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.