim CupGOLF-WOMEN-SOLHEIMGOLF-WOMEN-SOLHEIM
The Open ChampionshipGOLF-OPENGOLF-OPEN
US OpenGOLF-USOPENGOLF-USOPEN
For a complete list of 2017 Men's and Women's Golf event codes, click here.
LeagueSlugExample
Belmont StakesHORSERACING-BELMONTHORSERACING-BELMONT
Cheltenham FestivalHORSERACING-CHELTENHAMHORSERACING-CHELTENHAM
Dubai World CupHORSERACING-DUBAIHORSERACING-DUBAI
Grand NationalHORSERACING-GRANDHORSERACING-GRAND
Kentucky DerbyHORSERACING-KENTUCKYHORSERACING-KENTUCKY
Melbourne CupHORSERACING-MELBOURNEHORSERACING-MELBOURNE
PreaknessHORSERACING-PREAKNESSHORSERACING-PREAKNESS
Prix de l'Arc de TriompheHORSERACING-TRIOMPHEHORSERACING-TRIOMPHE
Royal AscotHORSERACING-ASCOTHORSERACING-ASCOT
LeagueSlugExample
24 Hours of Le MansMOTOR-LEMANSMOTOR-LEMANS
Daytona 500MOTOR-NASCAR-DAYTONAMOTOR-NASCAR-DAYTONA
Formula OneMOTOR-F1MOTOR-F1
Indianapolis 500MOTOR-INDY-INDY500MOTOR-INDY-INDY500
MotoGPMOTOR-MOTOGPMOTOR-MOTOGP
NASCAR Cup SeriesMOTOR-NASCARMOTOR-NASCAR
LeagueSlugExample
British and Irish Lions Tour of New ZealandRUGBY-UNION-LIONSRUGBY-UNION-LIONS
Six Nations ChampionshipsRUGBY-UNION-NATIONSRUGBY-UNION-NATIONS-WAL-ITA
Super RugbyRUGBY-UNION-SUPERRUGBY-UNION-SUPER
World Rugby Sevens SeriesRUGBY-SEVENSRUGBY-SEVENS-WAL-AUS
LeagueSlugExample
America's CupSAILING-AMERICASSAILING-AMERICAS
Volvo Ocean RaceSAILING-VOLVOSAILING-VOLVO
LeagueSlugExample
ATP and WTA Tour EventsTENNIS-(EVENT NAME)TENNIS-MIAMI
ATP Tour FinalsTENNIS-ATPFINALSTENNIS-ATPFINALS
Australian OpenTENNIS-AUSOPENTENNIS-AUSOPEN
Davis Cup FinalsTENNIS-DAVISCUPTENNIS-DAVISCUP-ITA-GBR
Fed CupTENNIS-FEDCUPTENNIS-FEDCUP-FRA-SWI
French OpenTENNIS-FRENCHOPENTENNIS-FRENCHOPEN
US OpenTENNIS-USOPENTENNIS-USOPEN
WimbledonTENNIS-WIMBLEDONTENNIS-WIMBLEDON/MURRAY
WTA Tour FinalsTENNIS-WTAFINALSTENNIS-WTAFINALS
For a complete list of 2017 ATP Tour event codes, click here.

International Sports

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LeagueSlugExample
2018 Winter OlympicsOLYMPICS-2018OLYMPICS-2018
Alpine SkiingOLYMPICS-2018-ALPSOLYMPICS-2018-ALPS
BiathlonOLYMPICS-2018-BIATOLYMPICS-2018-BIAT
Cross-Country SkiingOLYMPICS-2018-XCTYOLYMPICS-2018-XCTY
CurlingOLYMPICS-2018-CURLOLYMPICS-2018-CURL
Doping / Drug TestsOLYMPICS-2018-DOPOLYMPICS-2018-DOP
Figure SkatingOLYMPICS-2018-FIGSOLYMPICS-2018-FIGS
Freestyle SkatingOLYMPICS-2018-FSKIOLYMPICS-2018-FSKI
Ice HockeyOLYMPICS-2018-ICEHOLYMPICS-2018-ICEH
LugeOLYMPICS-2018-LUGEOLYMPICS-2018-LUGE
Nordic SkiingOLYMPICS-2018-NORSOLYMPICS-2018-NORS
SkeletonOLYMPICS-2018-SKELOLYMPICS-2018-SKEL
Ski JumpingOLYMPICS-2018-SKUOLYMPICS-2018-SKU
SnowboardingOLYMPICS-2018-SNOOLYMPICS-2018-SNO
Speed SkatingOLYMPICS-2018-SKATOLYMPICS-2018-SKAT
LeagueSlugExample
Artistic Gymnastics World ChampionshipsGYMNASTICS-WORLDGYMNASTICS-WORLD
Asian Winter GamesGAMES-ASIAGAMES-ASIA
FINA World Swimming ChampionshipsSWIMMING-WORLDSWIMMING-WORLD
IHF World Men's Handball ChampionshipHANDBALL-WORLDHANDBALL-WORLD-FRA-NOR
Southeast Asian GamesGAMES-SEAGAMES-SEA
World Baseball ClassicBASEBALL-WBCBASEBALL-WBC-CAN-COL
LeagueSlugExample
Canadian Figure Skating ChampionshipsFIGURESKATING-CANCHAMPFIGURESKATING-CANCHAMP
European Figure Skating ChampionshipsFIGURESKATING-EUROCHAMPFIGURESKATING-EUROCHAMP
FIL World Luge ChampionshipsLUGE-WORLDLUGE-WORLD
FIS Alpine World Ski ChampionshipsALPINE-WORLDALPINE-WORLD
FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboarding ChampionshipsFREESTYLE-WORLDFREESTYLE-WORLD
FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsNORDIC-WORLDNORDIC-WORLD
IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World ChampionshipsBOBSLEIGH-WORLDBOBSLEIGH-WORLD
IBU Biathlon World ChampionshipsBIATHLON-WORLDBIATHLON-WORLD
IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World ChampionshipsICEHOCKEY-WORLDICEHOCKEY-WORLD
US Figure Skating ChampionshipsFIGURESKATING-USCHAMPFIGURESKATING-USCHAMP
World Figure Skating ChampionshipsFIGURESKATING-WORLDFIGURESKATING-WORLD
World Men's Curling ChampionshipsCURLING-WORLDCURLING-WORLD
World Short Track Speed Skating ChampionshipsSPEEDSKATING-WORLDSPEEDSKATING-WORLD
World Sprint Speed Skating ChampionshipsSPEEDSKATING-WORLDSPEEDSKATING-WORLD

North America Sports

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LeagueSlugExample
NCAA College FootballFOOTBALL-NCAAFOOTBALL-NCAA
NCAA Men's & Women's BasketballBASKETBALL-NCAABASKETBALL-NCAA
LeagueSlugExample
Major League BaseballBASEBALL-MLBBASEBALL-MLB-NYY-BOS
Major League SoccerSOCCER-USASOCCER-USA-TOR-SEA
National Basketball AssociationBASKETBALL-NBABASKETBALL-NBA-GSW-CLE
National Football LeagueFOOTBALL-NFLFOOTBALL-NFL-DAL-PHL
National Football League - Super Bowl LIFOOTBALL-NFL-SUPERBOWLFOOTBALL-NFL-SUPERBOWL
National Hockey LeagueICEHOCKEY-NHLICEHOCKEY-NHL-NJD-DET

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